USA Cheer released a full press release regarding the announcement.
"We are proud to send the University of Kentucky to represent the United States of America," said Lauri Harris, executive director of USA Cheer. "The cheerleaders from the University of Kentucky have engaged crowds and elevated spirit for generations, and have won countless national championships, and we are excited to have them show their talent and spirit on the world stage."
The University of Kentucky cheerleaders have a long standing history of excellence, and their 22 national championships make the 'Cats a perfect team to represent the red, white, and blue on the Olympic stage. Norway, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the Netherlands will also be represented by cheerleading teams at the games.
"We are pleased to see cheerleading teams of the top Winter Olympic countries represented at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games," said Karl Olson, secretary general of the ICU. This will be an excellent and significant opportunity internationally to showcase the sport of cheer and its talented athletes."
The United States is the birthplace of cheerleading, and we are looking forward to sharing the talent of the U.S.-based team with the Olympic community and fans.For more information about USA Cheer at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, visit the full release here.