Freestyle now was recently at the Ficifolia Festival in Drouin Victoria to manage a skatepark competition. Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region about 90 kilometres east of Melbourne. The town is supposedly either named after a Frenchman who invented a chlorination process for the extraction of ore or an Aboriginal word meaning “north wind”. As at the 2011 census, Drouin had a population just under 9700 people. The Ficifolia Festival was a great event with a massive street parade taking place just before the skatepark competition got underway. Drouin Cycles put up a guaranteed $300 for the winner of the BMX open class, they also gave some rad prizes for the afternoon competition. There was only a short time frame to run the competition in the afternoon to fit within the Ficifolia Festival schedule but in true professional manner Freestyle Now got the competition done in time with great accolades from the competitors, festival organizers and parents. There was a great turnout from the town at the competition with one head count at 400 spectators.
At all of the Freestyle Now skatepark competition there are three classes for competitors to enter, beginners (younger and still learning), intermediates (competitors with some good skills) and the open class (consistent and dials tricks) in the three disciplines scooter, skateboard and bmx. We would like to thank the contest supporters McDonald’s Drouin, Drouin Cycles, Michael Robinson photography and the Committee of Drouin for their efforts in supporting such a rad event. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest event information on stunt shows, skatepark competitions and coaching sessions.
Daniel Lochki took out the 1st place in BMX open and $300 from Drouin Cycles.
1st place in intermediate scooters and beginners bmx went to back flipping Bailey Pryor – 1st place in BMX intermediate went to Rees Venn, some great lines in the park like this pegs up ledge to fakie grind down helped his placing. If you want to look at more images please check out the photo gallery from Michael Robinson photography
Drouin skatepark competition – 11th February 2017 – Official results
Scooter beginner – 1st Jordyn Hassen-de Kort, 2nd Andrew Hobday, 3rd Kyle Cabral
Scooter intermediate – 1st Bailey Pryor, 2nd Jack Cross, 3rd Ben Golding, 4th Ross Stapleton, 5th Patrick Opie
BMX beginner – 1st Bailey Pryor, 2nd Oliver Ferguson, 3rd Mitchell Carew, 4th Dallan Jeffrey, 5th Branden Lillegman, 6th Dainel Cooper.
BMX intermediate – 1st Rees Venn, 2nd Daniel Davis, 3rd Riley Hermans, 4th Zac Trewen
BMX open – 1st Daniel Lochki, 2nd Dean Anderson, 3er Josh Crook, 4th James Stylianou, 5th Bow Crook