Eighteen-year-old yo-yo expert Gentry Stein of Chico, California, won the 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest on August 9 with a score of 88.2. The competition for first place was the closest it’s been in years, according to scores reported by YoYoNews.com. Stein defeated 200 of the best competitors from over 30 countries in the finals, held in Prague, with Takeshi Matsura of Japan earning second place.
Video of Gentry Stein’s winning routine, performed in front of thousands and recorded by event sponsor C3yoyodesigns, has gone viral and been shared by popular culture blogs such as Laughing Squid. Stein used his signature yo-yo, SHUTTER, produced by his sponsor YoYoFactory. Credit: C3yoyodesign