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Who invented cheerleading and when?

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Princeton graduate Thomas Peebles introduced the idea of organized crowds cheering at football games to the University of Minnesota. However, it was not until 1898 that University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd in cheering "Rah, Rah, Rah! Sku-u-mar, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!", making Campbell the very first cheerleader and November 2, 1898 the official birth date of organized Cheerleading.

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In ancient times spectators cheered for runners in races held during the first ever Olympic Games in ancient Greece. In the 1860's students in Great Britain began cheering at competitive sporting events and soon the idea spread to the United States. At Princeton in New Jersey, in 1865 the first pep club was formed and they created the first-known cheer: "Tah rah rah Tiger Tiger Tiger Sis sis sis Boom boom boom Aaaahhhhh! Princton! Princeton! Princeton!"

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You may be surprised, but men actually started cheerleading. They would stand in front of the stands and lead cheers to support their team. For example, "DEFENSE! *clap, clap* DEFENSE! *clap, clap*"

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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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Tiffany Cyrus invented the first cheerleading uniform look in 1923.

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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.

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idk, but i hate that person because ugg.. cheerleaders are sooooooooooo annoying

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Men Were the first cheerleaders not women so ask them

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johnny Campbell invented the first jump in cheerleading


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Cheerleading was invented at the University of Minnesota.


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It was 1898!!! There is more info on cheerleading such as who invented at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheerleading


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


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A picture of the man who invented cheerleading?

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


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