Player Profile: Brianna Arent


Remy Tittel, Sports Reporter

Name: Brianna Arent

Grade: Senior

Sport: Competitive Cheer

How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position?

“I have been cheering for 8 years now. I am a main/side base.”

Who inspired you to start?

“I was a competitive swimmer for nine years and I was getting tired of it so my dad signed me up for cheer because I have a “loud spirit” as he had said.”

What is your favorite cheer memory?

“Just the memory of every Friday night standing on that track in front of the FHC community doing the fight-song next to my best friends.”

What is the difference between sideline and competitive?

“Sideline is when you are on the track cheering on the team just more for fun, competitive is when you perform in three different rounds against a number of other teams and you try to win a title each meet. So it’s actually competitive when sideline is for fun.”

What is your favorite round in comp? Why?

“By far my favorite round is round three because that is all stunting which is where is what I do best in and I can really show my stuff.”

How do you feel about FHC having their own competitive team this year?

“Of course I’m excited about Central finally having their own team it just shows how much our program is growing. The other part of me is a little sad because I had made so many Eastern/Northern friends from competitive the past three years so I miss the friends from those schools and the old competitive that I knew a little bit.”

What three characteristics do you feel are most important for cheerleaders to possess? Why?

“Enthusiasm, drive, and heart.”

Why do you want to cheer for high school as opposed to an all-star program?

“I have thought about cheering for all-star for many years but sideline and competitive is what I have known and love and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.”

What do you think are the team’s best quality?

“No matter the day we have, we leave it all on that mat and go out and have and stay positive. But the biggest quality is the love and support we have for each other in and outside of cheer.”

Do you plan on continuing cheer through college?

“If I go to Western Michigan I don’t plan on trying out but if I decide to go to Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee then I have an opportunity to practice with the team and tryout to potentially be on the team. But as of now, I don’t believe I will continue to cheer in college.”