Column: The Cheer Life – Stunts

A. Myers, Staff Cartoonist, Staff Writer


Cheer stunts can be very complicated it takes a lot of skill to do advanced stunts.

You don’t have to be a professional stunter you can be a beginner to do stunts. Some of my favorite stunts are a cradle, a full, and my all time favorite is a toe.

I know they sound complicated but it just takes practice and a lot of hard work.

Doing stunts is harder than it looks. At first it was confusing to me when they tried to explain to me what to do. After all I am a first year cheerleader.

The first steps to stunting and being a base are to put a lot of power into bringing the flyer to the air, instead of dragging her up.

I had some trouble with that before instead of putting all my power into bringing her up the student would just fall because i’m not bringing her up on time.

So just put power and strength into it and put focus when you do it to ( it helps).

The second part of stunting is to work together and if you don’t, it won’t work.

Get to know your stunt group a little more it may help your stunt.