HOUSTON Nearly 1,000 hopefuls came out Saturday to see if they have what it takes to cheer on the Houston Texans.

KHOU 11 News Anchor Lily Jang and Sports Anchor Daniel Gotera were judging the tryout held at the Methodist Training Center across from Reliant Stadium. The field of about 1,000 candidates was cut down to just 35, so the competition was fierce.

It s very hard. It takes a lot of energy, a lot of boost. You just really have to get out here and have fun and look like you re enjoying yourself, Michelle Mayo, who tried out Saturday, said.

The cheerleading coach said they are looking for triple threats - attractive girls that can dance and speak well.

I m so excited, Gwendolyn Shorts, another candidate, said. If I don t make it this year, I will be back next year.

The cheerleaders have to try out for a spot on the squad each year.

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