Congrats to Kelvin Hoefler, Leticia Bufoni, Andy Macdonald, Pedro Barros, Pat Ngoho and Lizzie Armanto for taking the #1 Ranking in their respective divisions for the 2012 season!
Below are links to the overall Rankings for 2012....
Men's Pro STREET 2012 Final Rankings
Ladies' Pro STREET 2012 Final Rankings
Men's Pro VERT 2012 Final Rankings
Men's Pro BOWL 2012 Final Rankings
Master's Pro BOWL 2012 Final Rankings
Ladies' Pro BOWL 2012 Final Rankings
Am 15 & under Bowl Final Rankings
In posting the masters bowl rankings, we soon learned of a couple oversights that needed to be corrected. First, the Marseille event was a Tier 1 competition and only received half points. Second, Steve Caballero brought to our attention that he had only skated one international event, the Bondi Bowl A Rama. In our rules, it states that in order to earn #1 ranking, a skater must skate in two international events. The corrections have been made and we are happy to announce Pat Ngoho as the Number 1 Masters Bowl Skater for 2012.
Our sincere apologies to all concerned!
Please come and show your support for Pam Brodowski!
We are raising money for her recent medical bills!
If you're in the Fontana area on Dec 8th,
Make sure to come by the Fontana 2 skatepark to show you support!
$10 entry donation
Fontana II Skatepark
5553 Lytle Creek Rd
Fontana, CA 92336
I was invited by the Chinese Extreme Sports Association to visit the CX Open in Beijing, China over the past weekend. It's the largest Action Sports event in China in it's 13th year. Featuring Skateboarding, BMX Freestyle and Aggressive Inline Skating. This year the event was held inside the famous Olympic Venue, the Bird's Nest.
I arrived in Beijing on a direct flight from San Francisco on Friday evening, happy to find Eric waiting for me. He informed me on the drive to the hotel that the event schedule had changed because of the forecast of rain on Saturday, so the skateboarding prelims were going on at that very moment. I was pretty bummed, but not as bummed as some of the skaters, I was to learn later. Turns out the skateboarders knowing that they weren't supposed to skate until Saturday, all made plans to go visit the Great Wall of China. As they were in a van about to depart, they got the word that the contest was going to happen within the hour. A little panic and a little jet lag made for concern on how they were all going to skate. Since the promoter flew everyone in and had set them up in a great hotel, they switched gears and made it to the venue to skate in very cold conditions on a course that had only minutes of practice on. In the end, Manny Santiago qualified first, with local Chinese skater in second, followed by Tomas Vintr from Czech Republic. 4 other skaters made it as well. Sorry, but the start list and results were not available at the time of writing this. I did learn that Felix Arguelles just missed the cut as well as Brazilian, Tulio de Oliveira.
The iconic street course inspired by San Francisco's historic skate spots attracted a whole slew of new skaters to Dew Tour's Toyota City Championships making for a contest that will long be remembered by all who skated, watched and especiall by those who missed it as these replicated spots mimic those that have shaped early street skating into what it is today - most of which are no longer around in their original state if at all.
Congrats to Nyjah Huston for taking the top podium spot today. Nyjah skated with amazing tech and consistancy to edge out the rest of the field for the $40,000 top spot and proving one again that he is probably one of the best skaterboarders on the planet.
Street Top 5
1. Nyjah Huston $40,000
2. Torey Pudwell $20,000
3. Paul Rodriquez $10,000
4. Milton Martinez $7,000
5. Filipe Gustavo $5,000
Harrison Street was the center of attention today at the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships. The debut of the progressive Streetstyle disciplines shut down three city blocks, turning them into a skater's dream downhill set-up of makeshift ramps and rails. Ryan Sheckler’s first run gave him the top score of the day, including a stylish backside lipslide down the rail and a frontside 360 indy up the step-up. However, spectators on the packed sidewalks were held insuspense as each skater closed in on his score. Milton Martinez wowed the crowd with his last run, pulling out a close second place score that threatened Sheckler’s standing in the final minutes. David Gravette rounded out the podium in third place.
Street Style Top 5
1. Ryan Sheckler $20,000
2. Milton Martinez $10,000
3. David Gravette $7,000
4. Ryan Decenzo $4,000
5. David Gonzalez $3,000
Complete results here...
Click "Read more" to check wrap up videos from the weekend....
Congrats to Brazilian phenom Pedro Barros for taking the win at the 1st annual Vans Bowl a Rama NYC. Pedro is proving that he is the man to beat on the concrete tour as he has won every comp this year! On the Masters side, congrats goes out to veteran Lance Mountain who put some amazing skating together to take the win over his fellow legends. Also want to give a shout out to George Orton for taking the Spirit of Andy Kessler award!
Pros Top 5
1. Pedro Barros $6000
2. Alex Sorgente $4000
3. Ben Hatchell $2500
4. Kevin Kowalski $2000
5. Mike Owen $1800
Masters Top 5
1. Lance Mountain $6000
2. Steve Caballero $3000
3. Eddie Elguera $1500
4. Christian Hosoi $1400
5. Mike McGill $1300
Complete results here...
Gallery here... Thanks to Thomas Rowe & Michael Goetz
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