By Pacific Rim Video Staffer
Las Vegas – It was a long road, but now it’s here at the 2013 USA Hip Hop Championship finals commenced with the Junior Division.
Host Mookie Washington along with co-host AJ Maldonado pumped the crowd for the upcoming performances.
Up first was junior crew Genex of New York as they worked the stage. Keeping up the momentum was First Class from West Covina, Ca. One of the favorites to medal in their division, First Class got the crowd roaring with their performance.
Another crowd favorite was home grown team The Prodigy. With fancy footwork and hard moves and smooth body waves, the crowd yelled throughout The Prodigy’s routine.
East coast favorites Iconic from Englishtown, NJ were announced, young ladies in the audience chanted, “Iconic! Iconic! Iconic!” The crew didn’t disappoint as they took elements of vogue, popping and while utilizing slow and fast moves.
Rounding out the junior division finals were ChapKidz, Lil Phunk and the defending champions Rascals of Honolulu, HI.
Unfotunately, the fancy footwork and elaborate moves would not help pull the gold medal away from the ladies of Hawaii.
And the medals for USA Junior Division goes to:
3. Bronze 7.91 – Iconic of Englishtown, NJ
2. Silver – 8.10 – Lil Phunk of Boston, MA
1. Gold – 8.30 – Rascals of Honolulu, HI
The three crews are now part of Team USA as they go on to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship commencing this coming Wednesday at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. They will be over 42 nations the USA will be competing against.