YoYoFactory has been supporting the yoyo scene in Mexico for nearly a decade, sponsoring their players and sending special guests to their events. This year they attended the 2017 Mexican National YoYo Contest with Evan Nagao and shot some beautiful footage with team members Luis Enrique, Betty Gallegos, and Paul Kerbel.
YoYoFactory player Betty Gallegos shows off her latest tricks, and they’re all pretty damn good. Nice job, Betty!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Edge.
Mexican player Betty Gallegos is just crazy good! Check out the latest tricks from the 2015 Mexican National Champion!
Yoyo used is the Space Cowboy (Space Cowgirl Edition) by YoYoFactory.
Yoyo meetings in Mexico City are stocked with a crazy amount of talent! Check out some tricks from Paul Kerbel, Luis Enrique, and more!
YoYoFactory Mexican team members Paul Kerbel and Betty Gallegos rock out a great video here with some solid tricks. Watching Paul throwing horizontal mobius tricks, however, is just plain weird.
Paul Kerbel and Luis Enrique continue their unrelenting battle for 1A supremacy in Mexico, and this year Paul Kerbel ended the Mexican contest season ahead of YoYoFactory teammate Luis Enrique.
Luis Enrique defeated Paul recently at BAC 2013 and 44CLASH 2012, but Paul ended up ahead at BAC2012 and the last three contests in Mexico – Winter 2012, Nationals 2013, and now Summer 2013.
Last year Paul failed to make finals at Worlds, but his three season titles in Mexico assured his spot among the Nationals seeds this year.
There’s little doubt those two are among the strongest contenders for the World title, and here’s a taste of what to expect in August:
The Mexican seed is decided by adding up the scores from the three major contests in the country, and here’s how it went down this season:
|Player||Winter 2012||National 2013||Summer 2013||Total||Rank|
|Sergio Daniel Licona||52.45||131.4||61.4||245.25||5|
YoYoFactory player Patrick Borgerding dropped jaws and blew minds with this 3A demo at the 2013 Mexican National YoYo Contest. He seemed to be throwing a pair of customized pink YoYoFactory x Turning Point Protons that were made for him just before the event.
Fresh from YoyoFactory’s Facebook, these are the results from this year’s BAC!
The mighty Mexican duo, Paul Kerbel and Luis Enrique confirmed their great shape and took the top two spots on the 1A division, followed by a few more YoyoFactory team members!
YoyoFactory also took 5A with Tyler Severance and Miguel Correa in the top two spots, while team YoyoJam got first in 3A and 4A with Alex Hattori and Bryan Figueroa, respectively.
Check out the final standings!
- Paul Kerbel
- Luis Enrique Villasenor
- Paul Han
- Harold Owens III
- Kevin Nicholas
- Patrick Mitchell
- Joseph Harris
- Yoshi Mikamoto
- Paul Han
- Ben McPhee
- Alex Hattori
- Elliot Ogawa
- Josh Yee
- Bryan Figueroa
- Zac Rubino
- Steven Lee
- Tyler Severance
- Miguel Correa
- Elliot Jackson
The YoyoFactory duo Luis Enrique and Paul Kerbel finished on top at this year’s Mexico National Contest, held yesterday. Luis Enrique came out on top, followed by Paul and Duncan Crew’s Alan Grimberg.
- Luis Enrique Villaseñor
- Paul Kerbel
- Alan Grimberg
We’ll post more detailed results as they become available!
March 11th will be an action-packed Sunday for yoyoing!
In Mexico, the 7th National Yo-yo Contest will put YoyoFactory’s extraordinary duo Paul Kerbel and Luis Enrique against each other again for the title. With expressive results at last year’s World Yo-yo Contest (5th for Luis Enrique, 7th for Kerbel), and Triple Crown (1st place for Kerbel), Mexico is quickly becoming a major force in international yoyoing!
The contest will be held in Plaza Satelite, Mexico City, and will also features guests Paul Yath, Augie Fash, and Tyler Severance.
In Japan, the South Japan regional contest will take place in Fukuoka, featuring big names such as former World Champions Takuma Inoue (5A) and Minato Furuta (3A). In 1A, Kengo Kido, Shinya Azuma, and last year’s winner Akitoshi Tokubuchi are some of the names to keep an eye on!
We’ll be back with contest results as they become available!
Mexico is no doubt quickly becoming a hot country in the yo-yo scene, and clearly ahead of the pack are YoyoFactory’s duo Luis Enrique and Paul Kerbel, who took first and second place at Mexico’s Winter contest, held last month.
While Paul has been competing internationally for a couple of years, Luis Enrique hit fast and hard this year, taking not only the Winter contest, but also the Summer contest in July and an impressive 5th place at this year’s World Yo-yo Contest. Paul comes from a win at this year’s Mexican national contest, the Triple Crown of Yoyo‘s East Coast Classic title, and a very respectable 7th place at the World Yo-yo Contest.
As demonstrated by Singapore’s recent success, the key to developing highly successful players may be a strong local competition scene, and that’s exactly what we see in Mexico right now. We look forward to seeing more of those guys!