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Cheerleading is an organized sports activity combining dance, gymnastics, and stunt elements to cheer on teams.It originated in Britain in the 1860s when students began to cheer in unison for their favorite athletes at sports events.A decade later cheerleading crossed overseas to the United States, ___41___ it remains the most common.
___42___ women currently dominate the field, cheerleading was begun by men. In the 1920s women becameinvolved in cheerleading, but it was not until 1940s that they joined in large numbers, since so many college-aged menwent off to fight in World War II. In 1948, Lawrence Herkimer, the father of modern cheerleading, founded theNational Cheerleaders Association and held the first cheerleading camp. He established the first cheer uniformcompany and invented the iconic cheer accessory, pom poms. ___43___ Herkimer, cheerleading would not be the sportthat we know and love today.
The history of competitive cheerleading dates back to the late 1960s, when the International CheerleadingFoundation began ___44___ the top ten college cheerleading squads as well as handing out Cheerleader All Americaawards. As the popularity of cheerleading grew, so ___45___ the stunts, tumbling and skill level of the cheerleadersparticipating. Today competitive cheerleading is one of the most popular sports in the United States and it has becomea multi-million-dollar industry that shows no signs of slowing down.