Illest bboy 2v2 Norcal qualifier

Breakdancing Battle in Downtown San Francisco

Gabriel Casillas

Staff Writer 

    Last saturday ,February twenty second,  in Club 44 downtown San Francisco residents from all over the Bay Area once again came together to enjoy another night competing, cooperating, and experiencing a break dance battle.

   This last battle was an open invite to anybody both under and over the ages of eighteen. Most of the competitors were representing big crew names that have long histories of battling in the Bay Area.

      Inside the club the dancers are welcomed by a humongous piece of linoleum.

    “As soon as I walked onto it I started to smile,” said Thango Tran from Gorilla Warfare.

Vendors lined the sides of the club along with an open bar and across of the dance floor  the deejay gear set up on an elevated stage complete with the three judges chairs and the emcee Mike.

   With the battle being the Northern California qualifier, the winners win a four hundred dollars in cash and a spot to compete down in San Diego against the southern Illest two versus two qualifiers. The breakdancing pairs showed such ferocity within the preliminary matches and it showed how much everyone wanted that 2v2 norcal title.

Jamrock entered the ring for the first round during the final battle. “Our days of breaking is over for now, I’m pretty happy with this victory and I’m happy to start judging competitions like these!” Matt Kimura from Beats and Pieces crew said.
Jamrock entered the ring for the first round during the final battle. “Our days of breaking is over for now, I’m pretty happy with this victory and I’m happy to start judging competitions like these!” Matt Kimura from Beats and Pieces crew said.

     “We came, we tried, we went for it ; but our best just wasn’t enough,” said Ron Fenz from San Jose. Ron never made it to the finals, but emerged a semi finalist.

   After the top eight the event took a break and went into an exhibition match with Saoul Lang from Squishy Douchus crew against Kid David from Renegades. There was no decided winner due to that it was an exhibition match, meaning more of a showcase but both breakdancers were exquisite with their style of breakdancing.

     “Bboying is passion and expression we don’t get mad at eachother we applaud each other, we accept each other’s style and respect their presence in battle,” said Kid David from Renegades SF crew.

    After the exhibition match the event started up again with the top four. Wrapping up the whole event were two winners from Fremont, Jamrock and Mattaction.

    “You do not know how happy we are! Truly blessed!” said Jam Rock. Thus ending the fun eventful day in a San Francisco club.

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