Okay so I get another call from Mad Max, who is a credentialed photographer covering the NCAAs. He suggested we meet before the West Regional Final game at the same restaurant as last time to cover the Arizona Wildcats pep rally. He used to live in Phoenix and has a lot of friends from Arizona, some of whom root for the Wildcats. Having been to a Final Four back in 1995, I know how exciting the NCAAs can be and what great photo opportunities they afford. And what the heck, I wasn’t doing anything today except for carving out some time to watch the NCAAs and Da Vinci’s Demons later in the evening…game on!
So I moseyed on down to JT Schmid’s again and when I got there at 1:30 pm, it was already a zoo. Only standing room at the bar. Everywhere else, it was wall to wall Wildcat fans with a smidgen of Badger fans thrown in. So, I meet up with Max. We talk for a bit (he had several hours to kill before he had to check in) and await the arrival of the Arizona Band and Spirit Squad. A little after 3:20 pm, they show up and I am treated to another spirited pep rally. Good fun for all!
It was so crowded in the parking lot area, where the pep rally was held, I was literally three feet away from the dance team…way too close. I had to use my wide angle zoom to get some decent shots. So here you go.
Let me just start off this cavalcade of Wildcat Dance Teamers with, perhaps, the most beautiful cheerleader (I know, it’s the dance team, but I am using the generic term “cheerleader”) in the PAC-12. I am kind of partial to my own UCLA Dance Team (they have a lot of lookers on this year’s squad) and the Oregon Ducks are renown for their good looks, but the Arizona Wildcats Pom Line is among the cream of the crop in the PAC-12 and there was one in particular who was quite striking. In my blog posts, I like to highlight those girls who stand out from the crowd, so here she is…the PAC-12’s most beautiful cheerleader (Yes, I know…it’s the dance team).
And the rest of the Arizona Pom Line is pretty darn attractive as well. Kudos to them for putting on a great show for us fans today.
Well that’s all from the NCAA West Regionals.