“Cheer” – the documentary

Cheer (six episodes) now streaming on Netflix.

The stakes on the mat are high, but for these cheerleaders, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the athletes themselves.

… Netflix’s new documentary series “Cheer” follows the competitive cheerleaders of the 14-time National Championship winning team at Navarro College in Corsicana, TX.

Over the course of six episodes join the team members as they face injuries, sacrifice, personal setbacks and triumphs, all leading up to one nail-biting and adrenaline pumping final competition at the National Championship.

It’s gotten good reviews.

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tumbling the football field

I believe this is UTSA Cheer tumbler 𝕋𝕪 𝕂𝕦𝕪𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕝𝕝.

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National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling

Acrobatics & Tumbling is a relatively new American College sport exclusively for female athletes.

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended that all three divisions of governance structure add Acrobatics & Tumbling to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program Aug. 1, 2020.

There were 29 NCAA colleges and universities sponsoring teams in 2019. The sport must reach 40 varsity programs to move forward to the NCAA governance structure for championship consideration in future.

Athletes are recruited as bases, flyers or backs. Some compete only the tumbling portion. Each team has 30 members or more. Baylor, the top team in 2019, has 50 on their roster as I post.

Scholarships are available. Numbers and amount vary school-to-school.

Competitors come from disciplines including Acrobatic gymnastics, Artistic (often Levels 8-10), Trampoline & Tumbling, and competitive Cheer  (often Levels 4 & 5).

The harder competition surface is typically a basketball floor with roll mats on top.

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Baylor 2019



Cheerleader Laney Madsen competes WAG for Bulgaria

And has a verbal commitment to compete for UCLA.

Laney trained with Kyla Ross in California.




Cheer Dads surprise daughters with their own routine

A group of 18 dads from Edmonton, with kids in Perfect Storm Athletics, surprised their daughters with a viral cheerleading routine of their own last week.

The fathers called themselves “the weathermen” and had three secretive practices with trainers from Perfect Storm Athletics to learn the routine.

They performed the three-minute routine in front of their kids on April 14 at a showcase in Calgary called 4Cast that featured all of the Perfect Storm clubs in Alberta. …

Global News

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Baylor wins 5th consecutive NCATA title

National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association

Top seed Baylor used a strong performance in the tumbling and team events to earn its fifth-straight national championship with a 278.400-271.725 victory over second-seeded Oregon on Saturday evening in the NCATA Tournament finals.

The Bears also wrapped up their fourth undefeated season in program history by ending the year with a 12-0 record. Oregon wraps up the year with a 7-3 mark, with all three of its losses coming to Baylor this season. …