The world has a new yo-yo champion, and he’s from west Michigan.
Jake Elliot, 20, is originally from Grand Rapids and went to Grandville High School. Now, he lives in Milford, where he works full-time for YoYoTricks.com teaching people how to yo-yo.
The annual World Yo-Yo Contest was held this year in Japan from August 13-17.
The 20-year-old pulled off the most narrow victory in world yo-yo competition history. In the exciting “Freehand” style of play, where the yo-yo is not attached to the player’s finger, Elliott edged out the six-time world yo-yo champion from Japan, bringing the title back to the United States for the first time since 2007.
For the full article, see Michigan man wins World Yo-Yo Contest in Japan“,