Hi, Vikings Fans!
It was such a profound honor to represent the MVC at the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando. The experience was so moving that it’s difficult to find the appropriate words to explain the impact it had on me. Just after I was announced as this year’s representative, I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me to fill the shoes of the MVC PBC who blazed the trail ahead of me. It’s no secret among the league that the MVC are well-respected and world-class. I not only wanted to make my team, alumni, coaches, and staff proud, but I wanted to make the entire Vikings community proud. After a lot of hard work preparing, and lots of love and support from my team, I could confidently head down to Florida ready to take on Pro Bowl.
Down in Orlando, our week was full of rehearsals, youth events, promotional appearances, performances, photoshoots, and lots of bonding along the way. It was amazing to experience 26 strangers come together within 7 short days to create a unified team of elite performers. The teamwork and leadership amongst us created a dynamic I’ve never witnessed before, and an experience I will always cherish.
The Pro Bowl is one of the highest honors as a NFL Cheerleader, and only one team member from each team is selected to go each year. As I met the other women from their respective teams, it was clear to me that each team had truly sent their best. These women were talented, beautiful, intelligent, passionate, and caring. We all had different backgrounds, but there was one common denominator – a relentless work ethic. Meeting each of the PBC’s was an inspiring and empowering experience that I will never forget. Hearing their stories was one of the top highlights of the week. Luckily, now I get to call them lifelong friends.
Thank you to all our fans, my MVC sisters, family, friends, coaches, staff, and alumni for your ongoing love and support over the last 7 years.
It has been an amazing ride!