Local Sport Stacker Wins World Title, TV Appearance

by Katie Pyzyk May 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm 3,865 17 Comments

The 11-year-old Arlington kid who won a sport stacking championship in Colorado in March has racked up a new title.

William Polly, of Penrose, has been named World Sport Stacking Champion for the second year in a row. That’s according to The Wauneta Breeze, a local newspaper in the Nebraska town where Polly’s grandparents live.

Not only did Polly capture the coveted Individual All-Around honors at the tournament — with a combined time of 9.34 seconds in the 3-3-3, 3-6-3 and cycle sequences — but he’s also getting another TV appearance out of it.

Tomorrow, Polly is scheduled to appear on Live! With Kelly, where he’ll challenge host Kelly Ripa to a timed cup stacking competition. It won’t be the first time Polly has appeared on national television; last year he showed off his skills on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

This year’s World Sport Stacking Association tournament was held in Butzbach, Germany. Despite the fact that there are active stacking competitors in 19 countries, this was the first time the international, invite-only competition has been held outside the United States. Polly was one of 250 participants.

  • DarkHeart

    Was Ron Gardenhire one of the judges?

  • American exceptionalism!

  • John Fontain

    Now a free ad for Live! With Kelly? Arlnow’s journalistic integrity is really slipping.

    • Quoth the Raven

      Oh come on – it’s a story about the kid, and it mentions that he’s going to have a TV appearance. Isn’t that sort of something that’s good to know? If Arlnow didn’t say which show he’d be on, folks would be up in arms, screaming “Where can I watch this? WHY DIDN”T YOU TELL ME WHICH CHANNELS HE’LL BE ON!!!!!”

    • I’m pretty sure John was making a jab at all the silly comments like that. It’s entertaining that some people have nothing better to do than complain about ‘free advertising’ on a high quality news blog like this one.

      • Quoth the Raven

        Oh, OK, sorry – I missed the sarcasm! I should know better than to make pre-coffee comments.

        • John Fontain

          Yeah, I was just kidding. I find it funny when people get mad at ARLnow for posting information that may be of interest to people. For example:

          ARLnow’s story: “Trader Joe’s Coming to Clarendon”

          Reaction: “That’s just an ad for Trader Joe’s.”

      • Josh S

        It’s entertaining when you use phrases like “high quality news blog.”

  • John

    I’ve always heard sport stacking is something you just kind of fall into.

    • Plunkitt

      I heard that you build up to it…..go figure.

  • ArlingtonWay

    Good job, William. Congratulations!

  • marie antoinette

    He is going to be dangerous in college! Congrats William.

    It’s amazing to sit back and see how many types of talents exist in the world. Happy for you!

  • Mi Mi

    I wished I stacked like him.

  • Mi Mi

    I really, really wished I stacked like him.

  • Paren

    Me too!

  • Mi Mi

    I know. I’m pretty bad it.

  • Paren

    Me too!


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