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. 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.
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.
Press Inquiries : Kathy Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Here’s the results
1 Chris Miller
2 Steve Caballero
3 Lance Mountain
4 Tony hawk
5 Eric Nash
6 Duane Peters
7 Sergie Ventura
8 Pat Ngoho
9 Rob ‘Sluggo’ Boyce
10 Steve Alba
1 Pedro Barros
2 Rune Glifberg
3 Andy Macdonald
4 Nolan Munro
5 Alex Perelson
6 Omar Hassan
7 Steve Piniero
8 Mike Owens
9 Sky Siljeg
10 Sandro Dias
(9th and 10th might be reversed)
Additional coverage and commentary will follow shortly here on Concrete Disciples. Check back soon.
This year there were so many people who wanted to skate the Pro-Tec and were good enough to do so that they re-instituted a qualifier before hand on Thursday and the top 8 get to join in the ranks of the pre-qualified for the main event. Here’s your latest batch of rippers! Don’t forget to tune into the live webcast on Vans – http://www.vans.com/microsites/poolparty/webcast.html
2011 Pro-Tec Pool Party Qualifying results:
1. Mike Owen
2. Michael O’Friel
3. Steve Piniero
4. Evandro Menezes
5. Daniel Cuenvo
6. Josh ‘SKREECH’ Sandoval
7. Mike Barnes
8. Brad McClain
#1 Ronnie Yerman
#2 Ben Johnson
1. Rob ‘SLUGGO’ Boyce
2. Jeff ‘FFEJ’ Hedges
3. Paul Wizniewski
4. Aaron Astorga
5. Jake Piasecki
6. Pat Black
7. Mike Rogers
8. Ken Fillion