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Evan Nagao was only three years old when his dad, Alan Nagao taught him how to yo-yo. Evan's father is also the owner of a former yo-yo shop in Hawaii, and was also responsible for forming THP, the legendary yo-yo demonstration team which was partly responsible for the widespread yo-yo boom during the 1990's. Evan's play style is most focused on memorable performance, often involving tricks most wouldn't even consider, from fake knots in GT Suicides, to under the leg Brent Stoles, and even a horizontal variant on the classic walk the dog seen in his 2015 Nationals freestyle.

In 2009, Evan became a sponsored player for YoYoFactory.

In June 2016, Evan's first signature series yo-yo, the YoYoFactory Edge, was released. 

In October 2017, he became the 2017 U.S. National 1A Champion, wiping out the three-time National 1A Champion, Gentry Stein.

Shortly afterwards, Evan released a new plastic signature model, the Wedge.

In 2018, Evan Nagao took the 1A world championship title using the Edge Beyond yo-yo at the World Yo-Yo Contest.

2019 marked the end of Evan's competitive yo-yo career, as he had chosen to retire and transition into a music career under the artist name "Evan From Heaven." However, he made sure to make his performance a memorable one by throwing to a song he himself wrote, fittingly titled "The Last Stand."

Signature Yo-yo(s)

Achievements

2010

  • California State Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 10th Place
  • World Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - No information
  • Southwest Regional Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 6th Place

2014

  • U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 6th Place

2015

  • U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 5th Place

2016

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 1st Place
  • California State Yo-Yo Championship - 1A Division - 4th Place
  • U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 4th Place

2017

  • Pacific Nortwest Regional Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Divison - 4th Place
  • European Yo-Yo Championship - Open 1A - 1st Place
  • World Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 6th Place
  • U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 1st Place

2018

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 4th Place
  • U.S. National Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 1st Place
  • World Yo-Yo Contest - 1A Division - 1st Place 

2019

  • WYYC - 1A Division - 2nd Place

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