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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The Northwest Sweet 16/Back to the Culture 2015 Recap

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:

Video Footage:

Sweet 16
Finals:
Buckshot vs Jbugz
Semi-finals:
Coming Soon

Crew Battle:
Finals: Massive Monkees vs Breakadelics

All Style Battle:
Finals: Northwest Sweet 16 All Style Final – Fly Girls vs Hoshito International

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CID Outshine Invitational – September 13, 2014

CID Outshine Invitational is our invite only competition featuring the best b-boys from the Northwest. This year we have chosen the 8 best dancers from Seattle and Vancouver to go head to head against each-other in 4 different categories: footwork, power, overall, and crew. Click HERE to go to the event page for more details. cid-outshine-invitational---card---all

CID Outshine Invitational – September 7th 2013

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The awesome people at the Chinatown International District invited us to create a battle for their Night Market. We’ve worked with them in the past and have had nothing but good experiences, so we gladly accepted. The concept is simple; invite 8 deserving crews from the Northwest, and pit them against each other for cash and prizes. 2013 will be our first year with this concept, and we hope to make it an ongoing event.

The event is free, please come and enjoy the dancing, and stay for the food.

Click HERE to view the event page.

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)

Sweet 16 list finalized

The list has been finalized for the Northwest Sweet 16 2013. The last two members are as follows:

Jake the Capsoul – Record Junkies, Renton
HUSS – Massive Monkees, Seattle

Already confirmed:

Prince Hector – Tru Roots (Salem, OR)
AP – Crisis Crew (Bellevue, WA)
Blazii – Dog Pound (Seattle, WA)
A Minus – Formula Boogie Crew (Olympia, WA)
Ives – Elements of Rhythm (Anchorage, AK)
Serg – no crew affiliation (Portland, OR)
Vital – Misguided Steps (Bremerton, WA)
Mango – No Roots/TheM Team (Tacoma, WA)
Jbugz – Soul Felons (Vancouver, BC)
Matt – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver, BC)
Cannibal Kindred – BYC (Seattle, WA)
Jax – NON (Vancouver, WA)
J-Styles – no crew affiliation (Seattle, WA)