June 17, 2014 - by
Adrian Catarzi Bio

  Adrian Catarzi
Adrian Catarzi

Hall of Fame Class:
1977 (FSU Circus)

Florida State University formed a rich history with the Ringling Brothers Circus based in Sarasota, Florida and the collegiate circus at FSU remains today as a unique entity. On the 30th anniversary of the Florida State “Flying High” Circus, the university recognized the man considered the circus’ greatest athlete. Adrian Catarzi amazed crowds between 1960 and 1964 with his agility and grace. During every 1964 performance he completed the breathtaking triple somersault. Catarzi was only the thirteenth performer in circus history to complete the triple.

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