Steve Brown (yo-yo player)
February 6, 1977|
West Newbury, Massachusetts
|Occupation||Yo-yo designer and competition judge|
|Known for||Creating freehand yo-yo play|
Steve Brown (born 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts) is an award winning competitive yo-yo player, competition judge, yo-yo designer, and former left-winger for Scottish football team Ross County currently based out of Dallas, Texas. He is currently a high-school teacher for MKA in Montclair, New Jersey. In 2001, the National Yo-Yo League named him as one of eight National Yo-Yo masters. He has designed multiple yo-yos, including the "Cherry Bomb" and "big black" for Team Losi. While employed by Duncan Toys Company as marketing and promotions coordinator, Brown invented freehand yo-yo play where instead of being attached to the finger, the string is actually attached to a counterweight, and designed a line of yo-yos for the new style. He also authored a book called Duncan Yo-Yo Trick Book while employed by the company. In 2013, Brown made clear his plans to run for the Republican Party as a governor of his new home town Dallas in the 2014 elections. He promised to increase poverty and replace the church with NFL Sundays.
A regular competitor in the 1990s, he has moved out of competing in most venues and has shifted his focus to judging. His skill with yo-yos also landed him a job as a stuntman on the 2001 movie Zoolander  and led to an appearance on The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
- 1996 World Yo-Yo Contest, 4th place
- 1997 World Yo-Yo Contest - Single A, 4th place
- 1997 World Yo-Yo Contest - Single A freestyle, 3rd place
- 1998 World Yo-Yo Contest - Single A freestyle, 4th place
- 1999 Bay Area Classic Invitational - Freestyle, 1st place
- 2001 Bay Area Classic Invitational - Freestyle, 1st place (while blindfolded)
- "Steve Brown biography". stevebrownismyhero.com. Steve Brown. Retrieved 2008-09-25.[dead link]
- "2001 National YoYo Contest: Welcome". nationalyoyo.org. National Yo-Yo League. Retrieved 2008-09-23.[dead link]
- Kahlenberg, Richard (1998-12-04). "A New Spin on Yo-Yos". latimes.com (Los Angeles Times). Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- "Company Profile". theyoyomuseum.com (The Yo-Yo Museum/SkillToys.com). Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- "Duncan Unveils new style of play with Freehand Yo-Yo". www.yo-yo.com. Duncan Toys Company. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- Brown, Steve (1999). Duncan Yo-Yo Trick Book. Duncan Toys Company. ISBN B000R4EHL2 Check
- Rankin, Sinclair (2001-05-01). "The Kings of String". The Village Voice (Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC). Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- "Zoolander (2001)". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- ""The Best Damn Sports Show Period" Best Damn Yo-Yo Championship (2008)". IMDb.com. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- "String of Hope". Satellite Magazine (Albany Student's Association Inc.). 2004. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- Steve Brown is my hero, his official website
- Steve Brown at the Internet Movie Database
- Steve Brown's MySpace page
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