Athletes gather in Florida for cup stacking competition
Stackers battled it out during the first in-person event since the start of the pandemic.
By Mengshin Lin
Published Jul. 12
Dozens of competitors from 10 states met at Berea Baptist Church in Palm Harbor on June 12 for the Sunshine State Sport Stacking Tournament. It was the second in-person competition in the United States in over a year according to organizers.
“It’s really a breath of fresh air being able to come back,” said Javier Reyes, who currently ranks number 4 in Florida with a time of 9.357 seconds. “The tournament is all about getting the connections and forming great relationships with everybody.”
Sport stackers compete in three individual events: 3-3-3, 3-6-3 and cycle and also doubles and relays — all as precise as 0.001 seconds.
For Jordan Neuman, a member of Team USA, sport stacking is a supportive community and participating in tournaments with others is like being with family.
The next sport stacking tournament will be the 2021 AAU Junior Olympic Sport Stacking Championships, in Houston, Texas, this August.