World Record for Paddleboard Pushups

Veterans Benefits lawyers, David Russotto of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban has set a world record for the most pushups on a paddleboard in 90 seconds on May 6, 2013. Click here for article

Mr. Russotto achieved this feat in Wrightsville Beach North Carolina performing 49 push-ups on a floating paddleboard. In order to achieve this record-breaking status, Mr. Russotto had to maintain his pushups with his arms locked at the peak of each pushup, elbows reaching a bent 90-degree angle at the base of the pushup and complete this challenge within 90 seconds.

He channeled his military experience and mindset as a Navy JAG officer to help accomplish this goal. On May 10, 2013, someone beat his record only by two pushups. Mr. Russotto plans to take this challenge head-on, and will attempt to re-break this record in August 2013 with the goal of doubling his pushup record. In the meantime, Mr. Russotto will be training and competing in several paddleboard races in Wilmington and in Outer Banks, NC.


While David’s legal capabilities include personal injury law, criminal law and real estate development, his current practice is focused on representing veterans and their families in their claims for veterans' benefits. He has received his accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims (CAVC), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and North Carolina state courts. David is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and the North Carolina State Bar Association.