Dallas Teen Heads to World Yo-Yo Contest

17-year-old competing with participants from 22 countries

By Andres Gutierrez
|  Thursday, Jul 19, 2012  |  Updated 12:31 AM CDT
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Seventeen-year-old Cade Gober is taking his passion for yo-yos all the way to 2012 World Yo-Yo Contest, where he'll compete against yo-yo enthusiasts from 22 countries.

Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News

Seventeen-year-old Cade Gober is taking his passion for yo-yos all the way to 2012 World Yo-Yo Contest, where he'll compete against yo-yo enthusiasts from 22 countries.

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Using a yo-yo is much more than a past time for 17-year-old Cade Gober.

He is heading to Orlando, Fla., to test his skills against 200 yo-yo players for the title of world yo-yo champion.

The contest is divided by different yo-yo styles. Gober knows many of them, impressing people everywhere he goes -- including his parents.

"When they say, 'How do you do that?' I always answer that with one word -- 'Carefully,'" he said.

Gober quickly taught himself the different techniques and tricks after buying a yo-yo at a local store when he was 10 years old.

"I consider it more than a hobby, I consider it part of my life," he said. "It's just what I love to do."

Gober and his dexterous hands aren't planning to put down his yo-yo anytime soon. He said he hopes to join professional yo-yo team later in his life.

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