A group of youth girls from Cheer Legacy Athletics pose for a photo. Lesia Rathje, owner and founder of Cheer Legacy Athletics, is happy the IOC has given the sport some recognition. submitted photo/Lesia Rathje
December 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
When Lesia Rathje was in elementary school, she was so inspired by the movie Bring It On that she went with a group of friends to her principal to get permission to start a cheerleading team.