Local Stilt Professionals Aim to Recapture World Record

SPENCER, WI (OnFocus) – Jordan Wolf and Ashley McCauley are siblings who grew up in central Wisconsin and have a unique talent – stilt walking.

The family has participated in stilt walking at many local events including Loyal Corn Fest, the Greenwood Parade, Northern Wisconsin State Fair and much more. They have also traveled across the U.S. showcasing their talents.

The duo has been around stilts their whole life as their father broke the Guinness World Record for the tallest stilts used for walking in 1978. Their brother Travis then broke the record in 1998 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida at 40′ 10 1/4″ and held it for a couple years.

Now, the family aims to recapture the crown that is currently held by Saimaiti Yiming of China. Yiming broke the record, walking 10 steps with 53′ 10″ stilts on Nov. 15, 2006 and has held it ever since.

“We really want to bring it back to the family name,” McCauley said. “We still have a little bit of crazy left in us. And our kids think it’s pretty cool so we want them to keep thinking we’re cool.”

McCauley mentioned in their announcement video that she also would like to be the first woman to break the record.

The siblings announced that they will attempt to break the record in June of 2022 after Guinness World Records recently accepted their application to break the record. They are still seeking a venue that they will be able to perform the stunt at.

McCauley said the duo has begun training for the event and aims to beat the current record by a couple of inches.

“We have started training,” McCauley said. “We have been training our whole lives for this really but these stilts are going to be 54 feet. Strapping these 54-foot stilts on will be pretty heavy but it can be done. It will be done.”

If you’re interested in keeping up with the crew, you can tune into their YouTube page for updates along their journey.

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