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A Short History of Cheerleading

Written by Recreation Magazine on September 16th, 2016. Posted in Custom pom poms, Youth cheer pom poms, Youth metallic cheer pom poms

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Cheerleading is a popular American sport that boasts over four million cheerleaders across the nation. But have you ever wondered about the dynamic history of this popular sport? Here is everything you need to know about the history of cheerleading.

Cheerleading first started as a male sport.

Funny to think, but those cheer poms that came to be nowadays are because of college football. The first intercollegiate football game happened in 1869, and by the late 1880s, Princeton University had formed an all male pep club. The goal of this pep club was to energize the crowd and to root on the team, and the first organized cheer was invented by medical student Johnny Campbell.

Texas is known as the home of cheerleading.

Even though the first official pep team w