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2011 King of Crete @ OSP

Saturday, November 19th, was the Vitamin Water King of Crete at OSP in Orlando, FL. Everybody was killing it…East Coasters & West Coasters…Groms from 11 years old all the way up to Masters in their late 40’s and one that is even 50. It was a perfect day for some concrete shredding and in the end it was Mike Peterson, Sergie Ventura, Alex Sorgente, and Nick Wallace all taking first place in their respective divisions. To end the day off, everybody headed down the road to Skatebar for a couple of cold ones and the premiere of Lifeblood Skateboards’ first full-length video We Must Bleed.  Make sure to check out all of the final results and photographs below. Also, be sure to check out all of the video footage here. Looking forward to doing it again next year!

Pro
1.  Mike Peterson        $3,000
2.  Dalton Dern           $2,000
3.  Josh Rodriguez      $1,000
4.  Nolan Monroe        $600
5. Josh Stafford           $400
6. Shawn Ross            $250
7. Jimmy Marcus        $150
8.  Benji Galloway      $100
9. Keith Baldassare
10. Joe Storm
11. Nick Murphy
12. Rich Payne

Masters
1.  Sergie Ventura        $1,000
2.  Lenny Byrd            $600
3.  Aaron Astorga        $400
4. Todd Johnson          $250
5. Don Hillsman          $150
6. Mike Rogers            $100
7. Tony Walsh
8. Lonny Reiter

Open Am   
1.  Alex Sorgente
2.  Austin Gordon
3.  Clay Kreiner
4.  Cason Kirk
5.  Jacob Welch
6.  Marshall LaFrance
7.  Dane Quintal
8.  Spencer Lau
9.  Isaac Crawford
10. Pedro Delfino
11. Brandon Yarborough
12. Austin Creasman
13. Drew Hoffman
14. Dante Tonella
15. Christopher Kozma
16. Stone Denning
17. Marcos Luke

Boys (14 & Under)
1.  Nick Wallace
2.  Brennan Campbell
3.  Joseph Whitney
4.  Marcos Luke
5.  Joshua Forsberg
6.  Trey Sylvester
7.  Austin Wagar
8.  Chyanne Reese

All Photographs © No Comply Skateboard Mag 2011

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Gatorade Free Flow Tour @SPoT

Saturday was the Gatorade Free Flow Tour stop at the Skatepark of Tampa. The Gatorade Free Flow Tour is the official amateur series of the Dew Tour, and through a series of 30 regional contests across the country, gives local rippers the opportunity to go from “Flow to Pro”. The winner of each regional event gets a trip to compete in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, which are held in conjunction with the Dew Tour events in Portland and Salt Lake City. The winners in the Finals then get an opportunity to compete against the pros at the Dew Tour Championships, which are October 13-16, 2011 in Las Vegas.

I managed to get some photos of the Skate Vert Finals, but unfortunately, couldn’t stay for the Skate Street. Personally, I think it is killer that there is a whole new generation of kids coming up that are stoked on skating, vert, pools, bowls, etc. It is obviously, at least partially, the direct result of the fact that there are a lot more skateparks around these days. Regardless, it is very refreshing, I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love street skating, I grew up skating street. I just always fantasized about skating vert ramps or pools, there just weren’t ever really any around by the time I started skating.

Anyway, these kids were absolutely killing it! There were a bunch of the local shredders representing, including Nick Wallace, Brennan Campbell, Issac Crawford, and Jake Ilardi, as well as some east coast rippers that made the trip, such as Clay Kreiner, Beaver Fleming, and Collin Graham. There was some serious grown-man skateboarding going down on that vert ramp! In the end, Clay Kreiner from South Carolina walked away with first place and a trip to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals. Congratulations Clay! Also, a big shout out to Devin Abreu and Tyler Hunger for taking first in the Skate Street Advanced and Beginner Finals, respectively. Devin and Tyler are both local rippers who have been shutting down all of the contests lately…congrats guys! Good Luck! Check out all of the results here. – Nicks

All Photos © No Comply Skateboard Mag 2011

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