In further proof that Americans can and will dominate any sport we get our hands on, California native Gentry Stein is the new yo-yo 1A freestyle world champ.
What’s that, you say? You didn’t know yo-yoing was a sport? Much less a sport with its own world championship? Well, prepare to have your mind blown to pieces when you watch this badass routine. Yes, we’re describing yo-yoing as badass. Deal with it.
Stein, 18, asserted his dominance over runner-up, Japan’s Takeshi Matsuura, at the intense competition in Prague on Saturday. The 1A freestyle category is limited to contestants with one yo-yo on one string. Stein finished third in the category back in 2011, and now he’s the first American world champ since 2008. Is it too early to nominate Stein for a 2015 ESPY? All together now: U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
For a mind-blowing three whole minutes, Stein works his magic in the most casual way ever. The all-black outfit with the single black glove...the techno music...the sandy, Cali-esque hair. This dude means business.
Way to make America proud, Gentry.