18. Many of the Clovers’ routines featured illegal stunts, which are not allowed in high school competitions.

“There are illegal moves,” Reed confirmed in an interview with HuffPost. There are some moves that college students can do, which aren’t high school moves. These moves could be considered illegal and would most likely result in Reed being disqualified. When we made the film, we decided to go with what was dramatic or visually effective at the time. We’re fine with that!

19. Filmmakers were not happy with the ending of the movie. There was disagreement over which cheer team should win Nationals. Spoiler alert! The Clovers won the trophy.

Reed told MTV that he recalled a heated debate over who would win. But that’s just the beginning. They did an outstanding job. However, they finished second to other teams and that was a lesson in itself for the woman.