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Cup stacking world records for 11-year-old William Polly PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:14

William Polly (center), grandson of Karl and Judy Polly, lifts his U.S. National Sport Stacking Championship trophy. Polly competed March 24-25, setting two world records.


William Polly, an 11-year-old fifth grader from Arlington, Va., won the first-ever U.S. National Sport Stacking Championships, which were held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on March 24-25, 2012.

Sport stacking is a sport that involves the upstacking and downstacking of a regulation set of cups in particular routines for time and accuracy. The routines are known as the 3-3-3, the 3-6-3, and the cycle.

The tournament brought together over 350 kids and adults from 24 states, competing in three types of individual events, as well as doubles and a variety of timed and head-to-head relays.

In his individual events, William finished first in his age division, and overall, he finished the 3-3-3 in third place, the 3-6-3 in first place tying the world record, and the cycle in first place. William’s combined individual score of 9.37 made him the overall national champion. He brought home seven trophies and seven medals.

William was interviewed for and appeared on the Fox local news the evening of March 24.

William is also the 2011 World Sport Stacking Champion, and will be defending that title on April 14-15, 2012, in Butzbach, Germany.

William now holds or has held every possible world record, except for the parent/child doubles record. He will compete with his mother, Laura, in that event in Germany. Although mom would really like to see William achieve that last possible record, she has cautioned him not to get his hopes up!

William is the son of Kris and Laura Polly and the grandson of Karl and Judy Polly of Wauneta.

Video of William at Nationals can be viewed at


Final Results:

3-3-3 3rd overall, 1.69

3-6-3 1st overall, tied world record, 1.96

Cycle 1st overall, 5.72

Timed 3-6-3 relay 1st overall, new world record, 13.96

Doubles 4th overall, 9.08

State cycle team relay challenge 2nd overall

Combined overall score 1st overall, 9.37

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:16