Cheerleaders prep for hours in search of 2½ minutes of perfection

Training for 2:30 of cheer perfection


All-star cheerleading combines gymnastics, dance and cheerleading moves

Cheer Extreme is a North Carolina-based program with a winning tradition

Many girls practice 2 to 3 hours several days a week to perfect their routines

The prestigious world championships are held each MayCNN Presents will broadcast a look at the intense world of competitive cheerleading as part of a special broadcast Sunday night, July 17, at 8 p.m.

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) -- Mikayla Raleigh probably can't remember what french fries taste like; she last ate them when she was 13. Instead of candy bars, she downs whole