California State Yo-Yo Championship Wrap-up #calstateyoyo


So So So So Tired *worth it*

WOW what an event. I am very happy with how the 2012 Cal States went. I would like to thank my judging team; JD, Box, Cappy, Yoshi, Paul Escolar(who judged all 5 divisions), Augie, Nathan and Thad. Together, they judged almost 150 freestyles which is mind boggling for a state competition. THANK YOU STU FOR BEING AMAZING and helping me out with MC duties. We had players all the way from China and Japan competing, along with major major

    major

world class talent.
Thank you to Chris at Studio42 for providing incredibly professional sound quality and support.
The Live Stream was great also. MySyTv.com handled video production and broadcasting. Greg and Jamie did a great job providing color commentary. If all goes according to plan, I should get the raw footage in a few days and edit it into packages.

1A Finals

Place

First Name

Last Name

1

Yuuki

SPENCER

2

Gentry

STEIN

3

Augie

FASH

4

Anthony

ROJAS

5

Tyler

SEVERANCE

6

Eric

KOLOSKI

7

Joshua

RAY

8

Yuri Li

LUCKEY

9

Clint

ARMSTRONG

10

Guy

WRIGHT

11

Yusuke

MORIKI

12

Harold

OWENS III

13

Kevin

NICHOLAS

14

Paul

DANG

15

Dylan

BENHARRIS

2A Finals

Place

First Name

Last Name

1

Joseph

HARRIS

2

Yoshi

MIKAMOTO

3

Yusuke

MORIKI

4

Josh

YEE

5

Ben

CONDE

6

Luke

ROMERO

3A Finals

Place

First Name

Last Name

1

Alex

HATTORI

2

Michael

NAKAMURA

3

Yoshi

MIKAMOTO

4

Anthony

ROJAS

5

Josh

YEE

6

Michael

GOODY

4A Finals

Place

First Name

Last Name

1

Bryan

FIGUEROA

2

Ben

CONDE

3

Michael

NAKAMURA

4

Zac

RUBINO

5

Steven

LEE

6

Dylan

BENHARRIS

7

Kevin

NICHOLAS

8

Josh

YEE

9

Christian

CASTRO

10

Ian

LAWSON

11

Rick

COBB

12

Michael

GOODY

5A Finals

Place

First Name

Last Name

1

Tyler

SEVERANCE

2

Miguel

CORREA

3

Josh

YEE

4

Juan

RENTERIA

5

Shannon

JACKSON

6

David

SNEED

7

Oscar

RAMIREZ

8

Dylan

BENHARRIS

9

Steven

LEE

10

Justin

LAFAILLE

 

FULL results with Technical Details can be downloaded HERE – 1a Prelim results HERE

Here is Yuuki Spencer’s winning 1a freestyle. I will post the rest of the winning freestyles as they get uploaded

Just a note, I ended up with a bunch of extra c3yoyodesign DiBase Cal State editions. Limited to 55 pieces. I have some left. You can get it for $50 plus shipping if you email me

Thank you to all who watched, all who attended, all who sponsored, all who tweeted, all who competed, all who supported and all who encouraged. Thank you all so much.


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Chris "Dr. Yo-Yo" Allen is the creator and founder of YoYoSkills.com. He has been yoyoing for over 25 years and has a passion for the industry.


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  1. March 7, 2012 @ 11:39 pm Bo

    I have tried to see the video several times, but i can´t. That is something that happens after 1:53 in the video, Chris stop jumping over the fence.

    Reply

  2. March 5, 2012 @ 7:20 pm Richy

    This event is growing more every year.
    If the prize money keeps growing and
    the 1A prelims keep getting larger you
    might look at making it a two day event.
    Richy From Chico

    Reply

  3. March 5, 2012 @ 6:41 pm marko

    Great event. Well planned out except for the crazy bungee jumping apparatus. Starting on time would help with schedule next year.

    Wish the competitors’ music was a little more family-friendly.

    Will the ladder division results be posted? Thanks.

    Reply

  4. March 5, 2012 @ 4:13 pm james

    You read my mind mike, ladder is for amateurs.

    Reply

  5. March 5, 2012 @ 3:49 pm Mike

    Actually, as cool as you feel Paul Han is, I think its kinda sad when an established professional; yoyo’r feels the need to enter trick ladder, and then wins it. Thats weak, in my opinion, and I dont care how you want to rationalize it. Think of Carl Lewis or the like going to compete in local track meets, if he wanted a win so bad he should have got up and tried to win the 1a div. I think its part of the sacrifice of being regarded as a professional, you dont compete against the amateurs in trick ladder.

    That said I am glad the contest went well for all involved.

    Reply

  6. March 4, 2012 @ 9:43 pm Dr. Yo-Yo

    Clearing things up about Titles. A Non-Resident can still compete and win in a state competition, but will be titled “Division Champion”.
    The title “State Champion” refers to the highest placing state resident. With this in mind, The results of Cal States:
    | 1a Division Champion – Yuuki Spencer, State Champion Gentry Stein
    | 2a State and Division Champion Joseph Harris
    | 3a State and Division Champion Alex Hattori
    | 4a State and Division Champion Bryan Figueroa
    | 5a Division Champion Tyler Severance, State Champion Josh Yee

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  7. March 4, 2012 @ 4:27 pm aldur

    thanks for the stream !

    Reply

  8. March 4, 2012 @ 3:01 pm Jerrico

    Thanks so much @dryoyo!

    Reply

  9. March 4, 2012 @ 2:57 pm Dryoyo

    Best way to send me a video is to put it on the YoYoSkills Facebook page

    Reply

  10. March 4, 2012 @ 2:52 pm Jerrico

    That contest was so INTENSE :D. Hey, does anyone know how to contact Dr. Yoyo if you want to send him a video?

    Reply

  11. March 4, 2012 @ 12:30 pm Dryoyo

    Also, he didn’t compete in the freestyle divions. No reason he can’t compete in ladder

    Reply

  12. March 4, 2012 @ 12:26 pm Dryoyo

    Paul Han is awesome! All three of them got a Kindle and a YoYoExpert gift certificate. Those were your age division ladder winners. Paul was cool enough to give away the gift card. What’s wrong with that?

    Reply

  13. March 4, 2012 @ 12:22 pm james

    Man i hate Paul Han, why did he even participate in the ladder if he was going to crumble up the yoyoexpert gift certificate and throw it into the crowd like it was nothing.

    Reply

  14. March 4, 2012 @ 11:31 am YoYoExpert

    Great job Chris – well done event.

    Reply


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