American Cheerleader

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American Cheerleader
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Frequency Quarterly
First issue  1995 (1995-month)
Company Varsity Spirit
Country United States
Language English
Website www.americancheerleader.com
ISSN 1079-9885

American Cheerleader is the first and largest national teen magazine dedicated to covering sideline and competitive cheerleading. It was founded in 1995 and is currently based in Memphis, Tennessee. Staff includes Editor-in-Chief Jackie Martin and Managing Editor Kim Conley.

History[edit]

Inspired by the popularity and competitive nature of cheerleading in the early 1990s, publishing executive Michael Weiskopf started a magazine to take advantage of its evolving culture. The first issue was published in New York in January 1995.

It was published by Lifestyle Ventures, LLC, and the first issue featured University of Maryland cheerleader Penny Ramsey, who went on to become a castaway in Thailand on the CBS show Survivor in 2002.[1] Special Collector’s Editions were produced in February 2005 and February 2010 to commemorate the magazine’s 10th and 15th anniversaries. Lifestyle Media, Inc. was acquired by Macfadden Performing Arts Media, LLC in 2006. Varsity Spirit bought the magazine in 2012.[2][3]

Content[edit]

American Cheerleader covers training tips for stunting and tumbling, tryout advice, team building activities, beauty, fashion, fitness and how to balance schoolwork and cheer. All issues feature a Cheerleader of the Month, Spotlight Squad and Awesome Athletes.[4][5]

Cheerleader of the Month[edit]

Cheerleaders of the Month are recognized for their talent, academic achievement and community involvement.[6][7][8]

Cover and media[edit]

Past celebrity covers have included Debby Ryan,[9] Erica Joy Allen, Kendall Jenner,[10] Heather Morris, Francia Raisa, Christina Milian, Kirsten Dunst, Mýa, Hilarie Burton, and Ashley Tisdale. American Cheerleader has also made its way into every sequel of the Bring It On films.

Americancheerleader.com features current cheer news and trends, training tips, featured athletes[11] and step by step videos of stunting, tumbling and cheer skills.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penny Ramsey - IMDb." The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Web. 20 Oct. 2010.
  2. ^ "American Cheerleader Sold to Varsity Spirit Corp.". Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Varsity Spirit Corp. buys American Cheerleader magazine
  4. ^ McMurrin, Morgan. American Cheerleader. Macfadden Performing Arts Media. Web. 20 Oct. 2010.
  5. ^ "Royals featured in American Cheerleader magazine". Queens University of Charlotte. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cheerleader Of Month Extras." American Cheerleader. Web. 20 Oct. 2010.
  7. ^ UCF's Schierer Featured on Cover of American Cheerleader Magazine
  8. ^ Ohio State Cheerleader Paige Edwards Needs Your Vote
  9. ^ Behind The Scenes: Debby Ryan's American Cheerleader Photo Shoot!
  10. ^ "Kendall Jenner's First Cover Shoot". E! Online. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "PV alums featured in national magazine". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  12. ^ McMurrin, Morgan. American Cheerleader. Macfadden Performing Arts Media. Web. 20 Oct. 2010.

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