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State Supreme Court says cheerleading is a contact sport; first such ruling in country

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A State Supreme Court decision that calls high school cheerleading a contact sport is the first ruling of its kind in the nation.

The National Cheer Safety Foundation says it means that Wisconsin cheerleaders will no longer have to worry about getting sued when their airborne stunts fail.

The justices ruled unanimously that cheerleading is covered under a state law which prohibits those in recreational contact sports from suing each other for accidental injuries.

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