Cheerleading is more than pompoms, pep
Cheerleading is more than pompoms and pep
High school athletes often dream about winning a championship, and those who do win get to proudly show off their championship rings. But cheerleaders across the country aren't working for a ring, they want to wear the white jacket.
White jackets are awarded to the winning squads at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships, which air on ESPN.
Of the nearly 400,000 high school cheerleaders in the United States, about 114,000 cheer on competitive squads, ...
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Winter Sports// Toughest high school sports: winter season
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Spring Sports// Toughest high school sports: spring season
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