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The characters we’re rooting for on Netflix’s ‘Cheer’

They’ve got spirit, yes they do! The cast of Netflix’s hit new docuseries “Cheer” has won the hearts of Netflix bingers whose only exposure to the world of competitive cheerleading until last week had been the 2000 cult classic “Bring It On.” Now, audiences are holding their breath before a full-out tumbling performance, and celebrating when an underdog gets “on mat” — the lingo used when a cheerleader gets to perform at the Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. Cheerleaders at Navarro College, a two-year junior college in the small town of Corsicana, Texas, train for Daytona with a level of intensity reserved usually for elite Navy Seal teams.  Head coach Monica Aldama, who’s been leading ...
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