Emmi Rumsa stalls a spiderman in the deep end of the bowl. The rollerskate crew came to Bridgetown in full effect.

When Bridgetown had their skatepark built back in 2008 Freestyle Now was there to help celebrate the opening by hosting a skatepark competition, and it was an honor to return 14 years later to help celebrate the opening of the skatepark upgrade. The new upgrade is rad. It has some great elements and is linked to the old park well, which helps hosting competitions. The Bridgetown competition marked the inclusion of the first official rollerskate competition for Freestyle Now. With skateboard, scooter and BMX already on the schedule adding another discipline made for a super hectic but super rad competition. Rollerskating at skateparks has been steadily growing and now rollerskating is ready for competitions, and all the proof you need for that happened at Bridgetown, the rollerskate crew brought the hype

The Bridgetown / Manjimip area has a great skatepark scene and the crews were stoked on the competition, it was also great to see many past locals returning to where it started for them to participate in the competition. The morning of the competition Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark coaching session which was well attended and many skilled were taught along with what judges are looking for in a competition.

We need to give a big shout out to the Blackwood youth action team, Relationships Australia WA, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and the Rotary Club of Bridgetown for supporting the competition and also a massive shout out to the Paper planes store in Bridgetown for supporting the rollerskate competition. They definitely know rollerskates and if your in town be sure to stop in and check out their shop, its super rad.

We would also like to thank all the competitors for attending and making the event as rad as it was. Competitions are great to attend to meet new people and see other riders and their styles of riding. Hope to see you at the next competition soon. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that Freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Otis Sienkewitz with a massive boneless in the deep end of the new Bridgetown bowl.

Clockwise from top left – The morning of the skatepark competition Freestyle Now hosted a coaching session, here Amos Hadad is helping participants learn new skills – Freestyle Now scooter coach Oben McHaull making sure the coaching participants can improve their confidence with some no footer jumping – Josh Caswell was at the opening of the Bridgetown skatepark in 2008 and also in 2022 with taking the win in the open skateboard competition – Local scooter shredder Luke Gorey took home the 3rd place in the scooter open class.

Clockwise from top left – Adam Puffler or is it Stanley Flip or is it Adam Puffler doing a Stanley flip? – Tayah Payne is really good at skating – The rollerskate crew brought the hype to Bridgetown and were in full effect, thanks for coming – Jon Graham has been a BMX rider for many many years and its great to see him again doing what he does, ride BMX well and do radical tricks. All photos thanks to Blackwood Youth Action. More photos can be found on the Blackwood Youth Action Facebook page here.

Bridgetown skatepark competition 2nd April 2022 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st RJ  Marshall, 2nd Bayden Miller, 3rd Max Self, 4th Chevy Maxwell, 5th Harlee Franklin, 6th Max Varnavides, 7th Josh Jewell, 8th Amielio Thornton

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kelly Egerton, 2nd Seth Giblett, 3rd Liam Camilleri, 4th Ashton  Watson, 5th Franco Santella, 6th Oscar Ralston

Scooter open – 1st Adam Puffler, 2nd Kash Toft, 3rd Luke Gorey, 4th Damian Van, 5th Tom Dad, 6th Corey VanDam

Skateboard 9 years and under – 1st Otis Sienkewitz, 2nd Jake Turnbull

Skateboard 12 years and under – 1st Indigo Dale, 2nd Khalen Cutts, 3rd Teale Cutts, 4th Marcus  Leighton, 5th Olivia Wallace

Skateboard 15 years and under – 1st Tayah Payne, 2nd Jackson Dudley

Skateboard open – 1st Josh Caswell, 2nd Jeremy Conner, 3rd Scott Cameron

BMX beginner – 1st RJ Marshall, 2nd Max Varnavides, 3rd Max Self, 4th Cyrus Trewarn, 5th Austin Dixon

BMX open – 1st Jon Graham, 2nd Russell Forrest, 3rd Seth Giblett, 4th Riley Kelly

Rollerskate beginner – 1st Harry Connor, 2nd Bonnie Cameron, 3rd Mia Allbon, 4th Taliyah Law, 5th Matilda Rogerson

Rollerskate open – 1st Sasha Berg, 2nd Chloe Pizzuto, 3rd Kiarah Welsh, 4th Emmi Rumsa, 5th Eisha Ryden-Hale, 6th Lillie Hinchy, 7th Portia Crook, 8th Arani Prindiville, 9th Sophie Connor