Statistics show that cheerleaders -- who today more closely resemble gymnasts than the pompom-waving, megaphone-yelling leaders of yesteryear -- suffer more serious injuries than any other female athletes.
Nature Girl is not a rookie cheerleader. She has a few years of cheering experience, but this is her first year for being a "flyer" on the squad, which means she gets tossed in the air - - ALOT. She certainly does love the sport and she loves flying too! She likes when I video tape the stunts so she can see just how high she goes!
And while I enjoy watching her, I always breathe a sigh of relief when her feet are safely planted on the ground.