Shirley Stapleton Pundt 
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I too was on the UA Twirling squad (Twirling Circus) in the early 70's. I fell in love with Shirlee Bertolini because I too am a Shirley (and a redhead)! She gave me a place to belong at the UA and I learned to do things I never knew I could. I too was a self-taught twirler (my mother had been a twirler in her younger days on the east coast), but Shirlee and my other team-mates from 1973 & 1974 helped me polish my skills and helped me gain self confidence. I loved performing in Arizona Stadium. I also loved practicing under the guidance of someone who cared so much about us as individuals and as a team.

The highlights of my years with Shirlee were being chosen to go on a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, being a part of the Arizona Bicentennial Band in 1976 that marched in Washington, D.C. for the Bicentennial Parade, and just being a part of a wonderful group of girls and a proud tradition!

I am very proud to have been a part of the UA Twirling history and to have twirled under Shirlee Bertolini and band director Jack Lee.

Shirley Stapleton Pundt
(I was the "R" in 1973 and the "I" in 1974)

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Posted by Shirley Stapleton Pundt on 10/10/2014 at 4:55 PM

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