LARAMIE -- Each week, photographer, DJ Johnson, highlights a member of the University of Wyoming Spirit squad.

This week ...

Chasey Leitz
Aurora, Colo.
Criminal Justice/Psychology & Sociology


Q: What is your favorite part of being a member of the University of Wyoming’s Spirit Squad?
A: I definitely look forward to game days the most. Nothing compares to the atmosphere of game days and I love the fans…it’s such a home environment and it seems so crazy that I get to do what I love in front of so many fans.

Q: What is your favorite thing about living in Laramie?
A: I would definitely have to say being able to see my friends so frequently. Laramie is a pretty small town and I can typically go see my friends within a matter of two or three minutes.

Q: What sport do you enjoy cheering for the most, and why?
A: Undoubtedly, I’d have to say football. There are so many fans that attend the games and that electric vibe that is present is incomparable.

Q: Did you know how to do the Cotton Eye Joe prior to moving to Laramie, or did you have to learn it when you got here?
A: So, we’ve recently revamped the Cotton Eye Joe dance, so we have a brand-new routine that we dance to this year. For the new dance, it took me about two to three days to learn it because I already had the basics steps down. However, the old routine was brand new to me, and I was new to dancing, so it took me a good two weeks to learn all of the steps and get comfortable with it. We spent a lot of time rehearsing it and even during the first game that I performed it, it was still nerve-racking because I’d question if I did know all the moves and wonder if I’d mess up at some point.

Q: If I were to give you two plane tickets anywhere in the world, where would you go and who would you take?
A: I’d chose either my mom or my dad. If I chose my mom, we’d go to Costa Rica because she’s always ready to have a fun time, and we definitely could have one there. If I chose my dad, we’d go to Germany because we have German roots, and I would love for him and I to learn, first-hand, the history of our ancestry.

Q: Music is always a favorite topic during interviews. Taking it a step further, do you sing karaoke and if you do, what is your go-to song? If you don’t, what song do you wish you could sing on a karaoke stage?
A: No, I don’t sing karaoke. However, if I had to, I’d choose Breaking Free from High School Musical.

Q: What is one thing that people may find interesting about you, that most people aren’t aware of?
A: My goal is to work in a prison after I graduate. I want to go into treatment and therapy for inmates (Inmate Services), so I could help them get back on track and assist them in attaining a better life than they are currently in.


My favorite food is potatoes
My favorite professional athlete is Emmanuel Sanders
My favorite TV show is Criminal Minds
My favorite animal is a hippopotamus
My favorite quote is “No one can tell you that the sky is the limit because there’s footprints on the moon.”
My favorite thing to wear is comfy clothes
The hobby that I most love is cheerleading
The one thing that I can’t live without is my cell phone
Do you know how to ride a horse? No
Do you know who Chancey Williams is? No

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