From organizer Mark Peterson on Facebook:
Wisconsin State Yoyo Contest is cancelled.
Important message from Mark Peterson:
It is with a very heavy heart that we need to cancel the Wisconsin State Yo-Yo Championship this year. On Sunday evening, 3 of our Burlington boys were killed in a car crash. Landen Brown was a close friend of my son, Nehemiah and the rest of our family knew him well. He was a youth leader at our church and worked along side Nehemiah, Daniel and Carter, my other two children.
Landen worked at our venue, the Coffee House on Chestnut and Pine. He was lovd by everyone there and this tragedy has hit everyone very hard. The Coffee House will be closing early Saturday to allow everyone to attend the service.
Nehemiah and I have already discussed re-scheduling the Wisconsin State Yo-Yo Championship for this fall. It will be in late October. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our throwers, as well as the families of our young throwers! We hope you can understand our position and ask that you pray for the families of the three boys: Landen Brown, Jason Davis, and Hunter Morby. May they rest in peace.