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Tara

Tara

  • Occupation: Dance Studio Manager
  • Hometown: Littleton, CO
  • Tenure: 5
  • College: Boise State University

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader?
The best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader is the game day experience. I have the opportunity to perform in front of 75,000 fans, cheer on the most amazing team in the NFL, and spend time with my teammates who are some of my best friends.

What is your most memorable experience as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
I had the opportunity to travel to London when the Broncos played the 49ers in 2010. Not only was Wembley Stadium amazing, but we got to travel with Broncos greats Floyd Little, John Elway, and Gary Zimmerman. I had a moment on the bus that I thought I was dreaming.

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader?
The best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader is the game day experience. I have the opportunity to perform in front of 75,000 fans, cheer on the most amazing team in the NFL, and spend time with my teammates who are some of my best friends.

What is your most memorable experience as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
I had the opportunity to travel to London when the Broncos played the 49ers in 2010. Not only was Wembley Stadium amazing, but we got to travel with Broncos greats Floyd Little, John Elway, and Gary Zimmerman. I had a moment on the bus that I thought I was dreaming.

How do you spend your time off the field?
I love to dance. When we have some time off I enjoy taking hip hop dance class, ballet class, and working out at Pure Barre.

What was your most memorable game?
My first game will always be the most memorable. I think I could have broken into tears of joy at any moment. My dream had come true. All of my hard work and dedication had finally paid off.

What is your occupation and how do the Broncos affect your work?
I work in commercial real estate. You have to become much more organized and a better communicator once you make this team or you will never survive the season. I am fortunate that my employer understands my time commitments with DBC.

Who do you admire most in the Sports industry?
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He runs such a wonderful program at Duke. He cares about the athletes developing as people as well as great basketball players. Plus, he delivers; four national championships with Duke and one gold medal for the USA in 2008. I think that he is an incredible coach.

What is your favorite book?
"Are you there Vodka, It's Me Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler. She is awesome and it's a fun read.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I do not know where I will be in five days! I just hope that I continue to grow as a person. I want to be better every day, not only as a dancer but as a contributing member of society. I would like to continue to dance and I wouldn't mind having a smoking hot husband.

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
They are loyal. One of my favorite parts of game day is meeting the fan of the game. They have had tickets in their family for years and years. It isn't just a game to them, it is a family tradition.

What do you do in your spare time to relax?
I have been known to take some epic naps. There are few things better in life then a 5K, brunch with your best friends, and then a nap.

What is your best advice to kids?
"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
-Og Mandino

What are the best gifts you ever received?
My siblings (Julia, Rachel, Joe) and my education at Boise State. Without my family or education I would not be the person I am today. 

Most important goal in life?
Happiness. I know that sounds cliché, but as long as I am happy in my work and private life I figure that everything else will fall into place. Fingers crossed.

Place you would most like to visit?
Italy. I would go tomorrow if I could. Between the fashion, architecture, culture, and food I may travel there and never come home!

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My mother Billie. She is my heart and soul. She has always been my biggest cheerleader I don't know what I would do without her. 
 
What is the one thing that you value most in life?
Personal relationships. At the end of the day, you can't take any tangible items with you. Only love and memories. My family, friends, and teammates make me who I am.

What is the toughest part about being a cheerleader?
The summer is a ton if work for our team. We learn all of our material for the season. We have photo shoots for our head shots and calendar, which means additional work outs on top of our practices and there is always a learning curve of a new team. However, don't kid yourself; maintaining a "sunless" tan all year long is tough.  

Who are two people you would like to have dinner with?
If I had to answer seriously,
1. Michelle Obama
2. Vince Lombardi
But, if I got to answer for fun,
1. Ryan Gosling
2. Ryan Lochte

What is your favorite things to do in Denver?
I love that Denver has all four seasons. All year round there is a ton of things to do outside. I love going to baseball games, riding bikes, and running at Wash Park in the spring and summer. I also enjoy our annual Winter Park ski race in the winter and supporting all of Denver's sports teams all year long.

What is your favorite sport to participate in?
If kickball counts as a sport I am pretty fierce behind the plate.

What are the three words that best describe you?
Fun, fearless, loyal

What is your most prized possession?
My education. A close second is MAC foundation. God bless both of them.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is my dancing career. I have danced for both NBA and NFL teams. I feel truly successful, because nothing has given me more happiness in my life. Every time I get to attend practice or a performance, I am truly happy.

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