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We've got spirit : the life and times of America's greatest cheerleading team
McElroy, James T.
Adult Nonfiction LB3635 .M334 1999

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Summary: "Let's Hear It for the Cheerleaders," "The New York Times" recently proclaimed, and in "We've Got Spirit," James T. McElroy answers the call, revealing the thrilling drama of ambition, heartbreak, and triumph that is a year in the life of America's greatest cheerleading team. Today's competitive cheerleading is intense, athletic, and even dangerous -- a sport in its own right that combines the acrobatic grace of gymnastics, the energized dance of ice skating, and the all-American good looks of a beauty pageant. "Cheerleading is hotter than ever," reports "The Wall Street Journal" on what is far and away the most popular girls' sport in America, with over three-and-a-half million participants. Thousands of high school teams across the nation practice year-round with hopes of becoming national champions, but only Kentucky's Greenup County Musketeers have won eight titles and are perennial contenders to take the top honors. Team members in the green and gold are adored throughout the countryfor being pretty, polite, sweet, and sexy -- but what Greenup's rivals strive to emulate is the fierce athleticism and competitive spirit that m


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