NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – From the moment the Yo-Yo was invented in 500 B.C., gifted competitors have shown what it takes to be a Yo-Yo champion.
22News found this out Saturday afternoon during the 2016 North East regional Yo-Yo contest at Northampton high school. This was the 11th annual statewide competition. With a three hundred dollar cash prize on the line, competitors were at the top of their game. Contestants feel they’re part of a fraternity.
Douglas Kapinos of Westfield told 22News, “The experience is amazing, you see all of these people from all walks of life just have one commonality, all of us become friends. It’s amazing the way it’s grown in the past few years, it’s astounding.”
Many of these lifelong Yo-Yo experts showing their skills have competed nationally.
Among them is Koloski of Easthampton, who has demonstrated his technique on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” seen here on 22News.Share: