Inside the Sign Spinning Journey of DMV Sign Spinner Kendric Washington

Kendric Washington was star-struck. The 19-year-old hid behind plastic sunglasses, scoping out where the competition would take place, along a pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas called the Fremont Street Experience. It wasn’t the Strip, but it is known as the second-most-famous street in Sin City, set amid older casinos, musty bars and tattoo parlors. “There’s so much talent here,” Washington said, pointing at a schlubby 20-something guy. “He’s the legend of sign spinners.” It was Washington’s first time competing in the [...]

Will The Sign Spinner

Bill the sign spinnerWilliam Aliki is Samoan and has been in the U.S. for almost three years. “I want to stay and make some money to help out my mom, little sisters and brothers [back on the islands],” he said. “I’m the only one out here.” Aliki works for AArrow Sign Spinners in Seattle, whose web page proudly boasts that some of its employees won the 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships. He found the job on Craigslist and has only [...]

Phoenix Sign Spinners Make their mark at WSSCX

Phoenix sign spinners competing in World Sign Spinners Competition PHOENIX –  You see them all over the Valley. They’re the young men and women spinning advertisement signs on street corners. Many using creative dances and tricks to grab passerby attention. “In order to become a professional sign spinner. it takes a lot of hard work and endurance,” said Jarrod Ray, the general manager for AArrow Sign Spinners in Phoenix. Ray and two of his employees are competing in the World Sign Spinners [...]

Houston Spinner Ray Rivera, comes home with 3rd Place Metal at WSSCX!

HOUSTON HOME TO MEDALIST SIGN SPINNERThe Houston area claims two gold medalists from the last Olympics, but you may not know that there’s also a “medalist” sign spinner who lives in Houston. Fresh from the international competition sponsored by AArrow Sign Spinners, Ray Rivera took third place in what he considers the Olympics of his profession. “I won first place a few years ago, then second. This is the first time I took third,” he said. Spinners can be spotted at high-traffic [...]

The Houston Chronicle Covers Top Houston Spinners as they Journey to WSSCX

Houston sign spinners to show off their top “tricks” in Vegas You’ve seen them at many a busy Houston intersection. Those ubiquitous 20-something street hawkers with the athleticism and endurance to toss around a skinny six-by-two foot arrow-shaped sign for hours under the blazing sun. Their moves — or “tricks” — are meant to draw attention to new subdivisions, apartment complexes, tax preparers and furniture stores having a big sale. With their wide smiles and chirpy expressions, sign spinners feed off their [...]

AArrow isn’t just a job but a family as well

‘Like a family’: Sign spinners give Las Vegas competition a whirl Just three years ago, Joshua Clark was alone in his hometown of Flint, Mich., looking for both employment and a home. The then-24-year-old, a couple of years removed from his college career at nearby Saginaw State University, decided to leave the cold to move in with relatives and seek opportunity in Las Vegas.Now, as a manager with AArrow Sign Spinners, Clark is helping host the country’s largest sign-spinning competition for [...]

Sign Spinning Championships – Mercury News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — You’ve seen them at intersections and outside strip malls spinning an arrow-shaped sign and trying to grab the attention of drivers and passers-by. Turns out, there’s more to it than just twirling the sign, and the ones with the most creative moves compete every year for the title of World Sign Spinning Champion. More than 100 of the human billboards broke out their best moves for a crowd in downtown Las Vegas last week. In multiple heats [...]

Seattle Sign Spinners get prepared for the 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships

Local sign spinners train for world championships   KENT, WASH. – You’ve seen them on local street corners, spinning their messages. But did you know that these sign spinners are part of an elite crew that undergoes training at a little-known facility in Kent? The human directionals, as they’re known in the industry, are schooled in everything from the basics of creating a flashy presentation to preventing collisions with pedestrians. Richard Thesenga, the owner of AArrow Sign Spinners of Seattle, first got into the [...]

Laramie and Ethan make an Appearance on Fox 31 Denver !

The hype of behind this years competition is steady growing. 6 of our local Denver sign spinners will be competing in the 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships presented by Cricket Wireless.  In this news clip, All-Star Ethan Blecher and 2015 World Champion Laramie Rosenfeld stop by Fox 31 Denver to show them what sign spinning is about and what to expect on February 24th on Fremont Street! Watch this video to see if the anchors have what it takes to [...]