Auburndale Cheerleader Madison Mitchell Sets Mark
Fri. November 16, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
Madison Mitchell, 17, an Auburndale cheerleader set a world record by executing 38 back hand springs on Friday night. (Photo by PAUL CRATE | LEDGER MEDIA GROUP )
By BILL KEMP
LEDGER MEDIA GROUP
AUBURNDALE | Madison Mitchell is called the most talented cheerleader to ever come through the Auburndale High School program and on Friday night she backed up the praise.
The 17-year old, junior, did 38 consecutive back handsprings while covering roughly 80 yards across Bruce Canova Stadium before the start of Auburndale's Class 5A playoff game against Palmetto to possibly set a new world's record.
"I got real dizzy and my arms hurt," Mitchell said.
A tape of the feat will be sent to Guinness Book of World Records and Mitchell will wait for the final word on her efforts.
Mitchell did 36 consecutive back handsprings earlier in the week while preparing for the event. It was also taped and will be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.
"She has been tumbling since she was 4 or 5. She is the best we've ever had," Auburndale first-year head coach Niki Sadler said. "And we have one of the best cheerleading programs in the county.
Mitchelll was approached about attempting the feat when former Auburndale cheerleading coach Julie Jennings saw a cheerleader on the "Today Show" setting the world's record.
Since that time a 16-year-old cheerleader broke the world's record with 35 back handsprings at the St. Mark's School of Texas game in October.