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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – November 2020

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Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark competition at the world famous Kalgoorlie skatepark. One of the best skatepark in the world, it allows multiple users to use the skatepark all at the same time. The skatepark has great flow which allows for great competitions and has a large assortment of obstacles and ramps to suit everyone’s styles and skill levels. The lines at the Kalgoorlie skatepark are endless. The competition took place on the Friday night with a skatepark coaching session on the Saturday morning that was well attended by all disciplines and all ages. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder  and also to our supporters Grit Scooter, The 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. 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.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition participants all went home with some great prizes and big smiles on their faces.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition 6th November 2020 – official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Jarryd Kirkwood, 2nd Retief Valasich, 3rd Viliami Fisi, 4th Memphis Kearns, 5th Chace Whincup-Lunder

Scooter intermediate – 1st Tarmeka Smyth, 2nd Kye Meier-Shore, 3rd Bryce Grout, 4th Jesse Lupton

Skateboard – 1st Reilly Fowler

BMX – Lincoln Trinidad, 2nd Staceson Mulligan, 3rd Jesse Lupton, 4th Kieren Bennett, 5th Bouyden Hogan

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Busselton skatepark scooter competition – October 2020

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Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark competition for scooters at the Busselton skatepark. The competition took place after a morning skatepark coaching session for scooters. Both had a great turnout and the competition had some awesome crowd participation. Crown participation is really important at competitions as it help the competitors get amped up and they have more fun. Fun is the key to competing. It was good to see the participants in the coaching session putting into practice some of the skills learnt into their competition runs.
A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Busselton and also to our supporters Grit Scooter. 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.

Clockwise from top left – Kash Toft has slowly been progressing and is now one of the top riders in Western Australia. 1st place in the open class in Busselton with lots of power tricks and good flow. – This Stanley flip was so rad from Luke Donovan. 2nd place in the open class. – Saxon Braszell toop hope the 1st place in the intermediate class, board sliding in the street section. – Max Power won a set of scooter forks for winning the beginners class at the Busselton scooter competition, great work Max.
More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Busselton scooter competition 6th October 2020 – official results

Beginners – 1st Max Power, 2nd Lucas Lenane, 3rd Brodie Quatermaine, 4th Cooper Attard, 5th Caleb Heslewood, 6th Mallakai Watson, 7th Archy O’Brien, 8th Jack Jabb, 9th Harley Rockift, 10th Kyben Wesley, 11th Jayden Ietto, 11th Joseph Brown, 13th Zoe Lenane, 14th Quinn Wesley

Intermediate – 1st Saxon Braszell, 2nd Logan Dunbar, 3rd Jake Baggetta, 4th Jobe Lee, 5th Sam Kelly, 6th Noah Cranston, 7th Ryan Stephens, 8th Tomas Ludar

Open – 1st Kash Toft, 2nd Luke Donovan, 3rd Harley Thompson, 4th Tom Dadds, 5th Damion Van Schalkwyk

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Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle

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Scarborough Beach bowl, right on the beach, perfect for a bmx bowl battle.

The Groundswell festival was an amazing event. Right on the beach with a amazing bowl just perfect to a bmx bowl battle to take place. Freestyle Now hosted the first BMX bowl competition in Perth and it was fitting that is was at the biggest bowl this side of the Simpson Desert. Everyone took home a plethora of prizes thanks to the Groundswell Festival, Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods and Local BMX. There were two classes that the riders could enter, The RAD and The RADDEST. Very easy to work out who should be in which class.  The format was a battle final. Qualifying was super important, qualify in first and the other riders have to battle their way to take you on. Two riders would go into a battle round, each rider would have two 60 second runs back to back. If you won your battle round you would take on the next place rider. The three judges would vote who would progress into the next battle round. It was an exciting final to watch, with each class taking alternating turns so rider got to have a rest. You had to be in top form or you got the cut. Keep the radness flowing and you would progress into the next round.

Luke Tooze floating it over the hip, one of the great lines that he was taking around the bowl.

 

 

Such a rad video of the competition, this one is really worthy of a play and then a replay and a replay.

The RAD class.

It was great to see Noah Campbell-Ward drop into the bowl for the first time during practice and then come up and enter the comp. 7th place. In the battle finals it was a battle between father and son. Corey Brown (5th place qualifier) was challenged by 6th place qualifier Levi Brown. The two riders went back to back for two 60 second runs each. With three judges voting who was the best of the battle. Two votes for Corey Brown and moving up into the next battle round. Levi Brown 6th place. Rowan Cosh (qualified 4th) was waiting for his challenger. Rowan rode well in the qualifiers but somehow lacked the same level of riding in the battle finals. Corey was flowing the bowl which could have been why he got two votes from the three judges and he moved into the next battle. Rowan Cosh 5th place. Roman Depiazzi (qualified in 3rd) is 11 years old and he was waiting for his challenger, over 40 year old Corey Brown. This was the third time Corey had to ride in the battle, but he was still looking good. Was he as good as Roman? It was a tight one to judge, with the judges taking a while to cast their votes. Corey had speed and power in his run but Roman did a rad 360 out of the top waterfall and also did manage to manual across the waterfall hip. That could have been the deciding factors that gave Roman the two votes needed. Corey Brown 4th place. Albie Livesley (2nd place qualifier) is 7 years old. He sat waiting for the results of the previous battle to see who is challenger was going to be, Roman Depiazzi. These two young riders are definitely rad and it could have gone either way. It was super close. The judges took some time to cast their votes weighing up all the rad factors of each of their two 60 second runs. But it was Roman who took the two votes, could have been his 360 up the waterfall that was the deciding factor. Albie Livesley 2nd place. Tyler Gayski had been waiting for his challenger after qualifying in 1st. Tyler has been riding bmx for a lot longer than Roman and is a lot more powerful in his riding. Roman put up a good challenge but it was a unanimous decision from the judges, three votes to Tyler Gayski. Great riding, good airs and lots of flow gave Tyler the win. Roman Depiazzi 2nd place, Tyler Gayski 1st place.

Clockwise from top left – Tyler Gayski took the win in the Rad class with some great flow and dexterity. – Roman Depiazzi sent it hard in the battle finals, this manual across the waterfall hip help to secure the 11 year old the second place. – Albie Livesley lets his riding do the talking, he lets it speak loudly. Racking up a respectful 3rd place. Great riding from the 7 year old radical rider. – fourth place went to over 40 year old Corey Brown. Age is a number and skill is a level. He rode really well in the Rad class and it was awesome to see the father and son battle in the finals.

Jacob Kestel with one of the most raddest moves of the comp. Old school bmxers call this trick a Hanna named after motocross legend Bob Hannah other will just call it a front tyre head butt. Whatever you want to call it is definitely rad.

The RADDEST class

This was going to be one rad competition with a good mix of riders of different styles. In qualifying it was Luke Tooze that was 34 points ahead of 2nd place qualifier Brad Evans who had 132 points, 3rd place was Ryan Aqulina 131 points and Jay Roadley qualifying in 4th place with 130 points. That is a super tight qualifying result. Heading into the battle finals Nick Morgan had to taking on 6th place qualifier Kieran Ramsay. With 3 judges all voting on Kieran to move onto the next round. Kieran sent flairs and good air and flow as well as a few handplants which sealed the deal for him. Nick rode good but just was airing not as high as Kieran. Nick Morgan 7th place. Going into the next battle Kieran was taking on Jacob Kestel. These two guys were only 1 point separated in qualifying. Both completely different styles. Jacob rode well in the qualifiers but in the battle finals spent a bit too much time trying to jump from the waterfall hip up and out over the coping to the top of the ramp. Had he pulled that he would have moved up into the next round. Jacob did some awesome tricks in his run though, his downside handplants looked rad just like his head butts on the front tyre jumps and drop ins. Judges gave two votes to Kieran. Jacob Kestel 6th place. Kieran Ramsey was moving into his third round and had to take on Jay Roadley. Jay had some tech skills that Kieran did not. Jay rode with more variation although Kieran did put up a good fight to progress into the next round but it was Jay that got the two votes from the three judges that sent him into the next battle round. Kieran Ramsay 5th place.

Clockwise from top left – Brad Evans or as he is now called Rad Evans did amazing job of bicycle stunting at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle. Taking the 3rd place and getting rad all at the same time. – Western Australian bmx legend Aquaman a.k.a. Ryan Aqualina straight up ruled. It was amazing to watch him use his bunny nut out riggers on the coping. A 4th place to Aquaman. – Big Orse Kieran Ramsey wanted to look at the Scarborough beach bowl from every angle so he did a flair to see how it looked from that angle, when asked did it look any different his reply was definitely did. – Nick Morgan had a heap of fun and won a stack of prizes. He also got rad as well. Thanks for rolling Nick.

Jay Roadley is a technical rider with fantastic skills. He can also grab some great air and did so at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle and scored himself a 2nd place in the Raddest class.

Moving into round 4 Jay Roadley was taking on Western Australian BMX legend Ryan Aqulina. Both these riders like to use their pegs and both these rider ride hard. Ryan let loose with some great rad lines and tricks but Jay just had that little bit more. The judges had a bit of time to deliberate as where their votes were going and it was Jay Roadley that would progress into round 5. Ryan Aqulina 5th place. Brad Evens had qualified in 2nd and really wanted to keep that place. Jay Roadley had moved up from 4th place qualifier and now was taking on 2nd place, he was knocking on Luke Tooze’s door whole Luke was just chillin. Brad Evan rides big transitions loves to do turndowns and one handed flatties and they were abundant in his run. Smooth flow great control and style. Jay Roadley sent it hard and threw in 540’s, flairs and 270 barspins smith stalls. Brad had it almost in the bag with one vote to each rider until the last vote from the third judge went to Jay. Brad Evans 3rd place. The final battle round was about to begin. Luke Tooze was feeling relaxed and energized while Jay Roadley had just had 3 battle rounds and was now moving into his 4th. Luke had a relaxed warm up and was ready. Jay sent it hard with bar spins, big 540 in the deep end, a 360 drop in to flat at the small section and a rad barspin fakie to half cab into the waterfall. His two runs were rad. Luke went fast, big griz airs, barspins to x ups gapping the waterfall hip, whips and flairs. At the end of his run the fire brigade had to attend to, Luke was on fire! The judges huddled together to have a chat about what they had just witnessed. They were taking a bit longer than anticipated, while Jay had the tech and tricks, Luke had the speed and flow. The judges announcement came and it was unanimous, Jay Roadley 2nd place and Luke Tooze the winner of the RADDEST class at the 2020 Groundswell festival Scarborough Beach Bowl BMX battle.

 

 

The final battle between Luke Tooze and Jay Roadley is definitely worth a watch.

 

Luke Tooze took the win with great flow and rad tricks like this griz air.

The Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle was a rad competition. The format was super engaging for the public to witness, BMX was in the spotlight for many people attending the festival. Many different styles of riding were on display. If you did not attend the Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle you will definitely need to attend next year.

Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle – 3rd October 2020 – Official results

Contest supporters Groundswell Festival, Freestyle Now, Colony BMX , Local BMX , Sneaky Wholefoods

The RAD class – 1st Tyler Gayski, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Albie Livesley, 4th Corey Brown, 5th Rowan Cosh, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Noah Campbell-Ward

The RADDEST class – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Jay Roadley, 3rd Brad Evans, 4th Ryan Aqulina, 5th Kieran Ramsey, 6th Jacob Kestel, 7th Nick Morgan

 

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DownUnderGround – 2020 Australian BMX flatland championships – video contest

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DownUnderGround number 12 is now upon us. With the current global situation with Covid-19 travel restrictions are in place around the world and definitely in Australia, It is highly unlikely that a physical contest will take place. Yes this is a sad situation as all of Australian flatland riders enjoy the time when we can come together and ride and catch up with everyone. DownUnderGround first started holding a video contest back in 2013 so in true tradition of DownUnderGround a video contest will be held but this will have a twist, but you will have to wait for that information till after entrees close. Riders will need to submit their video entry by 31st October. Your video entry will form the contest for the Australian championships. Who will be the 2020 Australian bmx flatland champion? Thank you to DownUnderGround supporters – Freestyle Now and Colony BMX.

Check out the DownUnderGround Australian BMX flatland championships competition results page for a full rundown from all DownUnderGround competitions

Contest information.

The video contest is open to all Australian and international riders in beginner, expert and open classes. The video submitted will need to contain an unedited bmx flatland run similar to what you would unleash at a contest. The video must contain up to two minutes worth of riding, but no less than 1 minute. You are not judged on the quality of the video but on the quality of your riding. The video must be clear enough to show your riding. The video is judged and winners are determined just like a normal contest with the videos being posted on line for the world to view. Each rider’s video will be judged by three judges using the same criteria as the normal DownUnderGround contest format. (listed below) All videos we will loaded to our YouTube channel.

Judging criteria

Each judge (three judges) will judge the competing rider out of the three categories below. Each judge will score each category out of 20 points; the best possible score from one judge per contest run is 60 points. Each competitor will have all three judges scores added together to form that riders contest run score.

Difficulty – How difficult and complex the tricks are.

Consistency – How consistent the rider is in pulling the tricks within the contest run.(feet down, foot dab, smoothness of run)

Variety – This is left up to the judge’s discretion on what their own interpretation of variety is. This can take into account range of techniques (spinning, turbining, rolling, scuffing, stationary, pumping…) variety and range of tricks, types of tricks, combinations of tricks, front and rear wheel usage, backwards and forwards.

How to submit your DownUnderGround video

Go to www.wetransfer.com

Click on the “Add Files” button and add the video file that you want to send (don’t send a raw video as it will be to big, run it through a edit program / app to reduce the file size)

Friends email is our email – 

enter your own email and in the message, your name and details.

Click on “submit” and it’s all done. We Transfer sends us an email and we receive your video.

 

Have a look at the 2019 DownUnderGround video round, this was a bonus round for the physical contest that took place in Melbourne

 

 

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Bunbury Action Sports Games 2020 – BMX scooter skateboard competition

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Every year competitors look forward to the Action Sports Games and this year was no different. One of the biggest scooter, skateboard and bmx skatepark competition held in Western Australia it had an awesome turn out. With a prize purse of $2000 up for grabs and $2500 worth of prizes plenty of competitors were keen.

The level of competition is forever increasing and it’s great to see younger competitors come up from the beginner into the intermediates and then start knocking on the 1st place spots in the open class. Once again the level from all the competitors was high and it was great to see some of the competitors who had been attending our coaching sessions also competing in the beginners class. There was plenty of action throughout the day but one of the most action packed was the bmx open class. Three riders were all on fire, Luke Tooze, Fabio Connetti and Jordan Minchin, all three with different riding styles and trick and skatepark lines. This one was a hard one to judge and it was not until all the points were tallied up that we got to see how close they were. With only 2 points between 3rd and 1st it was one of the most tightest competitions we have ever had. 1st went to Luke Tooze, 295 points, 2nd Fabio Connetti, 294 points and 3rd Jordan Minchin, 293 points. With 3 judges scoring over three categories and having two runs that’s a lot of numbers to add up and to get scores that close is super rad.

Other notable competitors were Rowan Cosh riding in scooter and bmx, Brax O’brien who attended the Collie coaching sessions and skated well, Kash Toft moving up to scooter open and taking 3rd, Jeremy Wilson and Tyler Gayski in the intermediate bmx class and Albie Livesley and his progression. Thank you to everyone who attended and come and got rad. We need to give a big shout out to the competition supporters, Colony BMXModus BearingsThe 4 skateboard companyRoot IndustriesGrit Scooters and of course the Action Sports Games.

Brenden Cross is like poetry in motion on a skateboard. 1st place in skate open.

Luke Tooze with an awesome line through the Bunbury skatepark. Up the ledge into the bowl. 1st place in BMX open.

Tyler Jennings in the middle of triple whip back flip. 1st place in scooter open.

Clockwise from top left – Levi Pound slashing to first in skate intermediate – Albie Livesley is a future BMX pro, definitely progressing and going bigger – It would not be a Bunbury Action Sports games without Rowan Cosh doing an X up – So stoked to see Tyson Carroll still hitting it up and getting rad on the scooter with a 2nd place in scooter open. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

 

 Bunbury Action Sports Games skatepark competition – 29th February 2020 – Official results

 Scooter Open – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Tyson Carroll, 3rd Kash Toft, 4th Ayden Brown

Skate open – 1st Brenden Cross, 2nd Dan Pound, 3rd Cobey Thirsk

BMX open – 1st             Luke Tooze, 2nd Fabio Connetti, 3rd Jordan Minchin, 4th Kieran Ramsay, 5th Nathan Joson

Scooter intermediate – 1st Zech Bowman, 2nd Ray Thompson, 3rd Jake Budgie, 4th Cody Pearson, 5th Cassidy Barr, 6th Daniel Doran.

Skate intermediate – 1st Levi Pound, 2nd Austin Teede

BMX intermediate – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Tyler Gayski, 3rd Callum Sharp, 4th Brody Relph, 5th Rowan Cosh, 6th Taj Hamilton

Scooter beginner – 1st Rowan Cosh, 2nd James Principe, 3rd Franco Santella, 4th Jai Martindale, 5th Hamish Burgin, 6th Jacob Reed

Skate beginner – 1st Harry Lackhart, 2nd Brax O’brien

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Albie Livesley, 3rd Ryan Vince, 4th Kai Denison, 5th Imogen Denison, 6th Jacob Reed

 

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ELLENBROOK SKATEPARK COMPETITION – January 2020 – BMX SCOOTER SKATEBOARD

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Freestyle Now hosted another skatepark competition at the Ellenbrook skatepark for bmx, scooter and skateboard competitors. The day as always was action packed with a great turn out with lots of competitors and spectators. A big thank you to the City of Swan for their support and also to our supporters Colony BMX and Grit scooters. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Everyone enjoys winning prizes. Freestyle Now always has some great prizes on offer to be given to competitors for their efforts on the competition.

 

Ellenbrook competition – 31st January 2020 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Kaeleb Sloan, 2nd Luke Longbottom, 3rd Ryley McKim, 4th Brenten Waddingham, 5th Jaron Woodley, 6th Ethan Duirs, 7th Charlie Bolta, 8th Nickolas Dosthoizan, 9th Dadyn Doyl, 10th Byron Stevenson, 11th Dj Lap.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Austin Cooper, 2nd Maison Russel, 3rd, Paul Graham, 4th Cooper Johnston, 5th Haylem Grey

Scooter open – 1st Jarrad Fortney, 2nd Zackary Cane

Bmx beginner – 1st Brenten Waddingham, 2nd Adam Waterman, 3rd Aiden McKim, 4th Albie Livesley, 5th Kayden Taylor, 6th Remy Sinclair 

Bmx intermediate – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Alex Tiley, 3rd Maison Russell, 4th Adam Kiesz, 5th Jordan Farrow

Skateboard – 1st Seb Coonan, 2nd Kaeleb Sloan, 3rd Luke Fitzgerald, 4th Matthew Clouston

 

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DOWNUNDERGROUND – AUSTRALIAN BMX FLATLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2019

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DownUnderGround, the 2019 Australian bmx flatland national championships took place in the home base of bmx flatland in Australia, Melbourne. On a nice Melbourne sunny day riders converged on the Melbourne Museum to compete against each other for the Australian bmx flatland champion. Bmx flatland riders from around Australia and the world converged on Melbourne to partake in one of the hardest forms of bmx riding, flatland. It was good to see a great turnout with a few international riders attending. The format was each rider having three runs, each up to two minutes long. The lowest score dropped and both remaining runs added together.

The weather was perfect and the riding was rad. This was the 11th year for DownUnderGround. Its a time when friends come together from all over Australia to ride, share tricks have good times and build the bmx flatland scene in Australia. DownUnderGround has a video contest that the points from go to the year end title. It’s a way to help get the edge over on other riders to help gain that Australian championship title.

The three most progressive beginner riders in Australia battled it out once again for the top three spots in the beginner class. In the beginners class heading into the contest it was Paul Griznic who had a great video entry and was sitting in first place. He didn’t ride as consistent as he would have wanted to and only took a 3rd in Melbourne. His progression is good though and its rad to see that passion. In Melbourne it was local rider David Rooney who ended up taking the win from Rusty Eylward-Pyko in the beginners. David was just a little bit more consistent than Rusty but both rode well. It was really good to see Reuben Pedlar progress so much over the past year. With his first in the video round and a third in Melbourne it was Paul Griznic who to the year end title in the beginners class. All three riders said they were keen to move up to the expert class for next year, we await to see.

1st place beginner class David Rooney – photo Stephen Pretty

In the expert class it was Philipp Frueh that took the win in true Philipp riding style. Second place went to Matt Spencer who rode really well. Third place when to Western Australian rider Shaun Jarvis. Fellow Western Australian rider Trent Karow had won the video round and took a 5th place in Melbourne. This put Trent and Shaun on equal points as Shaun took a 3rd in the video round and a 3rd in Melbourne. The way to work out who was the year end champion was a trick of. After 3 rounds it was Trent who got the judges approval for the win. Congratulations Trent.

1st place expert class Philipp Frueh – photo Stephen Pretty

Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis took 3rd place in the expert class – photo Stephen Pretty

1st place in the open class went to Heru Anwari – photo Stephen Pretty

The open class was tight between Argentinean rider Gonzalo Bellanti and Indonesian rider Heru Anwari. After the qualifying round both had scored 261 points, who was going to be first and second. Third place went to Sydney resident Paul Chamberlain who had a cracker first run with only one touch. To settle who was going to take first place it was down to a trick off. Gonzalo and Heru each had 30 seconds to pull their tricks. After the first round they judges could not decide, on with the second round. Still the judges could not decide. The third round was super tight with the judges taking some time to deliberate and finally the win was given to Heru. With a first in the video round and a second in Melbourne the year end title went to Gonzalo Bellanti.

DownUnderGround 11 was awesome. If you did not attend you either could not make it or you were abducted by alien creatures. Be sure to attend DownUnderGround 12. Thank you to the competition supporters Freestyle Now, Colony BMXSneaky Wholefoods, Anchor bmx,  ZTFFbmx , Penumbra Bmx.

 The 2019 Australian champion in the open class Gonzalo Bellanti – photo Stephen Pretty

Freestyle Now squad member Paul Chamberlain took home the 3rd place in the open class – photo Stephen Pretty

Clockwise from top left – Top 3 in beginners  – Top 3 in experts – Top 3 in open – The 2019 Australian bmx flatland champion Gonzalo Bellanti.

More photos can be found on the DownUnderGround facebook page here.

Please check out Stephen Pretty photos from the day on his Facebook page here

Full results of DownUnderGround from 2008 to present can be found here

 

DownUnderGround BMX flatland contest – 7th December 2019 – Official results

Beginner – 1st Dave Rooney, 2nd Rusty Eylward-Piko, 3rd Paul Grzinic, 4th Greg De Bois, 5th Reuben Pedlar, 6th Seth Eylward-Piko, 7th Josh Hope

Expert – 1st Philipp Frueh, 2nd Matt Spencer, 3rd Shaun Jarvis, 4th Jim Jimbob, 5th Trent Karow

Open – 1st Heru Anwari, 2nd Gonzalo Bellanti, 3rd Paul Chamberlain, 4th RongKing Tan, 5th Grant Cruse.

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Bunbury Action Sports Games returns for 2020

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Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware is a multi-action sports event combing BMX, Skate, Scooter and Freestyle Motocross, and an international Pro Wakeboard competition. The event is proudly sponsored by Tourism WA Regional Events Scheme, Drug Aware through Healthway and The City of Bunbury. Event partners: GWN 7, HitFM, Nautique West, Island Apparel, Bayview Bar and Restaurant, Salon Express.

 

The Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware,now in its third year, is set to return to the vibrant City of Bunbury, Western Australia. Bunbury is one of the few major cities in the world that can boast to having amazing beaches on its doorstep, flanked by an array of beautiful inland waterways. With a vibrant city lifestyle, fine restaurants, a world-class café strip and plenty of accommodation options, Bunbury is the perfect setting for major sporting events, such as the Action Sports Games. Combining wakeboarding, freestyle motocross, skateboarding, BMX and scooter, this action-packed sports event will attract some of Australia’s best action sports stars to Bunbury to compete for a whopping $20,000 in cash and prizes. Koombana Bay will host the world-class wakeboard tournament and Shota Tezuka from Japan, currently ranked 5th in the world, will be back to defend his title.

Early March is prime seasonal weather conditions for the Southwest of Australia, and many of the world’s best wakeboarders, Freestyle Moto X riders, Skateboarders and BMX riders are set to call Bunbury home for the weekend of competition.
Action Sports Games Event Director Tim Thirsk “We are fortunate to receive funding from the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions, Drug Aware through Healthway and the City of Bunbury to keep this awesome event on track. We also have amazing support from other event partners, such as the Bayview Bar and Restaurant, GWN7, Nautique West, Island Apparel and a Salon Express.”

On Saturday 29th February, Bunbury will host a major Skateboard, BMX and Scooter skatepark competition with over 120 competitors from all over WA coming down to compete for over $4000 in cash and prizes. The skatepark competition is one of the highlights on the competition circuit with lots of competitors so excited to compete in such a fun and energetic skatepark competition. The day will kick off at 9am with the skateboard competition for beginners, intermediate and open divisions. After a quick lunch break it will then move into the scooter and bmx competition which is expected to finish at 7pm. It will be a long day of thrills and spills.
Freestyle Now head judge and competition announcer Shaun Jarvis “The Bunbury Action Sports games is such a rad competition. So much radenss takes place. Last year was epic, like the 3 way tie in scooter open. It’s such a hard competition to judge as the riding is so diverse and on an insane level. We are looking forward to rolling out the rad once again in Bunbury. Freestyle Now has been managing the Action Sport Games skatepark competitions since they started back in 2011. If your not in Bunbury to compete or to watch then you’re missing out on history in the making.”

Be sure to check the skatepark competition information on our coming events page to get the latest competition schedule and registration information. The skatepark competition is supported by Colony bmx, Root industries, Modus bearings, The 4 skateboard co, Striker scooters, Grit scooters, Crisp scooters, District scooters.

On Sunday 1st March, Koombana Bay will come alive with the Freestyle Moto X exhibition along with the international wakeboard tournament, the Summer Food Truck Festival and DJ’s all happening on one big action-packed day.

The Action Sports Games is a free event, and will no doubt attract a big crowd down to Bunbury for the weekend. Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said he was excited that a high calibre event such as the Action Sports Games was held in Bunbury. “Events that bring such a diverse mix of sports and activities to our City are important for the social and economic fabric of our community,” Mr Brennan said “Bunbury is rapidly becoming a location of choice for major events, which has been a major focus for the City, and we are sure everyone will welcome the competitors and spectators with open arms.”

Be sure to head to Bunbury and experience all of the Action at the Action Sports games
 

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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard competition – November 2019

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Freestyle Now once again returned to Kalgoorlie to host a skatepark coaching session and skatepark competition for scooter skateboard and bmx. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition we always make sure that all disciplines are involved so no participants miss out on rolling out the rad. Freestyle Now has had a long history of holding competitions in Kalgoorlie since 2005. Made famous from the gold rush days Kalgoorlie is 600kms east from Perth. They have one of the best skateparks in Western Australia and it’s always a pleasure to get to ride it. A great community turn out on the day was good to see. Crowd participation at skatepark competitions are important and competitors get amped up when the cowed is cheering and screaming, it makes the competitors want to throw down more. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmxGrit Scooter and 4 skateboard Company as well as. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Clockwise from top left – Reilly Fowler winning the skate open –  Jaden Oram is super rad and this inward down the stair is all the proof you need – Everyone like to win prizes – Lincon Trinidad midway thru his run to winning the bmx intermediates class – More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Be sure to check the video from Brian Ebbs Productions below

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – 23rd November 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Retief Vlasich, 2nd Cam Aldrick, 3rd Kelly Maisey, 4th Jarryd Kirkwood, 5th Mason Kinninmont, 6th Levi Wells, 7th Sam Bowie, 8th Chase Raseta, 8th Memphis Kearns, 10th Ben Tiefenbacher, 11th Alekai Hillman, 12th Harper Newsome, 13th Clifford D Cruize, 14th Hugo Silvester.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kye Myer-Shore, 2nd Nate Higgins, 3rd Tarmieka Smyth, 4th Nick Shaw, 5th Martin Close

Scooter open – 1st Jaden Oram, 2nd Ash France, 3rd Hugh Strowger

Skate beginners 1st Oliver Kildare, 2nd Bradley Carling

Skate open 1st Reilly Fowler, 2nd Akira Erata

Bmx beginners – 1st Tarmieka Smyth, 2nd Cam Aldrick, 3rd Sam Harkins, 4th Vincent Tomson-Tamakaha, 5th Jack Muller, 6th Nixon Silvester, 7th Ivy Muller

Bmx intermediate – 1st Lincon Trinidad, 2nd Dylan Burridge, 3rd Jayden Tomati-Iles, 4th Staceson Mulligan, 5th Nick Shaw

 

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2019 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships

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BMX freestyle is now an official Olympic sport. There are many different types of bmx freestyle riding from street, skatepark, flatland, vert and dirt but it is the skatepark style is the one that is now in the Olympics. Freestyle Now decided it was time to run an official Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships for skatepark riders. The location was the Belmont skatepark due to its openness and functionality along with having a good jump box. There were a great number of riders who entered the competition which catered for many ages and skill levels. Under 10’s, beginners, intermediates, over 35’s and the open class.

Freestyle Now squad members placed we in the competition with Josh Garwood taking 2nd in open even though he went to hospital with a concussion and new squad member Luke Tooze taking 3rd in the open class along with Jack Carwardine placing 11th. Co founder of Freestyle Now Shaun Jarvis was leading the over 35’s class but took the 2nd place in the finals and recruits squad member Taj Hamilton took the 6th place in the intermediate class

The week leading up to the competition day was rain all week. But come competition day the sun was out although it was windy, but this did die down toward the end of the day. Many bmx riders turned up to roll out the rad and to try to take the prestigious number 1 in Western Australia title. There were lots of different styles of riding going down over the different classes, some riders going wide open and some riders being super technical along with a mix between them all. All up it was a great representation of the riding that is currently taking place in Western Australia. The riding in the groups was all really close as you can tell by the points awarded to each rider, each competitor had two runs with only their best run being taken into account for their points. Riders were judged on difficulty, diversity and consistency with a maximum score from one judge of 60 points, and when you add up all the numbers for rider to be only one or two points the difference you know it’s a close competition. A big congratulation to all the riders who entered and especially to the riders who took out the number 1 positions. Freestyle Now hopes to roll out the state championships into other states around Australia over the next year. We would like to thank our supporters for the 2019 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships, Colony BMX, Local BMX, Mad Orse Industries, City of Belmont and Bmx sports Western Australia along with the sports governing body Freestyle BMX Australia.

Thanks to MadOrse Industries for being there to capture the action on video

 

Thanks to J Love media for being there to capture the action on video

 

2019 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships – 2nd November 2019 – Official results

 

Under 10’s

Finals – 1st – Cody Steel – 54 points , 2nd – Albie Livesley – 48 points , 3rd – Angus Lewis – 43 points

Qualifying – 1st – Albie Livesley – 54 points , 1st – Cody Steel – 54 points , 3rd – Angus Lewis – 47 point , 4th – Kayden Taylor – 40 points

 

Beginners

Finals – 1st – Mason Egan – 63 points , 2nd -Campbell Wilson – 60 points , 3rd – Cooper Hiscox – 55 points

Qualifying -1st – Mason Egan – 62 points , 2nd – Cooper Hiscox – 55 points , 3rd – Campbell Wilson – 48 points , 4th – Brenten Waddingham – 47 points , 5th – Adam Tedesco – 41 points

 

Intermediate

Finals – 1st – Christopher Koglkia – 94 points , 2nd – Tyler Gayski – 86 points , 3rd – Ronan McCamish – 85 points , 4th – Dylan Gayski – 83 points , 5th – Zenith Riley – 81 points , 6th – Taj Hamilton – 76 points

Qualifying – 1st – Zenith Riley – 82 points , 2nd – Christopher Koglkia – 77 points , 3rd – Tyler Gayski – 75 points , 4th – Dylan Gayski – 74 points , 5th – Ronan McCamish – 71 points , 6th – Taj Hamilton – 68 points , 7th – Bohden Hildred – 63 points , 8th – Jeremy Wilson – 62 points , 8th – Shae Macdonald – 62 points , 10th – Aaron McKie – 60 points , 11th – Oliver Brightman – 58 points , 12th – Liam Schneider – 53 points , 12th – Nathan Wilson – 53 points

 

Over 35’s

Finals – 1st – Adam Lewis – 64 points , 2nd – Shaun Jarvis – 62 points , 3rd – Barry Livesley – 53 points

Qualifying – 1st – Shaun Jarvis – 63 points , 2nd – Adam Lewis – 59 points , 3rd – Barry Livesley – 46 points , 4th – Mark Baker – 44 points

 

Open

Finals – 1st – Shane Ellis – 102 points , 2nd – Josh Garwood – 95 points , 3rd – Luke Tooze – 94 points , 4th – Ryan Aquilina – 92 points , 5th – Dylan Schmidt – 92 points , 6th – Jay Roadley – 89 points , 7th – Daniel Davis – 81 points

Josh Garwood is pictured inserted as he was not at presentations due to being taken to hospital with a concussion and released the following day

Qualifying – 1st – Luke Tooze – 99 points , 2nd – Shane Ellis – 95 point , 3rd – Jay Roadley – 93 points , 4th – Ryan Aquilina – 92 points , 5th – Josh Garwood – 88 points , 6th – Daniel Davis – 85 points , 7th – Dylan Schmidt – 82 points , 8th – Steve Heuer – 81 points , 9th – Fabio Canetti – 75 points , 10th – Nathan Joson – 69 points , 11th – Jack Carwardine – 68 points

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