Cheerleader Biography

Claire M.

Biography

Claire

Number of years on the team

3 year veteran

Hometown

Council Bluffs, Iowa

College

The University of Iowa – Go Hawkeyes!

Occupation

Chiropractic Assistant and X-Ray Technician

Goals in life

To remain gracious and kind no matter what life throws my way and to love and accept everyone, including myself, just as they were created to be.

Favorite Quote

“What we do for ourselves dies with us; what we do for each other and for the world lives on, and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

Favorite Cartoon Character

Alice in Wonderland – she is a little blonde on her journey through life, just like me!

Favorite Hobby

I am always reading or listening to podcasts – “Serial” is my favorite right now. I also love spending time with my family and watching my nephew play baseball.

Favorite Charity & why

The Muscular Dystrophy Association. MDA is extremely near and dear to my heart; my sweet nephew, Miles, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which currently has no cure. Despite that harsh reality, my family is hopeful. We will never stop fighting for the funding of research that could make a huge difference in the lives of boys like Miles.

Why did you decide to audition to be a CC?

The Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders are world-class performers, but more than that, we are a group of women who are determined to better our community and make a difference in any way that we can. On our squad, character and heart trumps everything else. I knew I only wanted to be part of a team that's truly more than what you see on Sundays; my team mates are some of the most incredible individuals I've ever met and I am honored to be in their company.

Favorite CC Appearance to date

Giving back to our military is a huge initiative on our team, and I am so grateful for that. Throughout my career as a CC, I have been blessed to have been able to visit several military bases both domestic and abroad. Each and every appearance that involves me being able to thank our service men and women automatically becomes my new favorite. I’ve never met kinder or more gracious people in my life. Getting to meet and thank the soldiers of this country is truly always a humbling and incredible experience.

Best Moment as a CC to date

Arrowhead Stadium is the best place to cheer in the WORLD, but if I had to choose second best, I’d choose Wembley Stadium in London, England. Being able to be a part of the NFL International Series in 2015 was the most incredible experience. I will never forget that game; the energy, the new Chiefs fans, the explosive win. I am forever grateful to this organization for taking me halfway across the world for a memory I will never lose!