'AGT' Season 17: Who is Adam Winrich? Whip cracking record holder was inspired by Indiana Jones
If you have a talent that you think you can showcase effectively, 'America's Got Talent' is where the magic is at. No matter how unusual or unique, the show allows people from all walks of life to celebrate what makes them special and sets them apart from the crowd. As per the synopsis -- "The 17th season of “America’s Got Talent” returns with a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prize. Executive producer Simon Cowell returns to the star-studded judging panel with global fashion icon Heidi Klum, fan-favorite comedian Howie Mandel and acclaimed actress and international superstar Sofia Vergara. The dynamic Terry Crews returns as host. This season promises to deliver some of the wildest acts to ever grace the “AGT” stage."
Who is Adam Winrich?
Born in Eau Claire and raised in Fall Creek, Adam Winrich is a 30-time Guinness World Record holder for whip cracking. Winrich graduated from UW Eau Claire with a double major in math and physics, as reported by WEAU, but whip cracking is where his passion lies. He currently holds the titles of most whip cracks in a minute with two whips, most fire whip cracks in a minute (totaling 314) and loudest whip crack at 148.7 dB(A).
How did he get into whip cracking?
In a conversation with WEAU, he explained how his interest in whip cracking began. “I started whip cracking when I was eight years old after watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and then I learned to make whips it’s something I started doing off and on,” noted Winrich. “Then there was a renaissance fair that opened in Chippewa Falls that I started at, some of my friends told me to do a show there and I met other acts doing the renaissance fair circuit and they said ‘oh if you like doing this renaissance fair you should try doing other ones’ so it sort of snowballed from there,” he explained.
This season of 'AGT' has certainly seen some unique talents unlike any other, so it will be interesting to see what Winrich brings to the stage and more importantly if he'll be able to bag yeses from the judges' panel!
'America's Got Talent' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm on NBC. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV or YouTube TV.