The 2011 World Championships kicked off in Michigan City Ind., Monday Aug. 8, but Mother Nature rained on the parade of the Open Class Prelims competition. The Spirit of Newark/New Jersey and Blue Saints were able to perform, before the rain started to fall and lightning filled the skies. After a two-hour rain delay, the competition was called off around 7 p.m., setting up a one-day, winner-take-all, Open Class Finals competition scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9. Read more.