SAN ANTONIO -- A Roosevelt High School Sophomore can now lay claim to the title of the "Best Micro-Drone Pilot" in the world.
Daniel Walston, 16-year-old, took first place in the "International Game of Whoop." That's the name for tiny drones. He outlasted 290 other pilots of all ages from across the globe.
"The last challenge I had to do was 40 power loops under 60 seconds," Walston explained. "So what I would have to do was basically, there's a gate I'd have to go through it and back over 40 times in under 60 seconds." He said that particular skill test was dizzying.
Walston came in second place in last year's competition. Now that he won the event, he plans to race bigger drones.
His fascination with drones began years ago and culminated in him building his first drone from parts four years ago. We first introduced you to Daniel last year when he was just getting started in the racing circuit. Check it out here.
You can also find Daniel's flights on his YouTube page here.