10 Best Episodes of Cheer

The stakes on the mat are high, but for these cheerleaders, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the athletes themselves.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Cheer - S2E3

#15 - Dracut Girl (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Navarro newbie Maddy has long dreamed of cheering for Monica. But what if she can't deliver? At TVCC, team leader Jada pushes through mental blocks.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 36 votes.

Cheer - S1E1

#14 - God Blessed Texas (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Supremely gifted and successful Navarro College coach Monica Aldama prepares her talented and diverse athletes for yet another championship run in the physically demanding and dangerous sport of competitive cheerleading.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 80 votes.

Cheer - S2E7

#13 - Mining For Tenths (Season 2 - Episode 7)

With days till Daytona, Navarro erects a practice stage. Maddy and Gillian discuss their difficult childhoods. Dee's attitude threatens his TVCC spot.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 29 votes.

Cheer - S1E4

#12 - Hit Zero (Season 1 - Episode 4)


The pressure's palpable when a serious injury forces Monica to make substitutions. Lexi and Gabi struggle to balance school, cheer, and social media.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 67 votes.

Cheer - S2E6

#11 - Tumbling (Season 2 - Episode 6)

La'Darius turns on Monica and the team in a dramatic fashion. At TVCC, next-level rookie tumblers bring big talent β€” and strong personalities.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 36 votes.

Cheer - S2E2

#10 - Here's To We (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Trinity Valley strikes a strategic partnership that could take them to the top. Tensions fly at a cheer-off between Navarro and TVCC.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 38 votes.

Cheer - S2E5

#9 - Jerry (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Six months later, Navarro's adjusting to a new normal as Monica does "Dancing with the Stars." But shocking allegations shake the team to its core.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 39 votes.

Cheer - S2E1

#8 - Everybody Hopes (Season 2 - Episode 1)


While Navarro's riding high on pop culture fame, their rivals at Trinity Valley Community College are training hard to take back the Daytona crown.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 39 votes.

Cheer - S2E4

#7 - Hell Week (Season 2 - Episode 4)

As the rival teams perfect their routines for Nationals, a new challenge slowly begins to emerge β€” and Hell Week 2020 hits harder than ever.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 33 votes.

Cheer - S1E2

#6 - Making Mat (Season 1 - Episode 2)


As mat selection day approaches, Monica and assistant coach Andy prepare to make their final picks. But it's a puzzle with many different pieces.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 68 votes.

Cheer - S2E9

#5 - Daytona Pt. 2: If the Judges Disagree (Season 2 - Episode 9)

At the top of day two, Navarro looks strong. But TVCC head coach Vontae Johnson feels confident that his team's technical skills give it a solid shot.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 32 votes.

Cheer - S2E8

#4 - Daytona Pt. 1: Don't Be That Guy (Season 2 - Episode 8)


It’s day one of the National Championship, and the teams are ready for battle β€” but it's been two years since anyone's competed. Cue the nerves.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 36 votes.

Cheer - S1E3

#3 - Blood, Sweat and Cheers (Season 1 - Episode 3)

With Monica watching every move they make, the team works toward their first full-out. When La'Darius falters, Jerry gets a chance to prove himself.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 65 votes.

Cheer - S1E5

#2 - Full Out (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Spring break at Navarro means hell week, but Morgan's pushing through the pain. Monica shows up for Lexi, and La'Darius, and Allie butt heads.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 65 votes.

Cheer - S1E6

#1 - Daytona (Season 1 - Episode 6)

All eyes are on Navarro at the college nationals, where nerves are at an all-time high. But whatever happens on the mat, this team came to win.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 68 votes.

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