Thomas Dietz

Thomas Dietz

Thomas Dietz (born May 19, 1982) is a professional juggler from Regensburg, Germany. He is recognized as one of the greatest technical jugglers in the world. He holds various unofficial juggling records and also the world record for juggling a five club cascade for 53 minutes and 21 seconds. [ [http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html JIS Numbers Juggling Records ] ] 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. He is currently the reigning overall champion of the World Juggling Federation. [ [http://www.thewjf.com/2007Convention.php theWJF.com ] ]

Titles

2004

;International Jugglers' Association
* 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
* 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

;World Juggling Federation WJF2
* 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

;World Juggling Federation WJF3
* 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

;World Juggling Federation WJF4 [theWJF.com: " [http://www.thewjf.com/2007Convention.php WJF4 competition results] "]
* 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

Videos

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 #1 (released Sept. 19, 2003)
**"Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley
**"Trepak" from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (exact artist of the version in the video is unknown)

*Thomas Dietz Video #2 (released Oct. 8, 2003)
** "I've Got Two Legs" by Monty Python
** "Axel F" by Nile Rodgers
** "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm

*Thomas Dietz Video #3 (released Nov. 24, 2003)
** "Wannabe" by Spice Girls
** "Self Esteem" by The Offspring
** "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley

*Thomas Dietz Video #4 (released December, 2003)
** "BND" by No Doubt
** "The Twist" by Chubby Checker

*Juggling in Berlin (released Dec. 20, 2003)
** "One Vision" by Queen

*Thomas Dietz Video #5 (released Dec. 22, 2003)
** "Basket Case" performed by Avril Lavigne (cover of Green Day)
** "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss (theme from "")

*Thomas Dietz Video #6 (released Dec. 23, 2003)
** "Theme from Star Wars" by John Williams
** "Red River Rock" by Johnny and the Hurricanes
** "Let Me Entertain You" by Robbie Williams

*The Markus Furtner and Thomas Dietz Show (released Dec. 29, 2003)
** "HIStory" by Michael Jackson

*The Thomas Dietz Video Nobody Wants to See (released Dec. 30, 2003)
** "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley
** "Black & White" by Sarah McLachlan

*Thomas Dietz Video #7 (released Feb. 11, 2004)

*Thomas Dietz Video #8 (released Feb. 16, 2004)
** "Sk8er Boi" by Avril Lavigne

*Thomas Dietz Video #9 (released Feb. 20, 2004)
** "Basket Case" by Green Day
** "Yakety Yak" by The Coasters

*Competition Video (released March, 2004)
** "Spokesman" by Goldfinger

*Thomas Dietz's Worst Tricks (released Sept. 7, 2004)
** "Bohemian Polka" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
** "All The Small Things" by blink-182
** "My Happy Ending" by Avril Lavigne

*Juggling in Israel (released Nov. 25, 2004)
** "Taluy al Hazlav" (Hung on the Cross) by Rami Fortis (song is in Hebrew)

*Another Thomas Dietz Video Nobody Wants to See (Nov. 26, 2004)
** "Popcorn" by Hot Butter
** "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles

*Still Juggling in Berlin (released Nov. 28, 2004)
** "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

*Still Not Thomas Dietz Video #10 (released Dec. 17, 2004)
** "Think" by Aretha Franklin
** "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley

*Thomas Dietz Video #10 (released Dec. 20, 2004)
** (theme from Star Trek)
** "Anthem Part 2" by Blink-182
** "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm

*Manuel Mitasch and Thomas Dietz (released Jan. 11, 2005)
** "Don't Pick it Up" by The Offspring
** "All I Want" by The Offspring

*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

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

*Clip 1 (released Dec. 19, 2006)
** "Spring" from "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
** "Infernal Galop" from Act II, Scene 2 in "Orpheus in the Underworld " by Jacques Offenbach

*Clip 2 (released Dec. 25, 2006)
** "Humppasonni" by Eläkeläiset

*Thomas Dietz Video #11 Trailer (released Dec. 26, 2006)
** "Anthem Part 2" by Blink-182

References

External links

* [http://www.jugglingdb.com/records/member.php?user=3764 Dietz's personal and unofficial records on IJDb]
* [http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=juggletommi Dietz's YouTube channel]
* [http://www.jugglethis.net/search.php?query=dietz&type=all&mode=search Dietz videos hosted on JuggleThis.net]
* [http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BEFFD9547CB1458E Dietz videos hosted on YouTube - a chronological playlist]


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