Pedro Carillo, flexes his muscles, before heading into the ring to walk across the high wire with the Toprasta Troupe, from Colombia. Carillo was born in 1947 to a Colombian cowboy. He has been walking across the wire for more than 40 years. He performs the three-tier, 7-Man Pyramid on the High Wire with his troupe for the Cole Bros. Circus.
2009 marks the Cole Bros.'s 125th anniversary and the circus claims to be the oldest American circus under a tent. The 136 x 231 foot tent can house over 2,800 fans, along with several acts where the performers hail from all over the world.