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Lucky Meisenheimer
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Yo-Yos

 

Has the Guinness World Record for the Largest Yo-Yo Collection.  His photo was in the Gold 50th anniversary Guinness book.

Appeared in the cartoon strip by Ripley's Believe it or Not and has a listing in the 2007 Ripley's book.

Wrote the bible of yo-yo collecting "Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos" . A copy of his book is part of the Smithsonian Institution's collection in the National Museum of American History.

Owns the worlds largest all wood yo-yo "The Shakamak yo-yo" This 6 foot tall, 820 lb yo-yo has been listed in Guinness and in Ripley's Believe it or Not.  In 1990 it was launched from a 106 foot crane.

Produced and published the popular novelty poster "Lucky's Periodic Table of Yo-Yos"

 

A collectors card of Lucky was released by Wendy's food chain in 2006 as a national Promotion in their kids meals.

Built a statue out of 603 different yo-yos "Mr. Bandalore".  The statue lights up and some of the yo-yos spin.

Lucky has hosted two DVDs on yo-yos.  The "2003 World Yo-Yo Championships Documentary" which has be televised and "Yo-Yo Kings".

Lucky Meisenheimer has made multiple television appearances both performing and showing off some of his vast collection. Shows include: "The Martha Stewart Show", Nickelodeon's "What Would You Do", "Treasures in your Home", "Weird Homes", "The Ultimate Collector", "Nickelodeon Sports and Games", 「開運・なんでも鑑定団」Tokyo Television's 1# show, Disney Promotional Feeds, , WESH News, WKMG News, Orange TV, and Growing Bolder.

 

 

 

Lucky has produced three short films for the UVT film festival.  Best film award in 2004. Founding board member of the American Yo-Yo Association.  He still serves as the chairman of the world records committee.

Special Achievement award recipient by the National Yo-Yo Museum.

Competed in the first modern National Yo-Yo Championships held in Chico, CA. 1993

 

Swimming

 

Lucky Swam for Eastern Kentucky University (Division 1 NCAA) Where he was a team captain, school record holder and Kentucky Intercollegiate champion.  He was also record holder in the mid west independent swimming championships.

Selected as an NCAA Division I scholar-athlete in 1979 and used the fellowship grant to attend medical school at University of Kentucky.

 

Lucky was listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not for swimming 1/2 mile mile with his foot in his mouth in 1979.

Head Coach of "Team Orlando Masters from "1989 to 1997"

He has the highest level of coaching certification given by the American Swim Coaches Association at Masters level 5 and has served as a past president of the Masters Aquatics Coaches Association.

 

 

He has done several presentations at the ASCA world clinics and has served on the ASCA certification committee. 

Is a life member of the American Swimming Coaches Association and a coauthor of the book "The Masters School".

He has coached the Orange County Special Olympics Swim Team since 1993.  The team is one of the largest Special Olympics swimming teams in the world.

Has had several masters world swimming records and national titles.

Has been on two triathlon relays which have won National Championship titles.

Hosts the very popular cult open water swim since 1989.  Web site "Luckys Lake Swim"   Video Lucky's Lake Swim

 

 

 

He is a very accomplished open water swimmer having won the International Swimming Hall of Fame one mile swim in 1978, setting the around Key West (12.5 mile) fin swimming record, and swimming Alcatraz without a wet suit in 30minutes in 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film

 

Lucky Meisenheimer is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Written and produced many short films and commercials. His films, "The Finger", Robo Destructo Now!, and Lucky Saves the World...Again" have been screened at film festivals.

Lucky Meisenheimer's television appearances include: Nationally syndicated shows such as, The Martha Stewart Show, Real People, PM Magazine, What Would You Do, Americas Health Network “Ask the Family Doctor”, Growing Bolder TV, Treasures in your Home, Nickelodeon Sports and Games,  Ultimate Collector, Weird Homes, National Lampoons Comedy Night School, and「開運・なんでも鑑定団」Tokyo Television's 1# show, and multiple local news shows, commercials and public service announcements.

Movie appearances include "RoboDoc" and "RoboDoc Dissected the making of RoboDoc the movie" currently in post production.

His Production company Lucky-Rose-Films have produced two DVDs: The documentary "The 2003 World Yo-Yo Championships" and "YOYO KINGS".

 

 

 

Medicine

 

A board certified Dermatologist and Dermasurgeon and has been the Director of the Meisenheimer Clinic since 1987.

The current Chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Orlando Regional Health Care System which includes the following hospitals, Orlando Regional Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Lucerne Hospital, Winnie Palmer Hospital and Dr. Phillips Hospital.

Assistant clinical professor of Medicine at ORMC and has had over 50 residents and medical students do individual  rotations with him at his clinic.

Maintains one of the largest solo dermatology educational web sites on the internet which include several streaming videos. www.OrlandoSkinDoc.com

Dr. Meisenheimer has had several scientific publications which have included such journals as: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Annals of Emergency Medicine, The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and the Online Journal of Dermatology.

Served as a past president and program director of the Central Florida Society of Dermatology.

 

YMCA

A member of the board of directors of the YMCA Aquatic Center since 1992 and has served as the chairman of the facility committee for over 10 years. www.YMCAAquaticCenter.com

Written and produced several videos and PSAs for the YMCA.  Additionally he has filmed a documentary on the Special Olympics Swim Team which is currently in post-production "They would be Champions".

Heads the YMCA' s Special Olympics program and has served as head coach since 1992 and was meet director for the Florida Special Olympics State Swimming championships in 1997 and 1999.

Ran the Regional Special Olympics Coaches Clinic in 2003 and 2005.

 

 

   
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