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Cheerleading, as we know it today, was initiated in 1898 by Johnny Campbell, an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, who stood before the crowd at a football game and directed them in a famous and still used yell. "Rah, Rah, Rah! Sku-u-mar, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!". And so cheerleading officially began on November 2, 1898. Whether you are a cheerleader, a yell leader, a songleader or a spiritleader (variations on the term "cheerleader"), or whether you are on an all female, an all male, or a combination male/female squad, you are striving towards one goal. That goal is to effectively lead a crowd in support of an athletic team and to generate spirit and pride within a school or community. Today cheerleading enjoys a reputation of being an important leadership force on practically every high school and college campus in America. All of this is because of a man in Minnesota who couldn't stand sitting in the bleachers. He had to be in front of them! Thank you Johnny Campbell!!

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Why was cheerleading invented?

Cheerleading was invented to lead the crowd in encouraging cheers.

Was cheerleading invented in year 1898 or was it invented in the years of 1860?

Cheerleading was invented in 1898 by Johnny Campbell.

Who invented the first jump in cheerleading?

johnny Campbell invented the first jump in cheerleading

Was the person who invented cheerleading a girl or a boy?

The person who invented cheerleading, believe it or not, was a boy. His name was Johnny Campbell. Cheer was invented in 1898

Who invented the cheerleading uniforms?

Tiffany Cyrus invented the first cheerleading uniform look in 1923.

When was all-star cheerleading invented?

All-Star Cheerleading was invented in 1957

What state did cheerleading become a sport?

Cheerleading was invented at the University of Minnesota.

Who is the person who invented cheerlaeding?

Johnny Campbell is the man who invented cheerleading. He invented this sport in 1905. The first college with a cheerleading squad was the University of Minnesota.

Where did he invent cheerleading?

cheerleading was invented to cheer on the team and pump up the cowd.

What year was cheerleading discovered?

It was 1898!!! There is more info on cheerleading such as who invented at

A picture of the man who invented cheerleading?

Go to and search cheerleading, there is a picture of him on that page.

When was the sport of cheerleading invented?


What country was cheerleading invented?


Who invented cheerleading outfits?

Tiffany Cyrus ;)

Why was cheerleading ivented?

cheerleading was invented my a group of friends who stood on the side lines at a school sports game and cheered on their team.

In what year was the sport cheerleading invented?

1898 1898

What state was cheerleading invented in?

Minnesota, at the University of Minnesota/

When were cheerleading uniforms invented?

Tiffany Cyrus In 1923

What is the year cheerleading was invented?

the year that cheerleading was invented was the year 1898 when johnny Campbell had got together 6 male students and cheered for the first time at univirsity minnesota

Who invented cheerleading stunts?

Cheerleading stunts were invented by Lawrence 'Herkie' Herkimer. He is credited with not only creating moves like the 'herkie,' but also patenting the pom-pom and the spirit stick.

How has cheerleading changed?

It's changed many ways since it was invented. Cheerleading has gotten more competitive. Also, it has gotten harder.

Did johnny Campbell invent cheerleading?

yes, johnny campell "invented" for lack of a better word, cheerleading. He was at a football game, when he started saying chants and got more and more people doing it. That became known as cheerleading and has formed into cheerleading today. :]

A photo of the man who invented cheerleading?

Here is The Minnestoa Gopher,Jonny Campbell.

What college invented cheerleading?

A college didn't, a individual did.

Who invented the first cheerleading jump?

Many jumps in cheering such as the toe-touch and the pike jump were already being used in gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics. The first jump unique to cheerleading is the herkie jump invented by Lawrence Herkimer in 1949

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