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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.
The 2012 Pro-tec Pool Party is Almost Here
Establishing Legends and Cementing Icons Each Year
Watch it Live via the HD webcast
May 12, 2012
Join us for the 8th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater on May 12th and see 45 top pros and masters vie for their piece of $113,000 in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built. Held in the historic replica Combi Bowl at Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange, the 2012 Pool Party is stacked with talent, exhibiting the best competition ever in both divisions.
Watch the live webcast!
Saturday, May 12th from 2:00 pm to 9:30 pm
A live HD webcast of the entire Pro-tec Pool Party will premiere at www.vans.com/poolparty
Expected Riders Include:
Pros: Pedro Barros (Defending Champ), Rune Glifberg, Andy Macdonald, Nolan Munroe, Alex Perelson, Omar Hassan, Tony Trujillo, Bucky Lasek, Steve Pineiro, Mike Owen, and more.
Masters: Chris Miller (Defending Champ and ’05-’09 Winner), Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk, Eric Nash, Duane Peters, Sergie Ventura, Jeff Grosso, Pat Ngoho, Rob "Sluggo" Boyce, Steve Alba, Tony Magnusson, Brian Pennington, and more.
Judges – includes John Cardiel and Bryce Kanights.
The Pro-tec Pool Party is made possible by the support of Vans and vitaminwater.
For more information on the Pro-tec Pool Party plus daily pre-event coverage including photos, videos and blog updates from practice, please visit: www.vans.com/poolparty.
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16-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN TAKES OUT 3RD
CONSECUTIVE SKATEBOARDING TITLE AT BONDI
February 25, 2012.
Bondi Beach (AUSTRALIA)
Thousands of people today crowded beachfront grandstands to watch the world’s best skateboarders compete in the eighth annual Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2012.
Sixteen-year-old professional skateboarder Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) took out his third consecutive Pro Title after a heated final that saw him using every inch of the bowl at full-throttle speed, busting everything from head-high stalefish 540s, to technical lip trickery like alley-oop frontside 50-50s around the tight corner, just beating an impressive Bucky Lasek (USA) and Rune Glifberg (DEN). Competition was equally fierce in the Masters Division with an epic display of skateboarding genius. Legendary skateboarder Steve Caballero (USA) wowed the crowd with his effortless style, experienced consistency and signature frontside inverts, fingerflip Indys and of course his original Caballerial spins that saw him take home his fifth consecutive Masters Title at the event.
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi is one of skateboarding’s biggest concrete bowl events and this year’s event included an unprecedented prize purse of $80,000 AUD ($85,000 USD).
Today’s action was watched by tens of thousands of people around the world via a global webcast from www.bowlarama.com.au, live Fuel TV broadcast and Vans Live 2.0 App. While the event grows every year it prides itself on being an event for skateboarders, by skateboarders.
"The prize purse has increased dramatically this year and we feel we have set a precedent for other competitions. Professional skateboarders put their lives on the line at these events so we feel they should be justly rewarded. When the riders are stoked they skate better and when that happens the crowd gets the show of their lives. That was well and truly the case today." Chad Ford, Frontside Events director.
For amateur skateboarders the Dew AM Jam saw Australia’s top Under 18 bowl riders invited to skate alongside the Pro’s. In the 12 months since the inaugural Dew AM Jam at Vans BOWL-A-RAMAâ„¢ Bondi 2011, Australia’s top Under 18 bowl riders showed the world it will soon see more Australians represented at the top international levels in bowl skateboarding with the likes of 13-year-old Lachie Aboott and 14-year-old Jakob Robinson ripping up the bowl. Aussie World Vert Champ Renton Millar was stoked to see his group of handpicked groms rip it up at the event.
In the year since we started searching for Dew AM Jam skaters, I have been blown away by how many more skaters there are and the bag of tricks they all are claiming under their belts. No doubt the young Aussies are inspired by the new, young wave of international bowl riders and they are showing they want to stand up alongside them in the next couple of years with a view to taking out the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi title, says Millar.
After eight years Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi continues to wow a growing audience; We are proud to have been involved with this event from its inception eight years ago. Each year we make a real effort to increase the prize money and elevate the event for the benefit of both skateboarders and spectators. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Steve Caballero’s Half Cab shoe, so to have him win the Masters is particularly memorable. It’s an incredible result to have Pedro win the Pro’s too“ Deena Colman, Vans Australia Marketing Manager.
(Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg)
1st Place- Pedro Barros ($16,000)
2nd Place – Bucky Lasek ($9,000)
3rd Place – Rune Glifberg ($5,000)
4th Place – Nathen "Jimmy" Beck ($3,000)
5th Place – Nolan Munroe ($2,300)
6th Place – Joshua Rodriguez ($2,000)
7th Place – Steven Pineiro ($1,700)
8th Place – Jack Fardell ($1,600)
9th Place – Kalani David ($1,500)
10th Place – Juergen Horrwarth ($1,400)
(Mik Mulhall, Nicky Guerrero, Steve Caballero)
1st Place – Steve Caballero ($5,800)
2nd Place – Nicky Guerrero ($3,000)
3rd Place – Mik Mulhall ($2,000)
4th Place – Rob "Sluggo" Boyce ($1,800)
5th Place – Sergie Ventura ($1,500)
6th Place – Eddie Elguera El Gato ($1,400)
7th Place – Adam Luxford ($1,300)
8th Place – Pat Ngoho ($1,200)
9th Place – Sean Goff ($1,100)
10th Place – Lester Kasai ($1,100)
Pedro Barros had the fire in his eyes as he destroyed the bowl contest at the Pantech Open in Ocean City, Maryland. Maryland native Bucky Lasek took second and Ben Hatchell rounded out the podium, both with strong showings. History was made as this was was the first contest thrown in a temporary, portable cement bowl, the first of it’s kind ever built. Portable bowl on the beach kind of sounds like– outhouse –but this bowl was absolutely not a piece of crap. Everyone of the skaters that I talked to, said it was fun to ride. Steve Caballero was raving about the bowl and talking about how great this event is for the new generation of skaters. Even the event itself was fun. Often, ‘Made for TV’ skateboard events feel more like being in a prison than going skateboarding, with someone always yelling at you, telling you were can’t be and so on.
Bucky Lasek- 2nd place
Ben Hatchell-3rd place
The vibe on the deck in Ocean City was much more– dare we say– fun? Maybe the good bowl vibes spread through the security and all the camera people or there were conscious decisions made to make it more like a really fun skateboard event. While the skateboarders and hot skate action were definitely the stars of the show, the bowl itself, the vibe on the deck and the fact that it was a little cooler definitely contributed to a good time overall.
Andy Macdonald- 4th place
Nolan Munroe-5th place
The ten skaters were broken down into two groups of 5 and given four 35 second runs with their top two run scores determining the results. This was different than the 15 minute jam sessions they did in qualifying. The top 5 of the 10 were taken and put in a second super jam to determine the final results. Four of the guys, Pedro, Bucky, Andy and Rune also skated in the vert ramp. A few of the guys were talking about the challenges of skating the different transition sizes.
At the beginning of practice it did seem the timing was off for some of the guys skating vert too but these guys are the best in the world and seemed to find their bowl legs. Nolan Munroe made it into the final, his crazy transfer line from shallow to deep, over the hip and into big 540 on the face wall of the deep end definitely did not hurt. Andy MacDonald has a very deep bag of tricks so it’s no surprise that he cracked the top 5. Ben Hatchell went to work on the lip, maybe more so than anyone else in the final, deep end, shallow end, flat wall, corners, he worked the lip with speed and style. The fact that he threw in airs, including padless 540’s in the deep means it’s no surprise he got on the podium.
If you know Bucky Lasek you know he can throw down in a bowl like this. Bucky is so good at these things you pretty much expect him to win. A few bails kept him in second but Bucky is always rad to watch. Pedro went huge, went fast, had the sick transfer lines and threw down multiple 540’s. Pedro won the Pool Party in epic style and had a similar performance in Ocean City. – George Crosland
Thank you to George Crosland for the text & Allisports for the images. Skate- Ozzie
1 Pedro Barros
2 Bucky Lasek
3 Ben Hatchell
4 Andy Macdonald
5 Nolan Munroe
6 Omar Hassan
7 Rune Glifberg
8 Ben Raybourn
9 Benji Galloway
10 Kevin Kowalski
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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