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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 received training from Jason Garfield.[3] The Galchenkos went on to break four world records in club passing[4][5] and win 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 records Edit

Records with publicly available video evidence:

  • 5 clubs on a unicycle: 102 catches in 2003 (video)
  • 6 clubs on a unicycle: 12 catches in 2003 (video)
  • 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]

  • 9 clubs: 676 passes caught
  • 10 clubs: 378 passes caught
  • 11 clubs: 152 passes caught
  • 12 clubs: 54 passes caught
Some juggling from 2007

Some juggling from 2007

Competitions Edit

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

IJA 2003:

IJA 2004:

WJF 1:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • 5 Club Freestyle[12]
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s

IJA 2005:

WJF 2:

  • Advanced Clubs
  • Club Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
Challenge Competitions:[13]
  • 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:[14]
  • 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[15]
  • 7 Club Isolated Endurance
  • 5 Club Backcross Isolated Endurance
  • 3 Club 360s
  • 5 Club 360s
Banana Harvest (Summer 2011)

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[16]
  • 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

References Edit

  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. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2004convention.php
  13. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2005convention.php
  14. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2006overall.php
  15. http://www.thewjfstore.com/2007overall.php
  16. http://thewjfstore.com/2008overall.php