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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