Paying homage to the Gamblers' cheerleading squad!
Kailani is the Highrollers advisor for
Houston-Gamblers.com. We will be working with her and adding Highrollers-related content to the site on an ongoing basis.
Talented, intelligent, personable and beautiful.
These are just four of the adjectives associated with the Gamblers Highrollers.
The Highrollers, a unique combination
of dance and cheer team, under the leadership of directors and choreographers Lea Geeslin and Terrence Karn, were selected
through an audition process at the Houston Westin Galleria. Although the Highrollers were extremely attractive, they
were not chosen solely on looks. Their selection was based on a point system, entailing dance ability, personality, appearance
The Highrollers' backgrounds were as diverse as the functions at which they represented the organization.
The team was comprised of professional dancers, actresses, models, flight attendants, teachers, secretaries, students, and
occupations in medicine and law.
An early Highrollers TV appearance, filmed
on Feb. 7, 1984 (just two weeks after the squad was chosen!)
The Highrollers in action in the Dome on March
Tryouts for the 1984 Highroller squad
were held at the Adam's Mark Hotel on January 22 and 23, 1984. On Monday morning, January 23, Gamblers' flagship radio station
104 KRBE broadcast the names of the dancers who made the squad. The "Highrollers" name was also announced for the
first time, chosen from more than 2,000 name suggestions.
Lisa Barcia Tami BillgerJohnna BoylesJulie
BurrowsVan CameronTerri CrawThomasena CulbertsonAngela CurryGerry
DvoretskyAmy EcholsTatiana FluentMonica FuertesBarbara
GonsoulinLeslie HenriciPam ImlerDonna JacksonVivian
JacksonFrances LoganKim LoweryDebbie MartinezKailani
MaurerDeirdre MillerRobin MueschkeCarol NoriegaStella
OgdenFrances PintoDebi PlattKim PontonJulie
PostleSherri RatherRobin RayKarla Self Lisa
StraitMary Jo WadeLisa Wilson