Students Go For World Record | VideoKristin Clouston | 11/15/2012
Wil Madler is fast, really fast, at stacking cups
"You build up your hand-eye coordination and you have a lot of fun," he said.
He`s one of the fastest stackers in his class, but this isn`t an individual competition, because everyone is working as a team.
"It`s pretty hard, but you really have to practice a lot to get really good at it and we`re really getting there!" said sixth grader Karlee Hall.
They are part of 450,000 kids taking part in the world`s largest sport stacking event. They have 30 minutes to put up and take down cups and their numbers count towards the new record.
"It`s world wide so they`re cup stacking in in Australia, Korea, China. Just for today, and then everybody sends in electronically their stats and then that qualifies them as being part of that world record," said Prairie Rose Phy. Ed teacher Tami Doppler.
Gym teachers set up different stations and say they like sport stacking because it`s easy to learn but challenging to master.
"It`s kind of fun to show your friends how it works and how good you are at it and some people are really good at it," Hall said.
Schools are required to register at least 25 stackers with the World Sport Stacking Association. Once they have everyone`s numbers the WSSA will pass the total count to the Guinness Book of World Records.
This is the first year Prairie Rose has joined in the event.