Considered one of the most competitive and dangerous physical activities, cheerleading has been around since the 1800’s.
Based off organized routines that range from at least two to three minutes, each routine is stacked with elite tumbling passes, choreographed dances, jumps, basket tosses and stunts.
But what really happens behind the scenes and off the mat that keep these crowd pleasers coming back?
Is it all in the family?
It’s competitive nature?
Or does the school actually want them?
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Cheerleader Theo Johnson and his teammates find themselves surrounded by more than just cheers and chants. Instead, they consider themselves family when it comes to combating issues outside the gym.