B-Boy crews Hustle Kidz and The Ruggeds are without a doubt the top crews of the Netherlands. They have been dominating the Dutch B-Boy scene for more than a decade. Any battle between these two heavy hitting crews could easily be called "El Clasico" of Dutch B-Boying.
Just recently at the Ultimate 8 event in Amsterdam, images of the final battle between the Hustle Kidz and The Ruggeds went viral after things got a little too heated when both crews nearly lost control over their emotions. At the Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher things will not be much different. Two of the 16 competitors represent the Hustle Kidz and three competitors will be defending The Ruggeds team honor.
In the past five editions of the Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher three members of the Hustle Kidz and 2 members of The Ruggeds claimed their victory and lifted the trophy. This year the Red Bull BC One World Final will take place in Amsterdam. Will a third Dutchman alongside directly invited Red Bull BC One All Star Menno and B-Boy Shane both Hustle Kidz members, represent the home country by winning the Red Bull BC One Last Chance Cypher?
Here's a little introduction of the Hustle Kidz and The Ruggeds members trying to reach the World Final by winning this year's Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher on Sunday, August 6th at The Notorious IBE festival.
Stepper – The Ruggeds
Sjoer Poldermans from Laren also known as "B-Boy Stepper" is the 2016 Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher defending champion. This year Stepper is determined to become the first Dutch B-Boy to prolong his national title.
Leelou – The Ruggeds
Leelou Demierre is the youngest competitor at the Holland Cypher. Being one of three wildcard winners of the Rotterdam City Cypher Leelou secured himself a spot in the top 16 of the Holland Cypher line up but will he be able to continue his winning spree into the World Final in his hometown Amsterdam?
Jazzy Gypz – The Ruggeds
Jessy Kemper aka "Jazzy" or "Jazzy Gypz" was the runner-up at the 2013 Holland Cypher. This year Jazzy is not only one of the most experienced competitors in the line up he is also one of the household names expected to take this year's title. Will he be the one and only member of The Ruggeds to represent at this year's World Final?
Squares – The Ruggeds
B-Boy Squarez from Eindhoven is another serious Ruggeds contender. His by martial arts inspired creative Breaking style makes him a force to be reckoned with. Squares is just like jazzy Gypz one of the senior Ruggeds crew members trying to reach Amsterdam.
Justen Beer – Hustle Kidz
Justen Beer from Venlo has been one of Holland's biggest Breaking talents of the past 10 years. Ever since the age of seven Justen has been winning competitions one after the other. This year the agile little big man has set his mind to finally represent his skills on the Red Bull BC One world stage.
Little King – Hustle Kidz
B-Boy Little King from Rotterdam is a true diamond in the rough, a self-taught B-Boy that made his name by representing everywhere he possibly can. The last years Little King made a big progression but will he succeed in taking home his first Holland Cypher title?
Tune in Sunday August 6 where you can follow the action of the Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher via live stream.