Why are there male cheerleaders?

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People think of the "ideal" cheerleader as a female, because it was females that started the sport. On terms of technicality, it may be easier for a female cheerleader to tumble because they phisically have less body to flip around. It may also be less complicated for girls to stunt. In terms of watching the sport ( college ), people like to watch girls in skimpy uniforms, for obvious reasons.

actually that is false the first cheerleader was a male (Thomas Peebles was the first cheerleader) also males a normally better cheerleaders they have higher jumps better tumbling throw higher baskets that is why most colleges are co-ed the reason why the "ideal" cheerleader is a female is because people dont look at Cheerleading as a competing sport they think its people at games running around saying cheers and they would rather look at a girl in a skirt then a males also most people have never even seen a real comp

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Male Cheerleaders serve a variety of purposes. The first and foremost is their ability to stunt. Male cheerleaders can lift female cheerleaders into the air over their head so that the female cheerleaders can better engage the crowd. It is much easier for male cheerleaders to base by themselves, and therefore requires less people per squad.

Male Cheerleaders are often skilled tumblers too. (Tumbling has been incorporated into cheerleading because it is flashy and can help draw the crowds attention). Again, genetics give males an advantage in this particular activity. Males tend to be more top heavy and so tumbling is easier for them than females.

Male Cheerleaders also help add lower octaves to cheers too, this can make them more audible.

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I have been a competitive cheerleader for 5 years and a middle school cheerleader for 3 years. I am now on a Jv high school team. If you have never cheered before you should try it just for fun. Both school and comepetitive cheerleading are really fun to do. You also get a lot of exercise out of it, too. You also get to meet a lot of new people.

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