Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Omarlla, Katie K, and Anna in Lot C prior to the 2010 Bills-Jags game
While I started this site in 2001, I didn't start working closely with the squad until 2005, and this week, we take a look back at one of the rookies from that squad, Katie K. Katie spent a total of 6 seasons on the sidelines of Ralph Wilson Stadium, finishing her career following the 2010 season, and was known for her bright smile and her no-nonsense attitude. That's not to say she didn't enjoy her time on the squad, but she was showing strong signs that she'd be a good captain and was named co-captain in 2007, her 3rd season on the squad. She showed her silly side while on the job on occasion as well. I recall an appearance she did in Jamestown, NY where I live and she actually questioned my directions on getting back to Buffalo, apparently forgetting how often I made the trip myself. She had a pretty strong career though, with a Pro Bowl appearance following her final season and made 3 separate trips to the Middle East to visit the troops.
Lori, Katie K, and Hilary at the 2006 Bills-Bengals preseason game
Jessica, Kirsten, Ashley, and Amanda at the Home Opener
From the Bandettes comes a photo taken at the home opener against the Toronto Rock. Shown posing are Jessica, Kirsten, Ashley, and Amanda. Jessica was in her 2nd season, likely of many, on the squad in 2012. Kirsten, a captain in 2012, started off her career in 2009 posing with the NLL Championship Cup after the Bandits had won it in 2008 and is hoping to be dancing when the Bandits win it next. Ashley, after spending 2 years dancing with the Bandettes, spent her 3rd season heading up the new Bandettes Ambassadors while Amanda, a rookie on the aforementioned Ambassador Squad, could be dancing when the Bandits win the title as she showed off some great dance skills at the 1st Annual Dance Fair and Expo.

Laura's show this week deals with early dating dealbreakers with input from Jacki and Alyssa B. They also give advice to a guy who wants to know how to handle it if his girlfriend wants more space.

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