Featured Athlete: Brooklyn Lowe

Emily Thomas, Staff Reporter

Wingspan: What got you in to cheer, when did you get started?

Lowe: “I started cheer at 5 years old. My mom and dad wanted to get me into sports and I tried out everything but nothing ever stuck with me the way cheer did. I started out with FFL sideline cheer and then I had some friends in competitive cheer who told me they thought I would like it so I joined their team and have been competing ever since.”

Wingspan: What has been the hardest lesson you’ve had to learn about cheer?

Lowe: “I have always been super competitive, so when I was younger I was a pretty sore loser. I had to learn to have good sportsmanship. I’m still working on it today honestly, but it has taught me to stay humble and be happy for other people’s success no matter the outcome I might be facing.”

Wingspan: What has been the most exciting moment this season?

Lowe: “Definitely beating Denison. We were expected to lose and the game was super close the whole time. It was a really exciting game to cheer for.”

Wingspan: Who has been your biggest inspiration throughout cheer?

Lowe: “My coaches. Both my competitive cheer coaches and school cheer coaches have taught me so much and are always lifting me up and encouraging me to be the best I can be. Which is awesome to have in coaches and makes cheer much more fun.”

Wingspan: How has cheer shaped you as a person?

Lowe: “Cheer has been the biggest factor in shaping me as a person. I have learned the value of hard work, and sportsmanship. I also have learned how important it is to be apart of a team. Doing this for so long with all my friends has definitely allowed us to all grow as people and we have been each other’s biggest supporters.  I definitely would not be the person I am today without the experiences I have had through cheer.”

Wingspan: Are you planning on cheering in college, if so where?

Lowe: “I am still undecided on if I would like to cheer in college. I think since cheer has been such a big part of my life I would love to continue my cheer career in college but I also would love to get involved with Greek life and really focus on my studies. So I don’t have a definitive answer for you on that yet.”