Entrepreneur, wife, mother, stunt woman, western arts performer and 8 time world champion knife thrower Melody Joy Cuenca is a Jane-of-All-Trades and Master of Some. Her love affair with the western arts started with gun spinning and rope tricks but eventually evolved into her passion for knife and tomahawk throwing. Inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame three times as well as being on the Board of Directors for the two biggest knife throwing organizations in the world (IKTHOF & Eurothrowers), Melody has made her mark as one of the most successful female knife throwing competitors around the world.
She won the IKTHOF Speed Thrower World Championship with 23 knives stuck in 20 seconds and her current personal best of 30 knives in 20 seconds puts her in a 3-way tie with two other men in the IKTHOF. She took home the title of World Champion in (Precision) Knife Throwing from the (EuroThrowers) World Championships 2014 in Callac/France and 2015 in Nottinghamshire, England.
She appeared on the TV show "America's Got Talent" as the prettier half of the Rhinestone Ropers, has performed a whip cracking stunt with magician David Blaine, and was even featured on an ad displayed on the Las Vegas Strip for three years on the Monte Carlo Casino billboard along with her husband. She has performed with world renowned knife throwing celebrity, Jack Dagger and she has also appeared in commercials and music videos.
Along with her husband, Dr. TJ Cuenca, she owns and operates Tribal Advantage Systems International, a weapons intensive warrior arts training facility located near the center of Las Vegas, NV - the largest indoor knife throwing range in the US.