Monday, April 16, 2012

Denver Broncos Cheerleaders/Denver Outlaws Dancers Auditions Coverage

DENVER (CBS4) – The crowd auditioning to become members of the next Denver Broncos cheerleading squad on Sunday had one hopeful that definitely stood out.

Sacha Heppel, a Denver man with no apparent experience as a dancer, was out there shaking his hips and giving it his best shot along with about 300 women at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Heppel says he used to have a job standing on a street corner holding a sign advertising a business. It was a job where he used to dance like crazy, and get a lot of attention. On Sunday he showed up at auditions wearing a turquoise shirt and tight fitting black pants.

Broncos Cheerleaders Director Teresa Shear said the judges on Sunday welcomed Heppel’s effort, giving him as much of a chance as any of the women. Like the ladies trying out, Heppel was shown the required turns, leaps, kicks and simple choreography and then performed them in a small group before the judges.

Heppel didn’t make the final cut, but he kept positive, saying he would be back to try again next year.

A quick glance at Heppel’s online resume doesn’t show any experience as a dancer.

While there are plenty of male cheerleaders in college football, there are none employed by the NFL.

The Broncos will hold a second round of auditions on Sunday in Federal Heights at The Performing Arts Complex at PCS.

CBS4 Denver's Photo gallery of Denver Broncos & Denver Outlaws Cheerleader Tryouts here.

DENVER (CBS4) – It’s not just Peyton Manning getting ready for the upcoming football season. On Sunday the Broncos Cheer Squad held tryouts for the 2012 season.

About 300 women showed their best dance moves at Sports Authority Field. They had to learn a routine on the spot and then perform it for the judges.

(Below is a Web Extra video from the tryouts on Sunday)

The top 60 will move on to the finals next weekend at the Performing Arts Complex.

The Denver Outlaws lacrosse team also held their tryouts at the same time.