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How cheer leading became to be!
Transcript of How cheer leading became to be!
By: Ginia Pena
intr.v. cheer·led (-ld), cheer·lead·ing, cheer·leads
1. To lead organized cheering, as at sports events.
2. To express or promote automatic or servile praise
Graduated from Princeton Unviersity and while in Princeton they started a "Pep club" to rally the fans for the Princeton University and Rutgers University football game in the 1880s.
Peebles then took the cheers to the University of Minnesota! Where football and fight songs started becoming very popular.
University of Minnesota's fight song
In 1898 the University of Minnesota's football team was on a loosing streak and Johnny Campbell was a medical student there who decided to get a group together to pump up the team and the fans.
He then picked up a megaphone and cheered the whole game with the first victory cheer!
"Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-U-Mah! Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Minn-e-sota!"
Then it Grew!
In 1923 the U of M was the first college to allow women in cheer.
Added tumbling and acrobatics to their routines.
Was found in high schools, pee wee football leagues, grade schools and every college.
In the 1960s and 70s they started to build organized groups such as, UCA, NCA, and USA, to teach higher skills.