2nd Annual Fan Favorite Denver Broncos Cheerleader Tournament — Match 4 / Round 2

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Welcome back to the fourth match of our second round of pure fan torture. This week we're introduced to the third cheerleader who earned a bye in the tournament. So far the women who earned a bye last year are only 1-1 though, so it will be up to you to see if their record improves or if they end the left side of the bracket with a losing record.

For those of you who missed the third match up of the second round, Heather showed that she didn't deserve such an early exit in last year's tournament by making her way past Lauren H. She'll get a chance to show just how deep in the tournament she can go this year by facing the winner of this week's match up in the quarterfinals.

As always, I encourage voters to take a little bit of time and read the bios before voting (I know how distracting those wonderful pictures can be). It doesn't take long, and it can be extremely fascinating to get to know our squad. Also, more than once, my vote has been swayed by the information provided. And speaking of my vote, just like last year, if there is a tie, I will nullify my own vote declaring the other cheerleader the winner (this actually happened).

Remember the new rule:

For those of you who missed it, the new rule was first announced in the results post from last week. The rule is pretty simple though: From this point on, I will not be tolerating any derogatory, insulting or demeaning comments about our cheerleaders. They are all gorgeous, and I'm fine with you talking about how great they look or how awesome their answers are, but I will not stand by and watch anyone nitpicking about some perceived flaws about their appearances. If I see any more of this kind of talk about our cheerleaders, the comments will be removed. Repeated comments will be cause for warnings and or punishment from MHR. I will continue to post this new rule for anyone who may have missed it for the rest of the tournament. Thank you for being civil and giving the proper respect that our cheerleaders deserve.

But, without further ado, lets get down to business.

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

Match 4 of Round 2: Jenna vs. Katie W.

Jenna

This is Jenna's third season cheering for us. This Chicago girl went to school and the University of Kansas (As I'm a KSU alumn and might have a bias against her lol... I just keep telling myself good things can come from KU, like Chris Harris for example.) She currently works as a nanny and in guest services. She was another victim of an early exit in last year's contest, losing to Lauren by only 43 votes.

She has fared better so far in this year's tournament by making a clear statement in her match up versus Chelsie in the first round.

What is your occupation and how does being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader affect your work?
I currently work in the Hospitality Industry, planning events as well as working for Earl's Restaurant. Both jobs give me great flexibility throughout the Broncos season! I am able to pursue my dream of being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader while maintaining a fun and balanced work life!

What was your most memorable game as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
January 8, 2012 Home PLAYOFF Game- Our victory over the Steelers was unforgettable!

What is the most important attribute of a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
Positive Energy and Dedication!

What was your most memorable experience as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
So far....the night I became a Denver Broncos Cheerleader! The feeling was incredible when my name was called and I put on a DBC uniform for the very first time! Excitement filled the room and I was ecstatic!

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My family! My mom because she is a strong and caring person who always puts others before herself. My dad because he always supports me in everything I do. My brother for his strong will and motivating attitude, which shows me I can overcome anything!

What is one thing about being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader that most people don't know?
All the hard work that goes on behind the scenes... All the blood, sweat, and tears!

What is your best advice to kids?
Follow your dreams and never give up on your passions in life! Live each moment to its fullest because life is too short! Always keep your head up and stay positive!

What sports do you enjoy watching or playing?
Football, Hockey and I love watching both the winter and summer Olympics!

Who are two people you would like to have dinner with?
Oprah and my Grandmother, Carol who passed away before I was born

What top three things do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime?
Dancing for a professional team has always been a lifetime goal, and I am blessed to be a DBC dancing with 25 extremely talented women! Being a college graduate is a major lifetime accomplishment for myself, which I was very proud to achieve in May 2009! Although, I would like to go back to school and get my masters in Education. I do hope someday to achieve a fun and successful career in Education or media broadcasting and eventually start a family of my own.

What do you value most in your life?
My family and friends mean the world to me! If it weren't for them I wouldn't be who I am today! I value every relationship I have because those are the people you share your life with.

What place you would most like to visit and why?
Italy and Australia! Both places have amazing sights to see!

Who do you admire most in the sports industry?
Being a Chicago girl, I have to say Michael Jordan. He was an incredible athlete to watch while growing up. I admire his ambition and talent which led him to great success.

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
The heart and soul behind every Broncos Fan. They show true loyalty and pride!

What is your favorite book?
The Bible

What book are you currently reading?
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

What are your favorite things to do in Denver?
Trips up to the Mountains! My favorite place to visit in Colorado is Estes Park.

In what charities or community service organizations are you most involved and why?
Most of my time throughout the year is dedicated to a variety of charity and community service organizations. I love working with the local charities in the Denver community, especially the ones that involve kids! I enjoy giving back and supporting all the great causes! Some major organizations I have worked with include Boys and Girls Club of Denver, the Tennyson Center, Habitat for Humanity and our own Broncos Bunch organization!

So far this season I have participated in a golf and a kickball tournament both supporting diseases and raising money to find a cure, a Shooting benefit for Craig’s Hospital, and local events promoting Breast Cancer awareness. I am also a camp instructor for Dare to Cheer, which is a program supporting the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Ed McCaffrey’s Dare to Play Football camps! I look forward to participating in and supporting many more charities this season!

What is something about you that fans might not know?
This is my first Pro Dance Team experience, but I spent time pursuing ballroom dance and competed, just like the "Dancing with the Stars!"

What makes you laugh?
Classic, comical movies! Anything with Chevy Chase, Jim Carey or Vince Vaughn.

How do you challenge yourself?
I set goals for myself and always try to aim higher in everything I do.

How do you spend your time in the offseason?
I stay busy with work, visiting family, staying in shape by working out and taking dance classes, and planning fun getaway vacations!

In what area of your life have you achieved the most success?
Even though I'm at an early phase of my life, I feel very fulfilled and grateful for my accomplishments thus far. I have great friends and a loving family, I have a college education and I'm currently living my dream!

What are the three words that best describe you?
Fun-loving, Passionate, Energetic!

Katie W.

This is Katie W.'s second season cheering for us. This medical sales representative from Arizona State has been a lifelong fan of the Broncos and earned her bye in this year's tournament with a spectacular performance in last year's contest. She edged her way past Christina in the first round. And she blew past Lelanna in the second round. Before she finally was edged out by the eventual winner, Patricia,in the quarterfinals. If the cards all land right, she could get a shot at a rematch of that contest in the semifinals this year.

Fan Since:
1988- the year I was born!

Alma Mater:
Arizona State University

Degree:
Business and Communications

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 will Jenna be the second cheerleader to knock off one of our bye-earners this year or will Katie W. once again make a quarterfinal appearance in our contest? It's all up to you. As for me, I have no idea who I'm going to vote for -- this one is as tough as it gets. As always, 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. Go Broncos!

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