American Teenager Sets Circus World Record

Circus history was made on opening weekend of “Red, White & BELLO!” when 19-year-old Annaliese Nock became the first person to complete not three, but FOUR forward somersaults in the Wheel of Death – all in front of a sold-out crowd at Circus Sarasota! The energy that night was bursting at the Big Top’s seams – what a feat for such a young, talented circus artist! Guinness World Records representative Carlos Martinez was present in the audience and validated Annaliese’s accomplishment with an official certificate. Annaliese’s father, headliner Bello Nock, was on hand to celebrate his daughter’s victory, as was her grandmother, the incomparable Aurelia Nock, and many members of the Nock family.

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