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left, our school had a victory send off for the competitive cheerleading squad. It was something we always did for our other sports teams that went to states such as, football, basketball, and wrestling. We were always the ones cheering them on, and now they were cheering for us! As we were walking down that hallway crowded with all of our classmates, we heard things like, “You can do it!”, “You’re #1”, and “Bring home that trophy, girls!” It was an awesome feeling knowing that they believed in us...

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Cheerleaders are athletes too

everyone else, sometimes even more. They get hurt just like everyone else, but only more severely. In “Sis! Boom! Bah! Humbug!” Rick Reilly attempts to get people of his side of cheerleading as a sport or in his mind not a sport. He does not want girls cheering on the other athletes at sporting events when they could be in the event instead. Rick Reilly conveys his message through a sandwich of logos, pathos, logos statements; this was very effective in my eyes even if at points he turned the majority of...

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conflicts that can end up very seriously. To you guys we may just seem like girls who wave our poms poms in the air and do cheers, but It takes lots of effort to make pep rallies come together, paint signs, and try not to annoy you while we are cheering for your success. But for us to achieve and for you guys to approve of us there to support you is the first and only attempt for us to say yes. Simply because we do not run across goal lines, slam dunk basketballs, or hit home runs, doesn't mean...

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Cheerleading: Sport or not?

main purpose is to entertain, motivate and bring together people of other sport teams. Merriam Webster dictionary defines sport as an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. The skills involved in cheering leaves no doubt that cheerleaders are amazing athletes. They need to be as strong as a football player but as graceful as a ballet dancer. But, they need to be as flexible as an Olympic gymnast. They are athletes by every definition of the word....

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Feminism and Cheerleading

i gained a new sense of awareness. Im watching these players going at it on the court, making shots and pushing themselves, then all of a sudden i get a glimpse of the cheerleaders on the sideline and I'm like wow. There are a bunch of sexy girls cheering on the sidelines having nothing to do with basketball while everyones attention is on this game yet its indirectly on them too and i think, "isn't this that sexiest cultural we've been talking about in class"? Ive always looked at cheerleaders as...

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The Controversial Sport of Cheerleading

The number one thing I see when I see a cheerleader is a positive attitude and I know from experience that cheerleading definitely lifts your spirits and makes you cheer that much more from your heart. If you are one of those many girls that start cheering at a young age, especially competitive cheer, a study done called “Spelling Cheerleading” says that these kids who do learn some vital skills that they don’t even realize they are learning. This study suggests that it is “a whole-group activity...

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Sports Day

spellbound. Even the event had been delayed because of the rain, but it stills be continued after an hour. There were about 700 students. Most of them were competitors and spectators. Some of them were the official and members of the cheering teams. There were four Houses. Red House, Yellow House, Blue House as well as Green House. Most of the athletes joined the popular events like High Jump, Long Jump and 200 meter race. All of these events attracted everyone’s interest to watch and...

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The Controversy: How Cheerleading Is A Sport

basketball game. Chants and yells with corresponding movements and jumps were performed on the sidelines. As the basketball game took place the cheerleaders would yell out positive phrases. When the team scored the cheer leaders would celebrate by cheering and getting crowd involvement. Some basic stunts were shown off as well as simple tumbling passes. Research After observing I realized that being a cheerleader is a lot harder than it may seem. Many stereotypes about cheerleaders are negative and...

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Exemplification Essay: How Cheerleading Is A Sport

cannot agree on whether cheerleading takes on the task of being a sport. A reason some people may not know might be a result of them not understanding cheer. Cheerleading is made up of five main components: stunting, tumbling, dancing, jumping, and cheering. The two main and most impressing aspects of the sport, tumbling and stunting, both require intense training both mentally and physically. Cheerleaders must mentally overcome the fear of possibly injuring themselves and they must build up physical...

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History of Cheerleading

most popular National pastimes, cheerleading has come a long way the past ten decades. In ancient times spectators cheered for runners in races held during the first ever Olympic Games in ancient Greece. In the 1860's students in Great Britain began cheering at competitive sporting events and soon the idea spread to the United States. In 1884, Thomas Peebles, a graduate of Princeton University, took that yell and formed the first pep club. They created the first-known cheer sport of football to the...

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