Category: America Needs Cheerleaders

USA Cheer Makes a Wish Come True

After Lizzy’s diagnosis put her cheerleading career on hold, she had one dream: to meet the best cheerleaders in the USA. The Make a Wish Foundation contacted USA Cheer in order to make this happen. Lizzy, now an honorary member of the US National Team, wasn’t the only one impacted by the experience. “The teams were excited to meet Lizzy and I can say that she had just as much of a profound impact on the teams as the teams had on her,” said Director of US National Teams Tony Nash. Lizzy had the opportunity to participate in multiple US ... Read more

River Falls Cheerleading Is Back and Better Than Ever

The sidelines at River Falls High School stood bare for fifteen years. It wasn’t until a new teacher at the high school introduced herself to the class and mentioned she had been a cheerleader. This prompted a student to ask why River Falls didn’t have a cheerleading team. From there, efforts to bring cheerleading back to RFHS began. The school had struggled in the past to keep cheerleading alive, having the program defunded in 2000 and later a failed, short-lived attempt at rebuilding the program. In the fall of 2014, twelve girls cheered at all home football games and that ... Read more

Athlete Brings Joy and Encouragement to Squad

Over the past three years at Anthony Wayne High School, the cheerleading team has had a special member. When Coach Tyler Bill took over the team, he was approached about a student who had always wanted to try cheerleading. “I was excited for the opportunity to work with Brittany and make our team all-inclusive,” said Bill. “She loves to perform and show our community all the talent she has.” Brittany’s passion for cheerleading is apparent. At her first practice she was excited and nervous, according to Bill. The nerves didn’t stop her from trying everything she was asked. Her interest ... Read more