Janos Karancz and Hank Freeman of Duncan Crew Worldwide Win World Yo-Yo Championship

With one single yo-yo, Janos Karancz from Mantua, Ohio beat over 170 competitors in his division to be crowned a World Yo-Yo Champion at the 2013 World Yo-Yo Contest in Orlando, Fla. Karancz competed in the 1A division, the most popular style of competitive yo-yo play in which a single yo-yo is used to perform a series of “string tricks.”

Hank Freeman from Budapest, Hungary was also crowned a World Yo-Yo Champion at the event. He celebrated his third Yo-Yo World Championship after placing first in the 3A division, where he performed with two yo-yos at the same time, which is considered to be the most difficult style in the competition.

Hank and Janos, both of whom competed for Duncan Crew Worldwide, each won using a yo-yo designed by National Yo-Yo Master and former World Yo-Yo Champion Rafael Matsunaga called the Duncan Barracuda Yo-Yo, a precision machined yo-yo made from aircraft grade aluminum.