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PRESS RELEASE: 3rd Guinness World Record


Team Half Animal: Motivational Crew Ready to Set New Guinness World Records in Acrobatics
LAS VEGAS, NV (USA) – Las Vegas (NV) resident Jesus “Half Animal” Villa and Los Angeles (CA) resident Terrance Harrison will perform two Guinness World Record attempts; one for the most consecutive 90 degree push-ups and the other for the most consecutive back handsprings.

The event will take place on September 18, 2010, at 2:00pm (PDT) at the Las Vegas Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA. Doors will open for the public at 1:00pm (PDT). Team Half Animal founder, Jesus “Half Animal” Villa, will take a shot at breaking the record for the most consecutive 90 degree push-ups, also known as straight presses. Using extraordinary strength and balance, he will start with a handstand position and lower himself to a horizontal push-up position without ever letting his feet or body touch the ground. His aim is to perform fourteen consecutive 90- degree push-ups, allowing him to break the current record of twelve. On the same day, team member and world-class acrobat Terrance Harrison will make his attempt at breaking the record for the most consecutive back handsprings, breaking the current record of twenty-five.
“The goal behind Team Half Animal is to set examples of determination, focus, and hard work,” explains Jesus Villa, founder and acrobat. “With these new records, we hope to show kids that anything is possible, even the most seemingly impossible feats. We want to establish Team Half Animal as the number one motivational crew in America and continue touring, inspiring and sharing our life changing experiences around the world. As we say, “The power is in your choice. Make that choice Team Half Animal!””
This will be the third Guinness World Record attempt for Mr. Villa. He currently holds the Guinness World Records for being the only man ever to perform a double back flip on jumping stilts (2002) and another set in 2007 for performing nineteen body-straight jumping stilts back flips, also known as “whips,” across one hundred yards.

Be a part of this inspiring event – admissions are free and open to the public! Special celebrity guest appearance by renowned photographer David LaChapelle.
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Here are the details of the event:

Jesus Villa and Terrance Harrison

Guinness World Record attempts for most consecutive 90-degree push-ups and most consecutive
back handsprings.

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA 4141 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: (702) 877-9622

September 18th, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Doors open to the public at 1:00pm.


Jesus “Half Animal” Villa, founder of Team Half Animal, has been performing professionally as an acrobat for over ten years. Past achievements include performing over 5000 shows with Cirque du Soleil (La Nouba, Zumanity), obtaining two Guinness World Records, and choreographing for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games closing ceremonies. He has been featured on A&E with Criss Angel, on “The Winter Olympic Pre-Show” as well as in numerous campaigns for Ed Hardy, Von Dutch, H&M, Motorola, and Nokia. On top of gracing the covers of magazines such as the London Times, Photo magazine, and Show Biz magazine, he has also shared the stage with some of today’s biggest stars, including Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Busta Rhymes, Gwen Stefani, Deborah Cox, Tony Hawk, Daddy Yankee, and Elton John.

Team Half Animal has been touring across the country in support of the Boys & Girls Club. With exhilarating performances, the members of the team send a positive message, mainly proving that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. They offer performances, motivational speeches, and special appearances that have impacted audiences all around and have received the support of media, celebrities, and industry alike.


The second member of Team Half Animal, Terrance Harrison, is a Texas-born veteran dancer and performer who has shared the stage with artists such as Rihanna, Missy Elliott, and Jay-Z. On screen, he has appeared in VH1’s 2 Legit to Quit: The Life Story of MC Hammer, Bring It On Again, 17 Again, and the newly released Step Up 3D. A lifelong acrobat, he has toured the world with Cirque du Soleil, has been a regular halftime performer for the NBA and WNBA, and took America’s Got Talent by storm with his acrobatics dunk team “AcroDunk.”


Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe.


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