I am a cheerleader and I’m very passionate about it… been one since college and I feel very grateful I’m still “flying”.
Stranger: “Ah, so you’re being thrown up in the air?”
FYI: Cheerleading is a sport. Cheerleaders are not just for entertainment! We get injured way more than other athletes. Yes, WE ARE ATHLETES. We practice at least 3 hours a day, 6 days a week, 12 months in a year for a two and a half minute routine. Girls are tossed up 20 feet in the air. Men carry people, not weights, in one hand… plus we do all these smiling and with poise. Can Tiger Woods do that? I don’t think so. :p
From left to right: Tisha, Heather and Me after a game in Araneta, 2004!
I’m the one that’s oh so perky in the middle with both my arms up :)
(National Cheerleading Championships)
Stunting with Valenzuela’s CMIC Fighting Vanguards after their mini camp
“Not every girl can be a cheerleader, it takes a special kind. Cheerleaders are full of life and a little bit out of their mind.”
*Cheerleading in the Philippines? Visit http://www.nccphilippines.com