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April 30, 2012 (San Clemente, CA) – Lance Mountain, Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Omar Hassan and many other legends of pro skateboarding will be competing in the Shark Bowl at the etnies Skatepark this Saturday, May 5 during The Sheckler Foundation’s 3rd Annual SKATE FOR A CAUSE event.  The Fred Water Legends Bowl Contest will kick off SKATE FOR A CAUSE at noon.

The Fred Water Legends Bowl Contest will have an ordered jam session format in the Shark Bowl.  It is a black backyard style amoeba pool with a four-and-a-half foot deep shallow end, six foot deep pockets and a nine-and-a-half foot deep end.  It’ll be amazing to see the legends dominate the bowl’s death boxes, shallow-end stairs and Tedderstone pool coping.

The list of legendary bowl riders confirmed to be at the event includes:

•           Aaron Astorga

•           Bill Weiss

•           Dave Duncan

•           Dave Hackett

•           Jake Brown

•           Jay Adams

•           Lance Mountain

•           Lincoln Ueda

•           Omar Hassan

•           Pat Ngoho

•           Sasha Steinhorst

•           Sergie Ventura

•           Steve Olson



All of the day’s events give skateboarders, sponsors and the community a chance to have fun while giving back to raise funds for A.skate.  The A.skate Foundation is a non-profit that allows kids with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding.  They hold clinics for kids with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to kids with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and education.

For additional info on SKATE FOR A CAUSE stay tuned to

About The Sheckler Foundation:

Founded in 2008, The Sheckler Foundation was created as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for.  Fueled by the desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, The Sheckler Foundation produces fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness.  The foundation’s ultimate goal is to empower our community to “Be the Change”!

Press Contact:

Sheckler Foundation Media Relations/

Master Plan Communication

Ashton Maxfield



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Nyjah Huston Wins again – Street League Kansas City




Nyjah Huston Edges Out Four-Way Shootout in the Big Section on Final Attempt


Kansas City, MO. (June 12, 2011) – This weekend a crowd of over 15,000 filled Kansas City’s Sprint Center for the second stop of the 2011 Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy (SLS).  Fans witnessed the world’s best skateboarders who battled it out for the top prize worth $150,000. After being one trick from elimination in the first section, Nyjah Huston, came from behind to make Street League history by winning his second consecutive SLS contest and walking away with now two first place purses totaling $300,000.


(Chaz Ortiz)

Fans were on the edge of their seats during the last section of the finals as Huston, Chris Cole, Chaz Ortiz and Kansas City’s own, Sean Malto, were neck and neck for the top spot. In the end Nyjah Huston landed a huge Nollie Inward Heel Flip off the top of the Big Section on his last try to take the top spot. Huston ended up with an overall Finals score of 72.6.  While Cole came in second with an overall finals score of 67.1 followed by Ortiz rounded out the top three with a 63.8.  Hometown hero, Malto, took home forth place overall with 63.4 points and some of the most consistent skating of anyone in the contest.


Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy Final Results – Stop 2






Nyjah Huston



Chris Cole



Chaz Ortiz



Sean Malto



Ryan Sheckler



Torey Pudwill



Mikey Taylor



Billy Marks



Paul Rodriguez



Shane O’Neill



“I’m just super happy I was able to win two stops in a row!” said Huston. “Street League is by far the best skating contest ever and looking forward to the next stop in Glendale.”


(Nyjah Huston)

“The excitement in Kansas City was incredible today” said Rob Dyrdek, Street League Founder.  “Hometown hero, Sean Malto had an unbelievable comeback after his injury and Chris Cole was only a trick away, but ultimately Nyjah Huston refused to lose!”


(Chris Cole)

(Ryan Sheckler)

(Sean Malto)

Street League pros pulled no punches throughout the Stop Two Finals, landing innovative and technical tricks to avoid elimination. In the Technical Section, Mikey Taylor rolled away from an amazing Switch Frontside 180 to Frontside Feeble Grind down the handrail on his last attempt to jump ahead of Paul Rodriguez and Shane O’Neill. In the Line Section, Billy Marks put together one of the best lines of the contest with a Double Kick Flip down the stairs followed by an incredible Triple Kick Flip over the flat gap. Although Marks’ line just wasn’t quite enough to get him to the Big Section as he and Taylor were eliminated.


Another crowd pleaser was Ryan Sheckler, who won the last remaining spot in the Stop Two Finals during the Make Your Own Luck Last Chance Qualifier that was held immediately prior to Sunday’s Finals. Sheckler landed a Caballerial Kick Flip in the Big Section for 9.4 points. He went on to place fifth overall with 61.8 points and took home the Monster Energy Best Trick Award worth $15,000 for landing highest scoring trick of the day.


Huston was not the only pro with consecutive wins as collectively the 24 SLS pros voted a second time for Billy Marks to win the Zumiez 24-7 Award worth $7,000. After the finals, all the skaters had one more chance to skate in the Wonka Free Ride for a chance at $10,000. Tommy Sandoval, Torey Pudwill, Nyjah Huston & Billy Marks all skated solid, but it was Chris Cole who ended up with the prize, doing amazing tricks all over the course including a Backside 360 to Backside Nose Slide on the bump to hubba ledge.


Street League’s $1.6 million purse is the largest in skateboarding history and almost double the combined winnings for all other skate contests. Nearly $400,000 will be awarded at the next stop in Glendale, AZ at the Arena on July 16-17 with the SLS tour culminating in a winner-takes-all Championship in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center on August 28. The SLS Championship will feature the winners of the first three stops of the 2011 tour along with the remaining top eight qualifiers who will compete for $200,000 as well as the title of Street League Champion.  Finals for the next stop will air LIVE on ESPN2. Check for complete qualifying webcast schedule.


Street League Skateboarding is presented by DC Shoes and Monster Energy, with additional sponsorship by Windows 7, BillMyParents®, Wonka, Air Force Reserve, Nixon and Zumiez.

Street League Skateboarding™                    
Street League Skateboarding (SLS) is the premier professional skateboarding contest series worldwide. Founded by 20-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League features 24 of the world’s top street skateboarders competing exclusively for a groundbreaking $1.6 million prize purse in a nationwide tour live on ESPN/ESPN2. Driven by the need to enhance the experience of live professional street skateboarding, Street League utilizes the ISX™ instant-scoring format that makes every single trick count. More information is available at

Sheckler and Bezanson win Simpel Session 11



Simpel Session 11 / 5-6th February 2011 / Tallinn, Estonia

Sheckler and Bezanson win Simpel Session 11, webcast breaks record

Last weekend, a total of 370,000 viewers from across the world watched 170 top pro riders from 30 countries competing LIVE in one of the most anticipated and international BMX and skateboarding events of the year – the annual Simpel Session, taking place for the 11th time on 5-6 of February in Tallinn, European Capital of Culture 2011.


The two-day Simpel Session 11 skateboarding and BMX contest peaked on Sunday, February 6th, with X-Games 2010 pro street gold and one of the most successful comp skaters of all time Ryan Sheckler (USA) winning the skateboarding finals, and Canadian BMX-rider Drew Bezanson taking his second consecutive BMX street gold in Simpel Session.

“Ryan Sheckler flew around the 1/2 BMX style arena course with smooth lines and big stylish speedy transfers and tech moves in the skate zone. He did a massive speedy kick flip transfer perfect in his last run to get the best score of the weekend,” commented Dave Duncan, skate announcer of Simpel Session 11.

The 17-year-old miniramp and street World Champ in 2009 Axel Cruysberghs (BEL), although qualifing 1st to the finals, came second after Sheckler. The current European skate champion, also 17-year-old Nassim Guammaz from the Netherlands, had a great run for the bronze. For the first time and for the next three years, the results awarded at Simpel Session will translate into ranking points in World Cup Skateboarding ( point series, together with Asian X-Games and European Mystic Cup results.

During the Snickers Best Trick event Sheckler pulled an amazing high speed ollie up to the highest big rail and landed a fronside bluntslide to backside flip out to fakie, winning the side comp in addition to his skate gold. Lukas Danek (CZE) also pulled a kickflip to front board on that same 4′ high rail that was very risky and technical, and Maders Apse (LAT) did a frontside feeble to fakie on the same big round flat rail.

In BMX, the Nate Wessel designed course generated some really unique riding, both in ramp and street side. In the finals, Dennis Enarson (USA) was using the course like his backyard, with new lines and tricks, placing third. Brett "Maddog" Brett Banasiewicz (USA) drove the crowd bananas with many big tricks, but had to give it up for Bezanson in the end, winning his second Simpel Session silver. ?Drew Bezanson pulled the biggest tailwhip gap we saw all weekend, an insane bars to icepick on the judges table barrier, not to mention many other big boy stunts, all that served this humble Canadian his second SS gold medal,“ said Simpel Session main organiser Risto Kalmre.

Simpel Session, already considered as one of the most progressive events in the BMX history, saw tons of new tricks being invented and many epic maneuvers pulled this year – Brett Banasiewicz’s nohander cashroll, Ondra Slez´s huge double decade, Dan Lacie’s 360 to over ice on a downside rail and Daniel Wedemeijer’s biggest fufanu ever pulled in the contest. Also, Ryan Taylor came close to pulling a huge flair double barspin.

On the side, Ty Morrow (USA) proved he has still got the biggest pop in BMX, winning the Red Bull Bunnyhop Jam in front of Alex Kennedy (GBR) with 117cm (roughly 46 inches). In the best trick railjam contest, Chad Kerley (USA) took the cake with a nice combo to top them all – up ledge, to icepick on the flat rail, to manual, to barspin-to-icepick the down rail.

Compared to last years record breaking 210,000 views, the live webcast was twice as popular this year – the webcast reached a total of 370,000 viewers all over the world, with replays adding the number up to roughly half a million views last weekend alone. All video material of the New Era presented live webcast from the event was produced by Simpel Session and the signal was forwarded by, available for embedded streaming.

In addition, Simpel Session 11 will be covered by the biggest extreme sports and several mainstream sports media – including Transworld magazines, Extreme Sports Channel, Fuel TV and ESPN – reaching tens of millions viewers worldwide.

Simpel Session 11 took place as the first highlight event of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 programme on 5-6 of February 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia. Several side events such as film screenings and photo exhibitions ran with the event, as well as a 4-day party program, which broke every audience record of Simpel Session parties so far.

Simpel Session also launched a clothing line this year in collaboration with a couple of rider-designers (Soy Panday, Travis Collier) and New Era, available for online order at

In August 2011, Simpel Session crew will for the second time hold a summertime BMX-contest in Helsinki main square – the Stadi Summer Session. Simpel Session 12 is yet to be announced. Check out to get the latest updates on both events.

Photos and videos from Simpel Session 11:

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2009 Maloof Money Cup results:
Mens Pro Street Finals
1. Chris Cole
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