Local ‘Sport Stacking’ Champ Sets More Records

by ARLnow.com March 30, 2012 at 10:36 am 4,558 25 Comments

Last time we checked in with William Polly, the 10-year-old Penrose resident had just set a new sport stacking world record and was showing off his skills on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Polly, now 11, is still up to his winning ways in the world of sport stacking — a competitive sport that involves stacking cups in set formations — or “sequences” — as quickly as possible.

Last month Polly set a new world record in the “individual cycle” competition. Unfortunately, his record was quickly broken by fellow young sport stacking phenom, William Orrell.

Then, at a national competition in Colorado Springs last weekend, Polly tied a world record in the 3-6-3 sequence (see video, above) and set a record with three fellow stackers in the 3-6-3 relay.

Polly now has his name on three of the five sport stacking world records.

  • Swag



    • Bandersnatch

      Annnd in the time it took your face to approach your palm, the young lad built a cantilevered cup tower to block it…


      How many world records have you broken? Oh that’s right, zero.

  • DarkHeart

    Isn’t this how Fagin trained his pickpockets?

    • Plunkitt of Clarnedon Blvd

      Beats the dickens out of me…..

      • 1RLI


        • Porridge

          So cool….may I please have some mooore sir?

  • ArlRes

    The kid is simply having fun…nice to see yall bullying the 11 year olds kids in the community now too. My guess is that there’s a hint of jealousy.

    • DarkHeart

      Jack Blum from Meatballs is jealous.

    • drax

      A facepalm is bullying now?


      • nom de guerre

        A post by T.G.E.O.A. was removed earlier that had a reference to transferring these skills to a position in a grocery store. That is what may have prompted the bullying alegation.

        • OldTimer

          I stacked beer cans as a kid for a mighty fine collection on my wall. I also stacked cans in a grocery store to get spending money as a teenager. Tonite I will try to stack ice cubes in a glass prior to pouring in whatever elixir makes itself available at 5pm. Stacking is a lifelong talent.

    • Banksy

      Welcome to the community of ARLNow commenters. You will never find a grumpier hive of contrarians and malcontents…

      • Plunkitt of Clarnedon Blvd

        Hey….watch who you are calling grumpy.

        No Candides allowed in these parts !!

  • nunya

    atta boy, Billy Polly!

  • Barrett Community

    Congrats Will from all your Barrett friends! Darn impressive skills and you’re a great role model for future champs!

    • Laura Polly

      Thanks, Barrett Community, for all the many ways you support William!

  • Sam

    Awesome. Very cool to watch.

  • True

    Good kid!! Way to go.

  • Bandersnatch

    He’s clearly gifted with some serious twitch response but I bet that that took one heck of a lot of practice and discipline to pull off. That’s a character builder no matter what sport or activity it’s based on.

    How many of you hold a world record in anything? Much less at 11… Even in esotera the bar is way higher than you think.

    Great job!

  • Thes

    I think it’s pretty awesome that a 10-year old can be a world champion at something. What a nice way thing for Arlington to have such a talented kid as a member of our community. Congratulations!

  • rick

    Hey — that was to fast for my eyes to see! Can you Slooooowww it down some!

    • John Fontain

      No kidding. I think there must have been some George Lucas special effects happening in that video.

  • Grandstander

    OH MY GOD!

  • MaureenSL

    Way to go!


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