Breakdancing 5-Year-Old Takes Center Stage at Chili Cook Off

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Jericho Santoro, 5, breakdances in front of the late-hours crowd at the 16th Annual Tucson Firefighters Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Tucson.  Photograph by John de Dios
  • JOHN DE DIOS
  • Jericho Santoro, 5, breakdances in front of the late-hours crowd at the 16th Annual Tucson Firefighter's Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Tucson.

Headed out tonight to check out the 16th Annual Tucson Firefighter's Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Tucson not really knowing what to expect.

The chili was ok for the most part. The guys over at the Lucky Thirteen booth, I think, had the best. But my favorite booth was the Zombie one - of course.

HOWEVER, pictured is little Jericho Santoro, 5, a breakdancing-tumbling-cartwheeling little scene stealer.

Video by Julian Ybarra,

Talking with his dad Robert, I found out that Jericho is self-taught after watching karate movies and breakdancing videos.

Here's a link to a story by Juliana Vasquez, a sometimes contributor to Tucson Weekly, for KOLD 13. Dan Marries was a judge at the cook off.

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