Pogopalooza 9 – Going back to Cali

For this years 9th annual world championship of extreme pogo, Bounce to a Cure and a large number of pogo athletes are heading back to California!

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The Orange County Fair, located in Costa Mesa, will be hosting the competition beginning on Thursday, July 26th for the World Record Day. This event features a large number of pogoers attempting to break currently existing pogo stick Guinness World Records. Some of the attempts will include: most jumps in one minute, most no-footed bounces, most consecutive backflips, etc. Athletes such as Fred Gryzboqski, Tone Staubs, and Biff Hutchison will be defending their previous titles.

This years record day will also feature the attempt for farthest distance traveled on a pogo stick. Currently standing at 23 miles, James Roumeliotis will be attempting over the course of 12 hours to shatter the previous world record in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Scleroderma Foundation. With training sessions involving 5 and 10 mile bounces, James averages about 4 miles per hour. Feel free to donate at any time and help spread the word.

Pogopalooza 9 will feature the annual Big Air and Tech competitions the following days; events where pogoletes compete against each other performing aerobatic feats and tricks to win the hearts of the judges and audience. Friday will feature the qualifying rounds for pogoers to show the world what they’re made of. Those who show a tremendous amount of skill and prowess will move on to participate in the Finals on Saturday, July 28th. If you have yet to see the talents and skill of an extreme pogoer, prepare to be amazed. Check out this video by Pogopalooza:

Pack your bags and come join pogoers from all over the world during the annual extreme pogo competition!

Click here if you wish to donate to the Scleroderma Foundation – SoCal Chapter. Any donation is truly appreciated!

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