TopCats

Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders

The Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders - the TopCats - help cheer the Panthers to victory and entertain fans at every home game at Bank of America Stadium in addition to being visible throughout the Carolinas at corporate and charitable events.

A group of 28 women, the TopCats represent all regions of the Carolinas and range in age from 21 to 40 years old. They hold careers in a variety of distinguished professions, including nursing, event planning, marketing and teaching.

Auditions for the TopCats are a comprehensive and intense process. The final squad members are selected based on their personalities, showmanship, dance skills, professionalism and physical fitness.

The TopCats staff includes Richelle Williams and Shannon McClattie, both former TopCats, as well as Kate Milstead. Williams is the manager and squad's choreographer. McClattie serves as an assistant for the program and assists with choreography. Milstead is the entertainment assistant and coordinates all appearances for the TopCats, Sir Purr and PurrCussion.

Photos

  • Patriots Panthers Football Rufus Johnson, Trey Flowers, Joe Webb

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    Carolina Panthers' Joe Webb (14) is hit by New England Patriots' Trey Flowers (74) and Rufus Johnson (70) as he throws a pass during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The Patriots won 17-16. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
  • Patriots Panthers Football Cam Newton, Dominique Easley

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    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) is sacked by New England Patriots' Dominique Easley (99) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
  • Patriots Panthers Football Tom Brady, Kony Ealy

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    New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) scrambles as Carolina Panthers' Kony Ealy (94) pursues during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Patriots Panthers Football Ron Rivera, Bill Belichick

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    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, left, greets New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The Patriots won 17-16. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • Patriots Panthers Football Jordan Todman, Robert McClain

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    Carolina Panthers' Jordan Todman (30) is upended by New England Patriots' Robert McClain (22) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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