‘We do everything an athlete does’ | League City father, son headed to Air Hockey World Championship

“It’s a sport. It is a sport,” Michael Cummings said. “We sweat, we tape up, we do everything an athlete does.”

LEAGUE CITY, Texas — One League City man and his son are making headlines within the sports activities world for being among the greatest air hockey gamers on this planet.

Two weeks in the past, they competed within the ESPN Air Hockey Invitational, touchdown them every a spot to the World Championship.

As a healthcare administrator at The Crossings: Senior Living, a day within the life for Michael Cummings is, for probably the most half, fairly quiet.

“My life is calm. It’s very loving and compassionate,” Cummings stated.

But life will get somewhat louder and fewer loving when he clocks out.

“You do something you possibly can to win. So yeah, it’s a complete distinction, however I adore it,” Cummings stated.

It’s air hockey — a recreation you’d discover on the arcade.

“They at all times ask, ‘Were you taking part in a 6x year previous, or had been you in Chuck E. Cheese?'” Cummings stated.

Except Cummings is just not there to play.

“It’s a sport. It is a sport,” Cummings said. “We sweat, we tape up, we do everything an athlete does.”

“There’s quite a lot of smack speak. There’s quite a lot of growling. There’s quite a lot of depth. It’s a good time,” Cummings stated.

In truth, Cummings is so good at what he does, he certified for the World Championship competitors in December. Yes, that is a factor.

And guess what? His son is even higher.

“I’m higher than most individuals,” Colin Cummings stated.

“He is within the Guinness Book of World Record for being the youngest ever Air Hockey World Champion at 16,” Michael Cummings stated.

With eight world champion trophies, Colin Cummings doesn’t want any luck behind the puck. He’s now working towards for quantity 9.

“That form of technique could be something from their reflexes to their shot choice to their defensive stance,” Colin Cummings stated.

But for this household of gamers, air hockey has at all times meant greater than only a match.

“It’s as necessary as a dad throwing a ball together with his son,” Michael Cummings stated.

If you need to watch dad and son in motion, the 2021 Air Hockey Invitational can be airing on ESPN8 The Ocho this Friday afternoon.


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