Chester Santos - the third place finisher in the last three US Championships. Watch out for him at the next championship, he wants to win it all!

Maurice Stoll - deadly in Speed Numbers and Speed Cards

Ram Kolli - winner of the 2005 US Championship

Paul Mellor - a role model for all competitors as well as the best dressed man in memory

Erin Luley - she set two US records (in Names and Faces and Poetry) even though this was her first year competing. She is obviously one to watch for at the next championship!

Josh Foer - a writer who covered the 2005 US Championship, Josh decided to enter the competition this year - and won!

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