I wonder if the Break contest is still fixed? A few years ago, a band (Band A) was competing at Mexicali at their Break Contest. They were beat by a band (Band B) who was previously eliminated at the Stone Pony date. Band B ended up winning the entire Break Contest that year. That's the only story I heard about the Break being fixed. I'm not sure if there's more but I'm sure the bands that entered The Break in the past knows more inside information.
Anyways this is not a dig at TGR. Mike is a great guy and deserve nothing but the best.
Oh totally fixed, at least in the beginning rounds.