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Thomas Dietz
Thomas Dietz
5 club world record holder

Websites

www.thomas-dietz.com
YouTube: Thomas Dietz
Juggling.tv: juggletommi
Juggling Edge: ThomasDietz
Facebook: Thomas Dietz

Highest numbers juggled

9 balls qualified
10 balls qualified? (claim)
8 rings qualified
9 rings flashed
7 clubs qualified
8 clubs flashed? (claim)

 Thomas Dietz (born 19 May 1982) is a professional juggler from Regensburg, Germany.[1] His father taught him to juggle three oranges when he was three years and nine months old.[2] Thomas started practicing seriously in 1990,[1] and introduced himself to the world in 2003 by juggling 5 glow balls for over an hour on the renegade stage at the EJC in Svendborg, Denmark.[3]

In 2003 and 2004,[4][5] Mark Probst produced a series of ten Thomas Dietz juggling videos, which Thomas now has on his Juggling.tv account. In 2009, Thomas made an 11th video in the series, which he posted on his Youtube channel and his Juggling.tv account, and released a DVD that includes videos 12 and 13.

In 2004, Thomas competed at the IJA and the WJF for the first time and won two IJA competitions and two WJF competitions. He continued to compete for the next few years and won the WJF Overall Championship every year from 2005 to 2008.[6][7]

Thomas was voted the world's most popular juggler in Luke Burrage's Top 40 Jugglers poll in 2006,[8] and he was in the top 40 list every year from 2003 to 2014.

World recordsEdit

Records verified by JISCON:[9]

  • 5 clubs: 53 minutes and 21 seconds in 2005

Records with publicly available video evidence:

Records set in WJF competition:

Unverified claims:[10][13][14]

  • 5 balls: 3 hours and 47 minutes in 2007
  • 5 rings: 1 hour in 2007
  • 5 clubs: 1 hour and 25 minutes in 2007
  • 5 club singles: 4 minutes and 47 seconds in 2004
  • 5 ball halfshower: 1 hour, 17 minutes, and 9 seconds in 2004
  • 6 ball halfshower: 24 minutes in 2007
  • 7 ball halfshower: 2 minutes and 4 seconds in 2004
  • 8 ball halfshower: 169 catches in 2004 (claim)
  • 4 club backcrosses: 5 minutes and 19 seconds in 2004 (claim)
  • 5 club backcrosses: 280 catches in 2004 (claim)
  • 6 ball 9555: 2 minutes in 2011
  • 4 club 53: 47 minutes and 20 seconds in 2004 (claim)
  • 6 club 75: 3 minutes and 20 seconds in 2007

CompetitionsEdit

Thomas won the following IJA and WJF competitions.[6][7]

IJA 2004:

26 years of Thomas Dietz!05:24

26 years of Thomas Dietz!

  • Stage: Individuals
  • Numbers: Solo Balls

WJF 1:[12]

WJF 2:

  • Advanced Balls
  • Advanced Rings
  • 7 Ball Freestyle
  • 7 Ring Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • Ball Endurance
  • Ring Endurance
  • 5 Ball 360s
  • 5 Ring 360s
  • Overall Championship
Challenge Competitions:
  • 7 Ball Isolated Endurance
  • 7 Ring Isolated Endurance

WJF 3:

  • Advanced Balls
  • Advanced Clubs
  • 6 Ball Freestyle
  • 7 Ring Freestyle
  • Ball Endurance
  • 5 Ball 360s (tied with Vova Galchenko)
  • 5 Ring 360s
  • Overall Championship

IJA 2007:

  • Stage: Individuals
Games:
  • 5 club endurance with one trick at 3 minutes
  • 7 club endurance

WJF 4:[15]

  • Advanced Balls
  • Advanced Rings
  • 6 Ball Freestyle
  • 7 Ball Freestyle
  • 6 Ring Freestyle
  • 7 Ring Freestyle
  • Ball Endurance
  • Ring Endurance
  • 7 Ball Isolated Endurance
  • 7 Ring Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Ball 360s
  • 5 Ring 360s
  • Overall Championship
Games:

WJF 5:[17]

  • Advanced Balls
  • 6 Ball Freestyle
  • 5 Ring Freestyle
  • 6 Ring Freestyle
  • 7 Ring Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • Ball Endurance
  • Ring Endurance (tied with Vova Galchenko)
  • 5 Ball 360s (tied with Vova Galchenko)
  • 6 Ring 360s
  • Overall Championship
  • Battle for the WJF Presidency[18]
Games:
  • Concentration

WJF 10:[19][20]

  • 7 Ring Freestyle
  • 6 Club Freestyle
  • 7 Club Freestyle
  • Club Endurance

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jongleur-thomas-dietz.de/vita.html
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20051023015626/http://thewjf.com/dietz.html
  3. http://juggling.tv/583
  4. https://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.juggling/agC86uF5fec/discussion
  5. https://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.juggling/T9oIF9uMeNA/discussion
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.juggle.org/ija/championships/
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.thewjf.com/allevents.php
  8. http://www.lukeburrage.com/audio/jugglingpodcast.rss.xml
  9. http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20110614041327/http://www.jugglingdb.com/records/member.php?user=3764
  11. http://www.thewjf.com/2005results.php
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://www.thewjfstore.com/2004convention.php
  13. http://www.jugglingedge.com/records.php?UserID=483&
  14. http://www.lukeburrage.com/audio/Juggling%20Podcast%2018%20-%20Thomas%20Dietz%20interview,%20WJF%20review%20and%20more%20sports%20juggling%20chat.mp3
  15. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2007overall.php
  16. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2007extreme.php
  17. http://thewjfstore.com/2008overall.php
  18. http://youtu.be/WxlnbjaYmH0?t=20m15s
  19. https://youtu.be/Bk2ftDA7oBk
  20. https://youtu.be/h_NnPz1EPoA

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