“Cheer”: the New Netflix Series Documenting Competitive Cheerleading

By: Madison Clabough


Netflix’s riveting six-part docu-series about Navarro College’s cheer squad and their ACL-tearing quest for the school’s 14th national cheerleading title, that follows the ups and downs of Navarro College's competitive cheer squad as they work to win a coveted national title. The college national championships in Orlando was January 17 – January 19, 2020. The show follows the competitive cheerleading team as they prepare to compete once more in the national championships. It quickly becomes clear that this is a physically demanding sport, requiring extraordinary strength and coordination — and resulting in serious injuries when things go wrong. Morgan Simianer, Lexi Brumback, and Gabi Butler, La’Darius Marshall, Jerry Harris, and Mackenzie Sherburn are some of the main cast for the show.