Aug. 30 Update: Peter Nestler says he made another attempt at the rope skipping and soccer ball juggling record on Thursday evening. He says this time, he completed 126 rope skips in the allotted time.
The Ketchikan-born, Juneau-raised professional rope jumper is two for three on his world record attempts in Juneau.
Peter Nestler knocked out his second unofficial world record during a show Wednesday night at the Juneau Christian Center.
“Well, last night I hit 104 with the soccer ball,” he said. “Ended up being about 44 seconds without missing.”
The current record for most rope skips while juggling a soccer ball in one minute is 31, according to the Guinness World Records press office.
Before he leaves town Friday, Nestler said he’ll make another attempt to go the full minute.
Tuesday evening, he made a grueling attempt to hop the fastest mile on one foot while jumping rope at Thunder Mountain High School. He was on pace to beat the record, but about three-quarters of the way through, he tripped and fell, disqualifying the attempt.
Last week, Nestler unofficially set the record for most bum skips in 30 seconds at Glacier Valley Elementary School.
Nestler lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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- PFDs would have been about $2,350 each, the highest dollar figure in dividend history.
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