Underdog Ozzi takes the Dutch breakdance title and goes to Zurich!
The Ozzi crew lifts him on their shoulders, whilst cheering and jumping. The audience is applauding enthusiastically for Ozzi, who is still sweating and receiving all the congratulations with a big smile.
The breaker from Utrecht Ozzi (22) of the crew Underdogz managed to beat the well-known B-Boy Shane (one of the World Finalists of last year) and after that he was unstoppable. For the first time the Cypher Holland winner comes from a different crew than the dominant Hustle Kidz and Ruggeds. And a winner who got better and better during the battles.
In his own words: "I started less well than I expected and I wasn't very comfortable, so I worried a bit, but in the following rounds it went better and during the battle against Shane the fire to win really went up. When I won that battle, the semi-finals, I knew I could win the title."
Ozzi's opponent of the final, Arjuna, is resting weary on the sideline. He was energetic during the rounds before the final and he conquered a spot in the last battle. Unfortunately he didn't have enough energy left for the final fight and Ozzi was clearly better.
A notorious public
The preliminary round took place during the famous festival 'The Notorious IBE' in Heerlen. At the twentieth edition of this festival not only friends, family and the whole Dutch breakdance scene were present, but also many international acquaintances including a number of Red Bull BC One All Stars.
Dancing for such an audience is obviously not easy, but despite the fact that many dancers did not have a lot of experience on the Red Bull BC One phase, the battles were on fire. The young generation has proven itself and the old guard has put down a few fierce battles.