The Los Angeles Rams announced their 28-woman 2016-17 cheerleading team Sunday after final auditions at the Forum.
The finale concluded a two-week selection process that included preliminary auditions, professional interviews and dance rehearsals. The 66 women seeking spots on the team were judged by a panel of five men and four women, including Pro Football Hall of Fame member Marshall Faulk, who played for the Rams when they were based in St. Louis; Lisa Estrada, the Los Angeles Lakers vice president of entertainment and facilities; and John Peters, the Rams cheer choreographer.
The process began April 2 when approximately 400 women participated in preliminary auditions at Galen Center, Tiffany White, the Rams communications coordinator, told City News Service.
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The Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders were established in 1968. The cheerleaders participate in more than 1,500 hours of community service per year and squad members are featured in the annual Rams Cheerleading Swimsuit Calendar and Rams Cheer Poster, according to Keely Fimbres-Bledsoe, the Rams director of special events and cheerleaders.
The will begin their 2016 offseason workout program Monday at the Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge. The team opens the preseason Aug. 13 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Cowboys.