The Midwest Bowlriders Contest #1
Four Seasons Skatepark – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
First annual. First ever. The first one. The Midwest Bowlriders first contest of the Fall 2003 Points Series was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 23 at the Four Seasons Skatepark.
First annual. First ever. The first one. The Midwest Bowlriders first contest of the Fall 2003 Points Series was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 23 at the Four Seasons Skatepark. Over 20 skaters from three states competed in the triple pool for pride, props and lots of free product!
The 1st place winner of the Beginner division was 10 year old Will Goodrum. Will skated with style and speed, and also busted the hardest trick of the division – indy oop air from deep to shallow.
Only five skaters entered Intermediate, but this division featured the most entertaining battle for 1st place. Tommy Evans worked his ass off. He took more runs than anyone else and committed to tricks like FS 360 airs in a do-or-die fashion. But it wasn’t quite enough to beat out Max Werlich for 1st place. Eight year old Max is amazing. He’s ultra-smooth, consistent and rides like a skater with 80’s roots, busting nice BS airs in the deep.
The Advanced division was 11 skaters strong. No one skated as fast and powerfully as Dustin Christian. He was kind of on cruise control, but still locked up 1st place with 360 FS airs and a one-footed mute from deep to shallow. Rich DeVaughan Jr. took 2nd place with a deep bag of tricks and a unique, entertaining style. Rich locks into the craziest, fastest liptricks at the most insane moments all the while with a completely calm, slightly dazed expression. Thatcher Sears skated hard and did nice FS straight leg airs into 3rd place.
Thanks to all the skaters, their families and friends, and the spectators that came out to the contest. Thanks to all our sponsors for their generosity and support. Thanks to Mark at Phase 2 for hooking us up with prizes from Nixon, DC, Emerica and Vans. And thanks to Neal at 4 Seasons for being a great host.
The next Midwest Bowlriders contest is Saturday, September 27 at Modern Skate & Surf in Grand Rapids, MI. I hope to see a stronger showing of out-of-town skaters attacking the concrete triple pool. Minneapolis locals – consider yourselves called out!
Go to www.midwestbowlriders.com for more info. MBR FSU!