In America, at team sporting events, cheerleaders rally the crowds . And like many things American, cheerleading has been taken to the next level with competitive cheerleading. Today, cheer squads compete against one other performing short choreographed routines with music that includes stunts, jumps, and tumbling. Teams are judged on the degree of difficulty and execution much the same as in figure skating. This short photo study chronicles The Golden State Spirit Competition 2018.