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After the overwhelming success of recruiting up-and-coming builders in 2020, the SEMA Young Guns Regional Qualifiers will be held exclusively online for 2021.

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email with information detailing the rules of the competition. The Eastern Regional Qualifier will be held August 14, 2021. The MidWest Regional Qualifier will be held August 21, 2021. The Western Regional Qualifier will be held August 28, 2021.

Judging will be hosted via video chat where the builder will have a fixed amount of time to show and describe their build to a judge. Check back often for additional news, tips and information.

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2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders Champion

Brady, Bradley & Cory Ranweiler

1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door Wagon
2020 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS OVERALL WINNER

2020 Young Guns Top 3 Winners

Austin Phipps

1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS

Cody Medeisis

1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO

Eli DeWitt

1967 PONTIAC LEMANS

2020 YOUNG GUNS TOP 10 WINNERS

BUILDERS Name Vehicle
Eli DeWitt 1967 Pontiac Le Mans
Cody Medeisis 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Matteo Medoro 1947 Dodge 3/4 Ton W250
Jonas Neels 2008 GMC Sierra 4x4
Austin Phipps 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS
Darren Sammartino 1970 Chevrolet K20
James Thomas 1941 Dodge Business Coupe
James Thomas 1949 Ford F1
Dominic Tucci 1932 Ford Highboy
Joe Wilder 1969 Chevrolet Camaro