Essay On Cheerleading Is A Sport

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Did you know that cheerleading is one of the most intense sports? Cheerleading was first thought of in 1898 when Thomas Peebles took an all male club who he named the princeton cheers to the University of Minnesota where fight songs and songs for football were becoming very popular. Then one day University of Minnesota was on a bad losing streak and a college student named Johnny Campbell created a group to help energize the crowd and team. They began to to shout stuff like “Rah! Ski-u-Mah! Hoo-Rah!” Which then led the team to a victory. In 1923 is when women were allowed to finally cheer. This is the decade where cheerleaders added acrobatics and tumbling to their routines which leads me to my argument of why I believe cheerleading should be considered a sport.
One reason why cheerleading should be considered a sport because of the physical activity that they do. For
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For example according to the American Medical Association competitive cheerleading is a sport because it is a physical activity that is governed by rules under which a winner is declared and its primary purpose is to compare the skills of the participants. These rules are the exact same rules any other sport such as football or basketball but because cheering doesn’t involve manipulating a ball Americans think that it shouldn’t be considered a sport. However, gymnastics is sport and even showed on the Olympics and cheerleaders do the same thing that gymnastics do just not on a beam. Same thing with dancing. If dancing is a sport then why isn’t cheerleading looked at as sport? ; when all dancers do is simply move to beats of music which anyone can do. At cheer competitions teams perform two and a half minute routines which music is played and stunts , jumps , and tumbling is performed. Then a winner is chosen based on the best routines. Cheerleading is a very competitive sport that needs to be looked at
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