Cheerleading was once considered a sideline activity at sporting events. Now, cheerleading is a billion dollar industry around the world. At Rocky Mount Event Center we take cheer very seriously. Our huge 75, square feet of uninterrupted playing space is the perfect arena for competitive cheer and dance.
Rocky Mount Event Center Looks at Some Fun Facts About Cheerleading
Cheerleader Facts for Kids
Cheerleading is a popular sport, ubiquitous at schools across the country, with millions of athletes in the United States alone. Here's info on the history of the sport, statistics, and other notable people and details that made cheer what it is today. You can take this fun trivia back to your squad. How much do you know about cheer's history? Cheerleading, by the numbers:. Check out these fun facts:. Do you know what groups have been important to cheer?
Cheerleading Fun Facts & History
A cheerleading performer is called a cheerleader. It is most common in North America. Cheerleading first started at Princeton University in the s with the crowd chant, "Rah rah rah, tiger tiger tiger, sis sis sis, boom boom boom ahhhhhhh, Princeton Princeton Princeton! A few years later, Princeton graduate Thomas Peebles introduced the idea of organized crowd chanting to the University of Minnesota in , but it was not until that University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell stood in front of the crowd, and directed them in a chant, making Campbell the very first cheerleader.
Cheerleading has come a very long way in its relatively short history. Although the cheers and jumps may vary and the uniforms may be different from squad to squad, these facts unite cheerleaders under the same common heritage. While cheerleading got its start in the U. In the beginning of the sport, from first cheerleaders Thomas Peebles and Johnny Campbell, this was a male-dominated field. In fact, the first cheerleading fraternity, Gamma Sigma, was all male.