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Texans Cheerleader Vanessa wrapping up week at Pro Bowl

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 26, 2013 – 10:00 am

Pro Bowl Texans Cheerleader Vanessa checks in from Hawaii…


I can’t believe the week is nearly over. I feel like I just landed! Friday was a great “relaxing” day. Most of the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders had the day off and took advantage of it- we hit the International Market for shopping and then the BEACH! We were stoked to finally enjoy the gorgeous weather, soak up the sun and put our feet in the Pacific Ocean.

After lunch with my mom and aunt, I had to get ready for “Eat The Street,” an event that gathered different food trucks and entertainment. The Pro Bowl Cheerleaders performed together for the first time. It was so much fun! After our performance we introduced ourselves to the crowd… There were plenty of Houston Texans fans in the audience! We signed tons of autographs and then headed back to the hotel.

Saturday is the famous Ohana Day where fans get the chance to see the Pro Bowl players practice and to see the cheerleaders perform. I’m anxious for the day ahead and so excited to see the Houston Texans fans in the stands. ❤

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Pro Bowl update from Texans Cheerleader Vanessa

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 24, 2013 – 10:11 pm

vmhtcPro Bowl Texans Cheerleader Vanessa checks in from Hawaii…

Good afternoon, Texans fans!

Today (Thursday), we had our first field rehearsal at Aloha Stadium. The rehearsal lasted about three hours, and it rained nearly the entire time. It was such a surreal and humble time for me. I’ve never cheered in any other stadium or arena, aside from our beloved Reliant Stadium, so it was a change of scenery to have an open stadium with orange seats. I am so proud and honored to be able to stand on the sidelines on Sunday wearing my Texans uniform and representing the great city of Houston.

After rehearsal, our line (AFC Two- we are the tall girls :)) headed over to the Schofield Barracks for NFL Play60. We taught a routine to a great group of young girls and signed lots of autographs. The girls were so excited to meet us, one even burst into tears! We felt like rock stars. :)

We are heading to a team dinner tonight, and I’m looking forward to getting to know my fellow Pro Bowl Cheerleaders even more!


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HoustonTexans.com hits Honolulu

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 24, 2013 – 2:23 am

HONOLULU – Aloha from Hawaii, site of the 2013 Pro Bowl. I’ll be here all week to cover the nine Texans players who were selected to play in the game, which kicks off Sunday at 6 p.m. CT at Aloha Stadium here  on the island of Oahu.

The Texans’ nine Pro Bowlers are not only a team record but the most of any team in the league this year. Defensive end J.J. Watt, cornerback Johnathan Joseph, running back Arian Foster, wide receiver Andre Johnson and left tackle Duane Brown all are representing the Texans as starters for the AFC. Quarterback Matt Schaub, center Chris Myers, left guard Wade Smith and tight end Owen Daniels made the squad as reserves.

The AFC and NFC teams practice separately each day. Practices started on Wednesday at Kapolei High School and will continue Thursday morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Check back with us tomorrow afternoon for updates from practice and afterward as we talk to Texans players and their NFL all-star peers. “Voice of the Texans” Marc Vandermeer is out here with me and will be contributing to our coverage for the week.

We’ll also check in at some point with Texans Cheerleader Vanessa, who already has been blogging her experiences for us on HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans Cheerleader Vanessa arrives in Hawaii

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 23, 2013 – 3:12 pm

Pro Bowl Texans Cheerleader Vanessa checks in from Hawaii…

ImageAloha Texans fans!

This is Vanessa, your 2013 Houston Texans Pro Bowl Cheerleader. I made it safe and sound to Hawaii! The flight was about 8.5 hours and I was fortunate enough to sit next to one of my Pro Bowl teammates, Breanna with the Colts. I know, AFC South rivals, but she is kind and we immediately bonded.

After landing in Honolulu and getting to the hotel, we were pretty hungry, so we headed to dinner. I met my roommate, Sam with the Jags, I know, I know… AFC rivals again. Sam is so great and down-to-earth and I can tell that we are going to get along extremely well!

Day 2 started with breakfast and motivational speeches from our Pro Bowl directors. It was very inspirational to hear about the past Pro Bowl cheerleaders. We learned that this is the 20th anniversary of NFL cheerleaders at the Pro Bowl!

After breakfast, we headed to our photo shoot on the rocks by the gorgeous hotel pool. During the shoot, it rained a little and then the gorgeous sun showed up. I am so excited to see the finished product! After the shoot, we headed to our longest practice of the week – 10 hours! We are tired but optimistic!

I will check in with y’all tomorrow. I am so honored to be here representing the Texans Cheerleaders. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter @TexansCheer and my account @HTC_ Vanessa, because I am also sending videos of my amazing experience!

‘Til tomorrow..

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2012 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts underway

Posted by Nick Scurfield on April 14, 2012 – 9:21 pm

The 2012 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts kicked off on Saturday at 6 p.m. inside the Methodist Training Center, across Kirby Drive from Reliant Stadium.

More than 950 women registered for the tryouts. The squad had 32 members in 2011 and will consist of 25-35 this year.

Everyone has to try out, including the 2011 Texans Cheerleaders. The tryouts consist of five rounds: two on Saturday, two on Sunday and the final round on Thursday, April 26, at the Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Miller Lite at Reliant Stadium.

The group of tryout hopefuls will be trimmed down to 50 finalists on Sunday.

Check out these photos from the first round.

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Watch cheerleader, draft specials on KTRK

Posted by Nick Scurfield on May 6, 2011 – 5:31 pm

On Sunday, KTRK/ABC-13 will unveil the 2011 Houston Texans Cheerleader squad in a 30-minute special starting at 10:35 p.m. CT. Check out HoustonTexans.com immediately afterward for pictures of each cheerleader and a full listing of the squad.

After the cheerleader special, KTRK will air its 2011 Texans Draft special. The show originally was scheduled to air last Sunday, but it was re-scheduled because of the breaking news about the death of Osama bin Laden.

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First round of tryouts complete

Posted by Nick Scurfield on April 9, 2011 – 9:40 pm

The first round of the 2011 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts presented by Miller Lite is complete. After three hours of dance competition, 624 hopefuls have been cut down to a group of 273. The remaining group will compete tomorrow in rounds two and three, after which there’ll be 50 finalists vying for about 35 spots. 

We posted video clips from tryouts to Facebook here, here and here. There’ll be plenty more to come on HoustonTexans.com in the next few days. For now, check out our photo gallery from the first round of tryouts right here.

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Cheer tryouts underway

Posted by Nick Scurfield on April 9, 2011 – 6:21 pm

The 2011 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts presented by Miller Lite are underway at the Methodist Training Center. There are 624 girls here trying out for about 30 spots.

We’re streaming the tryouts live on Texans TV until 8 p.m. CT. Here’s a quick video clip from the start of tryouts. Check back with us soon for videos, pictures and more.

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Chat live with HTC coach Alto Gary

Posted by Nick Scurfield on April 6, 2011 – 9:54 am

With the 2011 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts presented by Miller Lite only three days away, cheer coach Alto Gary will do a live chat today from 12-1 p.m. CT. Click the image below to check it out.

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Photos from Texans Cheerleaders’ visit to Korea

Posted by Nick Scurfield on February 15, 2011 – 5:39 pm

If you’ve been reading our blogs, then you already know that a group of Houston Texans Cheerleaders recently traveled to South Korea to visit U.S. military troops.

Here are some photos from their trip:

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