Fun Facts About Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Built To Amaze

Andre McClain Ringmaster

• Andre McClain is the 38th Ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® .

• He is an accomplished animal trainer, cowboy, rodeo star, country singer and songwriter.

• Andre is a descendant from a long, distinguished African American cowboy heritage that dates back to the early 1900’s.

• Built To Amaze marks Andre’s fifth tour with Ringling Bros . ® but his first as Ringmaster!

Elliana Grace Human CannonballRingling Bros Human Canon

• Just 20 years old, Elliana will amaze audiences as she slips down into the 24 foot long cannon with a diameter measuring just 30 inches!

• Landings are the most dangerous part of performing as a human cannonball!

• The moment of impact is always a shock to the body. A really bad landing can kill you.

• Inside the dark cannon barrel, Elliana will be elevated to a forty degree angle where upon the Ringmaster’s command she instantly becomes the Human Cannon Ball.

• Elliana will rocket through the arena sky experiencing a G force of 7, the same force felt by NASA’s Apollo 16 upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, and land at an incredible distance of 100 feet!

 Ringling Bros human Canon

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