Having seen the more civilized parts of the world, Vova and Olga realized that they had no future in Russia. Though they'd never been to the United States, they heard a lot about it and dreamt of moving to America. They kept working hard on their juggling and broke two juggling World Records at ages 15 and 12. In 2003, Vova and Olga made their dreams come true, when the two of them flew to America leaving their family behind. Though Olga gave up juggling soon after coming to the US, Vova kept at it, and was able to take his juggling career to new heights with many high profile live shows and media appearances, including features in The New York Times, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Today Show, Nightline ABC and many others (feel free to check more of those features on the home page).
In 2006 Vova fell asleep while driving after dropping his girlfriend off at the airport in the middle of the night. Vova sustained serious injuries to his left arm and hand as he flipped the car on the hill off to the side of the road. Fortunately, noone else was hurt in the accident. Though Vova was able to resume juggling in a matter of weeks, and the incident had little impact on his juggling, it made Vova realize how easily his juggling career could end. The incident coupled with advice from what Vova considers his adoptive family in the US convinced Vova to go back to college. Vova continued to maintain his juggling practice regimen as he became a student of Mathematics and Computer Science at CalState Northridge in 2007. In fact, between 2007 and 2009 Vova won both the International Jugglers' Association's and the World Juggling Federation's championship titles multiple times, the most recent one being the 2008 International Jugglers' Association's Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.