The hand is quicker than the eye

By Marc Strauss

The hand is quicker than the eye

February 25, 2012 Updated Feb 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Some amazing hand-eye coordination was on display Saturday in Peoria.

The Civic Center hosted the World Sport Stacking Association's Great Lakes Regional.

Sport Stacking is the art of moving and stacking plastic cups in specific sequences as quickly as possible. 

Its popularity spread thanks to a teacher who saw it as a way to improve his students' dextreity.

"Sport stacking began way back in the 1980's when a former physical education teacher by the name of Bob Fox in Colorado introduced it to his third grade students in elementary school," said Ken Mansell, an ambassador for the World Sport Stacking Association. "He saw kids stacking cups on a late night show and introduced it into his school and it took off from there."

About 100 sports stackers from as far away as Minnesota competed in Saturday's regional finals.

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