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Jason Garfield
Jason Garfield
Most Popular Juggler of 2004

Websites

www.jasongarfield.com
YouTube: Jason Garfield
www.thewjf.com
YouTube: worldjuggling
Facebook: Jason Garfield

Highest numbers juggled

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

 Jason Garfield (born August 9, 1974) is an American juggler who was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and grew up in Seattle, Washington. He is the founder and president of the World Juggling Federation.[1]

Jason started juggling when he was 11, and at age 13 he won the 1988 IJA Juniors competition.[2] By the time he was 15, he had juggled 9 balls, 9 rings, and 7 clubs, and done 200 catches of 5 club backcrosses.[3]

After taking a six-year break from juggling, Jason went on to juggle 10 balls[2] and 10 rings,[4] and tied with Bruce Sarafian for the 11 ball world record (12 catches) in 1997.[5] In 2000, Jason beat Bruce's record with 14 catches.[6](video) (The record has since been broken by Alex Barron.)

Jason has been producing instructional materials for juggling since 2000, starting with the series of Juggling Master videos.[7] The latest versions of his instructional videos and book are:

Jason founded the World Juggling Federation in 2000, with the goals of expanding public awareness of juggling as a sport,[4] producing sport juggling competition programs for ESPN, providing an incentive for jugglers to push themselves to their technical limits,[1] and increasing the number of good competitive jugglers in the world.[8]

Jason was voted the world's most popular juggler in Luke Burrage's Top 40 Jugglers poll in 2004.[9]

World recordsEdit

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

Jason Garfield's New Juggling Order

Jason Garfield's New Juggling Order

Jason Garfield 5 - 7 Ball Moves

Jason Garfield 5 - 7 Ball Moves

Jason Garfield Club and Ring Practice

Jason Garfield Club and Ring Practice

CompetitionsEdit

Jason won the following IJA and WJF competitions.[10][11]

IJA 1988:

  • Stage: Juniors

IJA 1990:

  • Numbers: Solo Balls
  • Numbers: Solo Rings

IJA 1998:

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

IJA 2000:

  • Numbers: Solo Balls
  • Numbers: Solo Rings
  • Numbers: Solo Clubs

IJA 2001:

  • Numbers: Solo Rings

IJA 2002:

  • Stage: Individuals

WJF 1:

WJF 2:

Challenge Competitions:[12]
  • 5 Ball Low 360s
  • 5 Ring Low 360s

WJF 3:

  • Advanced Rings
  • 5 Ring Freestyle
  • 6 Ring Freestyle
  • Ring Endurance
Challenge Competitions:[13]
  • 5 Ball Low 360s
  • 5 Ring Low 360s

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://thewjf.com/about/department-heads/jason-garfield/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20001018180009/http://www.jasongarfield.com/biography.html
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20070127214632/http://jasongarfield.com/timeline/1990/1990.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.thewjf.com/about.php
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/19980630172927/http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20000818120347/http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html
  7. http://www.seriousjuggling.com/juggling-videos-dvds.htm
  8. http://web.archive.org/web/20070110233741/http://jasongarfield.com/2004.html
  9. http://www.jugglingdb.com/compendium/world/jugglers/top40of2004.html
  10. http://www.juggle.org/ija/championships/
  11. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20131029113815/http://thewjf.com/allevents.php
  12. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2005convention.php
  13. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2006overall.php
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