We are happy to announce the continuation of the Northwest Sweet 16 into the 11th year. This year will mark a change in the structure of the competition. In order to make the process more decentralized, more than half of the competitors will be sourced from prelims. We believe this will make the choices less political, as our board members will have less choice on who competes in the final. Prelims will take place in Vancouver, Seattle, Eastern Washington, Portland, and Alaska. With the exception of Alaska, each prelim will have an invited 8 bracket, in which the winner will represent at the finals, and an open 1v1 bracket for anyone to enter, in which the winner will represent at the finals. Event page and details coming soon.
We will once again be hosted the All Style Sweet 16 at the Chinatown/ID Night Market this year. It will be our third year hosting at this marvelous event and needless to say, we have an amazing lineup!!! Check out our event page HERE to see the lineup and details for the show.
It was an honor to see some of the most talented b-boys in the world get down against each other. The final battle for the Sweet 16 Championship was between Milhouse from Drifters Crew, Korea and Yosh from Gun Smoke Breakers, Japan.
This year will mark our first year of the Sweet 16 Championship. A combination of winners from the Sweet 16s we have around the country and world, and invites for premiere b-boys/b-girls from around the world. For details and sign ups, please visit our Facebook page here. For details visit our event page here.
Okay folks here we go <deep breath>. Want to thank everyone who came out and supported the Northwest Sweet 16 10 year anniversary. It was a magical night with unicorns and glitter and all that good stuff. I’m sure yall are dying to know the results, they are below:
The Northwest Sweet 16 Champion:
Ives – Rock Force Crew – Anchorage Alaska
Phil Wizard – Wizards Crew – Vancouver BC
5v5 B-boy/B-girl Crew Champoins:
Massive Monkees – Seattle WA
NON – Vancouver BC
5v5 All Styles Champions:
Flooridians – Florida
Chapter1ne – Oregon
The Sweet 16 was definitely the highlight for the event this year. Brendan Boxcutta throwing some incredibly intricate footwork combos, Philip Kim hitting some amazing blow ups, Dann Vital doing his unique style the whole night, and of course Ives Viray for blowing it up and taking the entire event. Flooridians in the all style comp couldn’t be touched, and had some of the best crew dynamics I’ve ever seen. Massive Monkees once again won the b-boy crew comp with strong solos and routines that overpowered everyone else. The Power King Exhibition did not disappoint either, thanks to Bryan Fishy Nguyen, Alejandro Luna-Juliano, Matt Wong, Khang Nguyen for taking the time to rep.
Lastly I wanted to thank everyone who has helped to put this event on over the last ten years. The Northwest Sweet 16 has always been an event for the Northwest, by the Northwest. It has been great to see the dancers and community members take ownership of the event. I’m sure I’m forgetting a couple people, please don’t take offense as my brain is fried from yesterday. Ricky Chon for co-founding the event and then bouncing like a little punk. Andrew Oledan for being waaaay cooler than Ricky Chon. Sean Fish Boogie for always coming hard with the beats. Joe Ricci for being ring girl and being a true partner in crime. Hosts throughout the years keeping the energy flowing: Niko, Jireh, Joe. Djs shaping the jam with vibes: Fish, Andrés Digg One, Soul Rane, Kitman. Tracey Wong and Jensine San for helping with the all style tip. Kitty Wu and King Khazm Kogita for holding it down at Zulu and Washington Hall. Everyone who has participated in the Sweet 16 and battled in the crew comp, or just friggin showed up for that matter. And of course everyone who helped with the little things that added up to big things: Kimi, Miles, Sandy, Brendan, Sushen, Andrea Mercedes McCaw, Lee Nagy, Ana-Beth, Marcus Sharpe, Remi M Street.
I’m sorry to say this jam has taken it’s toll on me mentally, physically, and financially. I’ve made the decision to only do it in the future if I have sponsorship, meaning, there could be one next year or this could have very well been the very last one. I’d like to keep it yearly, but I simply don’t know how likely that is. In the case this was indeed the last one, from the bottom of my heart, everyone, thank you thank you thank you….
Here we have it folks, the brackets for the 10th anniversary of the Northwest Sweet, bout to be crazy!
Ives – Rock Force Crew – Anchorage AK
Savimbi – Dogg Pound – Seattle WA
Ruude – Dangerous Goods – Winnipeg/Vancouver BC
Samson – The Wizards – Vancouver BC
Vital – Misguided Steps – Bremerton WA
Juan100 – New Birth Crew – Portland OR
Zell – Misfits – Olympia WA
Rona – Moon Patrol Crew – Aloha OR
Boxcutta – Fraggle Rock/Soul Shifters – Seattle WA
Mad Cao – Scoundrelz/BC Buds – Vancouver BC
Mpwo – The Brothers – Portland OR
Dill1 – ODB – Kent WA
Phil Wizard – The Wizards – Vancouver BC
Bryan – Break Tuff – Tri Cities
Ztimpy – Unik Breakers – Mexico
Steel Will – LA Breakers – Los Angeles CA
UPDATE: Some people might have been confused by a typo we had. Doors open for public at 6pm, and the finals start at 7pm. Also traffic will be bad, so please plan accordingly.
ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED, TICKETS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW AT THE DOOR.
We have tickets now on sale at BrownPaperTickets. Purchase now at the below link:
Many thanks to Boxcutta for putting together the 2017 preview for Northwest Sweet 16. Check it out below:
And visit the event page HERE.
Get ready folks. The Northwest Sweet 16 is back. Returning to its home at Washington Hall, 2017 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the Northwest Sweet 16. More info coming soon, check out the event page HERE.
Queen Sweet 16 this year was another huge success thanks to Loopi Wein and Evil Eve. Once again held at the Family Fever Festival, it hosted a 3v3 b-boy/b-girl open crew competition (two adults and one youth) and held several prelims across Europe for the Queen Sweet 16. With new and old faces, the competition couldn’t defeat last years champions; Paulina from Poland and Bo from Netherlands. Bo, sticking to her plan from last year, stayed extremely clean with complicated footwork combinations and beat hitting skills. In the end, Paulina’s format remained champion, with high difficulty moves, clean sets, and original combinations, all set to the music.
Other favorites included Fairytale, once again blowing it up with some crazy power moves, and Messymel with an incredible amount of style and flow. Check out footage from the competition below.
Also big congratulations to Wizkid, Vegas, and Cedric for taking the Family Fever Festival 3v3.
Complete Family Fever Festival and Queen Sweet 16 YouTube playlist HERE.
QUEEN SWEET 16
Bo vs Paulina
Fairytale vs Paulina | Bo vs Messymel
Bo vs Emma | Erzhena vs Messymel | Angela vs Fairytale | Tazz vs Paulina
Bo vs Narcis | Emma vs Sweemo | Erzhena vs Watka | Lerok vs Messymel
Angela vs Alessandrina | Fairytale vs Valerie | Tazz vs Vanessa | Paulina vs Ghost
FAMILY FEVER FESTIVAL 3V3
Wizkid, Minkin, Vegas vs Cedric, Tomek, Lucky Luke
Produced by Evil Eve and Loopi Wein
Video filming and editing by Tim Uomoto