2015 is proving to be a year of brand new faces. With older veterans resting their feet and focusing more on business this opens up the platform for flair rookies to test out their skills on a stage, which has crowned 15 world titles.
Alex Bouas, Daniele Russo, Kristof Vandenabeele & Alex Ardeleanu have all been strangers to the stage prior to 2015 and it is such a breath of fresh air to see new faces emerging and coming out of the woodwork.
There were some great names like Jorge Santos and Steve Parsons that adjourned the stage for old times sake. It was great to see people do it for the fun again and whose love and passion is still there.
The final top 6 was an interesting line up and it was unfortunate that Fillipo Tadai just missed out on 6th place. Alex Ardeleanu had quite a few drops but was very happy to be in the finals. 5th place went to Pietro Monaco. He has been dying to get in the finals for some time and his routine has come a long way over the past year so it was a real pleasure to see him flair for a second time on the night. Taking 4th place was Andre Lenes. The more he competes the better he gets. He has some sick moves and I would love to see him qualify later in the year for the grand final. 3rd place went to Roadhouse’s new edition Sikky. Flairing as smooth as ever and with a growing personality, he has all the makings of a world champion. Matteo Melara busted out a killer routine and is always a pleasure to watch but sadly he couldn’t topple the Latvian champion Dennis Triffanovs. Coming on leaps and bounds Dennis is putting himself out there and getting a lot of credit for his signature moves and routine structure. I cannot wait to see both Matteo and Dennis in Novembers grand final.
Thank you as always to our MC Stretch along with judges Ginge , Colin Griffiths and Tony Adams.