54-year-old woman to try out for Bengals cheerleading squad
MAR 01, 2014 1:29p ET
Brenda Gold was a three-sport athlete in high school and played volleyball at the University of Kentucky. She also trained in dance most of her life.
The math teacher and mother of two from Cincinnati, Ohio is now taking steps to become the newest member of the Ben-Gals, the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad.
So, what separates Gold from the field of hundreds of other Ben-Gals hopefuls?
She's 54 years old.
According to USA Today, Gold recently appeared on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" to get a new makeover in preparation for her tryouts. Apparently she won Strahan over, who commented, "Coming from a guy who came from sports, you can cheer for my team anytime."
Gold says she plans to attend dance classes starting next month and Ben-Gals dance clinics in the weeks before tryouts. Even though it's hard to picture a 54-year-old woman dancing on the sidelines for an NFL team, she's determined to try and do it.
"I really think I can do this," Gold told an Ohio TV station recently.
Who knows if she'll actually make it, but we wish her the best of luck.