Braxton Burke and Joshua Robinson were crowned as this year's champions at the recent World's Fastest Drummer (WFD) 2015 competition at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
Braxton Duran Burke of Langley, Kentucky is the reigning world champion in the Battle of the Hands with 953 single strokes in sixty seconds.
Josh Robinson of Washington, DC won the Battle of the Feet category, playing 899 single strokes in one minute.
Also celebrated during the WFD World Finals week were the careers of drumming legends DJ Fontana (drummer for Elvis Presley), WS Holland (drummer for Johnny Cash), and Richie Albright (drummer for Waylon Jennings) with the WFD - Church's Chicken Legends Series Award.
About WFD World's Fastest Drummer Extreme Sport Drumming WFD is a sporting event that challenges speed drummers and employs an instrument called the Drumometer that counts drum strokes. The Drumometer is accepted by both the Guinness World Records organization and the WFD Extreme Sport Drumming competition as the official device used to determine the World's Fastest Drummer.
The primary goal of the competition is to determine who can play the most single strokes in sixty seconds. There are a variety of categories and World Records involved in WFD. After experimenting with various WFD competition formats in the United States, the event achieved international prominence as contestants began traveling from around the globe to compete at WFD World Finals.