Harrison Lee and Luckey Li will represent Canada at the yo-yo World Championships
Vancouver’s Harrison Lee and Luckey Lee have tied for the title of Canada’s top yo-yo player.
Some of the country’s best players took over Columbia Theatre in New Westminster on Saturday for the Canadian Championships.
In a rare decision by the tournament’s four judges, Lee split the first place with Li, who was the defending champion.
Lee also previously won the championship in 2013 when he was 13-years-old, just two years after he began competing.
Now he’s back on the top at age 17.
“It feels unreal,” he said. “I’m still really surprised. I can’t believe that I made it this far.”
“I had a bunch of really technical tricks.”– Harrison Lee, Canadian yo-yo champion
Harrison Lee says the two competitors have very different styles but both like to invent their own moves.
“I had a bunch of really technical tricks … I would move from one string to the other and then I did a few arm tricks, a few body tricks and then a few horizontal tricks,” said Lee.
In August, the B.C. duo will wind up for the biggest yo-yo showdown in the world when they’re represent Canada at the Yo-yo world championships in Iceland.