The Vans Pool Party of 2013 was another installment of the most electrifying skateboarding ever witnessed. The intensity and mayhem may not have been believable in the days of yor, but in the modern world where it can be broadcast to your living room via the world wide web, many thousands around the globe would agree with the skaters, media, and frothing fans in attendance that this event is better then all the rest. The Prelims were pretty hectic. Lots of take downs, broken and bruised masters crawling out of the bowl. Blood cleanup in the square was required. There was no mercy for the Masters as all riders had to make it through the Prelims to get to the finals. This may not be the case next year, but we’ll discuss that some other time. The electric vibe for the masters is quite fun. Peter Hewitt and Jeff Grosso lit up the crowd! The top 10 gnarly and consistent Masters made it to another round of torturous fun.Read more
PEDRO BARROS DEFENDS PRO TITLE AND
STEVE CABALLERO WINS SECOND MASTERS CROWN AT THE 2012 PRO-TEC POOL PARTY
Pedro – Mile High Stalefish
Steve Caballero – Kickflip Indy
Vans Skatepark, Orange, CA (May 12, 2012) – Seventeen-year-old Brazilian Pedro Barros defended his first Pro-tec Pool Party Pro crown to win $28,000 at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California Saturday night as he again fought off Rune Glifberg in second place and Bucky Lasek who returned to the Pro-tec podium after missing last year with a broken wrist.
The Masters division took on the look of a Bones Brigade reunion as Steve Caballero returned from recent injury to claim first place and $14,000 ahead of fellow Brigade alums Tony Hawk, the runner-up, Lance Mountain in third and Mike McGill in fourth. It was the first time that those four had competed in the same contest since the early ’90s and Stacy Peralta and George Powell were on hand for the occasion. Cab, who six weeks ago broke his collar bone in a motorbike mishap, was not expecting to compete until being cleared to begin rehab just a week ago. He also won in 2010 and is the only Masters competitor to unseat 6-time winner Chris Miller, who placed 9th this year. The night was capped off with Hawk receiving a huge cake in honor of his 44th birthday today.
Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Steve Caballero (San Jose, CA) $14,000
2. Tony Hawk (San Diego, CA) $7,000
3. Lance Mountain (Arcadia, CA) $4,000
Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Pedro Barros (Florianopolis, BRA) $28,000
2. Rune Glifberg (Copenhagen, DEN) $14,000
3. Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD) $7,000
Those who missed the action live can find complete event coverage including in-depth blogging, photos and videos at vans.com/poolparty.
The Pro-tec Pool Party was made possible by the support of Vans and hydrated by vitaminwater.
PEDRO BARROS WINS VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™2011!
Saturday 19th of February: After a big day of battle 15 year-old Pedro Barros skates away as back-to-back Pro winner of VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™ 2011, whilst Steve Caballero took out the Masters title for the forth year in a row.
Rotating crowds of over 5000 people were witness to some of the biggest names in skateboarding battling it out for a prize purse which gave each skater a huge incentive to get amongst the competition in the biggest BOWL-A-RAMA™ yet!
Jenn Kong, Vans Senior Marketing Manager Asia Pacific Said: “Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ is our key skateboarding event in Asia Pacific and we’re excited the event has been elevated to a new level this year with the significantly increased prize purse to AUD 60K to keep attracting the world’s best riders, and by our decision to webcast it live on vans.com and on Fuel TV Australia to grow the global exposure.”
The event series, including the sister event Oakley BOWL-A-RAMA™ held at Waitangi Park in Wellington, has recently gone through some exciting developments including the World Cup of Skate signing a five year deal, major growth in prize purses and major sponsor alignments “We are stoked to be able to work with the best in the industry to deliver a strong event every year” Comments Chad Ford, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Director. “The event keeps growing every year and brings with it the biggest skaters in the world. With the support of sponsors, media partners and World Cup of Skate, we are definitely on our way to becoming one of the most iconic skate events in history” He adds.
The other prize-winners were as follows:
1st Place Prize money = $15000 Pedro Barros (BRA)
2nd Place Prize money = $7500 Rune Glifberg (DEN)
3rd Place Prize money = $4000 Bucky Lasek (USA)
4th Place Prize money = $2500 Bob Burnquist (BRA)
5th Place Prize money = $2000 Renton Millar (AUS)
6th Place Prize money = $1600 Nathan Beck (AUS)
7th Place Prize money = $1400 RJ Barbaro (AUS)
8th Place Prize money = $1300 Nolan Munroe (USA)
1st Place Prize money = $5000 Steve Caballero (USA)
2nd Place Prize money = $2500 Mik Mulhall (AUS)
3rd Place Prize money = $1400 Lester Kasal (USA)
4th Place Prize money = $1300 Nicky Guerrero (DEN)
5th Place Prize money = $1200 Sergie Ventura (USA)
6th Place Prize money = $1100 Pat Ngoho (USA)
Images Provided by: EX Fox Sports MCR / provided by Beyond Action
WINS OAKLEY BOWL-A-RAMA™2011!
After a long day of battle at Wellington‚s Waitangi Park, Pedro Barros and Pat Ngoho skate away as winners of OAKLEY BOWL-A-RAMA™.
The crowds of over 6000 on Saturday 12th of February witnessed Pat walk away with the Masters 1st place prize of A$2000 and youngster Pedro Barros with the Pro’s 1st place prize of A$4800, a prize purse which gave each skater a huge incentive to get amongst the competition in this years OAKLEY BOWL-A-RAMA™.
The event series, including the sister event VANS BOWL-A-RAMA˙ held at Bondi Beach in Sydney, has recently gone through some exciting developments including the World Cup of Skate signing a five year deal, major growth in prize purses and major sponsor alignments. We are stoked to be able to work with the best in the industry to deliver a strong event every year” Comments Chad Ford, BOWL-A-RAMA™ Director. The event keeps growing every year and brings with it the biggest skaters in the world. With the support of partners such as OAKLEY and World Cup of Skate, we are definitely on our way to becoming one of the most iconic skate events in history” He adds.
The other prize-winners were as follows:
1st Place Prize money = $4800 Pedro Barros
2nd Place Prize money = $2500 Sky Siljeg
3rd Place Prize money = $2000 Rune Glifberg
4th Place Prize money = $1800 Benji Galloway
5th Place Prize money = $1500 RJ Barbaro
6th Place Prize money = $1400 Nolan Monroe
7th Place Prize money = $1300 Otavio Neto
8th Place Prize money = $1200 Steve Reeves
1st Place Prize money = $2000 Pat Ngoho
2nd Place Prize money = $1600 Lester Kasai
3rd Place Prize money = $1400 Sergie Ventura
4th Place Prize money = $1200 Steve Alba
5th Place Prize money = $1000 Lee Ralph
6th Place Prize money = $800 Mik Mulhall
The stand has been taken away for another year, after thousands of screaming fans saw 60 of the world’s best local and international skaters battle it out for top honors. These riders will now go on to compete in the WCSK8 Pro Bowl series 2011with the next event on the bill being VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™, Saturday 19th of February at Bondi Beach.
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“It’s about f’in time! I have to give it up to Pro-Tec and Vans and all of you lively people out there. Let’s go get drunk,” – Bucky Lasek
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2. Tommy Sandoval
3. Nyjah Huston
4. Torey Pudwill
5. Ryan Sheckler
6. Sean Malto
7. Greg Lutzka
8. David Gonzalez
9. Paul Rodriguez
10. Mark Appleyard
11. Peter Ramondetta
12. Dennis Busenitz