Armwood High School cheerleader Chris Turner executed flawlessly from the sidelines of Lyle Flagg Field in Seffner on Oct. 5, with 25 spread-eagle jumps performed before a hometown crowd that burst into appreciative applause when he was done.
"I started tumbling around the seventh-grade," said Turner, an Armwood senior, who like other seniors that night wore a pink shirt in recognition of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It was senior night at the Armwood football game, a great time for Turner to talk about what drew him to cheerleading, an athletic undertaking, he said, that demands a lot of stunts, a lot of jumps and a lot of tumbles.
"My mom got me really into it, for a scholarship," Turner said. "She convinced me [to do it]."
What he likes about cheerleading, he added, "is everything."
"Honestly, everything about it," Turner said. "Meeting new people, having a team bond with everybody, and everybody is really friendly."
And, the senior added, "I like to tumble."
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