Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grandmother Auditions for Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading Squad

Sharon Simmons might be a grandmother of two, but she's not the sort to sit by the fire and take up knitting.

Instead, the 55-year-old Texan is auditioning for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad.

In preparation to compete with women less than half her age, Simmons, who works in commercial real estate, is taking dance lessons twice a week and putting herself through a grueling workout regime.

Already a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, Simmons also regularly competes in fitness competitions.

Despite having an advantage over the vast majority of 55-year-olds who might fancy a spot on the cheerleading team, the go-getting granny faces an uphill battle making it through the May auditions.

The oldest woman ever to dance with the Cowboys was a sprightly 37, and the average age of an NFL cheerleader is 25.

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