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      Kettering grad a new King of Kong

      <p> <font size="2">A 2002 electrical engineering graduate of Kettering University in Flint is among the best in the world at playing the classic Donkey Kong arcade game.</font> </p>

      A 2002 electrical engineering graduate of Kettering University in Flint is among the best in the world at playing the classic Donkey Kong arcade game.

      34-year-old Michael Groesbeck finished eighth among about 40 competitors at Kong Off 3 in Denver. Donkey Kong players from as far away as Alaska and Australia battled for the title.

      The Shelby Township man scored 1,020,700 points. A report on Kettering's website says he also registered one of the top scores ever in Donkey Kong earlier this year with 1,023,600 points.

      The competition was witnessed by a few thousand spectators who watched throughout a November weekend.

      The game has been around since 1981. Players maneuver the character across platforms while jumping over obstacles.