Broncos Nation: A Look at Life from the Sidelines

Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to step onto the same field as the Denver

Broncos? Katie Martin, 20-year-old Colorado State University Apparel and

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Merchandising student, gets to not only step onto the mile high field, she gets to

cheer the team on from the sidelines as one of the newest member of the Denver

Broncos Cheerleaders.

 

“I’m so overwhelmed w/ excitement. I’m so incredibly blessed to have this

opportunity, I can’t believe its real,” Martin said.

 

Dance has always been a guiding factor in Martin’s life. She was on the Fruita

Monument High School Poms team for her four years attending school there. She

then moved on to CSU’s own Golden Poms squad, which she’s been a part of for the

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past three years. Being a part of these teams has been a great experience that has

allowed Martin to grow as a dancer and now she is more than ready to start her

journey as one of the coveted Broncos Cheerleaders.

 

Auditioning for the team had always been one of Martin’s dreams. Once she hit the

age limit she decided she had to try out no matter how nerve-wracking it would be.

And nerve-wracking it was, the auditions process was no cakewalk.

 

154 hopeful women went into the week long process involving not only memorizing

multiple dance routines, but written football tests and formal interviews. The

women went through a preliminary round, a semi-final round and then the 57

women chosen moved on to the final round of auditions. Only 26 would come out as

official Broncos Cheerleaders, Martin’s hard work paid off as her name was one of

the 26 called.

 

The experience is what Martin is most excited about. Being able to be a part of such

an amazing program where she not only gets to cheer on the Broncos from the

sidelines, but also gets to be a part of the other enriching experiences involved like

the Junior Broncos, is a dream come true and one Martin is beyond herself to have.

Being one of the prestigious team of 26 speaks for itself. Martin gets to show her

Denver pride in a way many people only wish they could, on the sidelines of the

Sports Authority Field at Mile High wearing those legendary white leather boots and

chaps.

 

College Avenue reporter Nicole Leicht can be reached at collegeavenue@collegian.com. Look for the Interviewing Guide issue of College Avenue on racks April 23rd!