Welcome back Bronco fans. For those of you who missed out on the third match up, rookie Toni G. defeated veteran Becky with just 52 percent of the vote. These two were neck and neck for much of the contest, so Becky supporters have nothing to hang their heads about.
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).
But, without further adieu, lets get down to business.
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Match 4 of Round 1: Heather vs. Kisato
I believe this is Heather's third season cheering for us. While her official profile on www.denverbroncos.com says it's her second, it said the same thing last year. So, we'll just stick with it being her third. Like Becky, she kept her profile short and to the point this year, so unfortunately we don't have a lot to go on. But, as always with our vets, we can look back to her answers from last year to find out a little more about her. This special education teacher from Englewood had a very unlucky draw in last year's contest, facing semifinalist and fan favorite Nikki in the very first round of the tournament. Despite the epic match up so early in our tournament, she managed to get 45 percent of the vote, and very easily could have drastically changed the end results of our first year. You can see her last year's bio and that match up here.
Her answers to her bio page on denverbroncos.com:
What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader?
Having the opportunity to work with such incredible women and an exceptional coaching staff. These women have become my close friends and the sisters I've never had. We share an incredible bond. Besides my teammies, I absolutely love the thrill of game day, getting to cheer for my hometown team, and perform for the greatest fans in the NFL!
What is your most memorable experience/game?
The 2011 season was a very special and memorable season with many thanks to Tim Tebow. Although there were many great moments, I will always remember that magical throw Tebow made to Demaryius Thomas to win the game in overtime against the Steelers in the AFC Wild Card game. I've never felt such emotion from a crowd of people like that in my life. I had tears of pure joy. I didn't want to leave the field that night. It was an amazing moment in Bronco's history that I'm forever grateful to have been apart of.
What is you're favorite book?
"Oh, the Places You'll Go" By Dr. Seuss. It's a timeless book and I love reading it to my students.
What are your favorite things to do in Denver?
Maybe I'm a little bias because I'm a native, but I absolutely love the city of Denver. The scenery is beautiful and there is always something to do. I love attending local sporting events, eating out downtown, hanging out in Wash Park, or riding my new cruiser around (I'm a little obsessed!).
Kisato is another rookie on our squad. This beauty from Japan is new to Denver and still getting used to the greatness that is the Broncos. She loves dancing and is a big baseball fan. Judging from her answers on her bio page, she fits right in with the rest of our intelligent and classy ladies. Once again, we have another member on our squad that could top any other team's list.
Her answers to her bio page on denverbroncos.com:
Best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader
There are 26 fabulous, talented, classy women. we always help and respect each other to develop.We can learn not only dance skill but also humanity through our activities. This team represents Denver!!
Most memorable experience
When my audition number was called during Finals. Making professional team has been a dream of mine,and many finalists said me to"Congratulations!!" I feel blessed!! This experience is good motivation for me to continue to dancing.
How do you spend your time off the field?
I try to stay in shape and keep up with dance by taking classes.
Who do you admire most in the Sports industry?
The person I admire the most in the sports industry is Ichiro Suzuki.He is a japanese baseball major leaguer. I am inspired by his words.
In Her Shoes.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Continue a career in dance.I want to be a university dance team director. I was on my university dance team for four years, and was the Captain my senior year. My love for dance really evolved since I was 12. Eventually, I became certain that this fulfilling career is for me.
What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
Every day I pass people on the street wearing Broncos t-shirts or hats, even during the off-season. This is something that doesn't happen in Japan.
What do you do in your spare time to relax?
I love core power yoga.
Best advice to kids?
Practice makes perfect. Study, Dance, Everything!!!Your Effort will be rewarded.
Best gift you ever received?
I received ring from my mother before leave Japan. I always carry it as a charm.
Most important goal in life?
To be active, healthy, and happy. Success in my career and having a family are two things that are very important goals of mine.
Place you would most like to visit?
Europe. I have never been to Europe. Especially I would like to visit Italy.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My mom. She is one of the strongest people I know. She always encourage me to never give up and help me to achieve my dream.
What is the one thing that you value most in life?
Gratitude.I realize how much my family and friends supports me so much in my life and I really value that . I would like to repay everyone through my active as DBC.
Toughest part about being a cheerleader?
To be successful, professional cheerleaders requires to be Perfect. I think perfect means to be beautiful inside and out.
Two people you would like to have dinner with?
My mom and My sister. I miss my family.
Favorite things to do in Denver?
I don't have favorite things until now because I have just moved in. I'm interest in hiking. I would love to try it.
Favorite sport to participate in?
I love to watch the baseball. I am not good at playing sports.
Three words that best describe you
Most prized possession?
The people I love.
When I was the captain of university dance team in my senior year, I led the squad to win second place in NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championship for two consecutive years, and also won All-American for two consecutive years at the summer camp in the same year.These results made me to try to take an tryout for Professional cheerleader team in US. and making a professional team become one of my main goals. So I am living in my dream!!
So the fourth match up of our first round looks like it will be just as impossible to decide as the first three have been. Will Kisato be able to continue the streak of beginners luck in our contest or will Heather finally knock out one of our rookies? She faced an extremely difficult challenge last year, and unfortunately for her, this year looks to be more of the same. 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!