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Cup stacking Tifton brothers heading to junior Olympics

Dawn Pridgen Dawn Pridgen
Drew Pridgen Drew Pridgen
Two Tifton brothers are heading to the National Junior Olympics for their cup stacking skills.

Drew & Will Pridgen can do their full stacking routine in less than 7-seconds. They qualified for the Junior Olympics after winning a regional tournament in north Georgia.

Their mother says perfecting the skill helped Drew's development after he was born prematurely.

"We were told he would probably have cerebral palsy, be in a wheelchair," Dawn Pridgen said. "Now his hand and eye coordination is incredible."

The duo is looking forward to heading to the national competition.

"It is so exciting," Drew said. "I was like freaking out."

"I just want to do good and get the gold," said Will.

The brothers have been training for a year and a half. They leave Tuesday for the Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa.

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