Cheerleader injured during pep-rally prep

Cheerleader injured during pep-rally prep

Junior and student athlete Farrah Price experienced a cheer related injury September 23 and will be out for the remainder of the season. 

“I’ll be done for this season but hopefully I’ll be able to try out next year,” Price said. “But, my injury won’t be fully healed until January.”

Price, a flyer, and her team were practicing a pep rally routine when she lost her balance during an attempt to form a pyramid. This type of stunt means that the flyer will have a smaller group of people below to catch her and holds a higher risk of injury.

“This can be a common thing for cheerleaders because there is a lot of potential for injuries to occur,” cheer sponsor Stacie Wheeler said. “There is a lot of lifting of each other and fast movements and unfortunately a lot of girls do get hurt when they’re stunting.”

Price was using the opposite leg she usually uses and lost her balance. She reached to get caught and instead landed on a team member’s knee. 

“While I was in the hospital the doctor told me that most injuries like I have are common for cheerleaders,” Price said. 

Although her injury is limiting, Price still manages to show the support and school spirit her team needs. Through attendance and participation in other events, she displays the dedication she holds toward her sport to her school and squad.

“She rolled up in her wheel chair last Friday, and I’m sure she’ll be at practices and she’ll be at the pep rally Friday,” cheerleader Bree Bergbower said. “She’ll be there; she’ll be showing her support.”


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    mary raySep 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    You did a really well job with summing up & getting all the information in the piece.The only problem i saw was that you put Farras quote first instead of the highest official.The whole scoop was very clear and understandable,I really liked it alot!

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    Kaylee RodriquezOct 20, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I love the way you reported on this. I feel like this article will receive a lot more attention from students since Farrah is so well known and everyone’s heard about the injury. You did a very well job on getting the whole scoop on this piece of news.

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    Sarah McCeigOct 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    good article, however if it was possible i would like to have known why she was using her opposite leg.

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    Haylee HaxtonOct 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    The writing of this article was very clear and easy to follow. I like that the explanation of the injury and the amount of healing time was added. It made this story more interesting than, “A cheerleader was hurt. She will not participate.” 🙂

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    Adrienne ParksOct 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Great academic voice! I like that you included the quote from Bree to further show that Farrah isn’t letting this injury stop her from supporting her team.

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    Brooks ButlerOct 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    It’s a good article that avoids bias and states only the facts.

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    Ronak DesaiOct 19, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I really like the way you use correct AP style. You use descriptive words that appeal to me.