Steven Zapata defeated defending USA co-Champion Reinaldo Quintero by a single point to win the paintONE USA Championship. Both Zapata and Quintero would go on to compete in the LIMITS World Grand Prix in Tokyo in June. Zapata, an ArtCenter graduate now based in Queens, New York, was pushed hard in the semi-finals by Vee Vireak of Marvel Studios. Meanwhile, Quintero narrowly escaped his semi-final battle against current ArtCenter student Aly Ulinskas. Other competitors included Knight Zhang, Emily Siu, Mauricio Velazco, and Daniel Schrader.