Meet the 2016 Gold Rush Squad: Cassie and Sophia

View some of the best images of the 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders from Week 5, where they took part in the team's all-black, color rush uniforms.

Each week, 49ers.com gets to know two members of the 49ers Gold Rush. This week, we meet Sophia, a third-year member from Cottonwood, Calif., and Cassie a rookie from Tracy, Calif.

What have you learned from being a member of the Gold Rush?

CASSIE:As the thrill of each gameday comes to an end and our pom-poms and uniforms are put away, I realize that I have had the amazing privilege of learning just how lucky I am to be surrounded by such a talented group of young women. I feel beyond thankful to be representing such a prestigious organization alongside of each one of my teammates who bring their own unique knowledge, passion, and talent to our group on and off the field.

If you could say anything to the 49ers fans what would it be?

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SOPHIA

SOPHIA: THANK YOU! We truly have the greatest fans in the NFL and you guys make gamedays so much fun. We are lucky to represent such an incredible organization!

What do you like most about being a member of the Gold Rush?

CASSIE: One of the best parts about being a member of the Gold Rush is being so involved with the community. From helping with non-profit and charity events to Junior Gold Rush, it feels absolutely wonderful to be able to give back to the community in any way that we can while inspiring the younger generations to be involved as well.

What's something our fans would be surprised to learn about you?
SOPHIA:I can touch my nose with my tongue.

CASSIE:I love soccer just as much as I love football and am a huge fan of Brazil's national team. I got the privilege of attending some soccer games throughout my stays in Brazil and have been hooked ever since.

If you were a tourist in San Francisco, what three things would be on the top of your must see/do list?

SOPHIA:Find a beach. I love Baker Beach because it's right next to the Golden gate bridge. Walk the pier and don't forget the clam chowder. Attend a Giants game at AT&T Park.

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CASSIE

CASSIE:Tandem biking along the Golden Gate Bridge, visiting Billy Goat Hill and taking a photo on the infamous swing, and getting a warm, freshly made fortune cookie from the original Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.** o you have any pets? CASSIE: *I have a finned friend, a beta fish named Cosmo!

How would you describe your style? SOPHIA:In one word: versatile! I love to mix and match. My closet has a little bit of everything from baseball tees and converse to sundresses and girly outfits.
Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

SOPHIA: My mother. She has fostered hundreds of babies since becoming a foster parent at 20 years old.

**GOLD RUSH FAVORITES**
**CASSIE** **SOPHIE**
**MOVIE** WAYNE'S WORLD FINDING NEMO
**TV SHOW** SEX AND THE CITY THE BACHELOR
**CHARITY** MARCH OF DIMES MAKE-A-WISH
**PHONE APP** SPOTIFY SPOTIFY
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