A lot of work, coordination and cooperation went into the 2014 Mr. Warrior contest held at the Tehachapi High School Friday evening. A total of 26 contestants participated this year, performing a variety of talented numbers in front of a packed gym to a panel of four judges.
The highlight of the evening was when Anthony Dornay was crowned Mr. Warrior 2014. Dornay performed a hilarious original song along with First Runner Up Camden Weathers. Isaiah Hutto grabbed the Second Runner Up title with his riveting performance on electric guitar.
The evening kicked off with the contestants split up into groups and dancing to famous hits of boy bands, followed by solo physical fitness routines to the tune "Chasing the Sun." Other featured categories included a partner dance, where the contestants were accompanied by their lovely lady escorts, a group dance by the ladies, and a heart warming dance between the contestants and their mothers.
This year's contestants, and their performed talent, included: Jonathan Roberts, musical performance; Joseph Barba, guitar and singing; Oscar Machado, group dance; Donal Culp, rap battle; Zach Satton, comedy act with paper towels; Austin Miller, mandolin; Nathan Evans, comedy act Minute-To-Win-It; Taylor Carpenter, high school monologue; Calaeb Hutto, electric guitar; Micah Fjeld, comedy act Minute-To-Win-It; Dorian Dirksen, German vs. Other Languages; Tyler Huebner, group dance; David Carter, Monologue from Nacho Libre; Tim Chulyak, violin; Josh Eppler, group dance; Nick Roberts, juggling; Donovan Nunnally, playing the Djembe and singing; Camden Weathers, original song; Anthony Dornay, original song; Stephan Somers, group talent; Tristan Yupraphat, group dance; Tommy Garrett, group dance; Isaiah Hutto, electric guitar; Shawn Carpenter, high school monologue; Jared France, ribbon dancing; and Andrew Sparling, monologue.
Judges included Robert Cortez, Sharon Heitman,, Lisa Gilbert and Josh Schulgen. Tally master was Denise Hall.