Alexandra Vitale of BuffaloBills.com was at Jills tryouts Sunday afternoon and shot some video and talked with Jills choreographer Kelli Wagner about her own nervousness about what the new squad will be like as well as with prospective rookie Shannon as well as Kelsey, Bandettes alum Carissa, and prospective rookie Mackenzie.
The final list of numbers of which girls made the squad can be found at http://www.buffalojills.com/news_story.php?ID=28
Congratulations to those of you who made the cut. To those who didn't, take heart because with the way the squad has shrunk so much the past few years, a lot of girls who are easily good enough to make it don't get selected. You can either try out again next year (several girls who have missed the cut have come back to have noteworthy careers with the Jills like retired captains Lisa, Keisha, and Amanda F) or try something different. There are other avenues to cheer in the pros nearby like the Raptors Cheerleaders(1 former Jill currently is with them), Cavalier Girls (I know of 1 who went there...there may be more), and the Bandettes (several have chosen that route)to name a few. Maybe you'll even decide you like the other squad enough that you'll prefer that. I know a number of girls who did just that and never looked back. Either way, just to try out and put yourself out there says a lot about each of you, whether you made it or not.