It takes a lot of practice and failure for a group of cheerleaders to master a human pyramid. In this case, it's not the pyramid, but how one cheerleader saved herself from falling that's surprising.

As luck would have it, the group was practicing under a covering with open beams. As the human pyramid collapsed, rather than brace herself for the fall, a cheerleader at the top of the pyramid simply reached up and grabbed a beam.

While a smart move at the time, she was still left with problem of how to get from the top of the canopy to the ground.

We all know what goes up must come down, so she's left with no option but to let go and hope someone below will catch her, or at least slow her descent.

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.