Donavon Phillips (pictured at the 2010 BLADE Show World Cutting Championship) won BladeSports International’s recent U.S. National Championships in Mountain View, Arkansas, and headlines the 10 U.S. qualifiers for the BLADE Show World Cutting Championship, which will be held June 11 during the BLADE Show.
The other qualifiers, in order of their finish in the U.S. Nationals: Dan Keffeler, Ted Ott, Gary Bond, Evan Martin, Bud Robbins, Lars Rosenblad, Jose Diaz, Michael Eubanks and John Czagas.
BSI Executive Director Jose Diaz, who is also one of the qualifiers, said he expected all 10 to attend barring any unforeseen circumstances.
International cutters expected to compete include the United Kingdom’s Ian “Longstrider” Allen-Rowlandson and Farid Mehr, and Ed de Pauw of Holland.
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