Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Drums, Guitars, Accessories8 months ago
The store preliminaries and store finals were fierce this year! My thanks and congratulations to all the competitors this year. It's not easy to get up in front of a bunch of strangers and perform. We had three weeks of preliminary competition, and the top two competitors from each prelim competed at the store finals on October 2nd. The 6 store finalists were Logan Nix, Chris Campos, Christopher Smatana, Alberto Lozoya, Nathan Sanchez, and Ryan Lee.
Each competitor came with their own style, and displayed a great amount of skill and groove. And each coming from very different backgrounds and influences made this a very difficult for the judges. In the end it was an extremely close score that separated the top two performers. We are proud to announce that Ryan Lee will be representing Albuquerque, NM this year at the District finals in Phoenix. If Ryan wins in Phoenix he will fly to Houston, TX for the Regional finals. Should Ryan come out on top in Houston, he will fly to Los Angeles, CA for the National Grand finals and compete for $25,000, tons of gear and sponsorships from top brand manufacturers! Cheer Ryan on and wish him the best of luck!
You can also view the video from the finals in the Videos section of this website!