I dare you to try it- stacking 2 cups up, one on top of another, and then un-stacking them- all in under 3 seconds. It probably won’t out work out favorably for you.
Local teen Andrew Oswald has the talent to, not only do it, but he can do this better than anyone around.
You have to see it to believe!
Cup stacking has become a recent phenomenon for middle and high school kids around the world in the last decade or two. It is an exercise in precision, dexterity, and coordination.
Studies have shown that hand-eye coordination can be boosted by up to 30 percent through cup stacking exercises. It has been linked to improvements in concentration and academic performance, as it supplements coordination of the hemispheres of the brain. It subsequently has been added to many schools’ physical education programs, and it has been met with excitement and enthusiasm.
Oswald, a 14 year old incoming freshman at Kingsway, has shown an incredible aptitude for cup stacking. He currently is the number one ranked sports stacker in the state of New Jersey. He has become a local draw at shows and schools for his talent.
He recently finished sixth in the 3-6-3 stack and eighth in the cycle stack at the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games Sport Stacking Championships in Detroit, MI. He has been invited to take his talents to the upcoming World Championships in Korea.
Andrew Oswald has shown himself to be yet another fine example of the young sports talent emanating from our local community. Make a point to see him in action!