Mid-November brings large amounts of precipitation to Oregon. Luckily for our students, they have the appropriately named B.O.B (aka the Building Out Back) to hunker down during periods of inclement weather. On Saturday November 16th, 2013 Windells Academy opened up B.O.B to all skaters and hosted the 1st Annual Battle Out Back Skate Contest.
Skaters and spectators from all over Oregon and Washington made the trip to Windells campus to check out the action and rip around in our 12,000 square foot skate utopia. With around 80 skaters registered for 4 divisions, organized chaos would be the only way to describe practice sessions and heats. With that many people in a confined area there were definitely some collisions but in light of the full-contact skate jousting, there were plenty of hammers thrown down. The jam format gave the contest a session-like vibe and the Truth truck was on site blasting tunes to keep the skaters hyped up all afternoon. With Mike Estes MC’ing the contest, nobody in the vicinity was left in the dark wondering, “what was that trick?” Our goal was to make The Battle Out Back an annual contest, and based on the hype from all in attendance it’s likely the contest will become a staple event for Windells Academy each fall.
Aside from the insane amount of product given away and the merchandise taken home by the top 3 skaters in each division, a heavy cash purse was up for grabs in the pro division. The contest was made possible through the support of our partners Truth, Usurper Skateboards, I.N.I Cooperative, Tactics Board Shop, Hulu and The Local Grind.
1st – Kristin Ebeling 2nd – Karissa Dobrzanski 3rd – Christelle Auzus
14 & Under:
1st – Alex Lobasyuk 2nd – Luke Blovad 3rd – Cash Miranda
15 & Up:
1st – Shane Sylomal 2nd – Chase Majury 3rd – Daniel Iverson
1st – Anthony Grant – $1,500 2nd – Dani Tumia – $1,000 3rd – Anakin Senn – $500
Tamaron Eugehorse – Crook Nollie Flip – $500