Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sports Stacking World Championships

We are back and had a great weekend! Here is the low down.

We left on Friday and flew through Milwaukee to Denver. As we were walking through the airport with three kids in tow I could just imagine the thoughts of the passengers waiting for their planes: "Oh, please don't let them be on my flight!" However. the kids had a fun time on the plane and all did very well. Jon was a bit squirmy on Tim's lap but loved sitting and looking out the window. Michael talked a mile a minute the whole way and wanted to know everything about all the emergency regulations in the seat pocket brochure. Becca ate and slept basically the whole way, only crying for like a minute on one of the return flights.

On Saturday we attended the tournament and Tim and Michael competed in their prelims, both doing very well. The qualified in everything except parent/child doubles where we think they were probably sixth (only the top 5 qualify) with an amazing time for them.

Then on Sunday they competed in the finals. Michael got first places in everything and lowered two of his world records. Tim also did fabulous getting a ton of first and second place finishes and setting five USA records I believe.

My favorite was probably Michael's relay team About To Stack. There were four kids: Michael, Elizabeth who came with a stacking team from her school, Kevin who is a younger brother of a stacker on team USA, and Neils who came with his family from Germany. They competed in the 6 and under division. They got first place in the timed 3-6-3 relay and in the head to head 3-3-3 relay. In the 3-6-3 head to head relay the finals were saved for Sunday afternoon on stage during the Stack of Champions. The kids were so cute walking up on stage and competing and Michael had quite the cheering section from all the friends he is making in the stack world. Tim was invited to the media booth to tape the relay and here is the footage:

Here are some more photos from the weekend:

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