DENVER, CO – It is oddly fitting that in the tenth anniversary of U.S. Air Guitar, the youngest competitor in history, New York City’s AIRISTOTLE (Matt Burns), was crowned National Champion. Fitting because following a season that most experts are calling one of the finest in a decade, it seems obvious that Airistotle, along with the 19 other Regional Champions he defeated in Saturday night’s competition, have breathed new life into the heart of the organization. After winning this past weekend’s National Finals in Denver, the young man will now be sent to Oulu Finland on August 24th to compete against two dozen other countries in the Air Guitar World Championships.
To put this into context, when we first introduced America to competitive air guitar in 2003, Airistotle was twelve years old. He has clearly been practicing the entire time.