St. Ignatius junior is a top world yoyoer

Posted at 8:35 PM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 20:37:02-05

St. Ignatius junior Colin Beckford often has a yoyo in hand, but for Beckford it is more than just a hobby.

“I am a state champion, regional champion. I have placed sixth in the nation and sixth in the continent and I placed 17th in the world championships in Tokyo last year,” said Beckford.

Beckford practices often in order to perfect his craft, typically spending one to two hours a day mastering tricks that he designs himself.

“Tricks these days don’t really have names but most professional Yoyoers create their own concept and tricks,” explained Beckford.

Despite all Beckford’s success thus far, there are still plenty of goals he wants to reach.

“I would eventually like to win the national or even world championships,” Beckford stated.

Whatever he achieves, Beckford explained through competing, he is learning more than just the ups and downs of a yoyo but also how to manage the twists and turns of real life.

The yoyo champion explained, “It helps me with patience with other people and also with discipline and work ethic.”  


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