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Sioux Center Twins Are ‘Domino Masters’ Champions

Sioux Center, Iowa — Twin brothers Alex and Derek Koops of Sioux Center along with a teammate from Massachusetts are the winners of FOX’s television show Domino Masters.

The season finale Wednesday night featured three teams competing for the championship and a $100,000 cash prize. Since the season was recorded last summer, they had to keep their win a secret or lose the prize.

That’s Alex Koops. The brothers started their domino toppling hobby when they were about ten. Producers of the FOX show discovered the pair from their YouTube channel, where they posted videos of their topples. The brothers say the competition and creating the complex builds were fun, but their favorite part of the show is what everyone wants to see

Dordt University held a watch party for the twins Wednesday night as the show’s finale aired. About 300 people were there the moment the twins were declared the victors.

Jeff and Christine Koops, the twins’ parents, thought they would eventually grow out of the phase, but when the brothers started moving furniture to make room for the creations, they realized the boys were serious about their craft.

As for what’s next for the twins, they’re not sure. The experience has certainly caused them to think more about the future.

Alex and Derek said their contract with FOX included the possibility of a future competition of champions if the program continues.

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