The World Acrobatics Society (WAS) celebrated its 26th anniversary (1996-2022) at its annual “Hall of Fame” banquet on September 10, 2022, at the Tuscany Casino & Suites in Las Vegas. An audience of nearly 160 people led by Emcee Donny Ray Evins, a former gymnast who’s now a Las Vegas entertainer, honored the Class of 2022 inductees who were selected for their high level of accomplishment and contributions to the acrobatic community.
Established in 1996, the World Acrobatics Society (WAS) is an exciting, growing worldwide not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose members share a love of acrobatics. Its mission is to advance the education, communication, and cooperation among all individuals and organizations interested in fostering the growth, development, and safety of the various acrobatic disciplines along with preserving their histories. The major acrobatic disciplines recognized by WAS include Acrobatic Gymnastics & Cheerleading, Diving, Extreme Sports, Artistic Gymnastics, Professional Acrobatics, Trampoline & Tumbling, in addition to the Golden Achievement Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Charlie Pond Service Award. In each of these categories, the WAS Hall of Fame has inducted 325 individuals from around the world—including the newest round-up of inductees. These nine outstanding individuals have been selected for their excellence in their specific disciplines, with many c...
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