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, 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….

-Tim Chips

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Northwest Sweet 16 – 2014 Announcements!

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Get ready for our 7th Annual Northwest Sweet 16. This year is guaranteed to be our best yet with returning champions, new blood, and awesome crew competitions. Check out the event page here, and our Facebook page here, to sign up for the competition.

Also featured for the night will be a 7 vs 7 b-boy/b-girl open bracket crew competition for $700 cash plus trophies, and a 5 vs 5 all styles open bracket competition for $500 in cash plus trophies.

Stay tuned for Sweet 16 competitor announcements, prelim information, and more.

All invitees have all been confirmed, check out their invite pics below:

Northwest Sweet 16 – 2013 Recap

We would like to thank everyone who made The Northwest Sweet 16 2013 a huge success. Congrats to Vital from Misguided Steps for once again taking the Championship. Final results below:

Sweet 16 Champion – Vital, Misguided Steps
Runner Up – Ives, Evolution of Rhythm

6v6 Open break-dancing – Dance Broomz
Runner Up – Jungle Brothers

3v3 All styles – Black Chapter
Runner Up – Cannibals

Highlights of the night included Dance Broomz vs Jungle Brothers. That battle will go down in the history books for the Northwest. Kindred vs Huss in the first round, got so hype the lights even went out. Ives once again coming super prepared, and Vital taking the Sweet 16 for a second year in a row. Last but not least, a quick trendy clip called the Harlem Shake.

Footage for the finals coming today, the rest of the footage coming in the next couple weeks.

Videos:

Northwest Sweet 16 Bracket:
Final Battle:
Vital vs Ives
3rd Place Battle
Dean vs Serg

Semi Finals:
Dean vs Vital | Ives vs Serg

Quarter Finals:
Serg vs A Minus | Jax vs Ives | Vital vs Mango | Dean vs Cannibal Kindred

First Round:
Serg vs Jake the Capsoul | AP vs A Minus | Jax vs Rambo | Ives vs Blazii
Vital vs Merk | Mango vs Matt | HUS vs Cannibal Kindred | Prince Hector vs Dean

6 vs 6 Crew Competition
Final Battle:
Jungle Brothers vs Dance Broomz

Semi Finals:
Jungle Brothers vs Unleashed | Dance Broomz vs Misguided Steps

Quarter Finals:
Unleashed vs Vancouver & Mpo | Now or Never vs Jungle Brothers
Misguided Steps vs Dogg Pound | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels vs Dance Broomz

3 vs 3 All Styles Competition
Judges Showcase
Final Battle:
Black Chapter vs Cannibals

Semi Finals:
Black Chapter vs Fraggle Maho | Cannibals vs Ginyu Force Killers

Quarter Finals:
Black Chapter vs ??? | Fraggle Maho vs ???
Ginyu Force Killers vs Bad Kids | Cannibals vs Dragon Swag

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Brackets officially released for the 2013 Northwest Sweet 16

The brackets for the 2013 Northwest Sweet 16:

Serg – Jungle Brothers (Portland, OR)
vs
Jake the Capsoul – Record Junkies, Renton

AP – Crisis Crew (Bellevue, WA)
vs
A Minus – Formula Boogie Crew (Olympia, WA)

Jax – NON (Vancouver, WA)
vs
Rambo – New Birth Crew (Portland, OR)

Ives – Elements of Rhythm (Anchorage, AK)
vs
Blazii – Dog Pound (Seattle, WA)

Vital – Misguided Steps (Bremerton, WA)
vs
Merk – New Birth Crew (Portland, OR)

Mango – No Roots/TheM Team (Tacoma, WA)
vs
Matt – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver, BC)

HUSS – Massive Monkees, Seattle
vs
Cannibal Kindred – BYC (Seattle, WA)

Prince Hector – Tru Roots (Salem, OR)
vs
Dean – Filthee Feet (Vancouver, BC)