Michael Brookhart practices a trick on his pogo stick at the skate park in Wapakoneta. Brookhart will test his skills against more than 25 pogo stick athletes when he travels to Pittsburgh today for the 11th annual Pogopalooza competition. (Photo provided)
A 16-year-old Wapakoneta resident who has a passion for the pogo stick will be taking his talents to Pittsburgh today to compete in the U.S. leg of the 2014 Xpogo World Championship Series, also know as Pogopalooza.
Michael Brookhart packed up his pogo sticks early this morning and headed east with his brother, Anthony, to the competition that will run from July 2-4.
The event is part of an international three-stop tour that also includes France and Sweden, and will feature some of the best jumpers in the world competing in various pogo stick competitions.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 1 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.