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
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!
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 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!
Bo vs Paulina
Also check out:
Crew 3v3 Final Battle
Southwest Sweet 16 – 2015 official review.
Aight, so I’m back at the home base, so it’s time for the official review of the first ever Southwest Sweet 16 weekend. First off want to say thanks to Abe, Rien New Ly, Matt Matthew Thao, Erik Chung, Andrew Oledan, Lam Nguyen, the Soul Incredible Unity team, and the Flex Flav Family for helping to make this one happen. Congrats to the following peeps for their hard work and victories:
Sweet 16 Bracket: Bboy DM (All Star Flava, Columbia)
runner up: Noel Pyro Lopez (Flava Pheen, New Mexico)
3v3 Crew Final: Breakadelics, Sweden
runner up: Break the Flav, Italy
1v1 All Style: Hoshito, Japan
runner up: Chiara, Italy
The weekend was full of good vibes, incredible talent, and fun times. Some of the things I will remember for years to come include Will proposing to his now fiance, the crew semi finals and finals, Munch trying to cheat in the headspin competition, all the Japanese all style dancers, the first round of Sweet 16 battles, Trix and his insane ability to keep the crowd live, Fish Boogie and the rest of the Djs spinning heat, North America vs Europe exhibition, and Maurizio’s workshop. Thanks to everyone else that I have forgottent to mention, and for everyone that came and helped make this event a success.
Big ups to Just Him Productions for this recap:
Footage coming this week!
So, the weekend is over, and boy what a weekend. We were very disappointed in the turnout for the event. This was probably our lowest turnout in the 8 years we’ve thrown this jam, but we’ve never tried to go head up against the Seattle summer, so shame on us. With that said, it was the best jam we’ve done as far as talent goes. A truly international jam with b-boys from Sweden, Italy, Columbia, Russia, California, and Japan. Awesome to see the cultures combine.
I’m sure you’d like to know the results, they are as follows:
Northwest Sweet 16 2015 Champ: Jbugz, Soul Felons, Vancouver BC
Runner up: Buckshot, Unleashed, Seattle WA
Crew Competition Champions: Massive Monkees, Seattle WA
Crew Competition Runner Up: Breakadelics, Sweden
All Style Crew Champions: Fly Girls, Canada
All Style Crew Runner Up: Hoshito International, Japan/Italy/Sacramento
Highlights for us included Jbugz vs Buckshot in the finals, super sick to see a clash of the new school and old school NW b-boys. Massive Monkess battling Sweden was one of the best battles I’ve seen period. Fly Girls were incredibly prepared. Their routines would have smashed on any crew that we’ve had in the past.
Footage to come soon, we will populate as soon as we can:
Buckshot vs Jbugz
Finals: Massive Monkees vs Breakadelics
All Style Battle:
Finals: Northwest Sweet 16 All Style Final – Fly Girls vs Hoshito International