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  • - [Voiceover] Go!

  • (thumping)

  • And, go!

  • (thumping)

  • (drumline music)

  • (cheers and laughs)

  • - Let's try cheerleading!

  • I'm excited.

  • - Cheerleading is for exciting, bubbly people.

  • - A lot of butt touching.

  • - I'm definitely not flexible enough to do cheerleading.

  • - It seems real hard and I don't think I can do it.

  • - I'm terrified.

  • I'm gonna get thrown in the air.

  • - I don't know what to expect.

  • Everyone's got a beard so that's making me a little nervous.

  • - Hi, my name is Jessie Moorehead,

  • and I am the head coach

  • at Santa Monica College.

  • I love cheerleading because of the physical challenge.

  • Every single day I get to walk in and manipulate people

  • to see what we can accomplish.

  • (drumline music)

  • So we're gonna start warming up the body

  • and we're gonna be doing some basic stretches.

  • (upbeat music)

  • So we're gonna do some co-ed partner stunting.

  • And I'm gonna have my ladies going up,

  • doing basic tosses.

  • - [Everyone] Ned stand up!

  • (laughing and yelling)

  • - Okay. (yells)

  • - I am a Greek god.

  • - Buzzfeed cheer team.

  • Get ready colleges around America.

  • What do I do?

  • - [Voiceover] Ready. One, two.

  • (laughter)

  • - Okay. Now what?

  • - [Voiceover] Okay hit it. Pull your leg.

  • Pull your leg.

  • (cheers) (loud scream)

  • - I can see why people feel they peak in high school,

  • like that's it.

  • They do it and they look so happy when they do it.

  • - They're smiling.

  • - They're smiling. I'm just terrified.

  • Oh! No no no!

  • - We just did a basket, a tuck X out.

  • And we're actually gonna instruct

  • a basic load and straight tosses.

  • (upbeat music)

  • (cheers)

  • - That's the coolest I have ever been

  • and will ever be.

  • - He tinkled a little bit.

  • - When we attend competitions

  • a section of the routine is actually a cheer portion.

  • - [All] Let's go!

  • Hey Buzzfeed!

  • Go! Let's go!

  • Hey! Buzzfeed!

  • (cheers)

  • - Everyone needs a moment to shake their rump.

  • (upbeat music)

  • - What kind of sass do you have upstairs?

  • - If we don't get this we'll never make it to regionals.

  • - I think they did amazing.

  • They came in with an open mind

  • and took every single challenge.

  • There wasn't a single moment where they said no,

  • and, or I couldn't do it.

  • They walked in and they trusted us

  • through the entire process,

  • which is the only thing you can ask for.

  • - I came in so amped to try this

  • and I immediately shit my pants.

  • - I don't know if you saw my face

  • during some of the lifts

  • but they were insane.

  • - I'm still shaking, actually, from the adrenaline.

  • - They keep you moving fast

  • so that you don't have the time to panic.

  • - I couldn't believe that they just

  • casually toss people.

  • - I'm like, pretty good at cheerleading.

  • - My 15 year old self would be like,

  • Eli this is your moment to touch butts.

  • But you're not thinking about grabbing butts,

  • because there's a human being

  • that you're holding above your head.

  • - I did fall, I'm lying.

  • I'm not good at it.

  • - Cheer for life.

  • What was I doing in band all this time?

  • - Still don't think it's a sport.

  • No, I think it's a sport.

  • But it is weird that it's a sport

  • about people cheering for other people playing sports.

  • Who's cheering for the cheerleaders?

  • I'll be.

- [Voiceover] Go!

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People Try Cheerleading For The First Time

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    hw posted on 2015/09/20
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