Potsdam Boy Is Wiz At Sport Stacking

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Nine year old Tyler Hollis has spent the last five years creating cup pyramids and then disassembling them as fast as his hands can go - something known as sport stacking.

"My hope is to be the world champion and when I'm way older, I want to be a judge," said Tyler.
 
The talented youngster relies on his tremendous hand-eye coordination and speed to stack and then tear down cups in pre-determined sequences in a matter of seconds.

"I usually practice for like two, three hours a day," said Tyler.
 
The stacking cups are specially designed to avoid sticking, which allows young competitors like Tyler to move at lightning speed.
 
He got his first set of cups for Christmas when he was four and the rest, like his hands, has been a blur.
 
"He taught himself and he took off and he never stopped doing it," said Tyler's dad, Paul Hollis.                                                                    
 
Tyler's efforts earned him two first place awards as well as a second third and fourth place finish at the World Sport Stacking Championships in Florida in April.

That has earned him a spot in the Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan, at the end of July.

Monday, July 28, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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