Some local students found out Saturday how they stack up with some national competition at the Regional Cup Stacking Tournament at Woodsdale Elementary in Wheeling, WV.
Some of the best cup stackers in the nation were on hand hoping to break world records along with plenty of Ohio Valley students.
The local program was started 5 years ago when Mike Cook started teaching Phys. Ed at Woodsdale and he was looking for a fun activity when his class couldn’t use the gym.
“My guys were really into it,” Cook says. “They were like ‘we want to break records, we want to set records.’ I said, ‘Guys, I don’t even know how to do that.’ So I explore it, got in contact with some folks in Colorado who run the national association and it’s manifested to what you see today.”
Cook has now made cup stacking into an after school special at Woodsdale which see about 85 students, 30 of which competed at Saturday’s tournament. Cook says that cup stacking has kind of been ingrained into the culture at Woodsdale Elementary School over the past 5 years.