Doors open for competitors at 1pm, but everyone is welcome. Doors open for public at 7pm, but again, come whenever you wish! $15 at the door, cash preferred. Kids under 10 for $5
1pm – DOORS OPEN FOR COMPETITORS
2-4pm – All Style Prelims, 8 Dancers advance to finals
4-7pm – 2v2 Breaking Crew Prelim, 8 crews advance to finals
7pm – DOORS OPEN FOR PUBLIC
7:30-8:30pm – All Style Finals, quarters/semis
8:30-11pm – Breaking Finals, Sweet 16/crew battle
It’s that time of year again! This year’s Northwest Sweet 16 will once again feature the best that the NW has to offer. With new and returning competitors, a 2v2 b-boy crew battle, and a 1v1 all styles battle, get ready for some amazing dancing!
Tickets will be $15 at the door, no pre-sale this year.
Check out event page HERE.
Thanks again to everyone who made this year’s Sweet 16 happen. As always, it was a crazy night with upsets, bracket busters, great dancing, funny moments, and incredible feats of athleticism. Our highlights included watching many new faces blow it up in the Sweet 16. SoFarin, Curt, Kulani, Motorman, and a bunch of other rookies made the event one for the books. Other highlights included Juse Boogie’s epic headslide in the mini comp, Boxcutta’s super crew taking the W in the b-boy crew competition, and Curt putting the hurt on everyone in the Sweet 16 bracket. Winners below, footage coming soon!
Northwest Sweet 16 Invite Only Bracket:
1st: Curt – Stray Path Crew – Vancouver BC
2nd: Kulani – Solo – Seattle
5v5 B-boy/B-girl Crew Competition:
1st: 4 the Squad
2nd: Arena Valor
3v3 All Style Competition:
1st: Shadow Shifters
2nd: Gucci Gang
Brackets are up, and boy do they look exciting. Also, be sure to check the schedule below, if you’re entering the all style competition, be ready to go at 1pm (and don’t forget the workshops at 11am). If you’re a breaker, prelims start at 3pm on the dot. If you are a spectator, doors open at 6pm for the general public, and the finals start at 7pm. After party at Baltic Room.
Event page HERE.
After Brown Paper Tickets closes at midnight on the 23rd, tickets will be available at the door for $15 also. Kids under 10 for $10, and kids under 5 for free.
11am: All Style Workshops
—-Prelims – 1-6pm—-
All Style Prelims 1-3pm
B-boy Prelims 3-6pm
6pm DOORS OPEN FOR PUBLIC
-B-boy judges showcase
-The Sweet 16 round 1
-B-boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Quarter Final
-Sweet 16 Quarter Finals
-All Styles 3v3 crew Quarter Final
-All Styles 3v3 crew Semi Final
-Sweet 16 Semi Final
-B-Boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Semi Final
-All Styles Judges Showcase
-All Styles 3v3 Final
-B-boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Finals
-Sweet 16 Finals
PARTY TIME – After party at Baltic room
Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets with the link below:
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 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.