The Northwest Sweet 16 – 10 Year Anniversary Recap

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
Runner Up:
Phil Wizard – Wizards Crew – Vancouver BC

5v5 B-boy/B-girl Crew Champoins:
Massive Monkees – Seattle WA
Runner Up:
NON – Vancouver BC

5v5 All Styles Champions:
Flooridians – Florida
Runner Up:
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, AndrĂ©s 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….

-Tim Chips

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The Brackets Are SET!!!

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
vs
Savimbi – Dogg Pound – Seattle WA

Ruude – Dangerous Goods – Winnipeg/Vancouver BC
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Samson – The Wizards – Vancouver BC

Vital – Misguided Steps – Bremerton WA
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Juan100 – New Birth Crew – Portland OR

Zell – Misfits – Olympia WA
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Rona – Moon Patrol Crew – Aloha OR

Boxcutta – Fraggle Rock/Soul Shifters – Seattle WA
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Mad Cao – Scoundrelz/BC Buds – Vancouver BC

Mpwo – The Brothers – Portland OR
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Dill1 – ODB – Kent WA

Phil Wizard – The Wizards – Vancouver BC
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Bryan – Break Tuff – Tri Cities

Ztimpy – Unik Breakers – Mexico
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Steel Will – LA Breakers – Los Angeles CA

Northwest Sweet 16 – 2017 tickets now on sale

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:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2902288