Miranda Ferguson, a 16-year-old cheerleader from Dallas, gave the halftime performance of a lifetime last Friday. As her team and the audience cheered her on, the Texas high school junior broke the Guinness World Record for handsprings with a series of 35 back flips. The miraculous feat takes place between the 0:55 and 1:25 mark in the video above.
At last year's game, Ferguson completed 20 handsprings, and when she found out that the current world record was 32, her friends suggested that she try and beat it. At this year's big game, two Guinness Book of World Records officials stood by to witness and keep count as Ferguson backflipped her way from one 15-yard line on the field to the other.
Ferguson said that the fans in the crowd helped get get though it even though she was nervous, and their cheering kept her energy high. But on the last few flips, Ferguson began visibly slowing down.
"I was really nervous that if I did one more that I was just going to fall, so I was like, 'I'm going to stay at 35,'" she said. "I got this."