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QUARTERFINALS ROUND FOUR - Broncos best cheerleader tournament

Welcome back everyone. First of all, thanks to all who voted and congratulations to Toni for being the third to make it to the semifinals of our cheerleader tournament. Also, another big Mile High Salute to Lauren for making it as far as she did. Toni made her quarterfinal matchup look easy, so whoever has to go up against her in the semifinals better look out.

For those of you who are new to this series, here's the usual introduction: I got the idea for this while visiting the Phinsider website. They were doing a short bracket of cheerleaders from around the league. I figured that wouldn't work for us though since we all know we have the best cheerleaders there are. So, I built bracket for the best of the best. To be fair, all entries were selected with a random number generator. I'd like to wrap this up on Super Bowl Sunday, so that means a new vote every 3 or 4 days. It doesn't matter how you vote, but I'll be giving the information and pictures from the Broncos' website. You can base your vote on who you perceive to be the biggest fan, whose personality you like the best or plain and simple looks (of course, the info will still probably have to play a part since they're all obviously 10s of course).

So, without further adieu, I present the fourth and final round of the quarterfinals.

If you can't see the full bracket, just click on the picture. It should take you to the source image.

Quarterfinals Round Four: Patricia Reimann versus Katie Wafer

Patricia Reimann

Patricia has been a fan of the Broncos since she can remember. She was raised a bronco fan and can't imagine rooting for any other team.This is the lifelong fan's first season cheering for us. She's a graduate of CSU, majoring in Apparel and Merchandising with a minor in business and is currently working as a Sales Assistant.

Occupation and how does Broncos affect your work?
I am a full time student and work at ace hardware as a cashier and sales floor assistant. Adding Broncos into my life definitely makes my schedule packed and always busy, but I like it that way I'm not one to want to sit at home I like being out of my home being involved in whatever I can.

What is the most important attribute of a Denver Broncos cheerleader?
Being involved in the community and also giving back to it as well. There is only so much one person can do for a charity and being a part of an organization where everyone is involved and out there giving back to those who really need help is something I absolutely love about the organization. I also love being part or a team where everyone has the same passion for dance that I also have as well.

Most memorable experience?
So far ... The Broncos Bunch promotion. There was this little girl that came up to Tristan, Michelle and I and handed us a picture her brother had drawn of a cheerleader cheering at a game. It made me realize that we are role models to a lot of young kids and that brought the biggest smile to my face when they gave that picture to us ... We made them sign it later as well.

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
As cliché as this sounds, my mom is definitely my greatest inspiration. She died when I was only 12 years old and she was a very successful woman who sadly died at a very young age. So whenever I say I want to do something or set a goal for myself I always am reminded of my mom and how her life ended very suddenly, and if I ever want to accomplish a goal in my life I need to work towards it every day with absolutely no regrets or telling myself I should have done something different. You only have one life and you need to make the most of it before it’s too late and your looking back saying what you should have done differently, my motto is to always look forward toward the future at what you can do instead of looking backward at what you should have done.

What is one thing about being a DBC that most people don't know?
How hard you have to work on the team. Being a DBC means carrying a Legacy on your shoulders of all the DBC’s before you. Every year the standards are higher and it takes a lot of work to meet those standards.

Best advice to kids?
Never say, "I can’t!" Because if you work hard and set your mind to achieve something you can do whatever you want!

What sports do you enjoy watching or playing?
I love watching football and basketball, and I love playing beach volley ball.

What top three things do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime?
1. Work for Ralph Lauren Corp. In New York City, Its my dream job.
2. Own my own fashion apparel boutique and open it in multiple cities
3. Have my own company where I contract out hairstylists and makeup artist for various shows and special events.

What do you value most in your life?
My family and all the people I have met and become friends with. They all play a huge role in my life and I would not be the person I am today without all the encounters I have had with my friends and family. They make me want to be the best person I can possibly be not only for myself but for them as well.

Place you would most like to visit and why?
Europe. I went to Spain after high school and my mind was blown away by the culture and the history that lies in every stone of that country. The US is so young compared to Europe and I just want to learn so much more about the different cultures there.

Who do you admire most in the sports industry?
What a magnificent show they put on for their fans. Sports would not be the same without the fans that go to every game and cheer on every team they are the ones that really bring a sporting event to life and that’s what I admire the most.

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
They know how to bleed blue and orange especially when the raiders come to town! Not only that but they stay loyal no matter what. The broncos have had it tough the past couple of years but the fans are still there cheering them on. When things gets rough they are there to support the broncos and help them get through the season. But when the broncos are having a great season the bronco fans aren’t going to jump on the band wagon they are going to cheer on the broncos all the way to the playoffs and the super bowl if they make it!

What book are you currently reading?
Water for Elephants. Its amazing, Im really trying not to go see the movie!

In what charities or community service organizations are you most involved and why?
CSU unity. It is a community service program that goes through our school and one day during the school year all the students at CSU volunteer to help someone in the community. It’s a great program because it brings our school together as well as the whole fort Collins community.

What is something about you that fans might not know?
I am allergic to everything it seems like. Dust, nuts, sunflower seeds, dogs, cats, the list goes on and on.

What makes you laugh?
Little kids! The things they say and ask are so random and creative. Every time I have a conversation with a child under ten years old it brings a smile to my face and constant laughter.

How do you challenge yourself?
Through dance actually. I go to the studio at my school everyday and try to learn a new technical trick. I work on it everyday until it is perfect, and then I move on to another one. It keeps me motivated and always working towards achieving my personal goals and of course it make me a better dancer.

How do you spend your time in the offseason?
I have no offseason! I am constantly working on something. It is either in work, school, or dance. But when I do have free time I try and spend it with my friends and family by going on trips or just hanging out with them at concerts or parks.

In what area of your life have you achieved the most success?
In dance. I was never formally trained, except for in Irish dancing, and I had to learn a lot of technique on my own. My had work definitely paid off. I was captain of my high school dance team, danced for CSU for three years on the Golden Poms, and now I am DBC. I am very proud of everything I have achieved in my dancing carrier and could ask for anything more.

Katie Wafer

Katie W. has been a fan since 1988 -- the year she was born. This is also the 23-year-old's first season cheering for us. She graduated from Arizona State University and majored in Business and Communications. She now works as a Sales Account Executive.

Occupation and how does Broncos affect your work?
I am a Local Sales Account Executive for Comcast Spotlight. DBC is an excellent networking opportunity for any type of Sales Job. It’s all about relationships!

What is the most important attribute of a Denver Broncos cheerleader?
Being a positive role model and ambassador for not only the Broncos organization but the entire state of Colorado.

Most memorable experience?
Skydiving or hang gliding off the Swiss Alps. I am an adrenaline junkie!

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My Grandfather George Wafer. He was a man of honor and loyalty. His Country and his family were the most important things in life. He was also a Broncos season ticket holder since 1968!

What is one thing about being a DBC that most people don't know?
Behind all of the sparkle and glitz we are tough women. We train hard and give a lot for this team. We are all dedicated to making our fans proud!

Best advice to kids?
The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. Stay positive and be responsible for the energy around you.

What sports do you enjoy watching or playing?
I love to watch any professional Denver team but most importantly my younger four sibling’s games. I also love to Snowboard!

What top three things do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime?
1. See the World
2. Have my own family
3. Make my parents proud.

What do you value most in your life?
Faith, Family & Friends.

Place you would most like to visit and why?
I would love to travel to New Zealand and conquer the highest bungee jump in the world!

Who do you admire most in the sports industry?
Pat Tillman. He had more passion for football than most, yet his passion for our Country was unmatched. He turned down millions of dollars and NFL fame to fight four our freedom. There is nothing more heroic than that!

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
Loyalty! Sun or snow the energy is infectious. Bronco’s fans truly bleed Orange and Blue.

What book are you currently reading?
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. A World War 2 story of survival, resilience and redemption.

In what charities or community service organizations are you most involved and why?
The past four years I have been most involved with my sororities philanthropy, called the Foundation for the Blind. We worked with individuals who were blind and organizations which serve them. Since 1936 our sororities philanthropic purpose has been to stop blindness before it stops. “Vision is one of our most precious senses. Unexplainable to those without it; irreplaceable to those who have it.”

What is something about you that fans might not know?
I am the Queen of movie quotes. I love one-liners.

What makes you laugh?
Little things. I am always laughing! It is really embarrassing when someone pulls up to my car and sees me laughing to myself. Ironically, after getting embarrassed I just end up laughing more.

How do you challenge yourself?
I do my best to do one act of kindness a day for a stranger. The movie Pay It Forward left a deep impact in my heart. If something small to me could make a big difference for someone else, then I will strive to do that every day.

How do you spend your time in the offseason?
Whether I am performing or teaching, I dance year round. I love inspiring younger girls to enjoy dance as much as I do. My younger sister has become a beautiful dancer which makes me proud.

In what area of your life have you achieved the most success?
I have achieved the most success through my dance career. I danced on a collegiate team before becoming a professional cheerleader. I also recently started a dance program for a local non-profit organization. I am continuing to see my dreams come true especially as a new member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.

So Round Four of our quarterfinals brings us a battle of two first year cheerleaders who are lifelong Broncos fans. If this is anything like the past couple of rounds have been, we're going to have another huge battle after making an extremely tough decision. Once again, please feel free to add your opinions and any info you can find on these lovely ladies, and let me know if there's anything I can do to improve this series.

And I just want to say thank you again to MHR. My knowledge of football has expanded exponentially since I started coming to this site and I still find myself so far behind some of the great members here. I figured this contest would be a good way to give something back. Go Broncos!

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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