"Sophomore year of high school, Eli saw a video of 'The World's Fastest Clapper' on the internet. Mesmerized by this trick, Eli spent a week figuring out the fundamental technique behind this. After getting the basics together, Eli found himself clapping every day, and eventually working out rhythmic patterns with his clapping. This lead to the development of a technique that allowed Eli to surpass the standing Guinness World Record for 'Most Claps in a Minute'. With the help of Ro Rowan, Jessica Richmond, and Rebecca Richmond, on May 5th, 2014, Eli officially broke the Guinness World Record for 'Most Claps in a Minute', setting the record at one thousand and twenty claps in one minute. Since setting the record, Eli has been interviewed by Guinness World Records in London and New York City, and he has performed in Hong Kong as 'The World's Fastest Clapper'."