profileAbout Evan Nagao
Evan Nagao is a legend among the yoyo world. When he was 4 he appeared on Ellen and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno because of his prodigious skills with a yoyo. In more recent years his enthusiasm on the competitive stage remains unmatched. Whether he is doing black hops while rolling on the floor, or executing a better than average Brain-Twister Combo while dancing the running man, his joy is infectious and his routines compelling. In 2017 he proved he has the skill to win, becoming the US National Yoyo Champion.
I started yoyoing originally when I was 1 years old. My dad was a yoyo marketer and we had yoyo performers at our house everyday. By 4 years old, I could do 2 handed loops, and was featured on many tv shows including Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno.
I got bored of yoyoing at around 6 years old, and took a break till 2009 when I picked up my very first unresponsive yoyo. I got really serious into competition in 2014 where I placed 6th at the US National Yoyo Contest. From there, I had a slew of great results from competitions including 1st place at PNWR 2016, 1st place at EYYC 2017, 6th place at the World Yoyo Contest 2017, and 1st at the US National Yoyo Contest in 2017.
"The goal of life is to have a positive impact upon the lives of those around you. As long as you keep this in mind, you will make the right decisions. You can never make a good decision from a place of greed or pure self-interest. Give to the world and you will notice that the world will give back." - Evan Nagao