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2011 Pokémon Video Game U.S. National Championship Winners Announced

by Annette Gonzalez on Jul 12, 2011 at 07:18 AM

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:

1st Place – Henry Maxon, age 11, Carnation, WA
2nd Place – Brendan Zheng, age 8, Fresh Meadows, NY
3rd Place – Luke Lavin, age 11, Marietta, GA
4th Place – Brian Hough, age 6, Ann Arbor, MI
5th Place – Scott Ramirtha, age 8, Sugarland, TX
6th Place – Tristan Lankford, age 9, Athens, GA
7th Place – Janelle Hagan, age 7, New Bremen, OH
8th Place – Grace Arnold, age 11, Frankfort, IL

1st Place – Aaron Zheng, age 13, Freshmeadows, NY
2nd Place – David Arnold, age 14, Frankfort, IL
3rd Place – Phillip Codio, age 14, Floral Park, NY
4th Place – Aaron Traylor, age 14, Boston, MA
5th Place – Kristian Mosquito, age 15, New York, NY
6th Place – Brandon Mitchell, age 15, Memphis, TN
7th Place – Enosh Shachal, age 15, Tenafly, NJ
8th Place – Brandon Tang, age 13, Fort Wayne, IN

1st Place - Wolfe Glick, age 15, McLean, VA
2nd Place - Dan Zollner, age 23, Edgeweater Park, NJ
3rd Place- Simon Yip, age 19, New York, NY
4th Place - Michael Floccare, age 18, Baltimore, MD
5th Place - Greyson Garren, age 17, Metamora, IL
6th Place - Jason Fisher-Short, age 28, Phoenix, AZ
7th Place - Matt Coyle, age 21, Buffalo, NY
8th Place - Stephen Morioka, age 21, Chicago, IL 

Congrats to all the winners!