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Kyra Stone August 30, 2011 English 102, Scott The Evolution of Cheerleading Some argue that cheerleading isn’t a sport; some even argue that it doesn’t require anything near athletic abilities. It has been fought over for years now to establish whether or not cheerleading should or should not be considered a sport. In an attempt ot finally make cheerleading an official NCAA sanctioned sport, USA (United Spirit Association) Cheer released a new competition sport designed to be considered for NCAA Emerging Sport Status. Contrary to popular belief, cheerleading no longer only consists of yelling and jumping around in butt- hugging skirts. It has evolved into something much larger where advanced acrobatic skills, incredible strength as well as flexibility, and stunting skills are all required in order to even be a competitive athlete. Since its invention in 1898, cheerleading has continuously failed to be considered a sport. Sideline cheerleading was originally started by Princeton graduate Thomas Peebles who introduced the idea of leading crowds in organized cheers at the football games at the University
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