Friday, July 20, 2012

Always a Cheerleader

Boise State Cheerleading
Boise State Cheerleading
Boise State Cheerleading
Boise State Cheerleading
Boise State Cheerleading

Today for Just Because Friday, I'm flashing back to my early BSU cheer days.
I know I've told you before that I used to be a Boise State cheerleader,
but I don't know if I ever told you how awesome my first year on the team was.

It was the 2006-2007 school year.
Boise State was really good that year. 
We had Derek Schouman, Ian Johnson, Drisan James, and Jared Zabransky.
You may remember it as the year the Broncos won the Fiesta Bowl.

Now that was an experience.
Standing on that sideline in Arizona,
I cried, I laughed, and I jumped up and down a lot.
I even busted out some Angels in the Outfield wing-arms, much to the dismay of my teammates.
But I'm pretty sure those angels heard me, because we won that day.
And no—for the zillionth time, it wasn't me who got engaged that day.
Though, had it have been me, I'm sure you would have known about it by now.

We also won Nationals that year.
Epic.
The first Nationals win for the Boise State cheer team.
They've gone on to win so many more titles since.

Oh—and if you're wondering, in the photo of the girls tumbling,
can you spot me? 
I'm the one in the mid-back-flip in the back. 
Just hanging out mid-air. No big.

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28 comments:

Laura said...

first comment! And yay for blue and orange! Even if it's not the same school!

Katelyn said...

This is great! Love all the pictures! I used to be a cheerleader too (but only when I was in grade school). Haha. For a grade school cheerleading squad though, we were pretty great. Throwing people up in the air and what not. What a fun experience for you though!

- Katelyn

Chloe Jacqueline said...

Being a part of a team= making awesome memories! This made me flash back to dance team days! =)

Sara said...

I am a Nebraska Cornhusker fan through and through! I LOVE football!

But I wanted to say... watching the Fiesta Bowl and Boise State triumphing in the end... EPIC!

Ever since then, Boise State has been my second favorite team - love them to pieces and can't wait to see what they do this next season!

How amazing to have seen that game in person, on the sidelines!

- Sara

Sara said...

I am a Nebraska Cornhusker fan through and through! I LOVE football!

But I wanted to say... watching the Fiesta Bowl and Boise State triumphing in the end... EPIC!

Ever since then, Boise State has been my second favorite team - love them to pieces and can't wait to see what they do this next season!

How amazing to have seen that game in person, on the sidelines!

- Sara

Hima said...

I love that picture of you in the back flip! How cool is that!?

<3Hima

Leslie said...

I remember this game very vividly! I am a huge OU fan...and this was a heartbreaking loss! I remember watching the end of this game in bed...and I remember being tricked by the Statue of Liberty play just as much as the players were...I never saw it until it was over! What a game!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

How fun! We don't really have all that much team pride in California (and definitely not at my little liberal arts school), but I always thought it would be fun to love your school so much. Thanks for sharing my dear!

xoxo,
Joelle

Shaina Longstreet said...

I always wanted to be a cheerleader. I used to watch the competitions on tv growing up. you totally rocked out that back flip girl!! :) Fun post. thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

gasp!!
you were a BSU cheerleader!? DURING the fiesta bowl???! I'm in awe. you are so freaking cool. :)

momma A said...

Sounds like a GREAT first year. :) Cheerleaders are awesome because they are full of life and spunk. :)

elise said...

oh how i love that school...so much! I had no idea you cheered though.so fun!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

These photos are so awesome! Go Annelise! And I still love that you and your sister were rival cheerleaders. :-)

Joslin said...

Legedu Naanee stilled played for you guys that year! He went to my high school/was my friend's older brother. I bet it was a blast to cheer at that game...heck even to be at that game must have been awesome!

Marissa said...

Annelise! This is awesome. Sweet back tuck! I see Brenda & Sophie in one of those pics too. They used to coach miss Sassy at Gem State. How fun - I loved this post!

Go Orange! Go Big Blue!
Fight! Fight! BSU!

XOXO
Marissa

The Pink Growl said...

I love that tumbling pic! I cheered my whole life and then chose to go away from a college that offered me a cheer scholarship...such a regret in my life! I love Boise State and their blue field too! :)

Caitlyn @ Little Petrie said...

Dang girl! Killin it!!

Sarah said...

I was a cheerleader back in the day! Those football games are still some of my favorite memories!

Jess said...

Love Boise State! That was such a great game! So intense.

Kristen Danielle said...

You are SO stinkin' cute. Love it!!

Allyson Butler said...

You are just too cute! Thanks for hosting!

Janna Renee said...

I didn't know you were a BSU Cheerleader! That's big time...Totally makes sense, though. You are that perfect cutesy, lovable, but GORGEOUS girl that can catch an eye in a crowd. You go girl!

Anna said...

Love love love this post! It makes me so nostalgic for my cheerleading days!
XO Anna

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

I was a cheerleader too!!! I loved it & I miss it! Xox Kelly

Allie said...

heehee i was a cheerleader in high school, competitively! fun to look back on those times and i still kinda miss tumbling!

Kelly Ann said...

Yay for you!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Annelise Rowe said...

Thanks Kelly!! See--backtucks for days! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ltAtaN3-f8

Kelly Ann said...

Awesome!

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