7 ball one-handed world record holder
Highest numbers juggled
Sam Hartford (born in 1982), learned to juggle from a book at around age six, after seeing a performance by Will Soto.
At age 10, Sam was inspired to start training for numbers juggling after reading about Albert Lucas's world records in the Guinness Book of Records. At age 14 Sam was able to juggle 9 balls, and at age 17 he flashed 11. His goal is to be able to juggle more objects than anyone else on earth.
In 2002, Sam was the third person to flash 12 balls and the third person to flash 12 rings, and he is the only person who has done both. He submitted videos of those feats to JISCON in 2010, and both were confirmed as tied world records. (Those records have since been surpassed by Alex Barron and Willy Colombaioni.)The only people known to have flashed 7 balls in one hand are Sam Hartford,(video) Alex Barron,(video) Dave Leahy,(video) Dan Wood,(video) and Alex McGillivray.(video) Sam claims to have also done 12 catches of 6 balls in one hand (which Dave Leahy has done on video), and 9 catches of 7 rings in one hand.
- Joggling: Open Mile - 2nd place
- Games: 5 Ball Endurance - 1st place (IJA record: 43 minutes and 24 seconds)
- Numbers: Ball Passing - 1st place with Josiah Jones
- Numbers: Ring Passing - 2nd place with David Cain
- Joggling: Men's Open 5 Ball 60 Meters - 2nd place
- Joggling: Men's Open 3 Ball 400 Meters - 2nd place
- Games: 5 Ball Endurance - 1st place
- Numbers: Solo Balls - 1st place
- Numbers: Ball Passing - 2nd place with Josiah Jones
- Numbers: Ring Passing - 2nd place with Josiah Jones
- Joggling: Men's Open 5 Ball 100 Meters - 2nd place
- Joggling: Men's Open 3 Ball 100 Meters - 3rd place
- Joggling: Men's Open 3 Ball 200 Meters - 3rd place
- Joggling: Men's Open 3 Ball 1600 Meters - 3rd place
- Numbers: Solo Rings - 1st place (tied with Nicolas Souren)