1st Annual Battle Out Back Skate Contest

Tamaron Eugehorse took home $500 for landing a Crook Nollie Flip in the Best Trick Contest. Photo: Sean McNally

Tamaron Eugehorse took home $500 for landing this Crook Nollie Flip in the Best Trick Contest. Photo: Sean McNally

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.

Rocco Caravelli gaining some style points for transferring into the Mini Pipe. Photo: Sean McNally

Rocco Caravelli gaining some style points for his transfer into the Mini Pipe. Photo: Sean McNally

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.

Full Results

Women:  

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

Pro:

1st – Anthony Grant – $1,500    2nd – Dani Tumia – $1,000    3rd – Anakin Senn – $500

Best Trick:

Tamaron Eugehorse – Crook Nollie Flip – $500

Podium for the 15 and Up Group with Judges

Winners of the 15 & Up Division (Chase Majury, Shane Sylomal, Daniel Iverson) and the judges of the Battle Out Back 

 

 

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