Elite Athlete of the Month – October – Jensen R.

Athlete of the Month

Jensen R.

Elite is proud to present a new part of the Cheerleader of the Week program, Cheerleader of the Month! Our Cheerleader of the Month is chosen from Cheerleader of the Week winners from all four of our facilities! Cheerleader of the Month is a great honor and these athletes will also be eligible for our Cheerleader of the Year!

Jensen is a senior on Douglas County Varsity and has been coming to United Elite for training for 5 years.  She is truly one of the hardest working athletes that we have had the pleasure of working with.  She is one of those athletes that you can always count on to give more than 100% and lead those around her to step up as well.  We are so excited to see what she will accomplish this year and in the future.  We are proud to have her represent United Elite as the Athlete of the Month!

Congratulations Jensen on being this month’s Cheerleader of the Month! Keep up the hard work!

Get to know our Cheerleader of the Month:

What grade are you in?

“12th grade”

What school do you go to?

“Douglas County High School”

What Elite facility do you attend?

“United Elite”

How long have you been cheering?

“12 years”

How long have you been a part of the Elite Family?

“5 years”

What do you like to do with your free time when you’re not cheering?

“Working out and hanging out with friends”

What is your favorite part about being at Elite?

“The coaches”

What is your favorite part of a cheerleading routine and why?

“Tumbling, because it’s easy for me and being able to flip is pretty cool”

What is your favorite tumbling skill?

“My arabian through to a full because it is cool to watch and it just flows and its not a lot of pounding”

What is your favorite stunt sequence?

“My high school elite stunt sequence currently (back handspring full up, full twisting switch up, double up, pancake).  It is very flow and releases a lot, making it easier.  Also it is in the highest elite section making it the hardest stunts legally performed, which is pretty amazing”

What is it that motivates you in practice or tumbling class?

“The main thing that motivates me in practice is I always have wanted to succeed to the best of my ability.  The only way to do that is if I go to practice ready to go and willing to get better, no matter how I’m feeling mentally and physically”

If you could give your fellow teammates some advice, what would it be?

“It’s going to hurt.  Being successful isn’t easy.  After the pain comes glory.  No matter what you feel right this moment, every champion has felt the same way.  You have to find it within yourself to make it through those hard times to get your goal accomplished.  I’d leave them with the question: After all the pain do you want a reward or just to be left in pain?”

What do you want to be when you grow up?

“Psychiatric nurse”

Describe your favorite cheerleading/tumbling related memory. Maybe a specific competition experience or a great day at practice.

“State 2014.  We hit two perfect routines almost flawless and we lost by less than a point but the feeling will never go away.  Also, going to Nationals is always one of my favorite things to do.  So many great memories come from it”

If a genie could grant you one wish, what would it be?

“Bring the ocean to Colorado.  Mountains and the ocean would be PERFECT”