Ryan Knapp is your 2012 North Central Regional Barista champion! This is a repeat victory for Mr. Knapp, who won this event in 2011 as well. Ryan Knapp is a roaster and co-founder of MadCap Coffee, and hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’ll go on to compete in the 2012 USBC event in Portland, Oregon; his victory in Chicago this weekend earns him a first-round bye.

Here’s the top three for the North Central region:

3rd. Talya Strader, Intelligenstia Coffee, Chicago (586)

2nd. Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago (655.5)

1st. Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI (705.5)