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!!
Cheerleading was invented to lead the crowd in encouraging cheers.
Cheerleading was invented in 1898 by Johnny Campbell.
johnny Campbell invented the first jump in cheerleading
The person who invented cheerleading, believe it or not, was a boy. His name was Johnny Campbell. Cheer was invented in 1898
Tiffany Cyrus invented the first cheerleading uniform look in 1923.
All-Star Cheerleading was invented in 1957
Cheerleading was invented at the University of Minnesota.
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.
cheerleading was invented to cheer on the team and pump up the cowd.
It was 1898!!! There is more info on cheerleading such as who invented at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheerleading
Go to www.wikipedia.org and search cheerleading, there is a picture of him on that page.
Tiffany Cyrus ;)
cheerleading was invented my a group of friends who stood on the side lines at a school sports game and cheered on their team.
Minnesota, at the University of Minnesota/
Tiffany Cyrus In 1923
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
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.
It's changed many ways since it was invented. Cheerleading has gotten more competitive. Also, it has gotten harder.
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. :]
Here is The Minnestoa Gopher,Jonny Campbell.
A college didn't, a individual did.
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