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Tumbling Brothers Strive to Win National Championship for UK

Tumbling Brothers Strive to Win National Championship for UK


Meet the Marsh Brothers. I’m John Marsh,
and I am his brother, Josh Marsh, and we’re cheerleaders here at the University of Kentucky.
Go CATS! Coming to UK was a dream of mine because UK cheer is so huge in the cheer world.
Since 1985 we’ve won 20 championships so this was a no brainer if you got the chance.
I’m just glad I got the chance. We always like to challenge each other and that’s
awesome. Us both being here was a blessing and our parents loved it. We’re at the point
where it’s go hard or go home. We like to feed off of each other. Yeah. Let’s make
the crowd go wild. We really don’t know what we’re going to do before that game.
So right before it’s time to tumble, we’ll like brainstorm some cool stuff. We know what
the crowd will like. So like the last game, we figured it out literally as everybody else
was going. So we’ll be like let’s do ten back handsprings in a row and the crowd will
love it…back handsprings, back whips, something crazy. Games and stuff they are fun, you know
we like to hit the crowd, yeah. Games and stuff are fun. We like to see the crowd. But
competition is serious. It’s not a joke. Like we said, we came here because of the
winning attitude that they have and the winning tradition that they have. So we like to win.
. We do the things that the other teams don’t do. We try to make it look easy, yeah we try
to make it look easy. That’s why when it comes to are you going to see your family
for Christmas, we only get a couple of days. We’re not getting that week. We’re only
getting a couple of days. Some people don’t even get to go see their families because
it’s two a days. We put the hard work in. We are going to go out there – we’re going
to hit, we’re going to win and we’re going to take the championship. We’ll be doing
a combination of two a days and performances. So the practices range from 2 hours to 3 hours
and that’s two times a day everyday until competition. Two a days is easily the hardest
part of the season. We put the hard work in. Our biggest goal as a team standpoint is hit.
When you’re up there, I just feel like if everyone does their job – performs, has a
good time, electrifies the crowd – I feel like we can achieve 21. Jomo always preaches,
“You go out there, you are the best, act like it. Perform. Act like it.” There’s
nothing more exciting than hitting a routine. There’s literally nothing more exciting
because as that first thing hits, you’re like oh my gosh we did it and then you go
to the next thing and it hits and you’re like we’ve got the flow! And you can feel
as that last thing hits, it’s over. Let’s do it! It’s like, Boom, drop the mic. When
we’re in competition we’re always supporting each other. Iron sharpens iron. That’s basically
our relationship. He 100% looking out for me and I ‘m looking out for him. But I’m
also gunning for his spot and he knows that which works for him because he’s like, “I
can’t let my little brother beat me.” I got to stay up there and I can’t let him
surpass me so I have to keep fighting for it. So until that day we’re still going
to be pushing. It doesn’t matter if it’s in cheerleading or business or anything in
life. I feel like we’re always going to have that iron sharpening iron relationship.
And I think it’s going to be awesome. Josh, man, that’s my boy! That’s my little brother.
He’s literally my best friend. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Josh. I’m the
little brother so I’m always looking up to John. John is the role model that every boy
or every girl needs in their life. I feel like without John there wouldn’t be that
role model. I feel like we have a really good relationship when it comes to driving each
other so we can reach success in anything in life. I think cheering with him and being
on the same team is legit. I think it’s awesome. I know even outside of this, even
when he leaves, we’ll still have the good relationship. We’ll still always have that
bond. Hopefully we’ll both makes lots of money and be able to retire and then go travel
the world together. That would be awesome. I would love to do that. I’m John Marsh,
and I’m his brother Josh Marsh and we’re proud to be a Big Blue Family.

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