On April 14, 2011 Ty appeared on Italy's record show to attempt a World Record for 5 ball backcrosses. During his practice round on April 13, 2011, Ty set his first world record of 198 catches in front of Records officials. The next day, during the taping of the official show and in front of a live audience, Ty made his attempts to break his own record. He had three chances to beat 198, the first two attempts fell shy at 138 and 168. Renewing his focus, Ty tried for the last time and managed to shatter his record with an amazing 248 catches!
After sucessfully setting his first World Record, Ty travelled to Bergamo to visit the shrine of Enrico Rastelli, considered one of the greatest jugglers ever. Rastelli had a highly sucessful vaudeville career before an untimely death at age 34 in 1931. His funeral was attended by thousands and the family crypt in Bergamo's memorial cemetary is a pilgrimage site for many aspiring and well-seasoned jugglers.