The lights are on
This past weekend the nation's top Pokémon players battled it out for the 2011 Pokémon Video Game U.S. National Championship crown and a chance go on to the World Championship competition in San Diego. The World Championship competition will take place from August 12 through 14. This weekend's tournament in Indianapolis, IN brought in more than 500 Pokémon players, family members, and fans from across the country. Here are the results after a long weekend of Pokémon Black and White.
The U.S. winners will go on to compete against the best Pokémon trainers from Europe, Japan, and South Korea next month:
Juniors1st Place – Henry Maxon, age 11, Carnation, WA2nd Place – Brendan Zheng, age 8, Fresh Meadows, NY3rd Place – Luke Lavin, age 11, Marietta, GA4th Place – Brian Hough, age 6, Ann Arbor, MI5th Place – Scott Ramirtha, age 8, Sugarland, TX6th Place – Tristan Lankford, age 9, Athens, GA7th Place – Janelle Hagan, age 7, New Bremen, OH8th Place – Grace Arnold, age 11, Frankfort, IL
Seniors1st Place – Aaron Zheng, age 13, Freshmeadows, NY2nd Place – David Arnold, age 14, Frankfort, IL 3rd Place – Phillip Codio, age 14, Floral Park, NY4th Place – Aaron Traylor, age 14, Boston, MA5th Place – Kristian Mosquito, age 15, New York, NY6th Place – Brandon Mitchell, age 15, Memphis, TN7th Place – Enosh Shachal, age 15, Tenafly, NJ8th Place – Brandon Tang, age 13, Fort Wayne, IN
Masters1st Place - Wolfe Glick, age 15, McLean, VA2nd Place - Dan Zollner, age 23, Edgeweater Park, NJ3rd Place- Simon Yip, age 19, New York, NY4th Place - Michael Floccare, age 18, Baltimore, MD5th Place - Greyson Garren, age 17, Metamora, IL6th Place - Jason Fisher-Short, age 28, Phoenix, AZ7th Place - Matt Coyle, age 21, Buffalo, NY8th Place - Stephen Morioka, age 21, Chicago, IL
Congrats to all the winners!