State fair Amateur Talent Contest
In July of 2017 Russ auditioned to compete in the State Fair Amateur Talent Contest. He found out just a few days later that he made it to the semifinals. In August he took the stage once more to find out by the end of the night that he had made it to the finals which would be held at the grand stand! Finally, in September after a long day of fried food and great drinks he took first in the open division of the contest.
Video: State Fair Amateur Talent Contest (Start - 3:00)