Wes Peden
Wes Peden
Most Popular Juggler of 2017

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Highest numbers juggled

9 balls qualified
8 rings qualified
7 clubs qualified
7 ball bounce qualified
13 club passing flashed

 Wes Peden (born May 9, 1990) is an American juggler from Rochester, New York, now living in Stockholm, Sweden. His father, Jeff Peden, taught him to juggle when he was five, and started performing with him when he was eleven.

From 2007 to 2010, Wes studied juggling with Jay Gilligan and others at the Dance and Circus University of Stockholm.[1]

Wes has been voted the world's most popular juggler in Luke Burrage's Top 40 Jugglers poll eight times (in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017).[2]

World recordsEdit

Wes holds the following world records with publicly available video evidence:

Unverified claims:

  • 5 club backcrosses: 320 catches in 2007 (claim)
  • 6 club flats: 12 catches in 2006 (claim)
  • 7 club (8x,6)*: 16 catches in 2008 (claim)


HEPTAD by Wes Peden (full video)

HEPTAD by Wes Peden (full video)


Wes won the following IJA and WJF competitions.[3][4]

IJA 2004:

  • Stage: Juniors

WJF 2:

WJF 3:

  • 4 Club Freestyle
  • Intermediate Rings
  • Challenge Competitions: 5 Club Backcross Isolated Endurance[6]

IJA 2007:

  • eXtreme Juggling: 7 Balls
  • eXtreme Juggling: 6 Rings
  • eXtreme Juggling: 4 Clubs

IJA 2013:

  • eXtreme Juggling: 5+ Clubs



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