Friday, October 7, 2011

Photos: Wild Bunch dancer hopefuls hit the practice floor

Taking a walk on the wild side with Mammoth's Wild Bunch
Taken: October 6, 2011 | Credit: Laura Kelley

The Wild Bunch Dancers gave “no guts, no glory” a whole new meaning during their practice Wednesday night at Forza Fitness and Performance Club in downtown Denver. The 18 finalists endured an intense workout and rehearsal session that would have made Tony Horton proud.

The lovely ladies kicked off the evening with an intense 45 minute cardio and strength training session that incorporated stairs, sprints, lunges, balance balls, killer ab work, and a few push-ups thrown in just for fun.

Then, before you could say "H20" it was time for some deep stretching before dance rehearsal kicked into full swing. The ladies are learning a routine for the new Mammoth season, but more importantly, they’re showing the coaches if they have what it takes to walk on the wild side. Only 14 of the 18 finalists will be selected for the squad, which is expected to be announced this Friday.

If it was up to Metromix all these dancers would be hitting the dance floor in 2012. Ladies: We salute you with two high kicks, a twirl and splits (and now that we’ve done that, we’re really hoping there’s some ice packs left in the Metromix fridge..OUCH!!). —Laura Kelley, Special to Metromix.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fresh Faces, Seasoned Vets Named Wild Bunch Finalists

The Colorado Mammoth announced today that 18 dancers have been named finalists for the 2012 Wild Bunch team. Six of the 18 are veterans, while 12 aspire to make the roster for the first time. More than five dozen women participated in auditions this past weekend with hopes of securing one of 14 spots.

The Wild Bunch performs at all Colorado Mammoth home games on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center, and also makes various community and special event appearances throughout the year. Dancers who make the squad work hard to embody the spirit and brand of the Mammoth both on and off the field.

Wild Bunch finalists are competing in training camp at FORZA Fitness and Performance Club, with the final roster expected to be announced at the end of the week.

Click here to meet the finalists.

Click here to view photos from this weekend’s auditions.

Finalists are:

Katie B.
Katie W.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch Dancer Auditions

A Mammoth dance off at the Pepsi Center
Taken: September 30, 2011 | Credit: Carly Rose Moser

The Colorado Mammoth's Wild Bunch Dancers began the search for their newest batch of dancers Friday night. Girls lined up outside the Pepsi Center Friday to show off their dancing skills for the chance to become one of the top picks. This was just the preliminary auditions — the dancers will be whittled down to a lucky few that will then head onto the semi-finals this weekend.

Those that make the cut will have to endure the infamous two day training camp. But if they play their cards right and have what it takes they will become the newest member of the 2012 Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch. — Carly Rose Moser, special to Metromix