1st - AOC Subclass
WWCO's Fifteen, of Westbrook Whiskers, owned by Jessica Dolce Winsett, Colorado
Awesome color, with correct cinnamon ticking instead of the more commonly seen gray. Nice point coloration, though color does carry down onto the feet, which is a fault for white-bellied colors even in colorpoint form. Demarcation line is also a bit blurred. Looks to have good male bulk. Sweet face with a nice whisker fan. Tail is thick and straight, but not much tuft.
Best Opposite Sex - Burmese Subclass
Caribou, of Surf Shack Gerbils, owned by Calley Steelman, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Great body type with a nice head. I can't quite tell whether her body color is mealy or it's just greasy fur making the hairs clump, but I suspect the latter. Overall her color is very good, with rich dark points (love to see the dark forepaws!) and a brown body not tending toward beige. Tail is thick and straight, but tapers to a point. If she only had more tuft, she'd be a real show-stopper, but a very well-rounded girl as-is.
1st - Burmese Subclass
Giyeomi, Jr., of Freddie's Friends, owned by Isaiah Lee-Shim, Lexington, Massachusetts
Great color on this boy! Nice chocolate body and near-black points, including fairly dark front paws. Correct hefty male body type, though head looks a bit long. He does have white on his front paws, and the photos are blurry enough I can't judge his whiskers. Tail looks good; not entirely straight, but thick with a fair amount of tuft.
3rd - AOC Subclass
Tea, of Gerbils Assmble, owned by Lorry-Gail Malcolm, Oklahoma
Nice bulky male body type without being fat, good even topline. Ears are positioned a little high on the head-- they should be at 10 and 2 on the clock face. Color looks great on the front view, but a bit cool/gray and mealy on the side view. He has some point color on the front paws, but I'd like to see them darker. Tail thick but not held straight, with decent tuft.
2nd - AOC Subclass
Reveal, of ABC Gerbils, owned by Donna Anastasi, Hiram, Maine
Slim female, could stand to gain a few grams. Has a slight neck dip. Color is excellent on her head, body, and tail, but those paws! Back paws are molting and front paws are completely lacking point color, a real shame. Head is a bit long, with ears positioned too high -- they should be at 10-and-2 on the clock face, hers are more 11-and-1. Fur is greasy and separated. Nice tail with a very good tuft.
2nd - Burmese Subclass
Keeper, of ABC Gerbils, owned by Donna Anastasi, Hiram, Maine
This boy looks young; he hasn't yet gained the bulk of a mature male, especially around the shoulders. He's also undergoing a color change on his back feet, another sign he may still be growing. He has lovely dark points, but his body is too light, more tan than chocolate. His fur is also a bit greasy and separated, giving him a mealy uneven look. Long, straight tail with a good amount of tuft.
3rd - Burmese Subclass
Boo, of Freddie's Friends, owned by Isaiah Lee-Shim, Lexington, Massachusetts
Her photos are blurry with a busy background, putting her at a disadvantage. Eye is round and ears are too high on the head, more 11-and-1 than 10-and-2 on the clock face. She does have a neck dip, though it's hard to make out against the woven toy behind her. Color is pretty good; body color could be darker, and front paws should definitely be darker. Thick, straight tail with a classic "paintbrush" tuft-- one of the nicer tufts in the class.