Congratulations OCCHS Cheerleaders!

Congratulations OCCHS Cheerleaders!

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Proud of yall

United States

#1 Feb 14, 2012
At big congrats to the OCCHS cheerleader squad for winning 7th best in the entire nation! Job well done!
judy

Monterey, TN

#2 Feb 14, 2012
in the nation? there are 33 "national championships"...each "national championship" has, on average 20 divisions....lets not make it more than what it is ok?
OCCHS proud

Benton, AR

#4 Feb 14, 2012
judy wrote:
in the nation? there are 33 "national championships"...each "national championship" has, on average 20 divisions....lets not make it more than what it is ok?
You should be ashamed of yourself for being jealous. Yes we are 4th best in the whole nation. We are proud of our girls! We will go far in our lifes.
curious

Martin, TN

#5 Feb 14, 2012
did uc cheerleaders place?
hahah

United States

#6 Feb 15, 2012
curious wrote:
did uc cheerleaders place?
They didn't even get a bid to go to nationals. They placed 5th out of five teams at state. LOL
Know

Benton, AR

#7 Feb 15, 2012
curious wrote:
did uc cheerleaders place?
UC cheerleaders are appointed because of their last names, not because they have any Cheerleading talents. That's why they don't get far in competitions and they aren't even allowed to do any stunts because they will get injured.. They are a joke.and just stand around at the games to be seen.

Since: Feb 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#8 Feb 15, 2012
It's only cheerleading when you LEAD cheers; we do not see(hear) enough of that at games. Yes, I know floor cheers are only done during timeouts and between quarters and half times. BUT, why can't you cheer from the baseline more, PLEASE? Be/do what you were selected to do; do not wait for "nationals" to show your stuff.
Congrats

United States

#9 Feb 15, 2012
Job well done :)
you know

United States

#10 Feb 15, 2012
OCCHS proud wrote:
<quoted text>You should be ashamed of yourself for being jealous. Yes we are 4th best in the whole nation. We are proud of our girls! We will go far in our lifes.
Pretty sure you were 7th. Unless UCA lied.
Cheerleading not a sport

Morristown, TN

#11 Feb 15, 2012
Cheerleading is not a sport. Usually when we say that, we get angry looks from girls who yell at us and say “that’s not right! Do you know how hard those girls work?!” Or it’s some other bogus reason that has nothing to do with whether or not cheerleading really is a sport.

Well now it seems official: Cheerleading isn’t a sport because a judge said so.

This came about because of the women’s volleyball team at Quinnipiac University sued the school when they removed volleyball for budgetary reasons. In order to be compliant with Title IX, they decided to replace volleyball with a competitive cheerleading team.

The judge in the case ruled that they could not do this because competitive cheerleading isn’t a real sport.

U.S. District judge Stefan Underhill said that competitive cheerleading is “too underdeveloped and disorganized” to be considered a sport so it can’t satisfy any gender requirements. He added that “competitive cheer may, some time in the future, qualify as a sport under Title IX,” but not now.

Cheerleading isn’t a sport. It’s just not. It was created to get the crowd riled up and cheer on others who were actually playing sports. And how about the fact that it has a huge element of looks? These girls are supposed to look hot, at least they usually tend to. What sport has any basis in how you look?

Deanna Harvey of the New York Daily News tries to defend cheerleading as a sport by writing up a bunch of nonsense that can easily be shot down.

She writes:

These critics obviously never went through one of our grueling practices or routines. Five days a week, for at least three hours each day, we practiced stunting (two or three girls throwing another member of our squad into the air where she performed a flip), dance routines, gymnastics (layouts, back hand-springs) and long stretches. The basketball, football and swim teams did not put nearly as much time into their daily practices as we did.

You think football is dangerous? Think about flying 10 feet into the air and landing (hopefully) into the arms of a 100-pound girl. Cheerleaders risk paralysis or lifelong back or leg injuries, but will do anything to nail their stunts and routines, no matter how dangerous they may be.

As to the first argument about the football team and swim teams not practicing as hard as the cheerleaders: So what? I practiced playing the guitar a lot, does that make music a sport? By practicing something a lot that makes whatever you are practicing a sport? Stupid argument.

The second part….it’s dangerous? Are you serious? Stunts are dangerous. Jumping out of a plane into enemy territory is dangerous. Hell, war is dangerous. Are those sports? Again, awful argument.

Don’t give us this “it’s difficult” and “we work hard” crap. Brain surgery is difficult, but it’s not a sport. Mechanics work hard. Is it a sport when you change someone’s oil?

I go back to my earlier argument on the origins of cheerleading: How many sports take place on the sidelines of other sports? Careful running down that foul ball, you might collide with the basketball team!

We aren’t claiming that cheerleading isn’t hard. Or that the girls (and some guys) don’t work hard. That doesn’t make something a sport. It doesn’t make it anything less than what it is. It is what it is, and it is what it isn’t….sport. And the judge agrees.
monster

Monterey, TN

#12 Feb 15, 2012
Not in the "whole nation" there are a boat load of "national championships" going on...Was one in Dallas last weekend also. Look it up
ummmmmmm

Brighton, TN

#13 Feb 17, 2012
What about my sexy cousins that make my little wee wee hard? I call my own cousins sexy because in lake county it is ok to keep it in the family.
guest2

Morristown, TN

#14 Feb 21, 2012
Why is everybody so damn rude to oc people on here? They did good, place good in a national contest, so come on congratulate them instead of saying something hateful like "well there's a bunch of national contests out there, so it doesn't matter" and stuff like that. You people are ridiculous. And OC cheerleaders-congrats, I'm proud to be a graduate of OCCHS.
Spectator

United States

#15 Feb 22, 2012
There wouldn't be so much bad mouthing to OCCHS about cheer if there had not been so much big talk from OC before nationals. Just my opinion
amen

United States

#16 Feb 24, 2012
Spectator said it all
virgin islands

Medina, TN

#17 Feb 24, 2012
Spectator wrote:
There wouldn't be so much bad mouthing to OCCHS about cheer if there had not been so much big talk from OC before nationals. Just my opinion
Big Deal. They placed 7th and they have nothing to be ashamed of because that wasn't shabby at all!
Martin is better

Morristown, TN

#18 Feb 25, 2012
Martin placed 4th!
Wake Up

United States

#19 Feb 25, 2012
Martin is better wrote:
Martin placed 4th!
It would be alot more impressive if OC would have used all the girls that were ON the team and not asked girls from the local tumbling and gymnastics schools to go with them. Use the girls that actually try out and not special girls...just saying..
Spectator

Cookeville, TN

#20 Feb 25, 2012
virgin islands wrote:
<quoted text>Big Deal. They placed 7th and they have nothing to be ashamed of because that wasn't shabby at all!
I didn't say they had anything to BA ashamed of. Just talkin about all the drama. It's senseless.
Bob

United States

#21 Feb 25, 2012
Spectator wrote:
There wouldn't be so much bad mouthing to OCCHS about cheer if there had not been so much big talk from OC before nationals. Just my opinion
Big talk? You people from Martin or who have moved to Martin so your kids can cheer there think too much of yourselves. People in OC don't care enough about you to "bad mouth" you. However, based on the amount of topic threads on the Martin site, the bad mouthing and the drama have been created by people like you who have are obsessed with attacking others to compensate for your own lack shortcomings insecurities. You should be proud of your team's 3rd place finish and we are proud of ours girls successes this past year.

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