A team activity that involves a combination elements of dance and acrobatics along with shouted slogans in order to entertain spectators at sporting events to help encourage enthusiasm among the crowd.
The objective is to cheer for their team by entertaining the spectators, while trying to bring enthusiasm to the game or in competition. When cheerleaders are in competition the team with the best routine being judged on tumbling, stunts, pyramids and tosses. To be the best, the skills needed are having good balance, coordination, dexterity, endurance, flexibility, rhythm, strength and tumbling.
There are three main roles for a cheerleader:
Gabi has been doing competitive cheerleading since she was 8 years old. She is well known for her flexibility and flying. She has won two world championships in 2013 and 2014.
January 16, 1998
Boca Raton, Florida