Cheerleaders

Sydney

Years on the team: Rookie Year

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Chanhassen - Orly

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

Profession: School Aide for a program called ACES, while pursuing my dream to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: Adam Thielen

2.    Alumni: Chris Carter

Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Book: Flowers in the Attic

Quote: "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe

Place I’ve traveled and why: The lovely ladies in my family took a trip to beautiful Hawaii on the island of Oahu, to celebrate my graduation from MNSU! I believe everyone should travel to Hawaii at least once in their lives to encounter the beauty and culture it holds.

Charity and why: My favorite charity is Girls on the Run because I strongly support that it teaches girls self-confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

My dream job: My dream job is to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. My passion is to help kids go through rehabilitation with a most positive experience they can.

On the top of my bucket list is: I would love to travel to Ghana Africa to visit my dad’s side of the family I have never met.

My hero: Beyoncé is my hero because she has given me empowerment through her words and songs. Her platform advocates equality, independence, fierce work ethic, self-love and commitment. She teaches women the power of their voices and how to be strong in the face of adversity. I aim to be able to make a difference in others’ lives and to be as fearless as her.

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: My mom has strongly inspired my life by encouraging me to achieve my goals, loving me unconditionally and giving me great life advice through my adversities. I strive to be the women she is.

How do you define empowered? Equality and to be fully engaged in life. Being empowered is to achieve your goals and develop to improve the quality of life for women, your families, and your community.

Where do you see yourself in five years? In five years, I see myself, still rockin' the MVC boots and working with children in my profession as an Occupation Therapist. I also see myself as a future crazy dog lady owning at least five dogs.

Where are you in your family line up? I am the middle child of three girls. I have one older sister and a younger step sister who are more like my best friends.

What was your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in school was art because I love being crafty and putting my creative thoughts into a project.

Do you have any pets? I have three fur babies. Piper a cuddly Golden Retriever, Mazy a crazy Chihuahua, and Tyson a 100 pound Rottweiler/Boxer mix who thinks he is a lap dog.

What is your favorite workout tip? Work out with a buddy to push and motivate you.

My best beauty secret is: Exfoliate and don't forget to hydrate.

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? I decided to audition for the MVC because I wanted to take my dancing to the next level, my love for the Minnesota Vikings, and my aunt Tiffany was a former MVC and Pro Bowl Cheerleader. I also loved being on the field for halftime as a Junior MVC for two years. I love everything about the Minnesota Vikings and what they represent as a whole. Being a part of the organization is a dream come true!

What are you most looking forward to your Rookie Year? I am most looking forward to the first game day. Hearing the crowd roar as we run out of the tunnel, will be such a memorable moment, turning dreams into reality. I also cannot wait to cheer the Minnesota Vikings on to multiple victories and to be able to engage with the fans.