On August 7, 2021, the Throwdown Showdown talent competition was held at the Infinity Park Event Center. Local Colorado artist Gabrille Cohlmia was named as the unequivocal winner of the $10,000 purse by fans and judges alike.
Beating out Maurice Avatar, Matt Skellenger, as well as other musical acts, a comedian, and various other unique talents, 15-year-old Valor High School student, Gabrille Cohlmia, gave a smashing performance and won over hearts as well as votes.
“The money can be used to help support their individual talent efforts, work on marketing, and branding to help promote their act, or whatever other essentials the winner needs for the future,” explains Infinity Park Event Center general manager Bobbi Reed.
The audience enjoyed 10 preliminary performers completing one act each, followed by acts from finalists N3PTUNE and Beauty and The Beats. Fans voted using an online platform during both the prelims and the finals.
Along with audience participation and voting, the competition was judged by Storm Gloor, Nikki Swarn, and Kyle Hartman. Head judge Storm Gloor is on the Glendale City Council and is an Associate Professor Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies, CU College of Arts & Media. Judge Nikki Swarn is the Director of Programming at The Drop, a hip-hop and R&B station that now plays on KUVO HD2. Judge Kyle Hartman is a local music promoter and talent buyer.