records as of 15 May 1995
Sergei Ignatov 140 throws (_IJA Newsletter_, Feb. '80, p.2). Anthony Gatto 43 catches in the '91 IJA Numbers competition. Alberto Sforzi (Italy) Juggles 9 while standing on a slack rope, balancing an item (pedestal) on his forehead, and spinning a ring on his other foot ("4000 Years", Vol.II, p.102.) See also 10 and 11. Albert Petrovski did 9 with a ball bouncing on his head (see the photo on p.72 of "Juggling with Finesse".) See also 10 and 11 below. Italo Medini performed 9 with a forehead balance while spinning a ring on his foot in 1944 ("4000 Years" Vol. I, p. 183, photo p.182). Albert Lucas 24 throws in the '84 IJA Numbers competition, and has worked a lot on rings since then (see below). A photo in "4000 Years" (Vol.II, p.135) shows a young Lucas on skates, throwing 9 rings with a ring spinning on one leg and a ball sitting in a cup on a mouthstick. Jian Wen Qian performs a flash pulldown many times per week with "The Qian Brothers". Francis Brunn performed 9 rings in 1943 (also see 10 rings). Pictured on p. 190 of "4000 Years of Juggling", Vol. I. David Lee had some good attempts at 9 in the '84 IJA Numbers competition, and has worked on 10 since then (see below). Yevgeni Pimonienko has performed 9 rings (_Kaskade_ 29, March '93, p.20). David Gaona performs with 9 (_Juggler's World_ 41.2, Sum. '89, p.25). Yevgeni Bilyauer flashes nine in performance (_Juggler's World_ Oct. '81). mentioned in _Juggler's World_ 40.4, Win. '88-'89, p.11. Earl Shatford (Australia) 30 throws (see the photo in _Ozjuggle_, Vol. 4-4, Summer, '93. Tindra Merbs is shown throwing 9 in a photo on p. 55 of "Juggling with Finesse", by Kit Summers. Sean Blue flashed 9 in the '92 IJA Juniors competition. Gregory Popovich flash pulldown at European fest (_Juggler's World_ 37.4, Win. '86, p.9). Jason Garfield flash pulldown in practice. Odesia flash pulldown in practice on video of '91 Tbilisi fest. Dick Franco showed a good pattern in the '84 IJA numbers competition. Sean Gandini "juggles nine rings" (_Juggler's World_ 44.2, Sum.'92, p.8). Dana Tison 15 catches in the '87 IJA Numbers competition. Jay Gilligan flash pulldown in practice. Mitica Virjoaga is listed for 9 "hoops" (rings) in "4000 Years of Juggling", Vol. II, p. 160. Benni Fornasari 9 rings in practice (_Juggler's World_ 45.2, Sum. '93, p.16). Bob Bramson did 9 hoops (18 inch diameter?) in practice (_Kaskade_ 23, 9/91, p.25). Mark Nizer at least 9 catches in practice. Bill Gnadt "did 9" rings (_Juggler's World_ 40.1, Spr. '88, p.22, and 42.1, Spr. '90, p.30). Donnia Ray Smith 9 catches (letter to _Juggler's World_ 37.1, Spr.'85, p.14). Bruce Tiemann (Boppo) 9 catches in practice. Peter Blanchard 9 catches in practice. There's a young (12?) Hungarian? boy who Ginny Rose told me about at the Las Vegas festival (something Nagy?), but I lost the details. Sorry Ginny!
Chiesa Brothers (Sergio and Vinicio) included a 9 ring solo juggle (_Juggler's World_ 39.2, Sum. '87, p.6). Eric van Aro (born Gerd Scholz) juggled 9 in 1943 ("4000 Years of Juggling", by Karl-Heinz Ziethen, Vol. II, p.41. See 10 also. Alexander Kiss did 9, according to Sergei Ignatov (_Juggler's World_ 42.4, Win. '90-'91, p.22). Gyula "Szabo" Donnert "juggled with up to 9 hoops [rings]" ("4000 Years", Vol. II, p. 127.) The uncle of Jian Ping Qian was a 9 ring juggler.