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The Seven Person Pyramid

Wallenda 7 Person
Top: Aurelia Wallenda
Second Level: Alida Wallenda Cortes & Alex Wallenda
Base Level: Robinson Cortes, Dave Klukow, Sacha Pavlata, Tino Wallenda


Wallenda 7 Person Pyramid

The current era of Wallendas reunited the performing family members from all three separate branches - The Flying Wallendas, The Fabulous Wallendas, and The Great Wallendas - to recreate their crowning achievement - The 7 Person Pyramid - reestablishing their legacy in circus history. To debut the intricate maneuver the Wallendas premiered their feat for the Hamid Circus Royale during the 1998 Moslem Shrine Circus in Detroit, the scene of the Wallendas greatest tragedy 36 years before. Several attempts have been made by others to perform this intricate pyramid, but none have consistently succeeded in accomplishing the feat the way it was performed by the Wallendas, incorporating the chair and without the use of nets or safety devices of any kind.

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Top: Deliah Wallenda Troffer
Second Level: Tony Hernandez, Alida Wallenda
Base Level: Tino Wallenda, Sacha Pavlata, Nikolas Troffer, Terry Troffer

Troupe members of the Wallenda 7 Person Pyramid
1949-1962 (various members through the years)
(Chair): Yetty Grotefant, Helen Wallenda, Jenny Wallenda, Carla Wallenda, Patsy Jordan
Karl Wallenda, Hermann Wallenda, Mario Wallenda, Gunther Wallenda, Josef Geiger, Phillip Kreis, Opa
Grotefant, Dick Faughna, Norbert Kreitsch, Gene Mendez, Joe Seitz, Leon Forte, Johnny Jordan, Paul Jordan,
Luis Murillo, Ricky (Chico) Guzman, Mike Morgan, Johnny Mankow

January,1962 – Detroit Wallenda tragedy
Jana Schepp and Jenny Wallenda (alternates/chair), Karl Wallenda, Hermann Wallenda, Mario Wallenda,
Gunther Wallenda, Dick Faughnan, Dieter Schepp

1963 – Ft. Worth – Reprise

Jenny Wallenda and Carla Wallenda (alternates/chair), Karl Wallenda. Hermann Wallenda, Paul Jordan, Luis
Murrillo, Ricky (Chico) Guzman, AndyAnderson

1977 – Great Wallendas (the movie)
Delilah Wallenda and Rietta Wallenda (alternates/chair), Ricky Wallenda, Luis Murillo, Dave Klukow, Ferrell
Hettig, Terry Troffer, Tino Wallenda

1998-2000
Delilah Wallend (chair)a, Alida Wallenda, Nik Troffer,Sacha Pavlata,Terry Troffer, Tony Hernandez, Tino
Wallenda.
Alternate for chair: Rietta Wallenda and Lijana Wallenda
Alternate/base team: Dieter Galambo
Additional members: Aurelia Wallenda, Alex Wallenda, Lyric Wallenda

2001
Rietta Wallenda (chair), Alida Wallenda, Ricky Wallenda, Sacha Pavlata, Dave Klukow, Dieter Galambos,
Tino Wallenda
Additional members: Aurelia Wallenda, Alex Wallenda, Lyric Wallenda
Awards: Guinness Book of World Records for ‘highest 8 & 10 Person Pyramids – February, 2001’

2002-2004

Rietta Wallenda (chair), Alida Wallenda, Alex Wallenda, Sacha Pavlata, Dave Klukow, Dieter Galambos,
Tino Wallenda
Alternate/chair: Aurelia Wallenda
Alternate/base team: Robinson Cortes
Additional members: Lyric Wallenda
Awards: Silver Clown/Monte Carlo Circus Festival - January, 2003
Arlette Gruss Award – January, 2003

2005-2008
Aurelia Wallenda (chair), Alida Wallenda, Alex Wallenda, Sacha Pavlata, Robinson Cortes, Jade Kindar-
Martin, Tino Wallenda
Awards: Circus Walk of Fame/Eastern States Exposition

2008-2009
Aurelia Wallenda (chair), Alida Wallenda, Alex Wallenda, Sacha Pavlata, Jade Kindar-Martin, Didier
Paquette, Tino Wallenda
Notable: Circus Roncalli/Europe

2010
White Plains team: Aurelia Wallenda (chair), Alex Wallenda, Sacha Pavlata, Robinson Cortes, Karl Winn,
Trevor McNabb, Tino Wallenda
Aurelia Wallenda (chair),Alida Wallenda, Alex Wallenda, Sacha Pavlata, Robinson Cortes, Trevor McNabb,
Tino Wallenda
Awards: Circus Ring of Fame/Sarasota, FL