In February, over 120 contestants gathered at the 10th annual World Sign Spinning Championships in Las Vegas to compete for the title of Best Spinner and other accolades. Spinners came from across the U.S. and from as far away as Seoul, South Korea, and the competition was fierce.
Our own Peter Delfs won Rookie of the Year and Manuel Espinosa of AArrow Sign Spinners San Antonio ranked in the top 50 spinners in the world when he earned place number 41. Theo Davis, spinning for Atlanta but originally a San Antonio Spinner, took second place in the world earning $2,500.
The event, sponsored by Cricket Wireless, gives each participant 30 seconds to perform as many tricks as possible while spinning a seven-pound, 6-by-2-foot arrow-shaped sign. The World Sign Spinning Championship is judged by a panel of fellow performers and bases its results on crowd noise and technical factors.
Watch some of the highlights from the competition here and make sure to ask for the WSSC competitors when booking your next spinner!