Two days after Thanksgiving Day 2011, hardcore b-boy fans poured into Moscow’s Nikulin Circus for the annual Red Bull BC One Championship. The event is one of the largest and best-known international competitions, tagging itself the “Official Breakdance World Championship.” Sixteen of the world’s top b-boys traded rounds of headspins, power moves and freezes in front of an amped crowd of 2,000. Just when it appeared as if Lil G from Venezuela might take the title, or last year’s champion, Neguin of Brazil, a surprise but repeat contender popped up to take home the trophy.
California native Roxrite, aka Omar Delgado, who splits his time between Los Angeles and San Diego, proved to be the best b-boy in the world that night. It had been a long road to victory. After being beaten in the finals of Red Bull BC One in 2007 and 2008 — and not being invited back for the next three years — Roxrite had a lot to be happy about.
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