The new “Sprint NOW Network” TV commercial for Back to School has a short clip of cheer leaders that includes Lea Irwin. The voiceover is “145,000 teen agers are typing a text message at seventy words a minute…”
The coach of Lea’s competitive cheer team arranged for the girls to be in the commercial. The team spent two days on a set in Los Angeles resulting in ten seconds of cheering in the commercial. Only a handful of girls were included but the editors used video graphics to expand their numbers later in the ad.
Lea is not the girl in the picture above but is right behind her. At two seconds into their clip Lea is right in the middle doing a cheer.
At age eight Lea joined a Pom & Cheer group and continued on an assortment of teams from PoP Warner Football cheering, to Capistrano High School and also spent several years as a flyer on a competitive cheer team that competed nationally.