DeLeSalle charter school competes in sport stacking

Over at De La Salle Charter School this morning, and across the world, students were competing in the Guiness World Record sport stacking contest. The charter school at 3740 Forest serves urban students who need an alternative to traditional high schools.

At the DeLaSalle Charter School this morning, competition was fierce in the gym. Students were competing along with teams in Hungary, Germany, Israel, South Africa, New Zealand, Columbia, and Taiwan.

The event? Sport stacking, a newly-popularized sport that involves stacking pyramids of plastic cups at lightening speed as fast as possible.

Sport stacking has been called “a track meet for your hands at warp speed.” These students at DeLeSalle were timed while they stacked for 30 minutes. It might look easy, but the newly-popular sport is gaining in popularity and experts say it improves fitness.

According to the SpeedStacks website, the sport actually got its launch on the Johnny Carson Show in 1990. A teacher in Colorado then saw the opportunities for using sport stacking in the classroom, and the movement was born.

The World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) expected up to 450,000 stackers to participate in the Nov. 15 event. Each participant had to stack against the clock for one half hour.

According to Bob Fox, WSSA Founder and CEO, “Sport stacking promotes hand-eye coordination, fitness, teamwork, speed and lots of fun.” Sport stacking is often combined with other fitness activities.

No world yet if the DeLaSalle stackers helped beat the world record for the most people stacking at multiple locations in one day….

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