Jayden's a world-class stacker

STACKS OF FUN: Jayden Garnett, 14, has done well at the World Sport Stacking Championships.
STACKS OF FUN: Jayden Garnett, 14, has done well at the World Sport Stacking Championships.

A North Shore teen is among the best in the world for his age group in sport stacking.

Jayden Garnett, 14, recently competed in the World Sport Stacking Championships at Colorado, in the United States, with the New Zealand Black Stacks.

Sport stacking is an activity where competitors race against the clock to build up various tower sequences with cups and take them down again.

Jayden, who's a year 10 student at Northcote College, was placed second, third and eighth in the world for his age for various stacking sequences.

He has been perfecting his technique for more than a year.

"I like beating my own time and just having fun with it," Jayden says.

He won a national competition in November for having the best overall time and for winning sequences individually and with his team.

The Black Stacks team manager Richard Lloyd says more than 250 schools in New Zealand incorporate stacking into physical education.

North Shore Times