As a former 2007 contest winner, in which he set the WFD record of 1,194 singles in 60 seconds for drummers aged sixteen and under, Tom Grosset was not allowed to compete for the prizes against other contestants. So Tom was set on trying to break the world record.
Included in the event were technical demonstrations, insight sessions and appearances by WFD Champions and World Record Holders Matt Smith, Eric Okamoto and Randy Briggs. WFD guests included drumming legends Bernard Purdie, Danny Gottlieb and Dom Famularo.
About the WFD competition
The WFD competition consists of two categories, Battle of the Hands and Battle of the Feet. The Preliminary Heats were held July 11 and 12. The top ten Fastest Hands and top ten Fastest Feet then stepped into battle at WFD World Finals, on Saturday, July 13.
The Battle of the Feet winner was Spencer Dalton of Brandenburg, KY with a score of 846 Singles, followed by second place Dave Stroup of Dowagiac, MI (827), and third place Dan Laskowski of Windsor, Canada (778).
The Battle of the Hands winner was Dave Stroup of Dowagiac, MI with a very respectable 989 Singles in 60 seconds. Braxton Burke of Langley, KY placed second (943), while Cameron Monzon of Nashville, TN placed third (860).
WFD Champ Eric Okamoto set a new World Record for five stroke rolls in 60 seconds! This is Eric’s fourth WFD World Record.
All scores were recorded by the Drumometer, a machine which serves as a teaching tool to detect the speed of drummer's hands and feet.
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