Yesterday I bore witness to one of the best girls skateboarding contests I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of them.
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On Friday, June 22, All Girl Skate Jam invaded the Vans Warped Tour at the Pomona Fairplex for its 9th consecutive year on VWT. Staying true to their motto of All Ages, All Abilities, All Girls, All Girl Skate Jam featured a field of 15 female riders battling it out on the Vans mini ramp for a number of prizes including a snowboard from Arbor Collective as well as gear from Vans, Pro-Tec, Element Eden,Transworld Skateboarding, Aerial7, Lazy Dog Cafe, John Lennon Educational Bus Tour, Chipotle, and Raskullz.
The 2011 Girls Combi Pool Classic contest is in the books. Allysha Bergado took home the biggest prize of the day beating out some really intense competition in the legendary Combi Pool at the Vans Skatepark in Orange CA. Rooting each other on just as much as the fans the skating level continued to rise through out the afternoon. One girl after another upping the ante and giving it their best shot. I have seen girls push skateboarding a long way the past 25 years and they have collectively been through a lot. The older guard has taught the new generation well and have paved a foundation to continue to build off of. Events like this stoke me out, where as some alternatives usually leaves me bitter.
Great job ladies! Thanks can go far and deep and I will miss many great people and companies who make this happen, so I’ll just leave it at a huge thanks to Vans for their continued support of skateboarding.
Here’s a few action pics and the results follow below them:
Combi Pool is warming up!
Abby Zsarnay feeble grinds the hell out the round wall
I love crail slides with pink casts – Amelia Brodka
Jen O’Brien – F.S. Air
1. Allysha Bergado $3,500.00
2. Mimi Knoop $1,800.00
3. Lizzie Armanto $1,500.00
4. Julie Kindstrand $1,000.00
5. Amelia Brodka $750.00
6. Nora Vasconcellos $400
1. Mikayla Sheppard
2. Arianna Carmona
3. Hannah Branom
4. Tarryn Ross
5. Madi Thomas
6. Annika Vrklan