Students aim to break world record in cup stacking

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Students at Prien Lake Elementary School in Lake Charles aimed to help break a world record in cup stacking through the World Sport Stacking Association's "Stack Up" event on Thursday.

The purpose of the "Stack Up" event is to have more than 300,000 stackers worldwide stack cups for at least 30 minutes on the day of the event.

More than 200 students at Prien Lake Elementary participated in the event. The event consisted of students timing how fast it takes them to up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups.

"We had competitions where we race against each other through relay races and other fitness challenges," said Paula Bruchhaus, the physical education teacher at Prien Lake Elementary School.

Students were excited to break their cup stacking record in addition to the worldwide record.

"I can do it 6 seconds but I'm hoping to get in 3 though," said Hannah Vinson, a student at Prien Lake Elementary School.

Vinson said cup stacking is much more difficult than it looks, however.

"The hardest part is going back to the beginning and stacking them again and making sure they don't drop," said Vinson. "You have to practice a lot."

Bruchhaus said the practice will not only make them a better cup stacker, but also a better athlete as well.

"Cup stacking is good because all the research proves that it makes them better in all their sporting events because it works on their hand and eye coordination," said Brucchaus.

Results will take some time to gather, but you can track the progress to see if the record is broken by visiting the World Sport Stacking Association website.

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