Maria R
Moose Jaw, SK

How long have you been dancing/cheering?
I have been dancing since I was 3 years old.

What are your career aspirations outside of being on the Cheer Team?
I am a student at the University of Regina studying secondary education.

What are your favourite performance styles?
Contemporary dance currently, but my answer changes depending on my mood.

What football position would you play?
I like to think I’d make a good quarterback.

What is a cause you are passionate about?
Something I am passionate about is finding ways to provide the most accurate, comprehensive, and healthy ways to approach education. This relates to any field, but for me it goes with teaching school and dance. I want everyone to trust that the education they are receiving will give them the best possible chance at success.

What does the Cheer Team add to Rider Game Days?
The cheer team provides entertainment on game days to ensure that every fan has the best possible experience, win or lose!

What advice would you give to an aspiring Cheer Team Member?
Be confident in yourself! Everybody on the team brings something different to the table, allowing us to learn and grow from one another.

What is your favourite thing about Saskatchewan?
My favourite part of Saskatchewan is that it will always feel like home. All my closest friends and family are here and it’s really nice to have such fond memories in the place where you grew up.