Michael Rock and Gazelle Crush ‘Tortilla Toss’ World Record [VIDEO]
It may come to a shock to you all, but Michael Rock and I are kind of a big deal when it comes to tossing tortillas.
News broke to us during the early hours of Tuesday morning about a new champion tortilla tosser from Idaho. His name is David Rush and he crushed the previous record of 30 feet, one inch by tossing a tortilla a whopping 54 feet, five inches.
"Peanuts to an elephant," I told Rock as we grabbed a package of Old El Paso tortillas and headed out to the back parking lot.
I printed out the official rules for properly tossing the tortilla correctly and they are as follows (rules obtained from The Great American Tortilla Toss in New Mexico):
- Each tosser gets two tosses each
- The better of the two tosses will be victorious
- The majority of the tossed tortilla (over 50 percent) must land at the spot measured
- Any leftover tossed tortilla pieces (under 50 percent), even if they land far away, will not count
- Tossing style is FREE FORM and the following is acceptable:
- Frisbee style
- Discus style
- Prayer style
We took a turn each, Michael going first both times. You'll notice in the video above that our first toss was highly unsuccessful, but after a solid reset of focus, we showed the world that the SouthCoast breeds champions as we both destroyed Rush's newly-earned world record.
Here are the final results:
Michael Rock: 60 feet
Gazelle: 84 feet
Somebody alert the presses, call the Guinness people and start the planning at the Town Hall because it's pretty clear that we just earned a celebratory parade for this one.