The Duncan Next Generation is made up of the most talented young yo-yo players from around the world. They've already tested their mettle in competitive yo-yo championships. They represent the future of yo-yo, both competitively and recreationally.
World Semifinalist (2019)
Justin is a creative young yo-yo player hailing from southern California. Time and time again, we have seen that yo-yo players showing creativity at a young age go on to be some of the best players in the world, and we know the same will be true for Justin. His style and attitude are fresh, positive, and really inspiring. He brings a really unique style of yo-yo play to the game, and is already making significant strides in the competitive world and yo-yo community at larges with his really entertaining performances and tricks. Justin encompasses what it means to be the next generation of yo-yoing, and we are so excited to have him aboard.
Szymon is one of the brightest stars in the current scene in Poland. With how creative his tricks are and how fast he is growing in the yo-yo scene, we are certain Szymon is destined for greatness. We believe Szymon will make a big impact on the Polish, European, and world community of yo-yo tricks soon, and we wait with baited breath on what he will do next. He is truly a breath of fresh air in the current world of yo-yo and we are super happy to say that Szymon is the next generation of yo-yo.
3A Division, 1A Division
National 2nd Runner-Up (Indonesia 2018)
Cristian was the first member of team Duncan Next Generation, and he has carried that baton well. An excellent 3A player, Cristian placed third in the two-handed division of the Indonesia National Yo-Yo Contest in 2018. His 1A, too, is something to look out for the in the future and we see a bright future in Cristian.
Regional Finalist (Mideast America)
We first discovered Zion through team member Owen Ekblad. Having beat Owen in the prelim division at the Illinois State Yo-Yo Contest, Zion struck up a rivalry with Owen, making it clear he was a force to be reckoned with then and he remains a force to be reckoned with now. His fast and technical style of play points to a future of competitive dominance, and Zion Wilson-Chambers is certainly a name you will hear more of.
Regional 2nd Runner-Up (Central Japan 2019)
Yoshitaka was one of the first members of many players to join team Duncan Next Generation Japan. Yoshitaka is a rising 1A player coming out of Japan. His deliberate style of 1A is very impressive to watch in competition and leads to some incredibly clean performances. We look forward to any opportunity to watch him compete and have high hopes for his future.
Jon is a very talented yo-yo player. Having only been yo-yoing a few years, he has already mastered a wide array of tricks and his trickset is very impressive. When he isn’t yo-yoing, you can find him on the ice, in high-level figure skating competitions tearing it up there as he tears it up in yo-yo. His drive is impressive and we know he will do great things.
6th Niigata Yo-Yo Contest 2018
Hinata is good at yo-yoing. He has tricks suited for both competition and post-competition hanging out. They’re cool, clean, and very unique. Coming from Japan, Hinata shows great potential of being the next big world-class competitor and we can’t wait to see him fulfill his potential.
Aruha is a yo-yo player from Japan with trick distinguishable from others by their sheer uniqueness and creativity. We believe that the trick creation displayed by Aruha is indicative of a future greatness and we cannot wait to see that happen.
Regional Finalist (Northeast America)
Miles of one of many incredible yo-yo players to come out of the northeastern United States. A member of the thriving New England yo-yo scene, Miles brings something different and new to the table at Duncan and pushes other yo-yo players from the northeast to try that much harder. Miles is the future of American yo-yoing.
We first discovered Sota on Instagram. He posts so many incredible tricks so regularly that it can be difficult to keep up with his new tricks, but it is so worth it. Sota is the future of Japanese yo-yoing, and the future of yo-yoing as a whole, and we are so excited to have him on team Duncan Next Generation.