Gentry Stein’s Crazy Routine Helps USA Claim World Yo-Yo Championship

For the first time in six years, the United States is king of the yo-yo world thanks to Gentry Stein, who captured the 2014 World Yo-Yo Championship crown in Prague.

Yes, such an event exists.

The 18-year-old beat out Japan’s Takeshi Matsuura by just 1.5 points to claim victory, and he did it with a complex, jaw-dropping routine that lasted nearly three minutes.

It’s not clear how in the world Stein does this, but it’s still pretty cool to see.

Stein actually had a third-place finish back in 2011 and becomes the first American to win the contest since John Ando in 2008.

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