Round 5 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series took place at the newly built Esperance skatepark. The competition took place on the Sunday as part of the Festival of the Wind. Saturday was a beautiful day with a skatepark coaching session taking place at the skatepark with squad members Shaun Jarvis, Mitch Harris and Hudson Goodchild. The sun was out and the skatepark was full. Come Sunday and the rain came in, it was a wet morning. slowly the rain started to ease and the clouds parted and the skatepark got dry. A few hours behind time the skatepark competition for bmx, skateboard and scooter got underway. With a good crowd of people to watch the locals of Esperance got busy rolling out the rad. It was really good to see the progression of the riders since our last visit to Esperance in December with much progress in the building of skills. There was a great turn out of skateboarders and scooters riders but a few of the bmx riders we missing. Many people came down after and had thought the competition had been cancelled, Freestyle Now will always do our best to run a competition when the weather condition are not ideal, so we told them that it was not, they were most upset. The Esperance skatepark saw another great competition and we await for the next. 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. There is also a girl’s class to help encourage more girls to enter. We would like to thank the Festival of the Wind and our supporters, Colony bmx, Sacrifice scooters, 4 skateboard Co . Round 7 of the 2017 series takes place at the Caple skatepark on the 22nd April. Be sure to check our coming events page for all the latest information.
Clockwise from top left – Willem Vanblitterswyk took home 2nd place in the beginners bmx but had the biggest jump of the day over the volcano to flat, not sure how he stayed on – Scott Davis is a natural flow skater, watching him roll is most awesome, 1st place in the skateboard open class – Eloise Lochowicz won the girls class with some great courage to enter and show that girls can always get rad as well. We were really happy that she did and showed some great skills – Joseph Buckley took home 1st place in the intermediate skateboard class and this 50 50 transfer from the big to little bowl most defiantly helped his win.
More photos can be found on the facebook page here.
Esperance skatepark competition – 19th March 2017 – Round 5 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results
Girls – 1st Eloise Lochowicz, 2nd Mercy Griffiths, 3rd Harper Brett
Scooter beginner – 1st Tyson Graham, 2nd Corey Warr, 3rd Kyron Czaplinski, 4th Ezekiel Griffiths, 5th Ethan Dawe, 6th Hunter Griffiths, 7th Cuan Duncan, 8th Finn Haslam, 9th Taj Liddleow, 10th Jake Daw, 11th Saxon Tromp, 12th Elliott Hunt, 13th Lawson Marquis
Scooter intermediate – 1st Jayden Lawrence, 2nd Oscar Griffiths, 3rd Byron Holst
Skateboard beginner – 1st Dexter Longbottom, 2nd Cameron Casini, 3rd Finn Haslam, 4th Braydon Tonkin, 5th Axel Pitt, 6th Knox Brett
Skateboard intermediate – 1st Joseph Buckley, 2nd Hamish Haslam, 3rd Rydn Rae-Anthonysz, 4th Harvey Jarzabek, 5th Hudson James, 6th Billy McLeod
Skateboard open – 1st Scott Davis, 2nd Reese Haslam, 3rd Cameron Saunders
BMX beginners – 1st Ezekiel Griffiths, 2nd Willem Vanblitterswyk, 3rd Hunter Griffiths