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I had just three days to learn a cheer and a two and a half minute dance routine. I was not officially on the team yet. Do to not having the grades going into my junior year of high school I was not able to cheer until mid-terms came out. I figured I wouldn’t be able to be on the competition squad because I wouldn’t have enough practices in time, but one of the flyers had broken her leg at practice and sure enough I was on the competition squad. There was three days until the Region IV cheerleading competition. I needed to learn everything and make it perfect in a short amount of time. I thought to myself I know I can do this, its cheerleading I have been doing this for years. I just need to practice super hard and make sure it’s right.
The first practice I had attended was tremendously hard, of course I knew it would be, but I had to pull through for my teammates. All of the stunts were a little shaky the first time going up, but I nailed each stunt. I had is perfect in no time. After learning the cheer and dance routine I practice every chance I got.
Every year the cheerleaders perform their routine in front of the student body on the Friday before the competition. I was so nervous. This would be the first time I had actually done the whole routine start to finish. After they announced all of our names and details about the competition it was time to take the floor. My hands were shaky and sweaty as I bent down on my knee to start the cheer. It was going great. The cheer was so loud, just as it should have been. At last the cheer was over and next came the dance. Standing there waiting patiently, I got even more nervous. I was hoping to hit all of my stunts solid and have no bobbles. When the dance was over everyone stood up and cheered for us; everything hit solid as a rock. I was so excited and so were all of my teammates.
Saturday, November 4th, 2006 had arrived. It was time to get pumped and ready for the competition. All of the...