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Mililani teen wins Kendama World Cup Championship

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WOODONE and The Global Kendama Network (GLOKEN) hosted the world’s largest Kendama event in Hatsukaichi, Japan over the weekend of July 23rd and 24th. The Kendama World Cup (KWC) brings together players from across 15 countries to the birthplace of Kendama. With over 10,000 spectators and 375 competitors, the KWC is the highest ranking Kendama competition in the world.

Coming in 1st place overall and taking the Kendama World Champion was 15 year old  Bryson Lee from Mililani. Bryson earned his place on the Sweets Kendamas “Focus” team last summer through an online sponsorship contest.  Bryson was the quiet kid at competitions, but his skills spoke volumes for him and everyone knew he had something special. Bryson committed himself to the sponsorship competition and they were able to offer him a spot on the team. Bryson stepped up to the plate in Japan and proved himself to be a world class competitor, earning a record breaking 976 points in his final run!

He will be heading to Minnesota for the 2016 Minnesota Kendama Open, where the largest kendama competition in the western hemisphere will be held in the Mall of America.

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