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 can record an attempt to compete for a juggling/manipulation based world record set by Richard Kohut. The winners 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. Prizes may be collected by contacting Scott Seltzer.

First prize for last month’s challenge (Shortest Time to make 100 catches of 5 balls) goes to JN0076 of Youtube! Who somehow managed to get all hundred catches in only 14.782 seconds, being the only person to do it in under 15 seconds! Our second place prize goes to Chris Hodge with a time of 15.047 seconds. As the winners JN will recieve a 1 year IJA membership, and both will recieve $40 IJA store credit.

The rest of the times are as follows: Entries for 5 Ball Fast 100 Catches

  1. jn0076 – 14.782
  2. ChrisHodge – 15.047
  3. Niccolò Piccioli – 15.483
  4. Marc Schneider – 16.1
  5. Mike Moore – 16.574
  6. Guillaume Riesen – 17.663
  7. Andrew CJ Bender – 20.09

This month’s challenge rules:

•Time begins at the first catch and ends at the 50th catch.

•May use any 5 balls

•Ties or close results will be decided by counting the video frames


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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