Woodland Springs student sets state records in cup stacking

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It’s official!

Trey Griffith, the 10-year-old cup-stacking wiz from Woodland Springs, set several new state records a little over a month ago at the Junior Olympics Sport Stacking Championships in Detroit.

According to the World Sport Stacking Association, Trey is now the Texas record holder for boys ages 9-10 in all three competitive events: the 3-3-3 in 1.85 seconds, the 3-6-3 in 2.44 seconds and the cycle in 7.412 seconds.

Trey’s mom, Carmen Griffith, said the records had to be verified with video by WSSA officials.

Cup stacking, or sport stacking, involves racing the clock and other competitors to create and dismantle different configurations of plastic cups.

The 3-3-3 event is making three pyramids of three cups each. In the 3-6-3 event, the three pyramids have three cups in one, six in the middle and three on the end. The cycle is a series of 3-6-3, followed by two 6-cup pyramids, then a ten-cup pyramid with one cup on either side. All the events end in three collapsed stacks.

Trey, who turned 10 a few weeks ago, got involved in sport stacking a little more than two years ago at Woodland Springs Elementary School.

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