COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Bryan Holst has been juggling since he was just 5 years old, when his dad taught him a few tricks he learned from a book.
“You have to start with three and then once you get comfortable with that, you go to four balls,” said Bryan. “Then maybe for two years, you’re doing four balls and then once you get to five balls, then you practice that. I think it took me a year of five balls before I was able to do it.”
Now 13 years old, Bryan is a juggling dynamo. He can juggle rings and pins and is continually upping the difficulty every chance he can.
“Well, I’m a gymnast so I can do backflips and I can also spin around, under the leg, behind the back, stuff like that,” said Bryan. “I spend a lot, some of my day, every day usually, trying new skills and working on my juggling,”
Bryan estimates that he spends about 30 minutes a day practicing. His next goal is to juggle 6 balls at a time.
He plans to continue juggling as he gets older and anticipates doing lots of performances as he hits his late teens.