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.
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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
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….
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
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
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:
Northwest Sweet 16 – 2017 Promo Video
Many thanks to Boxcutta for putting together the 2017 preview for Northwest Sweet 16. Check it out below:
And visit the event page HERE.
Northwest Sweet 16 – 2017 – 10 Year Anniversary
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 – 2016 Recap
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
Northwest Sweet 16 2016 Finals
Ah what an amazing year. Want to thank the whole Outshine team for all the countless hours you’ve put in. Also to all the Sweet 16 contestants and b-boys that came to support. Congrats to Tim the Pitt (Massive Monkees Crew) for finally taking first place, and Stedlove (Mighty Zulu Kingz) for 2nd. Big ups to Dance Broomz/Red Eye Jedi for winning the crew comp, and Hoodz for taking second. Peep the finals below!
The Northwest Sweet 16 – 2016
Well, after much confusion on dates and venues, we have locked it down. This will be our 9th Northwest Sweet 16, and what a year it’s shaping up to be. We have new and old coming back into the bracket to prove their steez, plus out of state competitors to spice things up. New this year, was a prelim in the Southeast, put on by Frantic Chef from Dynamic Rockers. The winner of that competition was Stedlove from Mighty Zulu Kings. He will be the first out of region b-boy to compete in the NW Sweet 16 and we are all very excited to see how our b-boys stack up.
This year will also feature a 3v3 b-boy competition for $600 cash and prizes. Our venue and event information is all available on our event page HERE. Check it out, and be sure to buy presale tickets when they become available because this year will sell out.
Queen Sweet 16 2015 Recap
Queen Sweet 16 European Edition was amazing! First off wanted to give a big shout out to our partners in crime, Evil Eve and Loopi. They did a wonderful job organizing, promoting, and putting the entire thing together. We are glad to have worked with such amazing individuals. Now, if you didn’t have the pleasure of being present at the event, here is what you missed. First round, Tera vs Fairytale was a power throwdown. Both next gen b-girls went at it like there was no tomorrow. Bo was consistently hitting the floor with incredibly detailed footwork that was extremely fun to watch. Overall, the talent level of b-girls from Europe was high, and watching the different styles from a slew of different countries was fun, to say the least. In the end, Paulina from Poland was our first official QS16 European Edition champion. She was able to find the difficult balance of difficulty, execution, and foundation to edge out the competition. Many thanks to everyone who participated and supported. Check out all the footage below!
Round of 16
Frost vs Tys | Stina vs Bene | Nadine vs Narcis | Bo vs Gosia
Pauline vs Eddie | Tamala vs Evita | Paulina vs Luba | Fairytale vs Terra
Frost vs Bene | Nadine vs Bo | Pauline vs Tamala | Paulina vs Terra
Bene vs Bo | Pauline vs Paulina
Bo vs Paulina
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Crew 3v3 Final Battle