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Cheerleader of the Week 2017: Brookelyn

Meet the Colts Cheerleader of the Week: Brookelyn


A four-year veteran of the Colts Cheerleaders, Brookelyn has basically grown up with the squad.

"It's still weird when we talk about how many years people have been on the team or even who's the oldest – because before, I was always the youngest. So I'm like, 'Wait. That's me.' I don't realize it a lot of the time."

Brookelyn's 2018 Colts Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar Shoot in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


But these days, she's adulting in a big way. Last year, she became a homeowner and in May, she got engaged to her boyfriend, Jake.

"I didn't think it would happen for a while, so he really tricked me. I had no idea until he was on his knee, so he did a great job. "

Her cheer sister, Sable, was there to capture the moment. And afterwards, they celebrated with the rest of the squad.

"It was extremely special. I felt so loved. I think every teammate was there," she says. "It's been really cool because a lot of them saw us get together, so they've been with me throughout this whole experience. So, it was just genuine excitement and happiness and a lot of love."


And in the spring, the happy couple brought home a furry bundle of joy.

"I got a puppy. I'm obsessed with him. He's literally my baby. I take him to daycare. He's just a snuggle bug."

His name is Cubby. And the first few months were a learning experience for all of them.

"I've never had that taking care of something – it's a different feeling," she says. "The first two months were really hard. I loved him, but it was kind of like, 'Oh my gosh. Ok, you're really hard.' But now, he's great. He just wants to be loved on and I love coming home to him. It makes me really happy."

A high school English teacher, Brookelyn is also the head coach of the Noblesville High School cheerleading team.


"We're doing a lot more this year and getting more involved in school spirit and doing more at the football games. I think in the past, the girls were used to just doing the minimum and just focusing on competition," she says. "I've wanted them to be more involved. So, we've done a lot more this year and I think the community has really noticed. They've been very supportive."

And the players have also been supportive.

"Probably the most fun thing we've done this year is we did a dance with our football players during homecoming week, we spent about three weeks on it. And at the very end, we ended up with glow sticks and it was in front of the entire student body. The girls just loved it and the football players did too."

Between teaching, coaching, cheering, and planning a wedding, Brookelyn isn't sure what it means for her future as a Colts cheerleader.

"There are days where I am exhausted and I'm like, 'I'm done. I can't do it again.' And then, it's game day or it's a special event with the rest of the team or it's just thinking about what life is going to be like without it and it makes me really scared, it makes me nervous."

But when the time does come to hang up her poms – she now knows she's not giving up cheering.  

"I still have all these girls to coach and watching them dance gives me almost the exact same excitement and pleasure."

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