DENVER (CBS4) – The crowd auditioning to become members of the next Denver Broncos cheerleading squad on Sunday had one hopeful that definitely stood out.
Sacha Heppel, a Denver man with no apparent experience as a dancer, was out there shaking his hips and giving it his best shot along with about 300 women at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.READ MORE: Unemployment Claimants Struggling With ID.me Verification Stuck With No Income, No Answers
Heppel says he used to have a job standing on a street corner holding a sign advertising a business. It was a job where he used to dance like crazy, and get a lot of attention. On Sunday he showed up at auditions wearing a turquoise shirt and tight fitting black pants.
Broncos Cheerleaders Director Teresa Shear said the judges on Sunday welcomed Heppel’s effort, giving him as much of a chance as any of the women. Like the ladies trying out, Heppel was shown the required turns, leaps, kicks and simple choreography and then performed them in a small group before the judges.READ MORE: Memorial Started For Man Killed In Violent Crash In Denver's Highlands Neighborhood
Heppel didn’t make the final cut, but he kept positive, saying he would be back to try again next year.
A quick glance at Heppel’s online resume doesn’t show any experience as a dancer.
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The Broncos will hold a second round of auditions on Sunday in Federal Heights at The Performing Arts Complex at PCS.