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>>> IF YOU'VE BEEN LIVING UNDER

A ROCK AND HAVEN'T HEARD THERE'S

A NEW DOCU-SERIES ON NETFLIX

THAT HAS FANS LIKE ME FLIPPING

OUT.

>> JEN TOLD ME ABOUT IT.

I WAS ON THE PLANE AND I DID.

IT'S CALLED "CHEER."

THEY DEFEND THEIR NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

TAKE A LOOK.

>> LIKE WITH ANY OTHER SPORT,

YOU HAVE TO HAVE MORE THAN JUST

AN EXACT NUMBER ON THE TEAM.

THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ON THE

SIDELINE, THEY WANT TO BE DOING

IT.

I HAVE TO HAVE TOUGH

CONVERSATIONS AND MAKE TOUGH

DECISIONS TO PEOPLE IN AND OUT,

SORRY, YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT.

I KNOW THOSE KIDS ARE JUST AS

COMPETITIVE AS I AM.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE GOING

TO BE PEOPLE I JUST CAN'T PUT ON

MAP.

>> COACH MONACO AND DARIUS, IN

THE INFOMERCIAL.

BY THE WAY, WHEN JERRY MADE MAT,

I CRIED.

MONICA, YOU COACHED THESE KIDS

FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND

TEXAS AT THIS SMALL SCHOOL.

I'VE READ SOMEWHERE PEOPLE ARE

WANTING YOU TO RUN FOR

PRESIDENT?

>> YOU HEARD THAT RUMOR?

>> I'LL SING THAT BUT THAT'S

DEFINITELY NOT IN THE PLANS.

>> THERE IS AN ELECTION COMING

UP.

YOU EMBRACE THESE KIDS AS IF

THEY'RE YOUR OWN.

HOW DO YOU DO IT WHEN YOU'RE THE

COACH?

>> I'M WITH THEM MORE THAN MY

FAMILY SOMETIMES.

I'M WITH THEM EVERYDAY.

WE HAVE A BOND AND RELATIONSHIP

AND THEY ARE LIKE MY OWN KIDS.

I LOVE THEM LIKE MY OWN KIDS.

OVER 25 YEARS THEY TAUGHT ME

ABOUT MY OWN LIFE.

I WANT TO BE THE BEST ROLE MODEL

I CAN BE FOR THEM AND WANT THEM

TO BE SO SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE AND

WANT TO TEACH THEM ALL THE TOOLS

THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN

LIFE.

>> I'M LOOKING AT JERRY AND FEEL

YOU WERE BORN WITH LIGHT COMING

OUT OF YOU.

THIS IS A SHOW ABOUT LIFE.

WE WATCHED YOU GO THROUGH ONE OF

THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENTS, WHEN

YOUR MOM PASSED.

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

FAMILY, YOUR CHEERLEADING

FAMILY.

HOW DID THAT SAVE YOU, I GUESS?

>> BEING WITH PEOPLE THAT COME

FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS LIKE

MYSELF AND BEING AROUND WITH

PEOPLE LIKE LaDARIUS AND GABBY,

LIKE MY CLOSEST FRIENDS, LIFT ME

UP WHEN I'M GOING THROUGH HARD

TIMES ALTHOUGH I DON'T SHOW IT.

I DON'T SHOW WHEN I'M GOING

THROUGH A TOUGH TIME.

>> THEY'RE YOUR FAMILY.

>> YES.

>> LaDARIUS, YOU, TOO, YOU GREW

UP, EVERYBODY SAID, YOU PLAY

FOOTBALL.

THEY HAD A STORY FOR YOU BUT YOU

WROTE YOUR OWN STORY.

I WONDER IN YOUR TOUGHEST DAYS,

HOW DID YOU FIND JOY?

>> I FOUND MYSELF, THE MORE I

DROWNED OUT ALL THE NOISE THE

BET IT WAS FOR ME TO GET THROUGH

WHAT I NEEDED TO GET THROUGH.

>> YOUR HONESTY, I FIND THAT SO

REFRESHING.

YOU WERE SAYING SOMETIMES KIDS

WOULD PICK ON YOU AND YOU WOULD

GO TO THEIR CLASSROOMS TO LOOK

FOR THEM.

>> YOU'RE NOT MAKING FUN OF ME.

>> OH, MY GOSH.

>> I'M SORRY.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS IS A

SPORT, MAN.

YOU HAVE CHANGED SO MANY

PERCEPTIONS.

I THINK -- I SHOWED MY GIRLS --

NOT THAT THEY CAN DO THIS, I

SHOWED IT IT TO THEM, THERE IS A

PERCEPTION CHEERLEADING IS LIKE

THIS.

Y'ALL ARE DOING THE MOST

ATHLETIC MOVES YOU CAN EVEN

IMAGINE.

>> LOOK RIGHT AT GABBY RIGHT

THERE.

YOU ARE THAT.

>> HOW ARE Y'ALL CHANGING

CHEERLEADING?

>> I THINK EACH YEAR IT GETS

HARDER AND HARDER.

WE SET THE BALL OVERALL.

IT DOES GET HARDER OVERALL.

MONICA DEFINITELY SETS THE BAR

FOR COLLEGE CHEERLEADING.

EVERY TIME YOU WATCH NAVARRO, IT

PULLS YOU INTO IT.

THE TALENT WE HAVE EACH YEAR

JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER.

WE WANT TO CHANGE IT FOR THE

BETTER AND ATTITUDES ARE

EVERYTHING.

NAVARRO IS JUST A LIGHT, LIKE A

POSITIVE PLACE TO BE.

>> MONICA, YOU HAVE YOUR MASTERS

IN BUSINESS.

YOU RUN IT LIKE A FAMILY BUT

THERE'S A SENSE OF YOU --

>> YOU'RE NO NONSENSE.

>> DO YOU NOT TAKE ANY B.S.

WHAT I LOVE, TOO, ALL THESE

CELEBS ARE CRAZY ABOUT YOU.

>> WE DID NOT EXPECT THIS.

WE WERE BLOWN AWAY, MY GOD,

CHRISSY TIEGEN IS TWEETING ABOUT

US, THEN REECE WITHERSPOON AND

J.J. WATT.

>> J.J. WATT IS LIKE TEXAS

ROYALTY.

YOU KNOW WHAT, HE IS HERE!

>> HOW ARE YOU?

>> WE THOUGHT MAYBE WE COULD

SURPRISE YOU WITH A LITTLE J.J.!

>> REACTION,

J.J. WATTS, HUGE FAN OF THE

NETFLIX BREAKOUT SHOW, "CHEER."

>> WE'RE SO HAPPY REUNITED WITH

MONICA, JERRY, GABBY,

LaDARIUS --

>> AND J.J.!

>> WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN HE

WALKED THROUGH THOSE DOORS.

>> IT WAS GREAT.

>> YOU'RE FAN.

TELL US.

>> I WATCH THE SHOW, A HUGE FAN.

MY FIANCE GOT ME INTO IT.

YOU SHOULD WATCH IT.

OKAY, I NEVER THOUGHT OF A

CHEERLEADING DOCUMENTARY

INTERESTING TO ME.

TWO EPISODES IN, COME ON!

>> YOU ARE A MAJOR ATHLETE.

YOU COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST

LEVEL.

WATCHING THESE GUYS, WHO HAVE

GRIT AND RESILIENCE LIKE YOU

CAN'T BELIEVE, WHAT DO YOU SAY

TO THEM ABOUT WHAT THEY DO?

>> UNBELIEVABLE.

INSPIRING.

AS THE SEASON WENT ON, THAT'S

WHAT IT WAS FOR ME.

IT WAS AN INSPIRATION.

I SAW HOW HARD YOU WORK AND THE

TIME YOU PUT IN.

YOU SET A GOAL AND YOU PUT IN

THE WORK AND IT DIDN'T MATTER

WHAT GOT IN THE WAY, THE

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT AND

ENTHUSIASM SO GREAT TO WATCH.

>> MONICA IS FREAKING OUT.

>> THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE HAS

BEEN A FREAK-OUT.

WE DID NOT EXPERIENCE ANY OF

THIS.

>> J.J. WILL BE HOSTING "SNL"

THIS WEEK AND LAST WEEK, Y'ALL

WERE FEATURED ON "SNL."

WE HAVE TO WATCH THIS.

>> Y'ALL HAVE TO PROVE WHY YOU

DESERVE 0 BE ON HERE.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE NOT ALL GOING TO

MAKE IT.

TROY, LET'S START WITH YOU.

>> I DESERVE TO BE HERE BECAUSE

WE MUST AND SO I WILL.

I WAS INSPIRED BY THE STEAKHOUSE

THAT SAYS, THERE'S NO SUCH THING

ABOUT BEING FULL.

I THINK ABOUT THAT EVERYDAY.

>> AND BOY YA YOING?

>> YEAH.

>> AND WHAT DOES THAT FEEL TO BE

IMMORTAL?

>> YOU WERE PART OF IT, BY THE

WAY.

>> I WAS MYSELF.

>> THAT IS PART OF WHAT HAS

HAPPENED, IS THAT YOU'VE CHANGED

THIS PERCEPTION.

THERE ARE INJURIES.

WHAT YOU GUYS DO IS PHYSICALLY

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.

WHAT DOES THAT FEEL LIKE TO

CHANGE THE SPORT THAT Y'ALL

LOVE, CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF

IT?

>> IT FEELS REALLY GOOD.

PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE HOW MUCH

WORK IT TAKES AND TIME IT TAKES

TO GO INTO CHEERLEADING AND WHAT

WE ACTUALLY DO.

NOT JUST US WAVING POM-POMS OR

YELLING, FLIPPING YOUR BODY OVER

AND THROWING SOMEBODY ELSE UP TO

SOMEBODY ELSE AND CATCHING

SOMEBODY OFF THE MAT.

>> IT WAS LIKE A PYRAMID AND

EVERYONE LINED UP ON TOP OF EACH

OTHER AND WOW, AREN'T THEY

AMAZING.

WHAT YOU GUYS DO --

>> IT WAS SCARY TO WATCH,

WATCHI

WATCHING YOU FLYING, GABBY.

>> WHEN THEY DROPPED HER, I WAS

ALMOST CRYING.

AMERICA WANTS TO KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED.

I WENT TO THE BATHROOM AND I

DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

THIS NEEDS TO BE ITS OWN

DOCUMENTARY.

>> Y'ALL ARE PREPARING FOR

NATIONALS NOW.

WHO ARE ON THE TEAM.

TELL US SOME OF THE PEOPLE ON

THE TEAM.

LaDARIUS?

>> LaDARIUS.

>> JERRY.

>> JERRY!

>> LEXIE.

>> AMAZING.

WE WANTED TO HEAR THAT.

>> MORGAN.

>> DO YOU GUYS NEED A TUMBLER?

I CAN TUMBLE.

I DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANYBODY'S

SPOT.

I WILL BE HAPPY ON THE SIDE.

>> SPEAKING OF THAT, YOU'RE NOT

THE ONLY ONE THAT WANTS TO BE ON

THE TEAM.

SIMONE BILES?

>> WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH

HER?

>> YOU CAN ALWAYS USE SIMONE

BILES.

>> YOU CAN'T DO THAT ONCE YOU'RE

GOING TO THE OLYMPICS --

>> SURE, SHE CAN.

>> WE LOVE YOU GUYS,

CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING.

J.J.

>> THANK YOU.

I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE.

>> YOU

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