Vans Pool Party 2015 info

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STC2 – Concrete Dreams

Smell the Crete 2 - Concrete Dreams

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Vans Pool Party!!

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Vans Pool Party 2013

Vans Pool Party was flyin high - Cory Juneau

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.

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Pedro Barros and Steve Caballero take the Protec honors


Pedro Barros

Pedro – Mile High Stalefish

Steve Caballero

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

The Pro-tec Pool Party was made possible by the support of Vans and hydrated by vitaminwater.

Pro-tec Pool Party News 2012

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

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:

Press Inquiries : Kathy Miranda at [email protected]

The Girls Combi Classic 2011 Results

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Protec Pool Party 2011 Results


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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


Rob Sluggo Boyce


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)

Sky Siljeg


Additional coverage and commentary will follow shortly here on Concrete Disciples. Check back soon.

Pro-tec Qualifiers 2011

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 –

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

World Cup Concrete Series 2011

World Cup Skateboarding
Concrete Bowl Series 2011

In 2000, over 10 years ago, WCS kicked off the Concrete Challenge series in Colorado as well as overseeing the Tim Brauch Memorial Bowl competition in San Jose, CA. Shortly after, WCS developed the Soul Bowl comps in Huntington and Hermosa Beach, developing the first Masters division for skaters over 35.

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A few years later bowl competitions popped up in France and Austria. At the same time, back in Oregon, Red was building park after park with tranny everywhere. Choppy Omega created the Trifecta and enlisted WCS to help out. The Trifecta, with 3 different parks, 3 days in a row, continues year after year to redefine the meaning of core skateboarding. Not long after, Vans started the superbowl of bowl skating with the first Pro Tec Pool Party, which also features the highest prize purse for bowl skating with over $113,000 planned for 2011. In 2006, the Bondi Bowl a Rama in Australia, was created. This was the brainchild of Chad Ford, another park designer who also couldn’t help but follow his heart building parks with tranny. 2 years later the New Zealand Bowl a Rama was born as well. Also in 2008, Texas became involved with the Rock the Cradle event in Houston, as a part of the Johnny Romano Memorial Contest. In 2010, the Orange Freestyle Cup in Marseille, France was added to the list of WCS Bowl events with a long-term agreement.

For 2011 Bowl Skating is alive and growing at an amazing rate as skateparks are being built on a daily basis around the world. New this year, we welcome the Ultra Bowl event in Malmo, Sweden to the tour, Plans for a new Vans Skatepark in Huntington Beach also include a bowl comp which could take place in October or November of this year.

World Cup Skateboarding is excited to have been a major player in the growth of Bowl/Park skateboarding and will continue to develop and support Bowl skateboarding around the world.

WCS Concrete Bowl Series 2011

January 29Amateur Combi Pool Classic
Orange, CA
(am men )
February 12Wellington Bowl a Rama
New Zealand
(pro & masters)
February 19Vans Bondi Bowl a Rama
Bondi, Australia
(pro & masters)
March 19Florida Bowl Riders #1
New Smyrna Beach Skatepark, FL
(pros, masters & girls)
March 20Florida Bowl Riders #2
Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, FL
(pros, masters & girls)
May 20 & 21Pro Tec Pool Party
Orange, CA
(pro & masters – Qualifier 3/19)
June 23 & 26Orange Freestyle Cup
Marseille, France
(pro & masters)
August 5Sector Nine Oregon Trifecta  #1
(pro, masters, girls & ams)
August 6Sector Nine Oregon Trifecta  #2
(pro, masters, girls & ams)
August 7Sector Nine Oregon Trifecta  #3
(pro, masters, girls & ams)
August 19 & 21Ultra Bowl – Malmo, Sweden
(pro & masters)
September 25Tim Brauch Memorial Bowl – San Jose, CA
(pro, masters, girls & ams)
Oct/Nov TBAHuntington Beach, CA
Nov. TBAGirls Combi Pool Classic
(girls only, pro & ams)

Bowl Rankings based on the following:

Pros & Masters: Best 7 results, must have competed in 2 international events for number 1 ranking.

Girls: Best 4 results, must include Girls Combi Pool Classic for number 1 ranking.

Amateur: Best 3 results

Pleases check the WCS site for updates and possible changes.


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Pro Tec Pool Party 2005

The riders were skating like there is no tomorrow. Piles of money on the table. Rune and Patch doing full doubles runs un-planned nearly made me def from the crowd eruption. It really felt like a great moment in skate history was taking place.

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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

1) Bucky Lasek
2) Omar Hassan
3) Rune Glifberg
4) Pedro Barros
5) Bob Burnquist
6) Sergie Ventura
7) Josh Borden
8) Josh Rodriguez
9) Michael Brookman
10) Nolan Monroe
(oops, sorry, I posted Evandro Menezes (16th) in 10th place originally, it has been corrected)

1) Chris Miller
2) Christian Hosoi
3) Nicky Guerrero
4) Steve Caballero
5) Steve Alba
6) Tony Mag
7) Pat Ngoho
8) Eric Nash
9) Lester Kasai
10) Josh Nelson

1) Julie Kindstrand
2) Lyn-z Adams Hawkins
3) Megan Brown
4) Prescilla Lee
5) Allysha Bergado
6) Alex Harper
7) Elise Dabby
8) Lea Taylor
9) Elizabeth Amanto
10) Erin Wolfkeil
11) Jennifer Stranko

Block$ for Ca$h:
Slide n’roll – Steve Caballero


It was another completely EPIC battle in the combi at Vans yesterday. Before we put up our complete coverage, here are the results.

Media division:

1: Garret
2: Brian Fic k-Every magazine under the sun?
3 Scott Taylor -Skateboarder Magazine
4 Jim Murphy-Juice Magazine
5 Buddy Carr-ConcreteWave
6 Dave Swift-TheSkateboardMag
7 Mike
8 John Fudala-Fork Burns

Womens’ division:
1.Carabeth Burnside
2. Lyn-Z Adams hawkins
3. Mimi Knoop
4. Julie Kindstrand
5. Jodi McDonald
6. Apryl Woodcock
7. Nicole Zuck
8. Holly Lyons
9. Mandy Esch
10. Cressey Rice
11. Kim Petersen

Masters’ Division:
1.Chris Miller
2. Lance Mountain
3. Steve Caballero
4. Duane Peters
5. Steve Alba
6. Lester Kasai
7. Ben Schroeder
8. Buck Smith
9. Micke Alba
10. Glen Charnoski
11. Mike Barnes
12. Mike McGill
13.(tie) Pat Ngoho
13.(tie) Steve Steadham
15. Mark Partain
16. Dave Reul
17. Tony Magnusson
18. Jesse Martinez
19. Lonny Hiramoto
20.(tie) Dave Duncan
20.(tie) Jon Harsma
22. Don Fisher
23. Pat Black
24. Jon-Jon Bryan

Pro Division:
1. Rune Glifberg
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Omar Hassan
4. Bob Burnquist
5. Benji Galloway
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Bruno Passos
8. Joshua Borden
9. Lincoln Ueda
10. Sergie Ventura
11. Nolan Johnson
12. Remy Stratton
13. Brian Patch
14. Darren Navarette
15. Darin Jenkins
16. Dave Maxwelll
17. Jimmy The Greek
18. Chris Cudlipp
19.(tie)Matt Moffett
19.(tie) Daniel Cardone
21. Tim Johnson
22.(tie) Josh Sandoval
22.(tie) Morgan Burgess
24. Tyler Mumma