Chico man wins world yo-yo championship

Aug 12, 2014 11:43 AM by News Staff

A Chico man is now the best in the world when it comes to yo-yos.

Gentry Stein started playing with yo-yos in the fourth grade and has been interested ever since. This year he qualified in the national championship and came in first place, which qualified him to compete in the world championship in Prague this weekend, where he was crowned the world's best.

Bob Malowney, director of the national yoyo museum said it didn't come easy for Stein, and credited the 18-year-olds self-discipline.

Stein is an instructor at the Chico Yo-yo club where he teaches younger kids all there is to know about yo-yos. On Saturday at noon, the club will hold a celebration honoring Stein's accomplishments.


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