‘Cheer’: U.S. Olympic Gymnast Tweets ‘I’m Trying Out For Navarro Cheer’ After Watching the Netflix Series
Netflix‘s new docuseries Cheer, about the fiercely competitive cheerleading team in Texas, has become extremely popular. The show follows the Navarro College cheer team, situated at a junior, two-year college in a tiny town. Fans of Cheer fell in love with the young, sympathetic, and hard-working cheerleaders. They also adored the team’s coach, the super-strict but somewhat-motherly Monica Aldama.
Since the show aired on Netflix, some of the cheerleaders have become mini-celebrities. La’Darius Marshall, Jerry Harris, and Lexi Brumback, to name a few, got blue-checkmarked on Instagram. Not to mention, Gabi Butler reached one million followers. Now the love for Cheer is spreading to actual celebrities; Reese Witherspoon recently commented on one of Butler’s Instagram posts, and now a former Olympian is tweeting that she wants to be on the Navarro Cheerleading team.
U.S. athlete tweets that she wants to join Navarro Cheerleading team after watching ‘Cheer’ on Netflix
Recently, gymnast Simone Biles tweeted out her love for the new show Cheer on Netflix. But the Olympic gold medal-winner didn’t just post about watching the show. Cheer convinced Biles, she tweeted, that she should join the team.
“CHEER had me convinced after 2020 I’m trying out for Navarro Cheer,” the athlete wrote.
Biles’ tweet got thousands of likes and responses from cheerleaders and Cheer fans.
But even Monica Aldama, the coach of the Navarr College cheer team replied to Biles.
“Welcome to the team,” Aldama wrote, followed by a string of hearts.
The tweet even got the attention of US Cheer Twitter. They, “responded US National Cheer Team,” followed by a string of emojis, in reference to the fact that cheerleading is becoming an Olympic sport.
Who is Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast and world’s biggest ‘Cheer’ fan?
The young athlete Simone Biles first competed in gymnastics in 2011, placing third at the American Classic. The following year, at age 15, she snagged first place. This won her a coveted spot at the USA Gymnastics National Championship in 2012.
Biles eventually became the first-ever African-American to win all-around at Worlds. She broke another record at the 2016 Olympic Games, becoming the first American woman to take home the gold for individual all-around gold and team gold in the same year.
After taking a bit of a break, the Cheer fan returned in 2018, where she once again dominated. Competing in the U.S. Classic Biles snagged another all-around title.
The gymnast has been named Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, Time Magazine’s 2016 Person of the Year, and ESPN’s most dominant athlete of 2018.
Biles hasn’t stopped making history: at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in 2019, she became the first-ever gymnast to land a trick called the double-twisting, double somersault dismount.
Meaning? She would be an insanely talented addition to the Navarro Cheer team.