While in Malaysia we had the opportunity of participating in the World Clown Association. I performed, taught and entered competition. There were 13 countries represented at the conference. It was a great time being able to rub shoulders with so many other clowns.
As you may already know I had the honor of winning All Around Clown for 2012 in San Diego, CA. All Around Clown is achieved by having the highest overall score when all of the competition scores are added together. Individual competitions include paradability, single skit, costume and makeup. There is another award as well, “Master Clown.” This title is only given to people that are able to win All Around Clown two years in a row.
This year, I happened to tie for All Around Clown. I do not know if that has happened before. However, by winning All Around Clown two years in a row I have officially been named Master Clown by the World Clown Association. Only two other people have achieved this title. One of those is my father, Randy. For me to win was actually a little bit of a surprise to me, but a welcome one.
I constantly remember a quote that I first heard in my History of Western Philosophy class at North Central University. We are only here because we stand on the shoulders of giants. Thank you to everyone who has supported my career over the past. God willing we will continue to move forward. I am fully aware that there is always someone better and there is always more to learn. So that is my goal, to continue to learn and improve. Of course, hopefully you are able to benefit from some of my work as well. We will see you down the road!