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.
With his first appearance of the 2013 Contest Season, current 3A US National Yo-Yo Champion Patrick Borgerding shows that he’s ready. Patrick has amazing control, and amazing tricks. We can’t wait to see what lies ahead in 2013.
In the past year Paulo Bueno was stepped up as one of the top 1A competitors in the US, making it through every round at the World Yo-Yo Contest. After a great performance at US Nationals, Paulo is ready for 2013.