If you see Jesus Quiroz walking the halls around Wright State you’ll notice that his hands are moving faster that his feet. “I walk really slow when I’m yo-yoing and my friends are like ‘dude come on,’” said Quiroz, a junior majoring in computer science.
What he lacks in foot speed he makes up with his hands. Quiroz has mastered 20 yo-yo tricks since he began the hobby only a few years ago. “You have to learn how to do a trapeze but before you learn a trapeze you need to learn a break-away throw,“ he said. “Once you have all of these tricks you can build a sequence or a combo.”
Quiroz’s tricks may look fun and complicated to students passing by but for Quiroz it’s a way to deal with the stresses of schoolwork. “I have a way to relax after all of the stress of campus and everything,” he said.
Quiroz says he doesn’t know many other yo-yo enthusiasts at Wright State and encourages experienced yo-yoers or those interested in learning how to yo-yo to stop him on campus.