Past Champions

The 2016 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Matt “Airistotle” Burns

 

The 2015 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Matt “Airistotle” Burns

 

The 2014 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Matt “Airistotle” Burns

 

The 2013 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Jason “Lt Facemelter” Farnan

 

2013 Northeast Semifinal:

1st Place: Eric “Mean Melin” Melin
2nd Place (tie): Rob “Windhammer” Weychert
2nd Place (tie): Jeffrey “The Rockupine” Stiles
3rd Place: Jamie “Danny Tanner Tantrum” Farnan

 

2013 Mid-Atlantic Semifinal:

1st Place: Adam “Tommy Fretless” Lee
2nd Place (tie): Doug “The Thunder” Stroock
2nd Place (tie): Rob “The Marquis” Messel
3rd Place: Luke “Van Dammage” Sevcik

 

2013 Midwest Semifinal:

1st Place: Aaron “Dry Ice” Alonso
2nd Place: Andrew “Flying Finn” Finn
2nd Place: Gina “Rocky Rhoads” Czarkowski
4th Place: Thomas “Weird Wallace” Kelly

 

2013 Western Semifinal:

1st Place: Matthew “Cold Steel Renegade” Feldstein
2nd Place: Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan
3rd Place: Justin “Seth Leibowitz” Hypes
4th Place: Matthew “Finger Lickin’ Good” Hutchinson

 

2013 Darkhorse:

1st Place: Peter “Stiff” Dickens
2nd Place: Erik “Midnight Maniaxe” Pertl
3rd Place: Paul “Mathromancer” Martino
4th Place: Janice “Yur Mother” Gomez
5th Place: Maureen “Smart Old Broad” O’Neill

 

 2013 Qualifiers:

 

Washington D.C. Qualifier: Rob “The Marquis” Messel
Brooklyn Qualifier: David “David C. Roth” Castillo
Boston Qualifier: Jeffrey “The Rockupine” Stiles
Kansas City Qualifier: JoJo “Air Jesus” Longbottom
Chicago Qualifier: Erik “Midnight Maniaxe” Pertl
San Francisco Qualifier: Rachel “Pops Rockwood” Rockwood
Tucson Qualifier: Garrett “G-Man” Moore
St. Petersburg FL Qualifier: Sean “Rattlehead” Doran
Des Moines Qualifier: Brian “CorpAIRation” Reeves
NYC/Manhattan Qualifier: Tom “Mitt Umlaut” Corsillo
Houston Qualifier: Haydee “Veneno” Alonso
St. Louis Qualifier: Beth “Crystal Richter” Olson
San Diego Qualifier: Nathan “Jolly Green Shredding Machine” Briles
Portland Qualifier: Matthew “Finger Lickin’ Good” Hutchinson
Denver Qualifier: Andrew “El Mariachi” McArthur
Los Angeles Qualifier: Gemini “Soulstice” Pankey
Santa Cruz Qualifier: Hiram “Sir Lord Snake Bite” Coffee

 

The 2012 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Matthew “Aristotle” Burns
Boston: Jaime “Danny Tanner Tantrum” Farnan
Chicago: Adrianna “White Flame” Lombardo
Kansas City: Eric “Mean Melin” Melin
Los Angeles: Tim “Six String General” Granlund
Minneapolis: Andrew “Flying Finn” Finn
Nashville: Doug “Thunder Stroock” Stroock
NYC
: Matthew “Aristotle” Burns
Philadelphia: Rob “Windhammer” Weychert
Portland: Antonio “Tony Tapatio” Cervantes
Rocky Mountains: John “Diane Cletus” Humphrey
San Diego: Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan
San Francisco: Justin “Seth Leibowitz” Hypes
Seattle: Sheri “Um” Dietrich
Washington DC: Adam “Tommy Fretless” Lee
Dark horse winners:
– Gina “Rocky Rhodes” Czarkowski
– Peter “Stiff” Dickens
– Luke “Van Dammage” Sevcik
– Thomas “Weird Wallace” Kelly
– Kara “Kara Picante” Muir

 

The 2011 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard
Austin: Kolb “Vlad DM “Wailer” Ettenger
Boston: Erin “McNallica” McNally
Brooklyn: Seth “Shreddy Mercury” Leibowitz
Chicago: Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard
Denver: Ryan “Dreamcatcher” Layman
Kalamazoo: Matt “Thundergland” Barats
Kansas City: Eric “Mean Melin” Melin
Los Angeles: Greg “Shred Boyardee” Pittelli
Milwaukee: Aaron “Dry Ice” Alonso
Minneapolis: Cami “Airosol” Phillippi
NYC: Matthew “Aristotle” Burns
Philadelphia: Rob “Windhammer” Weychert
Portland: Antonio “Tony Tapatio” Cervantes
San Diego: Tim “Six String General” Granlund
San Francisco:
– Golden Gate: Matthew “Cold Steel Renegade” Feldstein
– Bay Bridge: Kurt “Shred Nugent” Brown
Seattle: Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan
Washington DC: Adam “Tommy Fretless” Lee
Dark horse winners:
– Lee “Mr. Serious” Barats
– Garth “Chuck Mung” Donald
– Taylor “Brock McRock” Fullbright


The 2010 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Matt “Romeo Dance Cheetah” Cornelison
Austin: Taylor “Brock McRock” Fullbright / Jason “Pastor Moses O’Dell” Shaw
Boston: Rob “Windhammer” Weychert
Boulder: Matt “Thundergland” Barats
Chicago
: Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard
Denver: Ryan “Dreamcatcher” Layman
Houston: Ted “Theodore” Powers
Las Vegas: Eric “Mean Melin” Melin
Los Angeles: Janice “Bride of Rock” Gomez
Milwaukee: Matt “Romeo Dance Cheetah” Cornelison
Minneapolis: Meg “Aireola” Linafelter
NYC: Alex “Ricky Stinkfingers” Forbes
Philadelphia: Jaamal “High-drator” Benjamin
Portland: Garth “Chuck Mung” Donald
San Diego: Jason “Lieutenant Facemelter” Farnan
San Francisco: Matthew “Cold Steel Renegade” Feldstein
Washington DC: Lance “The Shred” Kasten
Dark horse winners:
– Matthew “Airistotle” Burns
– Seth “Shreddy Mercury” Leibowitz
– Paul “Math Romancer” Martino


The 2009 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Andrew “William Ocean” Litz
Asheville: Caleb “Electric Testicle” Hanks
Atlanta: Chris “The Fro” Harden
Austin: Monica “Airin Maiden” Armendariz
Boston: Erin “McNallica” McNally
Chicago: Matt “Romeo Dance Cheetah” Cornelison
Cleveland: Dave “Derek Not-So-Smalls” Weissman
Dallas: Jason “MOD” Shaw
Denver: Randall “Big Rig” Layman
Fort Collins: Brian “Duke Thrashington” Shapiro
Fung Wah Invitational: Justin “Steve Lavender” Hypes
Houston: Hojamanda “Mojo Gogo” Lopez
Kansas City: Eric “Mean Melin” Melin
Los Angeles: Julian “Hardcore Henry” Vlcan
Minneapolis: Cami “Airosol” Phillippi
Nashville: Ryan “Stryker” Layman
NYC: Andrew “William Ocean” Litz
Omaha: Casey “Pharm-Air-cist” Diekmann
Philadelphia: Paul “Fender Splendor” Alexander
Portland: Garth “Chuck Mung” Donald
San Diego: Patrick “The Spreadeagle” Houston
Seattle: Derek “Dirk Courage” Beck
San Francisco:
– Golden Gate: Alex “Awesome” Koll San Francisco
– Bay Bridge: Matthew “Cold Steel Renegade” Feldstein
Washington DC (tie):
– Chris “Sanjar the Destroyer” Paxton
– Lance “The Shred” Kasten


The 2008 US Air Guitar Championships

National & World Air Guitar Champion: Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier
Aspen: Randall “Big Rig” Layman
Austin: Jason “MOD” Shaw
Boston: Erin “McNallica” McNally
Brooklyn: Taryn “Bettie B. Goode” Kapronica
Chicago: Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard 
Cleveland
: Dave “Derek Not-So-Smalls” Weissman
Dallas: Ted “The Guardian” Powers
Denver: Scott “Magic Cyclops” Fuller
Des Moines: Joe “Joseph of Air-imathia” Coleman
Detroit: Ryan “Stryker” Layman
Houston: Jonathan “Rip Darko” Daum
Las Vegas: Daniel “Guitarsonist” McGuffey
Los Angeles: Justin “Houston Rockit” Hypes
Minneapolis: Cami “Airosol” Phillippi
NYC (tie):
– Steve “Air to the Throne” Ryan
– Seth “Shreddy Mercury” Leibowitz
Philadelphia: Robert “Windhammer” Weychert
Phoenix: Julian “Hardcore Henry” Vlcan
Pittsburgh: Branden “Will Clear Will” Harbaugh
Portland: Alex “Ricky Stinkfingers” Forbes
Salt Lake City: Drew “D.R.U.S.A.” Simonsen
San Diego: Fatima “Rockness Monster” Hoang
San Francisco: Alex “Awesome” Koll
Seattle: Garth “Chuck Mung” Donald
Washington DC: Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier

 

The 2007 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Andrew “William Ocean” Litz
Austin: Arthur “Gentleman Joe” Simone
Boston: Erin “McNallica” McNally
Chicago: Leldon Omar “Skeety Jones & The Skeety Jones Band” De La Cruz
Cleveland: Garth “Chuck Mung” Donald
Columbus: Dave “Derek Not-So-Smalls” Weissman
Dallas: Ryan “Stryker” Layman
Houston: Randall “Big Rig” Layman
Los Angeles: Fatima “Rockness Monster” Hoang
Minneapolis: Cami “Airosol” Phillippi
New Orleans: Preson “The Ultimate Loser” Kuhn
NYC: Andrew “William Ocean” Litz
San Francisco: Alex “Ricky Stinkfingers” Forbes
San Jose: Kurt “Shred Nugent” Brown
Washington DC: Lance “The Shred” Kasten

 

The 2006 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier
Asheville: Danny “God of Thunder” Kelley
Austin: John “Thunderpants the Destroyer” Rosacker
Boston: Mike “The Godfather of Air” Torpey
Chicago: Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howards
Collegiate Champion: Jace “Zombie on a Rainbow Esq.” Bartet
Columbus: Dave “The Rocktopus” Ayling
Los Angeles: Matthew “Count Rockula” Schwartz
Miami: Dave “Psycho Dave” Roberts
Minneapolis: Jonathan “Airy Belafonte” Maki
NYC: Andrew “William Ocean” Litz
Online Champion: Benjamin Monroe Storey
Phoenix: Scott Gilbert
San Francisco: Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier
Tulsa: Randall “Big Rig” Layman

 

The 2005 US Air Guitar Championships

National Champion: Fatima “Rockness Monster” Hoang
Asheville: Charlie “American Breeder” Wilson
Austin: Daniel “Glitter” Alvarez
Boston: Rob Brown
Chicago: Andrew “William Ocean” Litz
Denver: Randall “Big Rig” Layman
Los Angeles: Fatima “Rockness Monster” Hoang
NYC: Dan “Bjorn Turoque” Crane

 

The 2004 US Air Guitar Championships

National & (Shared) World Air Guitar Champion: MiRi “Sonyk-Rok” Park
Chicago: Marc “Steven St. Lyxx” Larson
Denver: Jesse “Demon Strait” Pulley
Los Angeles: Fatima “Rockness Monster” Hoang
Minneapolis: Michael “Mother Rucker” Rucker
NYC: MiRi “Sonyk-Rok” Park

 

The 2003 US Air Guitar Championships

National & World Air Guitar Champion: David “C-Diddy” Jung
Los Angeles: Gordon “Krye Tuff” Hintz
NYC: David “C-Diddy” Jung

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