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8 [[Club juggling|clubs]] qualified
 
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|image = File: Anthony Gatto.jpg|caption = 7-11 [[Ring juggling|ring]] [[World records|world record]] holder}}'''Anthony Gatto''' (born '''Anthony Commarota''' on April 14, 1973)<ref name=dropped>http://grantland.com/features/anthony-gatto-juggling-cirque-du-soleil-jason-fagone/</ref><ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto</ref> is an American juggler who holds 10 official, [[JISCON]]-verified [[World records|world records]],<ref name=jiscon>[http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html List of Numbers Juggling Records] - [[JISCON]]</ref> and is regarded by many as the most skilled juggler in the world.<ref name=card>[http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/9935/cid/433319/2010-Topps-Allen-&-Ginter-99-Anthony-Gatto 99 - Anthony Gatto] - The Trading Card Database</ref> He was voted the world's most popular juggler in [[Luke Burrage|Luke Burrage's]] [[Top 40 Jugglers]] poll in 2003 and 2005,<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20110713052226/http://www.jugglingdb.com/compendium/world/jugglers/top40of2003.html The Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers of 2003 as voted by YOU!] - [[IJDb]]</ref><ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120207142351/http://www.jugglingdb.com/compendium/world/jugglers/top40of2005.html The Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers of 2005] - [[IJDb]]</ref> and he has been in the top 40 every year since the chart began in 2003 except 2016 and 2019.<ref>http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog/archives/1643</ref> He is the only juggler who has ever won the Golden Clown award at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Circus_Festival_of_Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo]<ref>http://www.montecarlofestival.mc/palmares/palmares-1998-2002/</ref>, and he is the only juggler who has been featured on a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topps Topps] trading card.<ref name=card/><ref>http://www.anthonygatto.com/v1/career.php</ref>
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|image = File: Anthony Gatto.jpg|caption = 7-10 [[Ring juggling|ring]] [[World records|world record]] holder}}'''Anthony Gatto''' (born '''Anthony Commarota''' on April 14, 1973)<ref name=dropped>http://grantland.com/features/anthony-gatto-juggling-cirque-du-soleil-jason-fagone/</ref><ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto</ref> is an American juggler who holds nine official, [[JISCON]]-verified [[World records|world records]],<ref name="jiscon">[http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html List of Numbers Juggling Records] - [[JISCON]]</ref> and is regarded by many as the most skilled juggler in the world.<ref name="card">[http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/9935/cid/433319/2010-Topps-Allen-&-Ginter-99-Anthony-Gatto 99 - Anthony Gatto] - The Trading Card Database</ref> He was voted the world's most popular juggler in [[Luke Burrage|Luke Burrage's]] [[Top 40 Jugglers]] poll in 2003 and 2005,<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20110713052226/http://www.jugglingdb.com/compendium/world/jugglers/top40of2003.html The Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers of 2003 as voted by YOU!] - [[IJDb]]</ref><ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120207142351/http://www.jugglingdb.com/compendium/world/jugglers/top40of2005.html The Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers of 2005] - [[IJDb]]</ref> and he has been in the top 40 every year since the chart began in 2003 except 2016 and 2019.<ref>http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog/archives/1643</ref> He is the only juggler who has ever won the Golden Clown award at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Circus_Festival_of_Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo]<ref>http://www.montecarlofestival.mc/palmares/palmares-1998-2002/</ref>, and he is the only juggler who has been featured on a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topps Topps] trading card.<ref name="card" /><ref>http://www.anthonygatto.com/v1/career.php</ref>
   
Anthony was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland.<ref name=bio>http://www.anthonygatto.com/v1/biography.php#</ref> He started juggling when he was almost four years old,<ref>http://anthonygatto.forumco.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4974</ref> and won the [[IJA]] Junior Championship at the age of eight in his first year competing.<ref name=bio/><ref>http://www.juggle.org/ija/championships/1981-cleveland-oh/</ref> He was trained by his stepfather<ref name=dropped/> [[Nick Gatto]], a former vaudeville entertainer and a member of the Los Gatos acrobatic trio,<ref name=bio/> who had had years of training as a coach in several fields, including boxing and gymnastics.<ref>http://www.juggling.org/help/essays/gatto.html</ref> Anthony began performing professionally in Las Vegas at age ten. He has performed in the Cirque du Soleil shows ''Kooza'' (2007-2009) and ''La Nouba'' (2010-2012).<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto</ref><ref>http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/01/world-renowned-juggler-joins-la-nouba-by-cirque-du-soleil/</ref>
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Anthony was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland.<ref name="bio">http://www.anthonygatto.com/v1/biography.php#</ref> He started juggling when he was almost four years old,<ref>http://anthonygatto.forumco.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4974</ref> and won the [[IJA]] Junior Championship at the age of eight in his first year competing.<ref name="bio" /><ref>http://www.juggle.org/ija/championships/1981-cleveland-oh/</ref> He was trained by his stepfather<ref name="dropped" /> [[Nick Gatto]], a former vaudeville entertainer and a member of the Los Gatos acrobatic trio,<ref name="bio" /> who had had years of training as a coach in several fields, including boxing and gymnastics.<ref>http://www.juggling.org/help/essays/gatto.html</ref> Anthony began performing professionally in Las Vegas at age ten. He has performed in the Cirque du Soleil shows ''Kooza'' (2007-2009) and ''La Nouba'' (2010-2012).<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto</ref><ref>http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/01/world-renowned-juggler-joins-la-nouba-by-cirque-du-soleil/</ref>
   
 
Anthony has quit juggling<ref>https://www.facebook.com/groups/JugglingRock/permalink/627839443952281</ref> and now runs [http://bigtopcr.com/ a concrete resurfacing business],<ref name="dropped" /><ref>http://bigtopcr.com/about/</ref> which he started in August 2012.<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto</ref><ref>https://www.facebook.com/bigtopcr/info</ref><ref>http://www.floridatrend.com/article/19006/a-famous-jugglers-concrete-plans</ref>
 
Anthony has quit juggling<ref>https://www.facebook.com/groups/JugglingRock/permalink/627839443952281</ref> and now runs [http://bigtopcr.com/ a concrete resurfacing business],<ref name="dropped" /><ref>http://bigtopcr.com/about/</ref> which he started in August 2012.<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto</ref><ref>https://www.facebook.com/bigtopcr/info</ref><ref>http://www.floridatrend.com/article/19006/a-famous-jugglers-concrete-plans</ref>
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== World records ==
 
== World records ==
 
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[[File:Anthony Gatto Practice 1-8-09|400px|right]]
Records verified by [[JISCON]]:<ref name=jiscon/>
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Records verified by [[JISCON]]:<ref name="jiscon" />
 
*8 [[Ball juggling|balls]]: 1 minute and 13 seconds in 2006 ([https://youtu.be/i9UzL53nRYY video])
 
*8 [[Ball juggling|balls]]: 1 minute and 13 seconds in 2006 ([https://youtu.be/i9UzL53nRYY video])
 
*9 balls: 54 seconds in 2006 ([https://youtu.be/XHG5Rs2ft1A video])
 
*9 balls: 54 seconds in 2006 ([https://youtu.be/XHG5Rs2ft1A video])
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*9 rings: 235 catches in 2005 ([https://youtu.be/QioKtsZZ86I?t=5m10s video])
 
*9 rings: 235 catches in 2005 ([https://youtu.be/QioKtsZZ86I?t=5m10s video])
 
*10 rings: 47 catches in 2005 ([https://youtu.be/v-Tn7Q0aJ2A?t=514 video])
 
*10 rings: 47 catches in 2005 ([https://youtu.be/v-Tn7Q0aJ2A?t=514 video])
*11 rings: 17 catches in 2006
 
   
 
*6 [[Club juggling|clubs]]: 7 minutes 38 seconds in 2005 ([https://youtu.be/fZMHZDsla4s video])
 
*6 [[Club juggling|clubs]]: 7 minutes 38 seconds in 2005 ([https://youtu.be/fZMHZDsla4s video])

Latest revision as of 21:23, January 17, 2020

Anthony Gatto
Anthony Gatto
7-10 ring world record holder

Websites

www.anthonygatto.com
YouTube: Anthony Gatto

Highest numbers juggled

9 balls solid
10 balls flashed
10 balls qualified? (claim)
10 rings qualified
11 rings qualified? (claim)
12 rings flashed
8 clubs qualified

 Anthony Gatto (born Anthony Commarota on April 14, 1973)[1][2] is an American juggler who holds nine official, JISCON-verified world records,[3] and is regarded by many as the most skilled juggler in the world.[4] He was voted the world's most popular juggler in Luke Burrage's Top 40 Jugglers poll in 2003 and 2005,[5][6] and he has been in the top 40 every year since the chart began in 2003 except 2016 and 2019.[7] He is the only juggler who has ever won the Golden Clown award at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo[8], and he is the only juggler who has been featured on a Topps trading card.[4][9]

Anthony was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland.[10] He started juggling when he was almost four years old,[11] and won the IJA Junior Championship at the age of eight in his first year competing.[10][12] He was trained by his stepfather[1] Nick Gatto, a former vaudeville entertainer and a member of the Los Gatos acrobatic trio,[10] who had had years of training as a coach in several fields, including boxing and gymnastics.[13] Anthony began performing professionally in Las Vegas at age ten. He has performed in the Cirque du Soleil shows Kooza (2007-2009) and La Nouba (2010-2012).[14][15]

Anthony has quit juggling[16] and now runs a concrete resurfacing business,[1][17] which he started in August 2012.[18][19][20]

World records Edit

Anthony Gatto Practice 1-8-09

Anthony Gatto Practice 1-8-09

Records verified by JISCON:[3]

  • balls: 1 minute and 13 seconds in 2006 (video)
  • 9 balls: 54 seconds in 2006 (video)
  • 7 rings: 15 minutes and 6 seconds in 2006 (video)
  • 8 rings: 1 minute and 17 seconds in 1989 (video)
  • 9 rings: 235 catches in 2005 (video)
  • 10 rings: 47 catches in 2005 (video)

Records with publicly available video evidence:

Isolation Edit

  • 8 rings isolated: 125 catches in 2011 (video)
  • 9 rings isolated: 45 catches in 2011 (video)
  • 7 clubs isolated: 238 catches in 2011 (video)

Balancing Edit

  • 8 balls with ball balance: 40 catches in 2007 (video at 0:40)
  • 8 balls with club balance: 48 catches (video)
  • 8 balls with pole balance: 24 catches in 2007 (video)
  • 9 balls with ball balance: 14 catches in 2000 (video)
  • 10 balls with ball balance: 10 catches in 2009 (video)
  • 7 clubs with ball balance: 43 catches in 2007 (video at 2:50)
  • 7 clubs with club balance: 44 catches in 2006 (video)

Head bounce Edit

  • 6 balls with head bounce: 1 minute and 4 seconds in 2000 (video)
  • 7 balls with head bounce: 143 catches in 2001 (video)
  • 8 balls with head bounce: 31 catches in 2009 (video)
  • 9 balls with head bounce: 18 catches in 2005 (video)
  • 6 rings with head bounce: 213 catches in 2000 (video)
  • 7 rings with head bounce: 75 catches in 2000 (video, 2005 video)
  • 8 rings with head bounce: 61 catches in 2006 (video)
  • 9 rings with head bounce: 31 catches in 2007 (video at 2:46)
  • 10 rings with head bounce: 14 catches in 2009 (video)
  • 11 rings with head bounce: 11 catches in 2005 (video)
  • 7 clubs with head bounce: 28 catches in 2009 (video)
  • 2 ball head bounce: 62 bounces in 2006 (video at 1:13:42)

Halfshower Edit

  • 7 ring halfshower: 55 catches in 2008 (video)
  • 9 ring halfshower: 11 catches in 2006 (video)

Body throws Edit

Spins Edit

  • Most 7 ball 7 up 360s in 1 minute: 10 in 2008 (video)
  • Most 7 ring 7 up 360s in 1 minute: 10 in 2008 (video at 1:17)

Other Edit

Unverified claims:[21]

  • 9 balls: 348 catches
  • 9 rings: 272 catches
  • 10 rings: 64 catches
  • 11 rings: 22 catches
  • 9 ball overheads: 9 catches (claim)
  • 360 qualified with the most rings: 9 rings, 7 up in 2000 (claim)
  • 5 clubs with pole balance: 2 minutes in 2000 (claim)
Anthony Gatto Practice Nov 25, 08

Anthony Gatto Practice Nov 25, 08

Competitions Edit

Anthony won the following IJA competitions.[22]

1981 (age 8):

  • Stage: Juniors

1983:

1986:

  • Stage: Individuals
  • Numbers: Solo Balls
  • Numbers: Solo Rings
  • Numbers: Solo Clubs

1989:

  • Numbers: Solo Balls
  • Numbers: Solo Rings
  • Numbers: Solo Clubs (first person ever to juggle 7 clubs for over 100 catches in competition - age 16)

1991 (age 18):

  • Numbers: Solo Balls (IJA competition record: 60 catches of 9 balls)
  • Numbers: Solo Rings (43 catches of 9 rings, a new IJA competition record at the time, broken in 1996 by Albert Lucas with 20 catches of 10 rings)
  • Numbers: Solo Clubs (IJA competition record: 230 catches of 7 clubs)
1991 IJA Numbers Championships highlights video
Anthony Gatto Practice June 4, 2011

Anthony Gatto Practice June 4, 2011

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://grantland.com/features/anthony-gatto-juggling-cirque-du-soleil-jason-fagone/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto
  3. 3.0 3.1 List of Numbers Juggling Records - JISCON
  4. 4.0 4.1 99 - Anthony Gatto - The Trading Card Database
  5. The Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers of 2003 as voted by YOU! - IJDb
  6. The Top 40 Most Popular Jugglers of 2005 - IJDb
  7. http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog/archives/1643
  8. http://www.montecarlofestival.mc/palmares/palmares-1998-2002/
  9. http://www.anthonygatto.com/v1/career.php
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 http://www.anthonygatto.com/v1/biography.php#
  11. http://anthonygatto.forumco.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4974
  12. http://www.juggle.org/ija/championships/1981-cleveland-oh/
  13. http://www.juggling.org/help/essays/gatto.html
  14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto
  15. http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/01/world-renowned-juggler-joins-la-nouba-by-cirque-du-soleil/
  16. https://www.facebook.com/groups/JugglingRock/permalink/627839443952281
  17. http://bigtopcr.com/about/
  18. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gatto
  19. https://www.facebook.com/bigtopcr/info
  20. http://www.floridatrend.com/article/19006/a-famous-jugglers-concrete-plans
  21. http://web.archive.org/web/20070902181415/http://www.anthonygatto.com/Gatto-fan-index.html
  22. http://www.juggle.org/ija/championships/
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