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SANTA CRUZ CA SKATEPARK OPENING FEB. 22
1st place – $10,000
2nd place – $5,000
3rd place – $3,000
4th place – $2,000
5th place – $1,000
6th place – $500
This weekend is Sun Diego’s 2nd Annual Spring Break Yo’self Skateboard contest at the Mission Beach Location. Come check out all the top pros compete for a $25,000 prize. Chula Vista Skatepark Skater Tommy Sandoval will be defending his title from his victory last year!
Check out www.sundiego.com for more details.
After a short hiatus from our SE leg, the Concrete Rodeo was back in action this weekend at both Rio Vista Skatepark in Peoria, AZ and the Tempe Skatepark. We managed to catch a cold snap and it never made it over 90 degrees which was perfect weather for a contest. On Saturday the Skate4Love crew brought in Chad Tim Tim and Richard Mulder to stoke up the kids and MC the demo with 4 local shops bringing their team riders out to represent properly. From there the shredding continued as we moved into the Rodeo with 100 competitors skating every feature of the park from the pool to bowl to the flow/street course, literally until the lights went out, it went dark just a few minutes after the contest ended. CJ Bartlett and Anthony Knight battled it out in the Jousting Finals for 1st and 2nd Overall with the CJ coming our on top. Aaron Homoki had the highest score from the preliminary rounds and landed in 3rd Overall after the Jousting Finals. Ashley Welton and Amelia McCoy held down 1st and 2nd, protecting their home ground against Megan Brown of San Bernardino, CA who tested the local ladies and ended up 3rd Overall. 8-year-olds Justin Cymbalski and Shane Short beat out half the field to put everyone on notice at to which direction they were headed in the food chain.
On Sunday in Tempe we changed the format up letting everyone take one Street run and one Bowl run before using the entire park for the Jousting Finals. The 702 Kreu was in full effect for the second day in a row, pushing the locals to step it up and Benji Galloway stopped by to skate with the kids for the afternoon, just a little session on his way to the Protec Pool Party. The field was slightly smaller on Sunday, but the skating no less intense, with a lot of familiar faces returning to mix it up with some new blood. In the end it was Ashley Welton who took home gold both days for the women, Natalie Daz brought her A-game on day two to end up in 2nd place and Amelia McCoy in 3rd after the Jousting Finalsâ€¦Aaron Homoki and Brian Bourgious put on a show for their final battle with a combination cat-and-mouse and doubles run that landed Aaron in 1st and Brian in 2nd . Travis Prang battled to a 3rd place finish overall after the jousting finals, increasing his standing on the points list after a 23rd place finish the day prior.
After this weekend, one thing has not changed since we were there last year, and that is AZ loves concrete skateboarding and with new parks opening regularly around the Phoenix valley, I cant wait to see what transpires for next yearâ€¦A big Thanks! goes out to everyone who helped make this weekend go off from the kids who showed up, to the parents who drove them there, the cities for recognizing the need to build and willingness to let us take over the park for the day, and the sponsors for supporting the passion of everyone there.
Up next the Concrete Rodeo heads to Needles, CA to see its new creation and what park slayers it has bred since its opening, then we head to the home of last years finals, Henderson, NV and Site Designâ€™s 25K square feet of street and tranny for another chapter of the Concrete Rodeo Tour. Please check out www.concreterodeo.com for a full list of results, pics from the events, updated info and schedulesâ
We are having a skate contest on July 04, 2007 @ 12:00 pm during our local “Cherry Days” festival here in Paonia Colorado.The contest is to raise awareness of the need and funds for a skate park in our small town.
We currently have a small tennis court, with one ramp in it, posing as an attempt to fulfill the needs of the skaters. The skaters do take advantage of what has been offered to them. They do, however, realize that they must now build that court into a park on their own.
We would like to obtain donations of skate boarding clothing and equipment to sell in a silent auction. These funds, along with competition funds, will be used to pour concrete fixtures, ramps and stairs in the area assigned as a skate park.
The P.S.A. will be building a skate complex in the near future. A complex of all the most famous skate parks and plazas across the United States. We will start it with our own unique plaza and follow with the “Pipeline” skate park, in California, built by Jean Hoffman.
I am writing today to request your help and support with our project. All sponsorship obtained at this time will go towards the rebuilding of the current park. We are trying to raise $10,000.00 in skate competition, donations, product sales, recycling, and silent auction.
If you can assist us in any way, please call me @ 970-929-5151.
Tammy R. Harlan
Omar Hassan clocks in the fastest
Saturday July 21st 2007.
The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest CA. threw it’s 4th annual Death Race this past Saturday. MRZ and I made our way down south (for us anyway its definitely down south) to check it out. The atmosphere was pretty laid back and the turnout was not that strong but Nick Gates, the M.C., rallied the skaters and still pulled off a fun day at the park.
– The Free Burgers were pretty tasty
– Daniel Vargas and Andrew Miller are speedy Muther F-ers!
– Omar Hassan is a great sport for entering when Ngoho signed him up behind his back.
– Nick Gates is one of the top dude masters off all time.
– It was not a difficult course but you could still get bucked off by too much speed (as I did).
– What happened to Steve Olson?
Nick Gates and the 18 & under winners
(Sorry if I misspelled your name or got your fastest time wrong, my copy of the results is really hard to read – Jeff G.)
18 & Under:
1) Dustin H.: 22.88
2) Ashanti Rand: 24.18
3) John Van A. 25.57
4) John Michael: 26.44
5) Matt Eubank: 27.58
6) Corey Purves: 29.67
7) Dalton Nichols: 31.02
8) Ray Smoke: 31.05
9) Casey Purves 31.37
10) Brent Hicky: 52.00
18 & Over winners
18 & Over:
1) David Allred: 23.09
2) Colby H. 23.41
3) Chris Stupp: 29.36
4) Chase Hutton: 30.77
Andrew – Cory – Daniel
1) Daniel Vargas: 22.22
2) Andrew Miller: 22.27
3) Cory Minderhoudt: 23.08
Josh Bordon – Pat Ngoho – Omar Hassan
Old Mans Division:
1) Omar Hassan: 21.29
2) Pat Nghoh: 22.1
3) Josh Bordon: 22.18
4) Tom Schubech: 22.38
5) Paco: 22.95
6) Brant Austin: 23.44
7) Scott: 23.68
8) Michael Kaelon:24.16
9) T-Smoke: 24.20
10) Dan Colburn: 24.30
11) Jeff Greenwood: 24.94
12) Freddy Gleason: 27.17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA. September 29th, 2007 – Poseiden and Wicked Wahine presents “Skate With Gusto”, a benefit to help raise money for athletes that are less fortunate attend national and international competitions. The event will be held at L.A’s Finest, “Art Forms Studio” located at 716 North Figueroa Street, Los Angles, 90012, downtown Chinatown on September 29, 2007 from 7pm – 12:00am. The Pre-Party will be $10 and doors open from 7:00pm-8:30pm, This includes Catered Appetizers, Dinner and Desert. The door will then open to the Public in which everyone can enjoy the art, live music, free drinks and most important skateboarding!
The evening will be filled with fun events including a silent art auction featuring many original works from skateboarders and inspirational artist. Other attractions include, skateboard videos, raffle prizes, live musical entertainment, and drinks.
“Skate with Gusto” is the first fundraiser for Poseiden and Wicked Wahine. Both organizations unite with S.A.A.W. (Sports Awareness Around the World) to help expose and promote male and female athletes around the world. With the money we raise we will be able to have demos, clinics and a contest at our first international event in Ecuador on July 24th and 25th of 2008. We will also be donating equipment to Ninos de la Calle, a Non-profit organization that helps give alternative outlets for children that live on the streets in Ecuador.
We are proud supporters of Spausa, Keep-A-Breast and Doogood Conservatory, they are both non-profit organizations that educate the public on the importance of maintaining and living a healthy lifestlye.
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.poseidenboards.com
CEO/Founder Wicked Wahine