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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif., wins the third Sedona Poetry Slam of the 2012-13 National Poetry Slam season.

Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif.,  wins the third Sedona Poetry Slam of the 2012-13 National Poetry Slam season.
Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif., won the third Sedona Poetry Slam on Dec. 1.

Calibration: Josh Floyd, of Flagstaff

Round 1
Random Draw
Lauren Perry, of Phoenix, 23.9, 2:40
Evan Dissinger, of Flagstaff, 24.9, 2:34
Jackson Morris, of Flagstaff, 28.4, 2:46
Robert Gonzales, of Flagstaff, 21.3, 2:00
Jasmine "Jazz" Wilkerson Sufi, of Santa Cruz, Calif., 25.9, 3:00
Joy Young, of Phoenix, 25.8, 2:20
Ryan Brown, of Flagstaff, 25.7, 3:06
Lynn Gravatt, of Sedona, 27.3, 2:00
Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif., 29.9, 2:51
Charles Levett, of Phoenix, 26.5, 2:34
Josh Wiss, of Flagstaff, 27.5, 1:09
The Klute, of Phoenix, 29.2, 3:04
Jeremiah Blue, of Phoenix, 29.3, 2:24

Teaser: Jordan Ranft, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

Round 2
Reverse Order
Jeremiah Blue, of Phoenix, 27.7, 2:57, 57.0
The Klute, of Phoenix, 30.0, 2:28, 59.2
Josh Wiss, of Flagstaff,  28.2, 1:58, 55.7
Charles Levett, of Phoenix, 25.5, 2:04, 52.0
Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif., 29.5, 2:24, 55.3
Lynn Gravatt, of Sedona, 23.5, 1:50, 50.8
Ryan Brown, of Flagstaff, 26.3, 2:47, 52.0
Joy Young, of Phoenix, 26.3, 2:26, 52.1
Jasmine "Jazz" Wilkerson Sufi, of Santa Cruz, Calif., (29.1) 28.6 after 0.5 point time penalty, 3:11, 54.5
Robert Gonzales, of Flagstaff, 25.8, 2:54, 47.1
Jackson Morris, of Flagstaff, 30.0, 2:50,58.4
Evan Dissinger, of Flagstaff, 26.6, 2:30, 51.5
Lauren Perry, of Phoenix, 25.5, 2:22, 49.4

Sorbet: Taylor Hayes, of Flagstaff

Jordan Ranft, of Santa Rosa, Calif., featured at the Sedona Poetry Slam on
Saturday, Dec. 1.
Feature: Jordan Ranft, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

Round 3
High to Low
Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif., 30.0, 2:58, 89.4
The Klute, of Phoenix, 29.0, 3:00, 88.2
Jackson Morris, of Flagstaff, 29.4, 3:04, 87.8
Jeremiah Blue, of Phoenix, 29.7, 2:51, 86.7
Josh Wiss, of Flagstaff,  29.3, 2:30, 85.0

Sorbet: Christopher Fox Graham, of Sedona,"Never Date a Poet: A Public Service Announcement"

Victory: Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif.,

Final Scores
Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif., 89.4

The Klute, of Phoenix, 88.2

Jackson Morris, of Flagstaff, 87.8

Jeremiah Blue, of Phoenix, 86.7
Josh Wiss, of Flagstaff, 85.0

Special thanks to Jazz Sufi, for coming with Leo and Jordan and bringing her
talents to the Sedona stage and placing 6th overall.
Jasmine "Jazz" Wilkerson Sufi, of Santa Cruz, Calif., 54.5
Joy Young, of Phoenix, 26.3, 2:26, 52.1
Ryan Brown, of Flagstaff, 52.0
Charles Levett, of Phoenix, 52.0
Evan Dissinger, of Flagstaff, 26.6, 2:30, 51.5
Lynn Gravatt, of Sedona, 50.8
Lauren Perry, of Phoenix, 25.5, 2:22, 49.4
Robert Gonzales, of Flagstaff, 47.1

Scorekeeper: Taylor Hayes, of Flagstaff
Cameraman: Josh Floyd, of Flagstaff

Sedona National Poetry Slam Team
Slamoff Point Standings
7 Points
Josh Wiss, of Flagstaff✓
The Klute, of Phoenix
5 Points
Ryan Brown, of Flagstaff✓
4 Points
Evan Dissinger, of Flagstaff
Joy Young, of Phoenix
Leo Bryant, of Richmond, Calif.✓
3 Points
Charles Levett, of Phoenix
Christopher Fox Graham, of Sedona
Jackson Morris, of Flagstaff
2 Points
Austin Reeves, of Flagstaff
Bert Cisneros, of Cottonwood
Jeremiah Blue, of Phoenix
Lauren Perry, of Phoenix
Lynn Gravatt, of Sedona
1.5 Points
Josh Floyd, of Flagstaff
Taylor Hayes, of Flagstaff
1 Point
Ashley Swazey, of Phoenix
Bill Campana, of Mesa
Gary Every, of Sedona
Houston Hughes, of Fayetteville, Ark.
Jackie Stockwell, of Flagstaff
Jasmine "Jazz" Sufi Wilkerson of Santa Cruz, Calif.
Jordan Ranft, of Santa Rosa, Calif.
Lauren Deja, of Phoenix
Little Blue Lyon-Fish, of Phoenix
nodalone, of Las Vegas
Robert Gonzales, of Flagstaff
Rowie Shebala, of Phoenix
Vincent Vega, of Flagstaff
0.5 Points
Valence, of Flagstaff

✓ = won a Sedona Poetry Slam

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