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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 five club juggling world record of 53 minutes and 21 seconds. 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.

Titles

2004

International Jugglers' Association 57th Summer Festival
  • 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
  • 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

2008

World Juggling Federation WJF5
  • Overall Championship - 1st
  • Advanced Balls Competition - 1st - score of 15.5
  • Advanced Rings Competition - 2nd - score of 9.4
  • Advanced Clubs Competition - 2nd - score of 7.8
  • 6 Ball Freestyle - 1st, with a high low 4 up 720
  • 7 Ball Freestyle - 4th
  • 5 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with an over and back with 4 up each way
  • 6 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with a (8,8)(4,4)>6 up 360>4 up 360> qualify
  • 7 Rings Freestyle - 1st, with a 5 up 360 into (8x, 6)
  • 5 Clubs Freestyle - 1st, with a 3 up 720 into one sided flats
  • 6 Clubs Freestyle - 3rd, with a 9555 into 75
  • Battle for the World Juggling Federation (WJF) presidency -1st 10.9

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)
  • 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)
  • Thomas Dietz Video #4 (released December, 2003)
  • Juggling in Berlin (released Dec. 20, 2003)
  • Thomas Dietz Video #5 (released Dec. 22, 2003)
  • Thomas Dietz Video #6 (released Dec. 23, 2003)
  • The Markus Furtner and Thomas Dietz Show (released Dec. 29, 2003)
  • The Thomas Dietz Video Nobody Wants to See (released Dec. 30, 2003)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Still Not Thomas Dietz Video #10 (released Dec. 17, 2004)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Clip 2 (released Dec. 25, 2006)
    • Humppasonni by Eläkeläiset
  • Thomas Dietz Video #11 Trailer (released Dec. 26, 2006)
    • Anthem Part 2 by Blink-182
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