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    Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    What do you think?

    A Wisconsin appellate court ruled that it is not a contact sport.

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    Because it is not considered a contact sport, a cheerleader who fell when she was not propertly spotted by another cheerleader, can sue.


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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    I disagree with the ruling... I think if the cheerleader is knowingly putting herself at risk she shouldn't be able to sue...



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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    man I was expecting some youtube video on two cheerleaders fighting. I have to say I am very disappointed.

    And no cheerleading is not a contact sport. And the cheerleader should not be able to sue for the incident.



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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    Yes, great thread title, horrible results.


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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    I agree with the ruling.



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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    It's actually Gymnastics. It has nothing to do with Cheerleading. They put on cheerleader outfits but it group Gymnastics. Cheerleading basically only exists in high school.



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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    man I was expecting some youtube video on two cheerleaders fighting. I have to say I am very disappointed.

    And no cheerleading is not a contact sport. And the cheerleader should not be able to sue for the incident.
    Here you go
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nja1r_R-cgQ"]YouTube - Cheerleaders fight[/ame]

    Also, cheerleading is not a contact sport, but the girl doesn't have a leg to stand on if she sues- unless she can prove negligence (which is very hard to do.



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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    if that is cheerleader fighting sign me up



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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    You have to assume that cheerleading is a sport first....



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    Cool Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    It's actually Gymnastics. It has nothing to do with Cheerleading. They put on cheerleader outfits but it group Gymnastics. Cheerleading basically only exists in high school.

    HA, it is NOT gymnastics! My daughter does gymnastics and college cheerleading is no where near. In fact, besides the Navy Seals, I don't think anything is a tough to do as gymnsatics. It's crazy what gymnasts can do, just crazy sick........


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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    What is that, an Auburn recruiting outing for the boys?


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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    man I was expecting some youtube video on two cheerleaders fighting. I have to say I am very disappointed.

    And no cheerleading is not a contact sport. And the cheerleader should not be able to sue for the incident.
    Some gal at nebraska broke her neck on a Three Tier miss four years back. The school limited the routine after that $1M blunder.


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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfnb View Post
    In fact, besides the Navy Seals, I don't think anything is a tough to do as gymnsatics.
    THANK YOU!

    This is the single best thing I've ever read on a website ever!



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    Quote Originally Posted by hard2clone View Post
    THANK YOU!

    This is the single best thing I've ever read on a website ever!

    I'm not sure how to take that


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    Re: Is cheerleading a contact sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Some gal at nebraska broke her neck on a Three Tier miss four years back. The school limited the routine after that $1M blunder.
    NU still won't allow their cheerleaders to tumble after that



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