The University of Kentucky held their annual Big Blue Madness event on October 14, 2017 at the Rupp Arena. The event features both the men and women’s basketball teams and of course, a performance by the 22-time National Champion cheerleading team. They put on an action-packed 5-minute routine where they showed off their insane stunting and tumbling skills. Oh, and Drake casually stopped by too.


For those who are unfamiliar, the UK cheerleading team has consistently been one of the best cheerleading teams in the world for many, many years. Every year, they attract some of the most talented athletes from around the country to not only cheer on UK’s famed athletics program but also win quite a few championships themselves.  

UK’s cheerleaders performed perfectly executed stunts and some pretty insane tumbling. The last pass was a punch front, roundoff back handspring one and a half to roundoff to full BOUNCE BACK roundoff back handspring to Arabian to roundoff back handspring full. On a hard floor. Like what?! Also, the girl right before him threw a front handspring through to Arabian roundoff back handspring full back handspring full. That’s a whole lot of skill in one pass. 

Among a bunch of other impressive stunts, they threw 8 unassisted coed double ups to extension at 2:55. Super casual. Check out the full video below to see what UK Cheer will be taking to the mat this season.

Watch the full performance

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