Woman catches wedding bouquet an astonishing 46 times, still not married
Catching a bouquet at your best friend's wedding does not, despite tradition, mean that you'll be the next one to walk down that aisle. A woman from Utah knows that all too well, having caught 46 bouquets since 1996, and 19 years later, she's still single and looking forward to catching more.
"It's my sport," says Jamie Jackson of Salt lake City. The current world record holder of total bouquet catches belongs to Stephanie Monyak of Pennsylvania, who has claimed the top spot since 2004 with her 11 catches. With an unbelievable 46 total catches, Jamie is the unofficial world record holder, a distinction she hopes to change with her submission to the Guinness Book of World Records that she's already sent. Her saying that it's her sport makes sense if you think about it. It's very sportslike. There are competitors that position themselves, bend their legs, and box out, and they all jump as high or as far as they can and try to catch something thrown way up in the air. Even catching a bouquet once is an accomplishment, judging by the videos on YouTube of women falling on their faces and throwing others around just to snag one. That's some hardcore competition! So Jamie's 46 are no joke. She hopes to get to 50 one day. And hopes to get married, too.
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Jamie Jackson, dominant athlete