Navarro College Cheerleaders Of ‘Cheer’ Face Dayton Competition Cancellation Over Coronavirus
If you haven’t already heard about Netflix’s latest documentary series sensation “Cheer” it’s time to get with it.
If you HAVE seen the new docuseries, you know that when it comes to the cheerleaders of Navarro College, their yearlong goal is to win at the annual competition in Daytona. Like many other college-level cheerleading teams across the country, the Navarro cheer squad puts their literally sweat, blood and tears into winning the grand prize at the competition in Florida. They live, breathe and eat (even broken their bones) all in the name of this win.
It’s why, the revelation that the coronavirus outbreak has forced the cancellation of the big competition has so many cheerleaders in tears.
Recently, The National Cheerleaders Association confirmed that the NCA Collegiate National Championship scheduled for April 8-12 in Daytona Beach, Florida, has been canceled. The announcement comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a recommendation that people of more than 50 people cancel gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The cheerleaders of Navarro, are to say the least, devastated.
And understandably so.
In response to the cancelation, many have taken to social media to express their heartache over losing a goal they’ve worked towards for years.
The Navarro College cheer coach Monica Aldama made a post in response.
There are tons of tears being shed over this loss and while it is very sad for the cheerleaders, it’s great that health and safety are being made a priority. Stay safe out there!
The breakout Netflix series gives viewers a look into what it takes to make something perfect.
The members of the 14-time National Champion team each bring their own unique set of skills to the team and personal stories to the docuseries. There’s Gabi a cheerleading celebrity with the weight of her status on her shoulders. There’s Jerry, a male cheerleader still grieving the loss of his mother who also isn’t necessarily the best technically on the team but absolutely is its spirit. And Lexi is praised for her “guy-like” strength while also dealing with not totally having a sense of identity. To say it briefly, it’s no wonder the cheer squad has collectively become a Netflix darling.
The squad has become such a sensation that they recently got an invite to the Ellen Show back in February. And boy was it great.
For their Ellen debut, the squad performed part of their routine from their Daytona competition.