The Heartbeats – Jump Rope Team Show

The Heartbeats are one of the best known jump rope teams in the world. The team was founded in 1992. By the time the U.S. Nationals started in 1996, the team was ready to shine. I seem to remember them doing very well during the years I was at Nationals (’96-’01). They’ve also had a lot of success in the AAU Junior Olympics. According to their website they’ve captured numerous individual and team medals along with the Team Show trophy at both the USA Jump Rope Nationals and the AAU Junior Olympics.

Here is a video of their team show performance that earned them 2nd place at the 2006 Worlds in Toronto, Canada.

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Jump In with Corbin Bleu – Double Dutch on Live with Regis and Kelly

The new Disney movie Jump In may be the most exciting thing to happen in Jump Rope since the U.S. Nationals began airing on ESPN in 1996. The entire Jump Rope community is buzzing with the attention that this movie has brought to our sport. According the The Houston Chronicle, the original airing of Jump In had 8.17 million viewers, which makes it the most watched program in Disney history. As a result, interest in the sport of Jump Rope has skyrocketed in recent months.

Corbin Bleu, the star of Jump In, appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly in early January to promote the movie. The impressive thing is that he learned to do his own jumping for the movie in a relatively short time. He demonstrated some of his new skills for Regis and Kelly.

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Single Rope Freestyle – Tori Boggs

Tori Boggs is one of jump rope’s youngest and brightest stars. Tori is a member of the USA Jump Rope All Star team. She currently holds the U.S. national records for 1-minute single rope speed and 3-minute single rope speed. Her 1-minute speed record is an amazing 359. That’s nearly 6 jumps a second for an entire minute. I think my fastest speed score ever was 284. A mere 4.7 jumps a second. The girl is fast.

Not only is she good at speed, she’s also got a great single rope freestyle routine. See for yourself…

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