Three flips later, Southern Cayuga freshman Sean Kennedy is a viral sensation. A video showing Kennedy challenging the Groton High School cheerleading squad to a “gymnastics-off” has gone viral and has been viewed more than 11 million times. Kennedy and two other students were guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Show this week.
The video starts with Kennedy and two friends walking toward the Groton cheerleaders’ bench to challenge them. Kennedy, 15, of Locke, told The Citizen Wednesday that he taught himself gymnastics for a few years before taking a year of classes at The Next Jennaration Dance Studio in Lansing. He called gymnastics “a way to express myself and have fun.”