My name is Egor Smirnov. I live in Russia, Saint-Petersburg. I juggle since 2010. I work in school as a P.E. teacher and also as a trainer in circus studio. I really like numbers juggling, piruets and prefer balls and rings mostly. My records is 9 balls and 9 rings. My inspiration jugglers is Lauge Benjaminsen, Josh Horton, Tony Pezzo, Anthony Gatto and Pavel Evsukevich. I want to make my own juggling show, and to be honest I have a dream, to get into the top 40 jugglers!)
I'm 18, from Somerset in England. I started juggling when I was 9 after my dad taught me 3 balls. From there I just gradually progressed to where I am currently. At the moment, my biggest inspirations are Ofek Snir, Luke Davies and Anthony Gatto. I'm currently working mostly on 7-9 balls. With 7 I'd like to be able to run the pattern Db97531 for 7+ rounds, amongst other tricks. I'm also trying to get longer runs with 8 and 9, as well as some tricks with 8 such as 8 up 360s. I'm not working so much on 10-12 balls, but in the future I'd like to qualify 10 and flash 12 in async.
My name is Grant Bishop, I'm 13, and I've been juggling for almost a year now. I started juggling at a one week day time circus camp quickly became addicted. Within a couple of months I was practicing 2-4 hours a day. WJF videos were some of the first juggling videos I ever watched. I think that is why I do so many connections, siteswaps, and 360s. I'm inspired by people like Delaney Bayles, Spencer Androli, and Jonah Greenhouse. For me, there are two things that make juggling fun. First, I love how visual progress is. It feels so good to see yourself getting better. Another thing I like about juggling is performing. I started at a circus so I was never afraid of the crowd. I've always enjoyed making people happy and performing does that for me.
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