Maroa, IL -
Google "Cheerleading Accident" and you'll get over 2 million hits displaying videos and news articles telling stories of cheerleading stunts gone bad. It's not just limited to younger age groups either. Serious accidents happen at every level from High School, College, and Professional Cheerleading.
Don't misunderstand me ...cheerleaders play an important role in athletic competition and work very hard to create the atmosphere we all enjoy at sporting events. However, I still hold my breath and pray every time a cheerleader climbs on the shoulders of a teammate and then performs a dismount.
I've personally witnessed several accidents over the years but none that sent a cheerleader to the hospital. I hope it stays that way! So, be careful out there ladies and thank you for all you do to make our sporting events more enjoyable.