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Moncton teen stacks up at world championships

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April 19, 2009
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Moncton Teen Stacks Up at World Championships

13-year-old Mark Dennis has lots of reasons to smile as he displays the medals and trophies he won at the World Sport Stacking Championships held April 18-19, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.

The grade seven student at Hillcrest School placed first in two events for his age category and is waiting for video verification on four potential Canadian records.

Sport Stacking is a timed event where competitors stack specially designed plastic cups into pyramids in patterns. Mark has been stacking for about two-and-a-half years, and was introduced to the sport at school.

The World Sport Stacking Championships happen annually in Denver Colorado. This year competitors came from at least 12 countries, including Canada, Germany, U.S., U.K., Philippines, New Zealand, Switzerland, Columbia and Singapore.

A time a 2.02 seconds won Mark first place among 13-year-olds in the 3-3-3 competition. In the “cycle” stack pattern, his first-place time was 7.28 seconds.

Mark improved his standing over last year’s Worlds, where he placed second and third in his age division.

To prepare for the Worlds, Marks practised 1-2 hours every day and compared his technique with friends on YouTube.

Mark and his mother, Jan, return to Moncton late Monday night and will have digital video of Mark’s competition.

More info on sport stacking: http://www.worldsportstackingassociation.org.

Contact info:

Troy & Jan Dennis
(506) 382-1481

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