IJA Challenge – Ball Bouncing on a Cup

Firstly before we begin, I have an announcement to make, thanks to a snafu with youtube commenting on last month’s challenge, neither me nor Scott ever saw Juggling Mike’s entry for the blind box challenge, where he clearly won with an amazing 190 catches.  We’re awarding an extra first place prize to him and featuring him here to make up for it, and to keep this from happening again, I’ve now created a new way for entrants to get their entries in.  Via email, to ijachallenge@gmail.com

Congratulations to Matthew Peplinski for winning last month’s challenge for the most ring bounces off the palm of the hand with 20 bounces, breaking my record by 2! As the winner he will be receiving a full one year IJA Membership and $40 in IJA store credit! Second place goes to me again this month, for my 18 bounces in the original video, heh, I’ll be handing this prize though to our third place entrant, Zak Mcallister, who made 9 bounces.

Hello, and thanks for coming to the IJA Challenge! The IJA Challenge is a monthly video contest put forth to the juggling community, in which anyone with a video camera to record an attempt with compete for a juggling/manipulation based world record set by Richard Kohut, the winners of which receive prizes for their achievement in breaking or tying his world record attempt. This also means the winner of each month’s contest will become a world record holder! So if you think you have the skills, set up your camera and give it a shot! You could be the best in the world at something and not even know it yet! Entrants have 3 weeks from the posting of the video to submit their entry via email to ijachallenge@gmail.com, and must follow the rules for the month’s challenge. Prizes for the entrants are as follows: 1st prize – 1 Year IJA Membership and $40 IJA Store Credit 2nd Prize – $40 IJA Store Credit

This month’s challenge rules:

•May use any size and type of ball no larger than a tennis ball.

•May use any sized cup no larger than a shaker tin.

•Ball must be thrown from the cup and begin bouncing.

•Ball must be caught back into the cup at the end to count.

•Winners are determined by the most number of bounces, with ties broken by the shortest amount of time taken to complete the bounces.


Richard Kohut

Rich Kohut is an opinionated and very bold hobbyist juggler, most well known for producing the longest running juggling podcast "Jugglers On Juggling", which is still going today. He's not a bad juggler either, having qualified 7 rings many times, qualified 5 clubs, and placed second in the WJF Ring Intermediates competition.

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