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Valerie Oliver

Valerie Oliver nee Larson is Vice President of Spintastics and wife of National Grand Master Dale Oliver. She began yo-yoing at the age of 5, when she and her older brother were under the tutelage of Duncan demonstrator Bob Rule. Valerie first loves are yo-yoing and spin tops, and teaches these on a full-time basis. Since 1995 she has taught the Science of Spin school program to more than 10,000 elementary and middle school students throughout the country. She has been an active member of the American Yo-Yo Association since 1994, holding the position of Secretary of the AYYA from 1997 through 2001. Valerie continues to judge Sport divisions at both World and National competitions annually.

Achievements

1972

  • Minnesota State Yo-Yo Champion

1995

  • 4th Place World Yo-Yo Championship � Masters Division

1996

  • 3rd Place National Yo-Yo Championship � Level 3
  • 5th Place World Yo-Yo Championship � Masters Division

1997-2001

1998

  • 2nd Place World Yo-Yo Championship - Recreational Division

2001

2002

  • 1st Place National Spin Top Sport Division, Overall Champion

2004

  • Silver Medalist National Spin Top Championship
  • Linda Sengpiel Award recipient for excellence in yo-yoing

2006

  • 4th Place Finalist and World Champion Female Top Spinner

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