The U.S. Olympic Track & Field Olympic Trials begin Thursday in Eugene, Oregon. It just happens that Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Kat Majester is already in town getting for her chance to become one of the biggest names in U.S. pole vaulting history. Has an NFL cheerleader ever made an Olympic team? According to our freelance researchers, it hasn’t happened. How can’t you root for Majester, a former member of the Clemson & Georgia pole vault teams, when she has a photo collection like this?
We’re officially on the bandwagon.
Majester, who was recently named to the Atlanta Falcons 2012-13 cheerleading team, needs all sorts of help to make the three woman team that will go to London in late August. Attending the trials on a “B” provisional standard, Kat told Atlanta Falcons that this weekend could be the end of her pole vaulting career.
“It’s going to be one of the best experiences of my life and I just want to go out, do my best and hopefully make it to Finals,” Kat said. “As of now, I’m planning on hanging up the spikes after trials, but who knows? I might change my mind. There’s always Rio.”
Majester’s personal best vault is 14-3.2, which was recently set at a recent track & field event held in Athens, Georgia. Again, it’ll take a miracle, according to our pole vault sources, for Majester to make the U.S. team.
That said, this is just another hurdle NFL cheerleaders have crossed. Last year it was the Oakland Raiders awarding a cheerleader spot to a grandmother. This year we get a possible Olympian. Progress, people. Feel it.