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Meet Lauren Pangburn

LionNationOnline catches up with Senior Competitive Cheerleader Lauren Pangburn

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Senior Lauren Pangburn performs during the Homecoming Pep Rally with the Competitive Cheer team. Lauren began cheering when she was just 5.

Senior Lauren Pangburn performs during the Homecoming Pep Rally with the Competitive Cheer team. Lauren began cheering when she was just 5.

photo by Landry Strawbridge

photo by Landry Strawbridge

Senior Lauren Pangburn performs during the Homecoming Pep Rally with the Competitive Cheer team. Lauren began cheering when she was just 5.

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Sport?
Competitive Cheer

Age you started in this sport?
Age 5

How many hours a week do you practice?
3 times a week, around 15 hours total.

What position do you play, and why?
Mainly a base, but I tumble and jump. I used to be a flyer when I was younger, but then as I got older I transitioned to a base.

Name one thing you are working to improve right now?
Performance, performance, performance!

Pre-game ritual?
We sing “I believe” before we go out, and I have handshakes. Then we all break on “three.”

Nicknames your teammates call you?
I don’t really have one.

How would your teammates describe you?
Mostly quiet, I guess.

Who is your role model, and why?
My mom. She is very Godly, and someone that I naturally look up to.

What gives you an edge?
When the crowd gets going, I really go all out. It shows in my performance.

What’s the hardest thing about cheer?
It is a major time commitment, but it’s worth it in the end.

Name a hobby you enjoy outside sports?
I love to doodle and do calligraphy. So, I guess art.

Name something that stresses you out, and why?
Definitely school. And homework. And school.

Name something you are a pro at?
Uhh… nothing?

Name a recent accomplishment you are proud of, and why?
Winning NCA last year was a really big deal to me because I had been cheering for so long. I finally got it, and it made winning that much sweeter.

Before I die, I want to ___________, and why?
I want to cheer in college. It looks very fun, and the girls seem so cool.

Name one thing about yourself that most people don’t know?
Well, when I was in elementary school I was run over by a car. Like seriously. I was walking home from school, and my neighbor ran me over because they didn’t see me. I have a scar on my leg to prove it.

About the Writer
Landry Strawbridge, Managing Editor

Landry Strawbridge is a Senior staff member of LionNationOnline. This is her second year on staff, and she has found that she really enjoys taking pictures and making quizzes for the online site. Landry enjoys playing with other people’s dogs, drinking hot tea, and taking pictures of cities/skylines (and later sketching them). Someday, she will be the United States Secretary of State.

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