Who Is Terry Troffer (Nik Wallenda Father) Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife (Delilah Wallenda), Children
Terry Troffer Biography – Who Is Nik Wallenda Father
Terry Troffer is a tightrope walker and the father of Nik Wallenda and Lijana Wallenda. He is also Nik’s safety coordinator. He has been in the circus business since he was a teenager.
Terry fell in love with circus art as a teenager, he took a course in circus performance at Sarasota High. Then he asked Karl Wallenda for a summer job.
“He said, ‘Ja, ja, come on out. We’ll put you to work. So I’ve never looked back.” Troffer recalls.
Together with his wife Terry they previously performed with Terry’s grandfather, Karl, and both worked as doubles in the 1978 TV movie “The Great Wallendas” before striking out on their own.
Terry Troffer Wife (Delilah Wallenda)
Terry Troffer is married to his wife Delilah Wallenda, who is also a high wire performer. The two met in the circus.
Terry Troffer Net worth – Wallenda Family Net worth
Terry’s net worth is not in the public domain.
Terry Troffer Children
Terry together with his wife has two children Nik Wallenda and Lijana Wallenda. They are both tightropes walkers.
Nik is an American acrobat, aerialist, daredevil, high wire artist, and author. He is known for his daredevil stunts, high-wire performances without a safety net. He set the Guinness World Record for the longest distance and greatest height ever travelled by bicycle on a high wire in 2008. In 2010 he survived a death-defying high wire walk between One Watergate Condominium and Sarasota’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
On June 23, 2019 they made history, becoming the first to cross New York’s Times Square on a tightrope 25 stories high. The performance was aired on ABC ‘Highwire Live With Nik Wallenda’. They started on opposite ends of the wire, the walk was 1300 feet across and 25 stories high.
Nik Wallenda and Lijana Wallenda Accident
In 2017 Nik and Lijana Wallenda and six others collapsed while rehearsing in Sarasota for what would have been the largest moving human pyramid if they had pulled it off.
This was not the first time the family had been in an accident while doing the stunts. In 1962, a seven-person human pyramid in Detroit collapsed which led to the deaths of two members of the family and a third was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
In 1978, Karl Wallenda, Terry’s grandfather plummeted to his death while performing a high wire tight rope stunt in Puerto Rico.
Nik afterwards took to Facebook where he revealed that it had been traumatizing to relive the moment.
‘It has been an emotional day for sure for me. I have been sort of a wreck to be honest, I’ve shed a lot of tears. Having to relive that accident yet again, after that I had to experience it in over and over again in my head. I know that I struggled with that.
My family and friends are all doing amazingly well. All of them with the exception of my sister have been back on stage which is nothing short of miraculous. ‘My sister she is training right now my family for 7 generations and 200 years have lived by those words never give up.’
Lijana Wallenda Injuries
According to Dr. Alan Brockhurst, trauma medical director who was working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital when the accident happened said that Lijana was lucky to be alive she had facial fractures and life-threatening injuries, including a laceration of her liver, which is considered a life-threatening problem. She spent days in the trauma unit.
“She had multiple facial fractures, kind of the brunt of the energy struck the center of her face.” the doctor explained.
She had a broken rib, a punctured right ear canal, broken left humerus, left calcaneus and every bone in her face. She had seventy-three screws and plates.
Terry said it was tough seeing his daughter in that condition; “I went over to the hospital and sat in the little family room and they said you can go back and see her. It was tough. She had blood coming out of her eyes, out of her ears, face was all smashed.”
Her mother, Delilah Wallenda said; “As a parent, seeing your child injured is even hard to describe. It tears your heart out you want to be their safety net don’t want anything to happen to them.”
Nik revealed that the doctor, statistically speaking, said least two people should not have survived that fall. But miraculously, everyone did.
Terry Troffer Death
Terry Troffer is not dead.