Thomas Dietz

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Thomas Dietz (born May 19, 1982) is a professional juggler from Regensburg, Germany.[1] He is recognized as one of the greatest technical jugglers in the world. He holds various unofficial juggling records and also the five club juggling world record of 53 minutes and 21 seconds.[2] However, he gained most of his popularity through several juggling videos featuring his highly technical tricks including siteswap variations, pirouettes, and long runs of numbers with clubs, balls, and sometimes rings.

Titles[edit]

2004[edit]

International Jugglers' Association 57th Summer Festival[3]
  • Individual Stage Competition - Gold
  • Solo Numbers Ball Competition - 1st - 8 balls, 23 catches
  • Solo Numbers Club Competition - 3rd - 6 clubs, 25 catches
  • Solo Numbers Ring Competition - 3rd - 8 rings, 17 catches
World Juggling Federation WJF1[4]
  • Advanced Balls Competition - 2nd - score of 9.04
  • Advanced Clubs Competition - 3rd - score of 8.14
  • Advanced Rings Competition - 2nd - score of 8.86
  • Endurance Balls Competition - 1st - 9 balls, 25 catches
  • Endurance Rings Competition - 2nd - 8 Rings, 19 Catches

2005[edit]

World Juggling Federation WJF2[5]
  • Advanced Balls Competition - 1st - score of 12.5
  • Advanced Clubs Competition - 2nd - score of 11.1
  • Advanced Rings Competition - 1st - score of 8.0
  • Endurance Balls Competition - 1st - 9 balls, 18 catches
  • Endurance Clubs Competition - 3rd - 6 clubs, 132 catches
  • Endurance Rings Competition - 1st - 8 rings, 16 catches

2006[edit]

World Juggling Federation WJF3[6]
  • Overall Competition - 1st - score of 35.00
  • Advanced Balls Competition - 1st - score of 9.33
  • Advanced Rings Competition - 2nd - score of 8.71
  • Advanced Clubs Competition - 1st - score of 8.71
  • Endurance Balls Competition - 1st - 9 balls, 27 catches
  • Endurance Rings Competition - 2nd - 8 Rings, 15 Catches
  • Endurance Clubs Competition - 2nd - 7 Clubs, 28 Catches

2007[edit]

World Juggling Federation WJF4[7]
  • Overall Championship - 1st - score of 39.65
  • Advanced Balls Competition - 1st - score of 9.6
  • Advanced Rings Competition - 1st - score of 9.4
  • Advanced Clubs Competition - 2nd - score of 7.9
  • 5 Ball Freestyle - 2nd
  • 6 Ball Freestyle - 1st, with a B97531 into a 4 up multiplex into a high low shower
  • 7 Ball Freestyle - 1st, with DB97531
  • 5 Rings Freestyle - 2nd, with a 6x4 5 up 720
  • 6 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with a 6 up synch 360 into a 6 up synch 360
  • 7 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with a 5 up 360
  • 3 Clubs Freestyle - 4th
  • 4 Clubs Freestyle - 4th
  • 5 Clubs Freestyle - 3rd, with a 3 up 720 into one sided flat throws
  • 3 Clubs 360s - 2nd, with 34
  • 5 Clubs 360s - 2nd, with 11
  • 5 Balls 360s - 1st, with 27
  • 5 Rings 360s - 1st, with 19
  • 7 Balls Isolated Endurance - 1st
  • 7 Rings Isolated Endurance - 1st

2008[edit]

World Juggling Federation WJF5[8]
  • Overall Championship - 1st
  • Advanced Balls Competition - 1st - score of 15.5
  • Advanced Rings Competition - 2nd - score of 9.4
  • Advanced Clubs Competition - 2nd - score of 7.8
  • 6 Ball Freestyle - 1st, with a high low 4 up 720
  • 7 Ball Freestyle - 4th
  • 5 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with an over and back with 4 up each way
  • 6 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with a (8,8)(4,4)>6 up 360>4 up 360> qualify
  • 7 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with a 5 up 360 into (8x, 6)
  • 5 Clubs Freestyle - 1st, with a 3 up 720 into one sided flats
  • 6 Clubs Freestyle - 3rd, with a 9555 into 75
  • Battle for the World Juggling Federation (WJF) presidency -1st 10.9

Videos[edit]

Mark Probst, a friend of Thomas, released several videos of Thomas and others (including himself and Vova Galchenko) juggling by posting them to the newsgroup rec.juggling under his nickname "Schani".

  • Thomas Dietz Video #3 (released Nov. 24, 2003)
  • Juggling in Berlin (released Dec. 20, 2003)
  • The Markus Furtner and Thomas Dietz Show (released Dec. 29, 2003)
  • The Thomas Dietz Video Nobody Wants to See (released Dec. 30, 2003)
  • Thomas Dietz Video #7 (released Feb. 11, 2004)
  • Thomas Dietz Video #8 (released Feb. 16, 2004)
    • Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne
  • Competition Video (released March, 2004)
  • Juggling in Israel (released Nov. 25, 2004)
    • Taluy al Hazlav (Hung on the Cross) by Rami Fortis (song is in Hebrew)
  • Still Juggling in Berlin (released Nov. 28, 2004)
  • Thomas Dietz Video #10 (released Dec. 20, 2004)
  • Juggling in Linz (released May 2, 2005)
    • Diamond by Klint from the Snatch motion picture soundtrack.
    • Beware Of Us by Xzibit (feat. Strong Arm Steady)

Produced by Thomas[edit]

In December 2006, Thomas began releasing short videos on YouTube.

  • Clip 1 (released Dec. 19, 2006)
  • Thomas Dietz Video #11 Trailer (released Dec. 26, 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Dietz - Vita". Thomas Dietz. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "List of Numbers Juggling Records". Juggling Information Service Committee on Numbers Juggling (JISCON). Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Championships Results - 57th IJA Summer Festival". International Jugglers' Association. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The 2004 WJF Championships". World Juggling Federation. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ "WJF2 - The 2005 WJF Championships". World Juggling Federation. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2006 Competition Results". World Juggling Federation. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "WJF4 Competition Results". World Juggling Federation. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "WJF5 Competition Results". World Juggling Federation. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 

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