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Blues Hold Blue Crew Tryouts

Nearly 40 candidates were invited to the weekend auditions

Saturday, 09.15.2012 / 3:35 PM / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
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Blues Hold Blue Crew Tryouts
The Blues held tryouts for their 2012-13 Blue Crew fan entertainment team on Saturday. On-ice tryouts were held Sunday.


ST. LOUIS - The Blues held tryouts for the 2012-13 Blue Crew fan entertainment team on Saturday at Scottrade Center.

For more than four hours, interested candidates participated in activities that tested their ability to pump up a crowd, think on their feet through improvisation and more. Candidates also went through a series of interviews with a panel of judges that consisted of Blues staff members.

Participants were judged based on energy, charisma, confidence, stage presence and overall first impression.

“The tryouts have been so much fun. I love it, because you meet all the girls,” said Krista Pucci, who currently works as a receptionist and studies Biblical Counseling and Psychology. “I’ve been watching the Blues since I was three years old, and it would mean a lot to me (to be selected). I’ve missed cheerleading since high school, and I love sports and I love promotional work, so all of that ties into this.”

For the past month, the Blues have been accepting online applications. The team is looking for energetic, charismatic and outgoing individuals for the 2012-13 season. In addition to cleaning the ice and entertaining fans at games, this year’s Blue Crew will likely play a bigger role in the St. Louis community.

Andrew McClure, an anesthesiologist assistant at St. Louis University Hospital, said he tried out because he’s looking for a fun and relaxing job to balance the stress of working in an operating room. Ashley Borre, a waitress and figure skater for nearly 20 years, is interested in part-time work while attending grad school for nursing.

“Auditions have gone really well. There’s been a lot of energy, and a lot of creativity,” said Scott Casey, a three-year Blue Crew veteran who is trying out again this year. “It’s been great to just be part of the Blues organization and the history that’s in St. Louis. To be part of the team and the Blue Crew and bring the entertainment to the fans…all that is great.”

Some candidates participated in on-ice skating tryouts at St. Louis Mills on Sunday.

Added Casey, “It’s a great atmosphere and it’s just fun to be part of the group. The Blue Crew team itself is just a great team to be part of. It’s a big family, and it’s a joy to look forward to.”

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