Greenwood Cheerleader Breaks World Record
A Greenwood cheerleader broke the world record for the number of consecutive back handsprings completed in a row.
Braden Johnson, a senior, completed 45 handsprings during halftime at the Greenwood football game Friday night.
“I heard them counting up to about 25,” Johnson said. “And then I..I’m so zoned and so tired…I just don’t count in my head very well. And so I didn’t know if I had gotten 35 If I was on 40 I had no idea. So I just kept going as far as I could.”
The entire cheer team was on the field with Johnson as he broke the record.
“It felt awesome to have them all there with me, Johnson said. “And then when I was done, I just..the crowd was cheering so loud. I mean I got a standing ovation. I couldn’t of asked for more support. It was just really, really great.”
Johnson’s coach, Carrie Taliaferro, said she plans to submit videos of Johnson’s handsprings to the Guinness Book of World Records on Monday.
Previously, the world record holder was Miranda Ferguson, a 16-year-old from Dallas, Texas. She completed 35 handsprings two weeks ago.