Remember when I told you about yo-yo champion Evan Nagao last October? Back then he had won Nationals. Now, I’ve just learned, he’s won the WORLD Yo-Yo Contest!! He said he’s been in the sport for TWENTY-ONE years!!
Here’s his winning performance:
I’ll ask the same question I did last year, what does it take to be this good?
Well first, start early…
That’s Evan, at 5 years old, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2001.
He started yo-yoing at age 1 and by age 3, had graduated to tricks where he would wield a yo-yo in each hand, Nagao said. His talent led to TV appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Ripley’s Believe it or Not,” and “America’s Most Talented Kids.”
Nagao then took a six-year break to “just be a kid” before picking up the activity again in 2009 while on a family vacation in Los Angeles.
Second, practice a lot. Evan says he practiced about three hours a day for five straight months before the championship!
Congrats again, Evan!