There seems to be a large debate about cheerleading being a sport. I would like to see what Gaians have to say about the subject. seeing as the USA just had there Nationl Cheering compition last weekend.
Why wouldn't it be? Cheerleaders are unbelievably athletic and strong, and we work ridiculously hard for a mere 2 1/2 minute performance. Can the majority of people throw a 120 lb girl 25 feet in the air, or be able to do an X-Out (back-tuck-star) triple twist from that height? Don't believe so. It's one of the most unique sports out there.
I believe it would technically would be a sport. My older sis was once one and from her experience it was pretty rough. They always got to stay in shape (as well as flexible) and go over routines like crazy. I do respect them and what the do, but I am not crazy about it. dramallamaxp
well heres what i think! YES IT IS A SPORT! in football athletes lift a 2 pound ball and run with it, but cheerleaders lift up a 70-110 pound girl while she twists and turns and she epects to be caught!!!! IT IS A SPORT!