Coming off his big US National Champion win, Patrick Borgerding is showing no signs of slowing down in 2013. Taking home his State Title and giving the world a glimpse of what’s to come this Season, with a definite eye on the World title.
Tyler Severance won his division, but he’s also been branching out into 1A. Cal States marks his first 1A performance, and is showing a strong bid for top slots in future 1A results. Narrowly behind some of the best, we’re excited to see what he can do this Season.
You couldn’t ask for a better team. YoYoFactory is proud to support such talented players. California States is one of the first big contests of the 2013 Season and it drew a lot of top players. Check out Paulo, Kevin and Clints’ freestyles from the contest. We’re looking forward to what this Season has in store for them!
Gentry Stein may not have placed as high as he’d wanted, considering he was the defending champion, but it wasn’t without reason. He planned to lay low at PNWR this year and save his serious stuff for California State Championships. Gentry is poised to really take the stage in 2013. Stay tuned…
Harold Owens is a scientist. Seriously, he’s going to school for Chemistry. But he’s been experimenting with yo-yo tricks as well. Testing, re-testing. Trying to get that perfect blend of smooth, stylish yo-yo tricks. And he’s honing in. With his eye on the the top spot in the world, Harold plans to go hard in 2013.
Former Indonesian National, Kevin Nicholas is coming up fast in the 2013 contest season. Starting his year out with a strong 3rd place in his region, also making him the regional seed for US Nationals.
Luke Finnell is the next generation of creative, driven yo-yo players. In a short time he’s made a name for himself on stage, and through his rad videos. When you watch Luke yo-yo you can really tell he “gets it”.
If you fall down, get up and keep going. World Champion Shu Takada is a great example of this. At Central Japan last weekend he was poised to take the top spot and get his seed to finals at Nationals. But, with one little variable his signature move sent him tumbling. But it didn’t phase him and he kept going hard with the most amazing 2A routine we’ve seen since his World winning routine last August.