‘Cheer’: Jerry Harris Has All the Mat Talk You Need to Get Through Self-Quarantining

by Jeremy Spirogis

The world goes via an unprecedented time proper now. The variety of instances of coronavirus (COVID-19) is hovering and there’s nonetheless no remedy or vaccine to fight the virus. People have been suggested to remain of their properties to forestall its unfold. If there was ever a time that the world wanted somewhat cheering up, it’s now. And who higher to provide it to us than Cheer star Jerry Harris?

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What is mat discuss?

The world was first launched to mat discuss via Netflix’s documentary Cheer that adopted the Navarro College cheerleaders as they practiced and competed on the cheerleading nationwide championship in Daytona, Florida. When the cheerleaders would yell motivational phrases and chants to 1 one other, they might name it mat discuss. Harris was the king of mat discuss and now, he’s mat speaking the world to get via self-isolation.

Jerry’s mat discuss

On Mar. 25, Harris went on Instagram to ship some a lot wanted cheer.

“Hey ya’ll, this is Jerry from ‘Cheer’ and I know this is a hard time for everyone right now but I don’t want you guys to think of this as a negative or a bad time, OK?” he mentioned. “Think of this as a time to reboot, recharge our mental battery, and reconnect with family, OK? This is not gonna last forever and it will be over before we know it and we will be able to resume our normal lives, how they were before.” 

“I want you guys to all stay focused on what is good and happy, and always keep an attitude of gratitude, and always be strong,” he continued. “Because at the end of the day, we got this!”

Daytona championship is canceled

The Navarro cheerleaders often spend their entire 12 months making ready for Daytona. Unfortunately, on account of COVID-19, the competitors is canceled. For among the cheerleaders, this may have been their final efficiency earlier than graduating.

“This isn’t goodbye Navarro 2020, it’s see you later. Daytona you will be missed and greatly appreciated,” cheerleader La’Darius Marshall wrote on Instagram. “I love everyone one of my teammates and all the love we shared.”

“The end of my cheerleading career has come a bit early,” he continued. “For everyone who supported me all this way I want to say thank you and I love you. I’m heartbroken for my team and coaches. Long live the bright light we all shared together and the countless fullouts we have done to get ready for this competition. I never got to say goodbye to my brothers and sisters but I know we all love each other dearly.  To the rest of the world, I love you guys and thank you for being our #1 supporters. We love you FIOFMU.”

Morgan Simianer, who was closely featured on Cheer, additionally posted concerning the cancelation of Daytona.

“Navarro College Cheer, You are my everything,” she captioned an image of herself in her uniform on Instagram. “My heart hurts that I won’t cheer again. I’m so thankful for the bonds I’ve created and the memories that I’ll carry with me forever. Thank you for shaping me into the person I am today. Thank you for providing a family for me and showing me all that this life has to offer. I’m going to miss everything about this. The program. The people. Everything. FIOFMU.”

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