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Guinness World Record Attempt

Guinness World Record Attempt

Students will be among the most people sport stacking at various locations around the world in one day

Students at Moore Elementary and Liberty Elementary schools (pre-K through 4th grade) will be taking part in the 3rd annual World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) STACK UP! Event on Thursday, November 13. During the course of the day, students who have learned the art of sport stacking will be up stacking and down stacking various pyramids in prescribed patterns at lightning speed for at least 30 minutes. For the third year in a row, Guinness World Records is billing it as the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.” So far, more than 191,000 stackers are registered to participate in a time when sport stacking is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. Last year, an official count of 143,530 stackers participated to break the first STACK UP! record set in 2006.

Sport stacking has been termed a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” It is an exciting sport where students up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups called Speed Stacks in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock and compete in relays.

Franklin Special School District physical educators have implemented the new sport in their school programs and have been very impressed with the outcome. According to Mark Lingle, WSSA Director, “Sport stacking promotes hand-eye coordination, action, teamwork, speed and lots of fun.” Sport stacking is in more than 25,000 schools and youth organizations worldwide. It is appealing to teachers and students because it’s easy to learn but very challenging to master. Benefits include improved reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration and focus.

Once the two schools complete 30 minutes of stacking for each participant during the record-setting STACK UP! event, they will send in written verification of numbers to the WSSA, who will pass on the total count to Guinness for official recognition.

PHOTO OPP:  Moore Elementary will participate throughout the school day on Thursday, but the best picture opportunity will be fourth-graders from 9:00-10:00 a.m. For more information, contact Moore Elementary physical education teacher John Parks at 790-4700 or by email at

Moore Elementary School
1061 Lewisburg Pike
Franklin, TN  37064

Liberty Elementary School
600 Liberty Pike
Franklin, TN  37064