|www.juggle.org|| IJA eNewsletter August 2022|
Editors: Don Lewis & Martin Frostijanews@juggle.org)(
- IJA Board election results
- Cedar Rapids IJA Festival and COVID-19
- 2022 IJA Festival T-shirts available till end of September
- 2022 IJA Festival championships and competitions results
- 2022 IJA World Joggling Championships
- eJuggle latest articles
IJA Board election results by Marilyn Sullivan, Chief Teller
The following four people were elected or re-elected to the IJA Board in this summer’s election, each with the indicated number of votes.
- Benjamin Domask-Ruh 137
- Sofia Noethe 137
- Ross Berenson 136
- Noel Yee with 51 write-in votes
Others who received more than 2 write-in votes:
- Albert Lucas 19
- Martin Frost 17
There were 112 in-person votes and 47 online votes. There were no spoiled ballots.
Cedar Rapids IJA Festival and COVID-19 by Festival Director Afton Benson
One of the largest challenges to hosting the 75th annual IJA Festival was minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19. With widely available vaccinations, decreased hospitalizations in the United States, and the decreased state-wide and international restrictions, we decided to continue forward with the festival.
Unfortunately, as we stated in the IJA COVID-19 reporting survey, there were cases of COVID-19 reported during and after the festival.
Here’s a breakdown of the festival attendance and the testing data reported:
- 495 jugglers and spectators registered for the festival
- 9 cases of COVID-19 were reported during the festival
- 66 additional cases were reported through the survey
Of the 75 reported cases, 60 tested positive within the first 3 days after the festival ended.
Note that the data is based on what was reported to the Festival Director and through the IJA COVID-19 reporting survey.
Thank you to everyone who tested throughout the week, who left if they did not feel well (or did not attend at all), and who tested once you left the festival!
Thanks for attending and reporting!
All the best,
Afton Benson2022 Festival Director
2022 IJA Festival T-shirts available till end of September by Martin Frost
In case you didn’t get a 2022 75th Anniversary Festival T-shirt in Cedar Rapids, you’ve got a chance to order one until September 30, 2022, in the IJA Store.
They’re available in Men’s and Women’s styles, in sizes from Small to XXL, for $23 to IJA members. Be sure to login to the site before placing your order to get the member price.
The shirts will be shipped by early October. See the T-shirt artwork at left.
2022 IJA Festival championships and competitions results by David Cain (from eJuggle)
Competitions, both serious and silly, make up many of the events at the yearly IJA Festival. The 2022 Festival was no different. Here are the results of the various competitions that took place.
XJuggling (Extreme Juggling) is a best-trick type of competition created by Jack Kalvan. Below are the competition categories and winners of each category.
IJA Juggling Championships
The IJA Juggling Championships were once again directed by Viveca Gardiner and NeilFred Picciotto. Usually, the IJA Juggling Championships has three divisions: Individuals, Juniors, and Teams. The Jugheads were the only team to enter this year, so they performed an exhibition rather than compete. Below are the medalists for the Juniors and Individuals Championships.
Gold Medal / 1st Place – Matthew Walmsley (USA) – Balls, rings, and clubsSilver Medal / 2nd Place – LilyRuth Mamary (USA) – Balls and clubs Bronze Medal / 3rd Place – Leona Barocas (USA) – Balls, rings, and clubs
Gold Medal – 1st Place – Pun Ho Lam (Hong Kong) – KendamasSilver Medal – 2nd Place – Kathryn Carr (USA) – Hats Bronze Medal – 3rd Place – Futa Fujimoto (Japan) – Devil Sticks
Fight Night is a bracket-based competition of Combat Juggling; the last juggler maintaining their three club pattern wins. Once players passed through qualifying rounds, they played in the Knockout Tournament. Fight night at IJA was organized by Alex Larson. 27 jugglers participated in the event this year.
1st place – Spencer Androli2nd place – Noah Schmeissner 3rd place – Cameron Ford
Battle Night is a live Club Juggling Battle that uses a dance cypher-esque tournament structure where 8 competitors square off in 3 rounds of head to head battles leading up to a winner take all final. Battle night was born during the pandemic as a way for jugglers and club enthusiasts to gather virtually and keep the club flame alive in their lives. There have been over 100 live virtual battles on zoom, connecting jugglers from Mexico, USA, Central and South America, and Europe. Battle night was originally created by Christian Tinoco and Cynthia “La Flaka” Buitron in Mexico. Shortly after Kevin Axtell joined on as a co producer. Kevin directed Battle Night at the IJA Festival.
1st Place – Christian Kloc2nd Place – Matan Presberg 3rd Place – Zak McAllister
The IJA Numbers Championships has been going on in one form or another since 1970. This year the competition was directed by Scott Cain and David Cain along with Assistant Director Merry Spahr. Competitors attempt to qualify the highest number of props in 9 categories.
Gold Medal – Doug Sayers – 9 balls for 47 catchesSilver Medal – Matan Presberg – 9 balls for 40 catches Bronze Medal – Spencer Androli – 9 balls for 30 catches
Gold Medal – Spencer Androli – 8 rings for 45 catchesSilver Medal – Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse – 8 rings for 29 catches
Gold Medal – Spencer Androli – 7 clubs for 116 catchesSilver Medal – Moritz Rosner – 7 clubs for 23 catches
Individual Ball Bouncing
Gold Medal – Christian Kloc – 9 balls for 37 catchesSilver Medal – Jonathan Root – 8 balls for 21 catches Bronze Medal – Sophie Klein – 8 balls for 17 catches
Gold Medal – Doug Sayers and Peter Kaseman – 14 balls for 62 catchesSilver Medal – Noah Schmeissner and Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse – 13 balls for 89 catches
Gold Medal – Noah Schmeissner and Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse – 12 rings for 95 catchesSilver Medal – Cameron Ford and Spencer Androli – 12 rings for 61 catches Bronze Medal – Chris Lovdal and Jack Levy – 11 rings for 65 catches
Gold Medal – Peter Kaseman and Stefan Brancel – 11 clubs for 54 catchesSilver Medal – Jack Levy and Sean Carney – 11 clubs for 48 catches Bronze Medal – Moritz Rosner and Julian Kloos – 10 clubs for 128 catches
Ball Bounce Passing
Gold Medal – John Jones and Dave Critchfield – 12 balls for 62 catches
Three Person Club Passing
Gold Medal – Tony Kaseman, Peter Kaseman, and Stefan Brancel – 14 clubs for 112 catchesSilver Medal – Sean Carney, Chris Lovdal, and Jack Levy – 13 clubs for 113 catches
The Games of the IJA was organized by Bill Biz Olbrisch. Below are the individual games and their winners.
2022 IJA World Joggling Championships: Final Results (Entire Competition)by Sterling Franklin
Medalists from Block A (April 1 – May 15):
|3-ball 100mB17 Gold: James Auriemma (19.13) WO Gold: Logan Pearce (19.43) WO Silver: Kaylin Meyers (20.82) MO Gold: Sterling Franklin (14.22) MO Silver: Christoph Mitasch (17.47) MM Gold: Michal Kapral (15.83) MM Silver: Len Ferman (16.90) WM Gold: JoAnn Ireland (22.17)°||3-ball 400mB17 Gold: James Auriemma (1:26.00) WO Gold: Kaylyn Schull (2:53.35) MO Gold: Sterling Franklin (1:06.26) MO Silver: Christoph Mitasch (1:17.37) MO Bronze: Daniel Raum (1:21.86) WM Gold: JoAnn Ireland (2:24.37)||3-ball 1600mWO Gold: Kaylyn Schull (10:56.29) MO Gold: Sterling Franklin (5:41.48) MO Silver: Daniel Raum (5:44.83) MO Bronze: Christoph Mitasch (5:52.20) MM Gold: Koutaro Kawano (6:38.60) WM Gold: JoAnn Ireland (11:59.00)°|
|4-ball 400m MO Gold: Sterling Franklin (1:31.20)° MO Silver: Christoph Mitasch (1:33.00)° MM Gold: Michal Kapral (1:54.30)° WM Gold: JoAnn Ireland (3:33.00)°||5-ball 100m MO Gold: Christoph Mitasch (34.23) MO Silver: Sterling Franklin (59.20) MM Gold: Michal Kapral (23.17)° WM Gold: JoAnn Ireland (1:27.43)°|| |
B12 = Boys 12-and-Under
B17 = Boys 13-to-17
WO = Women’s Open (18-39)
MO = Men’s Open (18-39)
WM = Women’s Masters (40+)
MM = Men’s Masters (40+)
° – Top 10 Division Time
Medalists from Block B (June 1 – July 15):
|3-ball 200m B12 Gold: Quest Crothers (37.67)° WO Gold: Skye Jerpbak (42.00)° WO Silver: Logan Pearce (43.10)° WO Bronze: Kaylyn Schull (57.46) MO Gold: Sterling Franklin (29.96)° MO Silver (Tie): Giovanni Gaole (34.24) MO Silver (Tie): Daniel Raum (34.24) MM Gold: Michal Kapral (31.81)°||3-ball 800m B12 Gold: Quest Crothers (3:20.30)° B17 Gold: Brady Xue (2:50.62)° B17 Silver: James Auriemma (3:25.87) WO Gold: Kaylyn Schull (4:46.57) MO Gold: Sterling Franklin (2:34.00)° MO Silver: Daniel Raum (2:39.24) MO Bronze: Christoph Mitasch (2:42.00) MM Gold: Michal Kapral (2:31.30)°||4-ball 100mB17 Gold: James Auriemma (33.20)° MO Gold: Sterling Franklin (15.10)° MO Silver: Christoph Mitasch (20.00)° MO Bronze: Giovanni Gaole (20.20)° MM Gold: Michal Kapral (16.25)°|
|5-ball 200mMO Gold: Christoph Mitasch (1:16.83)° MO Silver: Sterling Franklin (1:53.28)°||7-ball 100mMO Gold: Chris Fowler (41.83)° MO Silver: Giovanni Gaole (1:03.00)° MO Bronze: Sterling Franklin (9:18.50)|
3-ball 100m Backwards
WO Gold: Skye Jerpbak (25.85)°WO Silver: Logan Pearce (32.09)° MO Gold: Daniel Raum (26.28)° MO Silver: Sterling Franklin (28.46)° MO Bronze: Chris Fowler (29.26)° MM Gold: Michal Kapral (23.20)°
3-ball 10K: Michael Bergeron (34:47.00)5-ball 100m Backwards: Chris Fowler (53.60) 3-ball 600m: Daniel Raum (1:55.32) 3-ball 5K: Daniel Raum (19:58.60) 4-ball 800m: Sterling Franklin (3:39.98) 6-ball 100m: Sterling Franklin (1:28.65)
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