AKA Nikolas Wallenda
Birthplace: Sarasota, FL
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Crossed Niagara Falls on a highwire
Great-grandson of Karl Wallenda, Nik Wallenda has performed a number of high profile stunts. At the Prudential Center in Newark, on 15 October 2008 he set the world's record for the longest bicycle ride on a highwire. On 4 June 2011, at the Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, he performed a highwire crossing, succeeding in the stunt which killed Karl Wallenda in 1978. And on 15 June 2012, he crossed Niagara Falls on a highwire for the first time, although by agreement with the ABC and CBC television networks he was tethered to the cable -- making Wallenda feel, in his own words, "like a jackass."
Father: Terry Troffer
Mother: Delilah Wallenda
Wife: Erendira (m. 1999, one son, two daughters)
The Flying Wallendas
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