Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

By Scott Neuman

He invented the pompom and the iconic “Herkie jump” that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And, his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

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