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Ellersick poses an example of a cheer motion for the team.

Behind the scenes of a cheer coach

Cheer alumna aims to change the image of cheerleaders one team at a time
By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye Staff May 4, 2017

When cheer coach Jessica Ellersick went to high school,“Cheerleaders were the cool girls. They were the ones to go to parties.” Back in the early 2000s, many cheerleading teams weren’t as competitive...

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