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Vova Galchenko
Vova Galchenko
2011 WJF Overall Champion

Websites

www.galchenko.com
YouTube: VovaGalchenko

Highest numbers juggled

9 balls qualified
8 rings qualified
7 clubs solid
12 club passing qualified (in competition)

Vladimir Galchenko[1] (born September 15, 1987),[2] known as Vova,[1] is a juggler originally from Penza, Russia.[2]

Vova and his sister Olga moved to the United States in 2003, where they attended a workshop Jason Garfield was teaching in Reno, Nevada. Jason was impressed with their club passing skills and offered to help train them. After being trained by Jason, the Galchenkos became the best club passing team in the world,[3] broke four world records in club passing,[4][5] and won seven IJA and WJF club passing competitions.[6][7]

Vova won the IJA Individuals Stage Competition in 2008,[8] and the WJF Overall Championship in 2011.[9] He was on Luke Burrage's Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers chart every year from 2003 to 2013.[10] He ranked 2nd on the list in 2006.[11]

World recordsEdit

Records with publicly available video evidence:

  • Most 5 club 5 up 360s in 1 minute: 31 in 2008 (video)
  • Most connected 5 club 5 up 360s: 9 in 2008 (video)
  • Most connected 6 ring 4 up 360s: 2 in 2007 (video)

Records set in WJF competition:[7]

  • Most 3 club 3 up 360s in 1 minute: 42 (at WJF 3 and 7)
  • Most 3 club 3 up 720s in 1 minute: 17 (at WJF 2)

Former club passing world records by Vova and Olga Galchenko:[4][5]

Some juggling from 200705:12

Some juggling from 2007

CompetitionsEdit

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

IJA 2003:

IJA 2004:

WJF 1:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • 5 Club Freestyle[13]
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s

IJA 2005:

WJF 2:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • Club Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
Challenge Competitions:[14]
  • 5 Club Low 360s
  • 3 Club Low 720s

WJF 3:

  • 5 Ball Freestyle
  • 7 Ball Freestyle
  • 3 Club Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • Club Endurance (second person ever to juggle 7 clubs for over 100 catches in competition)
  • 5 Ball 360s (tied with Thomas Dietz)
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
Challenge Competitions:[15]
  • 5 Club Low 360s
  • 3 Club Low 720s
  • 7 Ball Isolated Endurance
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance

IJA 2007:

WJF 4:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • 5 Ball Freestyle
  • 3 Club Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • Club Endurance[16]
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Club Backcross Isolated Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
Banana Harvest (Summer 2011)03:34

Banana Harvest (Summer 2011)

IJA 2008:

  • Stage: Individuals

WJF 5:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • 6 Club Freestyle
  • 7 Club Freestyle
  • Ring Endurance (tied with Thomas Dietz)
  • Club Endurance
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Club Backcross Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Ball 360s (tied with Thomas Dietz)
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s[17]
  • Triathlon

WJF 7:

  • 3 Club Freestyle
  • 5 Club Freestyle
  • 6 Club Freestyle
  • 7 Club Freestyle
  • Club Endurance
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
  • Overall Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/sports/playmagazine/601juggler.html?pagewanted=2
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://vova.galchenko.com/about/
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20070110233741/http://jasongarfield.com/2004.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20040207131152/http://juggling.org/records/records.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20050205103558/http://juggling.org/records/records.html
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.juggle.org/ija/championships/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 http://www.thewjf.com/allevents.php
  8. http://www.juggle.org/history/champs/champs2008.php
  9. http://www.thewjf.com/wjf7/wjf7_results.php
  10. http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog/archives/1643
  11. http://www.lukeburrage.com/audio/Juggling%20Podcast%201%20-%20The%20Top%2040%20Most%20Popular%20Jugglers%20of%202006.mp3
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juggling_world_records
  13. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2004convention.php
  14. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2005convention.php
  15. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2006overall.php
  16. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2007overall.php
  17. http://thewjfstore.com/2008overall.php

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