River Ridge cheerleader overcomes career-threatening injury

Just before her freshman year of high school, River Ridge cheerleader Madi Fawcett tore her ACL during a cheerleading competition.

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Madi Fawcett tore her ACL during a cheerleader competition Her injury required surgery She worked hard to recover

“Just looking at it, there’s a lot of frustration. This may interest you : Chris Crawford Is Changing NFL Cheerleading, Whether Football Fans Like It Or Not. A lot, in the months of doing this, a lot of self-doubt,” she said while looking at some pictures and videos on her phone.

The videos take her back to when she was in her prime, an elite gymnast competing on the all-star cheerleading squad and on the second mat as a black belt in taekwondo—which wasn’t really that long ago.

“At the time,” Madi said, “I had a lot of faith in myself. I believed I was going to go to a D1 gym, I was going to go to worlds, I was going to win worlds and everything. I had a good mindset.”

That good mindset changed after her last day of competition.

She told Bay News 9’s Katya Guillaume, “I landed and then I heard a snap, it was like a tear. I think there’s a tear here. They picked me up, took me to the hospital’s emergency room, and then they told me my knee was fine and they didn’t think it was my ACL, and they said, ‘I think you’re fine enough to go back and compete.””

She went back, but it was no good.

Madi said her biggest hope was that she wouldn’t need surgery, but the cheerleader star wasn’t fazed.

“It was torn and mine was completely torn, so I needed surgery,” she explained.

It’s been a while, but this summer is all about getting stronger.

“So, anything like hard work, striving, getting up and everything, it’s worth it to me because I’m moving forward and moving forward and getting back to what I want,” Madi.

She is on a mission to compete on the Royal Knights JV cheer team, get back on her all-star team, and excel in taekwondo.

“If I’m not doing what I love to do, it’s like breaking for me, it just makes me sad,” Madi.

He attributes his strong recovery to Eric and his team at PT Solutions.

She said: “When I first started I was doing leg extensions on it and I could only do about 20 and then 60 on my left. It was a big gap and then Eric pushed me, he was like I want you to do 60 on the right too. It made me regain confidence in my leg, so I thought, ‘Maybe my leg isn’t as bad as I thought it was.'”

Hard work pays off here on the mat. Madi said it wasn’t easy, but the work she put in will be worth it.

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What is the difference between competitive cheer and All Star cheer? College cheerleaders compete on wooden floors — like you’d see in a basketball gym — with a thin mat on top to protect the athletes if they fall. All the star cheerleaders, however, compete on spring floors, which offer more bounce and support.

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  • Mini: from five to eight years.
  • Youth: from 5 to 11 years.
  • Junior: from 5 to 14 years.
  • Senior: 11 to 18 years (depending on the level. This minimum age increases next year)

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