The purpose of this blog is to share stories from the road of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown Alley. With this resource we can relive those days and have a better understanding of the transitions within Clown Alley over the years. I feel historically it's important to share these stories for future generations. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tito Montoya

Tito Montoya is the nephew of Jesus Segrera, catcher for the Flying Segreras.  The first time he flew he was quite shy, but soon he got over the shyness and was flying like a real pro.  I believe at the time he started, he was six years old, and the youngest flyer in the world.  I never knew him as Tito Montoya , only as Tito Segrera. 
In the show, the Segreras flew on the one end, and the Farfans flew on the other end with young Tato (Armando Jr.) who was about the same age as Tito.  These two loved the clowns and would spend hours in clown alley listening to stories and playing with all of the props. Although they competed as children they remained good friends over the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Montoya and Segrera family.

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