Cheerleading A Sport

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The New York Times have published that cheerleading is the fastest growing girls sport; however, more than half of the american population will argue that cheerleading is not a sport. When most people think of cheerleading they think of girls standing on the sidelines of a football game waving around pom poms and jumping highly off of school spirit, but those of whom believe that have trouble distinguishing between not only recreational and competitive cheerleading but the hard work and athleticism put into both. As defined by most a sport is something in which you compete in which to them concludes that cheerleading cannot and is not a sport. Although that may be the definition, Merriam-Webster dictionary states otherwise, that cheerleading

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