Wow! This is a huge add for the YoYoFactory Contest Team…congratulations to Eric and YoYoFactory! I’ve known Eric and his family for a long time, and Eric is a fantastic player, demonstrator, and person. Check out YoYoFactory’s official statement below.
In 2003, YoYoFactory released its first yo-yo: the FAST 201. The first day release happened simultaneously in Arizona and at the US National YoYo Contest.
I remember the day pretty vividly, it was a big deal. I can remember explaining the new yo-yo and the concept behind the company to one of the National YoYo Masters who was shopping for a souvenir yoyo for the contest. He politely put the yoyo down and bought something else. It was a disheartening moment until this little kid who had overheard the explanation asked to take a look at it and bought the yo-yo.
That kid went on to win that contest four years later and here, a decade on, we are proud to announce he is joining our team.
Welcome to YoYoFactory, Eric Koloski.
USA National Champion 2008
2nd Place USA National Champion 2007, 2009
3rd Place 1A World Champion 2006
Reigning Triple Crown 1A Champion
And here’s what YoYoJam had to say:
This is a bittersweet day for Team YoYoJam. Eric Koloski will be retiring from the YoYoJam Pro Team to take a salaried position with YoYoFactory. This move allows Eric to pursue his goal of working in the yo-yo industry as a full time profession. We wish we had a position for him within our corporate structure, but unfortunately we do not at this time. While we are sad to see Eric leave, we are happy for this opportunity for him and we wish Eric the best of luck in the pursuit of his new career.
We are pleased to announce that Eric will continue his long-time association with YoYoJam through our Legends. We will also continue to produce his Signature Series Diamondback yo-yo. Watch for more updates to the YoYoJam Legends coming soon!