Adam Reeder

TRT Pro Yoyo Team Member

Adam started his yoyo journey in 2012 with a group of Elementary School friends.  They all picked up some yoyos and started attending a club in North Carolina.  A club run by none other than Ed Happonik!

Adam's first contest was at Worlds 2012 and he's been competing every since.  Notable yo-chievments include: 6th at WYYC 2017 in 5a, 1st at Florida States 2023 in X Division, 4th at NYYC 2023 in 5a, and now he's climbed to 3rd at the NYYC 2024 in 5a!

Adam's been playing 5a since 2015 and it's his preferred style.

He grew up in North Carolina, then moved to Florida 5 years ago.  Adam is a plumber in his professional career and enjoys fishing and playing guitar as other hobbies!

You can find Adam over on Instagram @cracker_jackin

Ram Marana

TRT Pro Yoyo Team Member

Ram picked up a Duncan Butterfly XT from Target in 2022 as an impulse buy to relive some nostalgia from when he was younger- your “walk the dog,” “rock the baby,” classic old-school type of tricks. Little did he know that this would be the start of something that would become a part of his everyday life, and he is constantly learning and growing in terms of both competitive and casual play.

Ram’s preferred style of play is 1a and he enjoys stepping out of his comfort zone to constantly keep learning new tricks. He enjoys smooth, flowy combos that involve slacks and whips and loves yoyos on the floatier side to accommodate to them.

He’s lived in Melbourne, Florida his whole life and enjoys other hobbies such as listening to and making music, going to the thrift store, and lifting weights. He is currently attending UCF to pursue a career in marketing and loves all things design.

Ram can be found on Instagram (@ram.marana) and on TikTok, where he posts a variety of videos (@rmaranaa). 

Michael Hart

TRT Pro Yoyo Team Member

Michael started yoyoing 9 years ago, in 2014. He was inspired to learn yoyo by an episode of GMM (Good Mythical Morning) that showcased modern unresponsive yoyo ft. Zack Gormley. He was immediately hooked! 5 years later, Michael submitted a yoyo trick clip for their "Spin the Wheel of Mythicality" segment and got picked for episode #1758. 

Michael primarily plays 1a, also dabbling in 5a for "5a May" each year! Yoyo shape preferences include: organic, v shape and slimline yoyos. Michael loves learning and sharing new tricks, although he is not a competitive player. He particularly enjoys tech and flowy combos. 

Prior to TRT, Michael was on the now defunct Throwing Sideways Yoyo Team up until they closed up shop. He lives in Southeastern PA, with his Wife and two dogs. Michael's motto in life is simple, “Do What's Fun.” Besides yoyoing, he loves playing D&D and frequenting craft breweries. A former vocalist of a signed Metal band, he currently works in the coffee industry.

You can find Michael on Instagram (@DoWhatsFun) and Youtube (@ThrowLab).

Grant Nichols

TRT Pro Yoyo Team Member

Grant found yoyoing with a lot of us during the boom in 1998.  He kept playing strong through about 2003, earning a sponsorship from a now defunct yoyo retailer back in 2000 and placing 2nd at SER 2001.  College took priority beginning in 2004, but he still attended Worlds almost every year until 2010.  After a nine year break, in 2019 Grant has reignited his passion for both throwing and collecting yoyos!  He placed 2nd at Sean Perez's Freestyle Competition (his first competition in 12 years)!  Most recently, Grant placed 3rd in the Responsive division at the 2022 Florida State Yoyo Contest.

David Chapman

TRT Pro Yoyo Team Member

David started yoyoing at 4.  On a trip to Disney he saw another kid his age yoyoing and got hooked!  He's helped organize and participated in the modern Orlando yoyo scene since 2010.  Over the years, David has promoted yoyo as a mentor to others and helped organize and participate in charity events. As a professional competitor, David placed 8th in 1a finals at SER 2018. He says he has seen more yoyos in his life than he can remember!  "Old school all the way!"  David recently placed 3rd at the Feet on Fire Freestyle Competition!  Find David on Instagram @davidyoyoman

Jessica Turner

Owner/ CFO

Jess is the cornerstone of TRT!  She is a fulltime healthcare professional and handles all of our accounting, logistics, and marketing.  

She enjoys modern responsive yoyo play, plants, and cats!

Bruce Turner


Low Voltage Tech/Programmer by day and Yoyo Design Engineer by night!  Bruce has had a lifelong affair with yoyo, he particularly enjoys modern responsive (0a) and unresponsive (1a) play.  Although you may see him doing a little bit of everything when it comes to yoyo styles.

Apart from yoyo, Bruce enjoys reading, games (video/board), yoga, kettlebell, and turning wrenches on just about anything!

"Variety is the spice of life and it's never too late to learn more!"  Find him on Instagram @iwasthebruce