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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.
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

IOC Cheerleading decision positive step for sport, local club

By Nathan Kanter
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.

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