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Collie skatepark competition BMX scooter skateboard – Round 3 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark series


Round 3 of the 2018 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series took place at the Collie skatepark. Freestyle Now has held a skatepark competition there every year for the past few and with each competition they get better and better with more competitors and more progression. There was a great turn out this year with a good amount of skatepark competitors in all groups and classes. It is great to see many competitors travelling to enter the competitions, this is great as it brings many different groups of riders together that not necessarily would get a chance to meet or see others ride. With 53 competitors at the Collie skatepark competition it was one of our larger competitions.  But as normal Freestyle Now got the skatepark competition done without effort and done smoothly. We would also like to thank our supporters Kickass BMXThe 4 skateboard companyModus BearingsGrit scooter, and the Shire of Collie. Round 4 takes place in Pinjarra so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – Jack Forman won the open skateboard class. After 2 runs both he and Adam Pacyanko were equal points. So it was a mad run off in the bowl, 30 seconds each back and forth until one fell off. Paper scissors rock and it was Adam who went first, run 1 they were good but in run 2 Adam bailed, jack was the winner and went home with the glory and a new 4 skateboard Co. deck – Daniel David whip hopping of the ledge into the bank, Daniel took out the win in the BMX open class but Luke Tooze was keeping the pressure on. Ethan Rowland won the intermediate year end title in 2017 and made the move to the open class. When the young 12 year old is firing he has the move and consistency. A win in Collie was good for him – Best trick of the comp would have to be Jack Carwardine and his no footed bar twist. So rad. More photos can be found on facebook here.

Collie skatepark competition – Round 2 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series – 10th March 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Reeve Gooch, 2nd Jye Smith, 3rd Jack Storen, 4th Ben Wilmot, 5th Tyler Elam, 6th Corbin Tehaara, 7th Rowan Cosh, 8th Blake Hoff, 9th Mitch Simpson, 10th Jet Watts, 11th Denver Riches, 12th Kane Donovan, 13th Jesse Howarth

Scooter intermediate – 1st Shadow McClarty, 2nd Billy Bebbington, 3rd Kye Mayo, 4th Cody Pearson, 5th Jack Bateman, 6th Brody Atwell, 7th Jacob Giles, 8th Luke Gorey, 9th Mitchell Robins

Scooter open – 1st Ethan Rowland, 2nd Kieran Ramsay

Skateboard beginner – 1st Hunter McGil, 2nd Koltyn Tehaara, 3rd Cody Daley, 4th Rowan Cosh, 5th Aarlen Tehaara.

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Ethan Hadfield, 2nd Lachlan Dean, 3rd Ryan Sutton, 4th Matai leef

Skateboard open – 1st Jack Foreman, 2nd Adam Pacyanko

BMX beginner – 1st Bruno Canetti, 2nd Cody Daley, 3rd Kalani Daymon, 4th Matthew Ewing

BMX intermediate – 1st Fabio Canetti, 2nd Jayden Cugini, 3rd Sean Myles, 4th Benjamin Targett, 5th Craig Leverington, 6th Jeremy Wilson, 7th Roan Cosh, 8th Taj Hamilton

BMX open – 1st Daniel Davis, 2nd Luke Tooze, 3rd Lachlan Sims, 4th Jack Carwardine, 5th Leon Vermey, 6th Brody Lake


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Bunbury Action Sport Games skatepark competition BMX Scooter skateboard – Round 2 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark series


The Action Sports Games is back. After two years of a hiatus it has returned to a new home in Bunbury. It was on a smaller scale to what it was in previous years but this will  give it room to grow just like it did when it first came upon us 6 years ago. The skatepark competition took place on the Saturday with the wake boarding competition taking place on the Sunday. In amongst all of that were some freestyle moto shows. All up Bunbury has some of the best action sports taking place right in the heart of the city. The Action Sports Games skatepark competition was also round 2 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark series. This scooter, skateboard and bmx skatepark competition had $2400 prize money up for grabs and a stack of prizes from Vokul scooters and Minority clothing. The turnout was good with over 60 competitors and hundreds of spectators.

David Pinelli 1st in BMX open class

The beginners all went off first in the morning with some great riding all round in all the disciplines.  The intermediates were up next with some great stand outs like Adam Puffler and Seb Conte who only had one point between them for 1st and 2nd in scooters. In skateboard it was all Levi Pound, an up and comer who has defiantly the potential to make it in the open class. In BMX it was Fabio Canetti and Jayden Cugini who took the 1st and 2nd with some great bmx stunt riding.

The afternoon was all about the hard hitting open class. $500 was to go to first place. From the moment he dropped in you could tell Kody Law was on a mission. He was consistent and had some hard tricks. Taking home the win with 214 points with Kieran Ramsy 204 points for the $200 2nd spot and Jakob Well on 197 points for the $100 3rd place. The skateboard class was a tough one to judge, a lot came down to consistency. It was Brendon Cross who went big and stayed on the most and too the win with 220 points and $500. With only one point behind for the 2nd place and $200 was David Wilson, it was a tough competition. It was great to see Dylan Tomlinson skating hard again taking the 3rd place with 212 ponts and going home with $100. BMX class last to run. Dylan Schmidt was ripping it all day but come comp runs he just was missing that punchy push. A 3rd place, $100 with 218 points. Luke Tooze has been stepping up lately with his riding, he has the power and the ability he just need to refine his style to be a bit more smoother. 2nd place with $200 and 226 points. First place was all David Pinelli. You could see it when he dropped in, precise riding, big tricks and full of flow. $500 richer with a total of 231 points. We hope that for 2019 the Bunbury Action Sports Games will be back even bigger for all to get involved with, so stay posted. Round 4 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark series takes place in Pinjarra so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – Shane McIver took 5th in the bmx open class but this super whip was one of the best tricks at the competition – Adam Puffler took home another Vokul complete scooter, this one from winning the intermediate scooter class – Rowan Cosh started his bmx journey when he was 3 after seeing a Freestyle Now bmx stunt show, now 12 years later he has some awesome x-ups – Dylan Tomlinson contorted and high on his skateboard, just the way he wants it. More photos can be found on facebook here.

Kody Law 1st in Scooter open class.

Brendon Cross 1st in skateboard open class

Bunbury Action Sport Games skatepark competition – Round 2 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series – 3rd March 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Corbin Te Haara, 2nd Lachlan Norris, 3rd Dylan Munson, 4th Joshua Madson, 5th Seth Bailey, 6th Denver Riches, 7th Chayce Whitton, 8th Luca Wright, 9th Matthew Piggott, 10th Nick Watkins, 11th Caleb Rose

Scooter intermediate – 1st Adam Puffler, 2nd Seb Conte, 3rd Blake Edwards, 4th Ryan Sudintas, 5th Luke Gorey, 6th Kash Toft, 7th Tylar Norton, 8th Jayden Sutton, 9th Cody Pearson.

Scooter open – 1st Kody Law – $500, 2nd Kieran Ramsay – $200, 3rd Jakob Wells – $100, 4th Jiordan Giacoppo, 5th Ethan Rowland

Skateboard beginner – 1st Cruz Evans, 2nd Koltyn Te Haara, 3rd Vai Evans, 4th Aarlen TeHaara, 5th Cody McEvoy, 6th Zen Evans, 7th Kyle Cuzzola

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Levi Pound, 2nd Harry Thompson, 3rd Luke Hawkins, 4th Dexter Guppy

Skateboard open – 1st Brendon Cross – $500, 2nd David Wilson – $200, 3rd Dylan Tomlinson – $100, 4th Rogan Maka, 5th Jesse Nelson, 6th Jack Foreman, 7th Hudson Cleaver, 8th Rustache Mustache

BMX beginner – 1st Matthe Ewing

BMX intermediate – 1st Fabio Canetti, 2nd Jayden Cugini, 3rd Benjamin Target, 4th Jeremy Wilson, 5th Regan Lothian, 6th Benjamin Farrar, 7th Taj Hamilton, 8th Rowan Cosh

BMX open – 1st David Pinelli – $500, 2nd Luke Tooze – $200, 3rd Dylan Schmidt – $100, 4th Daniel Davis, 5th Shane McIver, 6th Leon Vermey, 7th Jack Carwardine, 8th Lachlan Sims

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Bassendean skatepark competition BMX scooter skateboard – Round 1 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark series


Round 1 of the 2018 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series kicked off at the Bassendean skatepark as park to the Gravit8 youth festival. As always the Gravit8 festival did not disappoint. The Town of Bassendean youth workers as always set up the festival so that the night would be rad. Heaps of activities to get involved in if you were not competing or just wanted to chill out. Lots of families come out to support the competition which is always the best. With 61 competitors to get through it was going to be a hard press to get them all done in the allotted time. But as normal Freestyle Now got the skatepark competition done without effort and done smoothly. We would also like to thank our supporters Kickass BMX, The 4 skateboard company, Modus Bearings, Grit scooter, and the Town of Bassendean. Round 4 takes place in Pinjarra so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – Kyle Bridgeland took advantage of the free slushies and got a 1st in skateboard intermediate – Benjamin Targett use his silent bicycle to partake in some stunts to win 1st place in the bmx intermediate class – Cameron Harapeet was on fire and in the intermediate scooter class, not long till he will need to ride in the open class, he is getting that good – Ross Rogen-Green show up and proceeded to skate really good in his first run but not so good in his second, 3rd place but it was a treat to see his skills. More photos can be found on facebook here.

Luke Tooze took home the 2nd in BMX open but he was airing higher than anyone and this hip jump is proof. Dam he surely can fly.

Bassendean skatepark competition – Round 1 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series – 10th February 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Gary Garlett, 2nd Maynard Nappers, 3rd Lachlan Norris, 4th Keilan Breen, 5th Shannon Allen, 5th Chris Prince, 7th Taj May, 8th Beaou Guy, 9th Nickolas Bowden, 10th Otis Harvey, 11th Declan Caldwell, 11th Blake Morey, 13th Joel Sorden, 13th Charlie Boffa, 15th Oliver Whittle, 15th Ben Brennard, 17th Ashah Monck, 17th Jack Saunders, 17th Dylan Matson, 20th Trae Mogridge, 21st Boady Lawford, 21st Chevy Smaller, 23rd Thomas Saunders, 23rd Jhett Ugle, 25th Zachery Geranis, 26th Rory Wright, 27th Samara Lawford.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Cameron Harapeet, 2nd Jay-Relle Clinch, 3rd Lachlan Larsen, 4th Austin Cole, 5th Nathan O’Farrell, 6th Connor Gale, 7th Aric Chea, 8th Ashton Kelly, 9th Rhys Barnes-Roberts.

Scooter open – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Tyler Jennings, 3rd Ethan Rowland, 4th Aden Lillas

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Kyle Bridgeland, 2nd Joshua Higginson, 3rd Regie Lane, 4th Luc Cecchele, 5th Judah Wheeler

Skateboard open – 1st Dylan Reese, 2nd Leuis Franich, 3rd Ross Rogen-Green

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Mason Egan, 3rd Zack Heart

BMX intermediate – 1st Benjamin Targett, 2nd Tyler Henderson, 3rd Jeremy Wilson, 4th Taj Hamilton.

BMX open – 1st Daniel Davis, 2nd Luke Tooze, 3rd Steven Heuer, 4th Lachlan Sims, 5th Jack Carwardine, 6th  Jiordan Giacoppo



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Drouin BMX Scooter skateboard skatepark competition


Freestyle now was recently at the Ficifolia Festival in Drouin Victoria to manage a bmx, scooter and skateboard skatepark competition. Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region about 90 kilometres east of Melbourne. The Ficifolia Festival was a great event with a massive street parade taking place just before the skatepark competition got underway. The Baw Baw shire council put forward $500 toward prize money for the open BMX and scooter classes and with entry fees also added into the prize purse it was just over $800 to share. Drouin Cycles gave out 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. In the early afternoon there was some rain about that made the skatepark wet. it dried up before the competition was due to start but this did scare a few competitors away. At the end of the afternoon when all was packed up and set to go home the clouds upened up and let it rain, and rain it did. We were so lucky to have had that time frame on lock. There was a great turnout from the town at the competition with one head count at 400 spectators.

Billy Watts when home $310 richer for winning the open scooter competition. His power and speed in riding is awesome

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 Community Bank of Drouin, Drouin Cycles, McDonalds Drouin, The Committee for Drouin, Baw Baw Shire Council 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 showsskatepark competitions and coaching sessions.

Clockwise from top left – Julian Bailey was on fire during the competition and his skills were enough to score the 1st place in the scooter intermediate class – Dean Anderson was loving the jump box at Drouin so much so that he did this turndown back flip at a first trick in his second run – Justin Brebner took home the 1st place in skateboard intermediate, this transfer over to the other side was done flawless – Ollie Furguson with an Xup fly out on his way to win the bmx intermediate class. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Dean Anderson flying high with out hands while many mouths are open in awe

Drouin skatepark competition – 10th February 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Ned Ashton, 2nd Ash Stanfeild, 3rd Ben Stanfeild, 4th Jordyn DeKort, 5th Mitchell Carew, 6th Chase Gregory, 7th Ben Carter, 8th Deklan McLachlan, 9th Dave Forbes, 10th Rory Cross, 11th Brayden Franklin, 12th Kyle Cabral, 13th Noah Charles.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Julian Bailey, 2nd Jayme Brown, 3rd Jack Cross, 4th Issacc Bortolin, 5th Wyatt Price, 6th Bailey Pryor. 7th Blake Cann, 8th Koby Mague, 9th Manu Johnson, 10th Trace McLanty, 11th Patrick Opie, 12th Heath Morgan.

Scooter open – 1st Billy Watts $310, 2nd Tom Green $65, 3rd Dylan Arlot $30.

Skateboard beginner – 1st Seth Hill, 2nd Noah Charles

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Justin Brebner, 2nd Jake Anderson, 3rd Zachary Neil, 4th Brendan Wahl, 5th Keefer Wilson.

BMX intermediate – 1st Ollie Furguson, 2nd Dallon Jeffery-Molan, 3rd Jake Price

BMX open – 1st Dean Anderson $310, 2nd Daniel Davis $65, 3rd Rossco Rossco $30, 4th Patrick McGeough

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The 2017 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series (F.N.W.A.S.S.) has come to an end. There were 14 rounds in total, covering most of Western Australia from Karratha and Port Hedland in the north to Esperance and Caple in the south as well as the Perth metropolitan area. The point series is open to all participants that compete in the intermediate and open classes in bmx, skateboard and scooter disciplines at all of the designated skatepark competitions that Freestyle Now hosts. There were lots of competitors who entered the competitions during 2017 with each competitor receiving points for their placing. Points are awarded in the following way for each placing, 1st = 30 , 2nd = 25 , 3rd = 20 , 4th = 10 , 5th = 15 , 6th = 5 , 7th onwards = 3

A congratulations goes out to the competitors who competed and followed the series enough to keep their points up. This series doesn’t really dictate who it the best rider in the state but gives the competitors a series to follow to work on a year end title. The 2018 series is set to kick off with round 1 at the Bassendean skatepark on the 16th of February and round 2 will be at the Action Sports Games at the Bunbury skatepark on the 3rd March. To see all of Freestyle Now coming events be sure to check our coming events page. We will be in touch with the winners of the series to award them prizes for their efforts.

For the 2018 series only the top 10 place getters from each competition will get points allocated to the year end series. The winners in open classes will win an away trip with Freestyle now to one of our away events as a guest squad member for the event. All travel costs, accommodation, meals will be taken care of as well as being paid for their services. Other prizes will be awarded to top 3 in all classes. To be eligible to receive prize competitors must compete in no less than 5 competitions. All competitions in the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series will be held at skateparks within a 300km radius of Perth.

Left Bailey Portman won the skateboard intermediate – Right Jack Forman won first place in open skateboard

Top 3 skateboard intermediate
1st Bailey Portman 80 points, 2nd Zach Brown 70 points 3rd CJ Martinez 60 points
Full results chart here

Top 3 skateboard open
1st Jack Forman 60 points, 2nd Brandon Kilroy 55 points, 3rd Don Howley 46 points
Full results chart here

Left Ethan Rowland won the scooter intermediate – Right Jiordan Giacoppo won first place in open scooter once again that’s 3 years in a row. 2015, 2016 and 2017 year end title holder, congratulation to Jiordan Giacoppo

Top 3 scooter intermediate
1st Ethan Rowland 231 points, 2nd Jacob Flavelle 116 points, 3rd Talyn Galic 108 points
Full results chart here

Top 3 scooter open
1st Jiordan Giacoppo 200 points, 2nd Kody Law 150 points, 3rd Jakob Wells 136 points
Full results chart here

Left Sean Thill won the bmx intermediate – Right Luke Tooze won first place in open bmx with an impressive 2017 year of radness

Top 3 bmx intermediate
1st Sean Thill 140 points, 2nd Adam Smedley 70 points, 3rd Ben Targett 61 points
Full results chart here

Top 3 bmx open
1st Luke Tooze 250 points, 2nd Jack Carwardine 235 points, 3rd Nathan Dobbie 125 points
Full results chart here

2017 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series competition list

Round 1 Wanneroo – 13th January
Round 2 Butler  – 20th January
Round 3 Bassendean – 17th February
Round 4 Collie – 12th March
Round 5 Esperance – 19th March
Round 6 Pinjarra – 1st April
Round 7 South Hedland – 8th April
Round 8 Caple – 22nd April
Round 9 Rockingham – 13th May
Round 10 Port Hedland – 12th August
Round 11 Karratha – 19th August
Round 12 Willetton – 6th October
Round 13 Stratton – 14th October
Round 14 High Wycombe – 9th December


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High Wycombe skatepark hosted round 14 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series. This was the last competition in the 2017 series. The Ramp it Up event put on by the City of Kalamunda was a great day. With 59 competitors spread out over the three disciplines of bmx, scooter and skateboard and having a great number of spectators it was nothing but radness all day. Who would have guess that having a skatepark competition in December you would have problems with rain, but there was. On a few occasions the competition was halted while it rained for a few minutes. Once the skatepark was dry again it was all systems go. The day was seamless with all of the disciplines alternating their time on the skatepark. Going into the day Luke Tooze and Jack Carwardine in the bmx open class only had 5 points between them for the year end title. It was close going but this year Luke has seen much progression. With large gaps and fast riding taking place he took the win in the open class and the year end title. We would also like to thank our other supporters Colony BMX, The 4 skateboard company, Modus, Grit scooter, and The City of Kalamunda. The 2018 series kicks off at Bassendean skatepark on the 16th February. Check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – Ethan Rowland has been smashing in the intermediate scooter class for 2017 and took the win at High Wycombe competition sealing his year end title for the intermediate scooter class, expect to see him completion in open class in 2018 – Jiordan Giacoppo again took the 1st place position at High Wycombe in the scooter open class as well as winning the year end title for 2017, that’s 3 years in a row. 2015, 2016 and 2017 year end title holder, congratulation to Jiordan Giacoppo – Bailey Portman has been slowly progressing within skating and it’s good to see. At High Wycombe he took home the 1st place in skate intermediate as well as winning the year end title for skateboard intermediate class – Luke Tooze won the year end title as well as the 1st place in bmx open class at High Wycombe. The guy is rad – More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

High Wycombe skatepark competition – 9th December 2017 – Round 14 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Harley Renfrey, 2nd Rhys Cheshire, 3rd Coen Gibson, 4th Russel Mason, 5th Finn Stockley, 5th Douglas Woodward, 5th Carter Nikora, 8th Kade Field, 9th Euan Johnston, 10th Seth Wrigley, 11th Zayle-Bay Straight, 11th Trent Foster, 13th Jai Morete, 14th Brody Henderson, 15th Levi Morete, 15th Jayce Taylor, 17th Tristen Ziak, 18th Ryder Gibson.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Ethan Rowland, 2nd Thomas Wildish, 3rd Kaylen Westcott, 4th Adam Puffler, 5th Jasper Anton, 6th Dylan Raynor, 7th Fabian Evans, 8th Karee Furneyvall, 9th Liam Hillman, 9th Jay Clinch, 11th Kane Wrigley, 12th Ashton Kelly, 12th Kyle Rewell, 14th Jarrod Campbell.

Scooter open – 1st Jiordan Giacoppo, 2nd Brandon Dargie, 3rd Tyler Jennings, 4th Jason Meintjes, 5th Jacob Flavelle

Skateboard beginners – 1st Zayle-Bay Straight, 2nd Coast Henry, 3rd Ryder Gibson

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Bailey Portman, 2nd Max Swan, 3rd Tom Sykes.

BMX beginners – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Nathan Gart, 3rd Mason Egan, 4th Treharne Wooley, 5th Johnny Williams.

BMX intermediate – 1st Johnathan Cooper, 2nd Taj Hamilton, 3rd Jy Garbin, 4th Tyler Henderson, 5th Jacob Love, 6th Sean Thrill, 7th Benjamin Targett

BMX open – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Nathan Dobbie, 3rd Jack Carwardine, 4th Jiordan Giacoppo.

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Stratton skatepark hosted round 13 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series. Stratton is a small but fun park and the locals of the park were really happy to attend the competition. it was great to see such a good beginner bmx turnout and some new faces in the skateboard division. In the weeks leading up to the competition Freestyle Now hosted several skatepark coaching sessions at the Stratton skatepark and it was good to see the people who attend the session using their new skills in the competition. We would also like to thank our other supporters Colony BMX, The 4 skateboard company, Modus, Grit scooter, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in Western Australia and the Rise network
The next round of competitions takes place, round 14, the finals on the 9th December at the High Wycombe skatepark. Check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – local scooter rider Cameron Harapett rode well and used some of the new skills he learnt in the previous skatepark coaching session st Stratton skatepark to help take 2nd place in the intermediate class – Bailey Portman had a huge smile when he found out he had placed 1st in the skateboard intermediate class, smith grind – Chris Prince is another Stratton local who was able to advance his skills at the skatepark coaching sessions at Stratton, a well deserved 1st place in the beginner scooter class – Jeremy Wilson rode really well and consistent in the bmx beginners class, double peg grind to being stoked on a 1st place. More photos can be found on the facebook page here.

Stratton skatepark competition – 14th October 2017 – Round 13 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Chris Prince, 2nd Reece Fletcher, 3rd Zayle-Bay Straight, 4th Harvy Yorkshire, 5th Austin Cole, 6th Dylan Munson, 7th Blaze Pirga, 8th Shannon Phillips, 9th Conno Hills, 10th Maynard Nodders, 11th Max Cheesbrough, 12th Daniel Wiltanga, 13th Daniel Magowan, 14th Charlie Wiranga, 15th Jordan Hills, 16th Liam Kyle, 17th Scott Hills, 18th Cooper Marsh, 19th Mikayla Marsh

Scooter intermediate – 1st Ethan Rowland, 2nd Cameron Harapett, 3rd Jaxon Fletcher

Scooter open – 1st Zepplen Voyatzis, 2nd Corey Vandam

Skateboard beginners – 1st Cooper Taylor, 2nd Zayle-Bay Straight

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Bailey Portman, 2nd Kyle Bridgland, 3rd Byron Timmons

BMX beginners – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Taj Hamilton, 3rd Cooper Morrow, 4th Mason Egan, 5th James Jackson, 6th Riley Morrow, 7th Jordan Hills

BMX intermediate – 1st Benjamin Targett

BMX open – 1st Jack Carwardine

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Willetton skatepark was the next location in the Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series. Round 12 was a massive turnout with 78 competitors. Willetton has always had big numbers and it was great to have some sun shine at the Willetton competition as the last few years it’s been plagued by bad weather. Skateboard and BMX both had some good numbers with all three classes having entrants. Scooter beginners again had a large number of competitors as did scooter intermediate. The riding that all of the competitors were displaying was nothing but progressive. It is great to see so many younger riders coming up and progressing from beginners into the opens. A large thank you to The City of Canning for their support. We would also like to thank our other supporters Colony BMX, The 4 skateboard company, Modus, Grit scooter and Vokul scooters.

The next round of competitions takes place, round 14, the finals on the 9th December at the High Wycombe skatepark. Check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – Jack Foreman has been progressing so well in skateboarding and it was great to see him skate at Willetton taking the win – Thanks to Vokul scooters for sponsoring the scooter competition with some products like these brand new Meta X1 completes that the winner of beginners, Ben lee and winner of intermediates, Adam Puffler were able to take home for their hard earned first placings – Kody Law winner of the open class. The competition was fierce at Willetton with it being a very close competition – Ben Targett winner of bmx intermediates. Classic table top, great to see they have never gone out of style. More photos from the day can be found on the facebook page here

Willetton skatepark competition – 6th October 2017 – Round 12 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Ben Lee, 2nd Toby Sully, 3rd Dylan Munson, 4th Connor Duffy, 5th Jett Stagrose Grose, 6th Jack Edwards, 7th Renso Schenis, 8th Jon Piccirilli, 9th Anmol Boparai, 10th Lachlan Norris, 11th Huxly Flower, 12th Ryan Spinella, 13th Ayden Kutzer, 14th Ethan Klompmaker, 15th Alex Thompson,16th Coen Gibson, 17th Angus Wright, 18th Nathan Ellison, 19th Blaire Holbrey, 20th Jye Thompson, 21th Ryder Gibson, 22th Ryan Bradshaw

Scooter intermediate – 1st Adam Puffler, 2nd Ethan Rowland, 3rd Tyson Carroll, 4th Taiyo Wright, 5th Oben Mchoull, 6th Peter Roberts, 7th Matt Boult, 8th Myles Palombella, 9th Lachlan Larsen, 10th Jordan Field, 11th Noah Neveu, 12th Tyler Miller, 13th Ethan Price, 14th Jacob Flavelle, 15th Wilder Rowe, 16th Theo McCracken, 17th Jayden Guelfi, 18th Riley Swandel, 18th Tim Schneider, 18th Boston Brown, 21st Finn Lappin, 21st Ty Newman, 23rd Cooper Chapman, 24th Jack Marrone, 25th Jarom Teki, 26th Zach Brown.

Scooter open – 1st Kody Law, 2nd Jakob Wells, 3rd Jason Meintjes, 4th Jae Yates, 5th Jordan Giacoppo, 6th Brody Groth, 7th Riley Hunter.

Skateboard beginners – 1st Koa Thompson, 2nd Huxley Flower, 3rd Isla Brown, 4th Myles Brown

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Cameron McDonnell, 2nd Zac Brown, 3rd Bailey Portman, 4th Ethan Rowland

Skateboard open – 1st Jack Foreman, 2nd Ross Local McBride, 3rd Jay Packer, 4th Sheldon Howard, 5th Isaac Doherty

BMX beginners – 1st Stephan De Haas, 1st Taj Hamilton.

BMX intermediate – 1st Ben Targett, 2nd Jy Garbin, 3rd Tyler Henderson.

BMX open – 1st Steven Heuez, 2nd Nathan Dobbie, 3rd Luke Tooze, 4th Jack Carwardine


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Dez Maarsen – rolling out the rad


Freestyle Now squad member Dez Maarsen has been super busy over the last few months, travelling Europe, winning contests, finishing school and being involved in a big theater production. Currently Dez is about to compete once again at Flatark in Kobe, Japan. We caught up with Dez to get the low down on what he has been up to and to do a catch up on all the contests that he has been rolling out the rad at. Read on.

Dez Maarsen captured mid combo switch at the Ruhr games.

You have been hitting up a few contests lately which one were they?

After not competing for all most a year I hit four contests in one month. So a contest almost every week. It started this year with Ruhr Games at the beginning of June. It was an invitational contest for European riders. For European conditions it was extremely hot during the finals. Due to a busy tour schedule and school I wasn’t able to really prepare for this contest. The weather conditions didn’t make it any easier so I ended up riding so well.
I decided to take trip to Croatia for the Croatia BMX Championship to get more in de contest mood. This contest was held on the boulevard in the beach town of Baska Voda. It ws good to see a lot of riders from Eastern Europe from Czech and Hungary making the trip to Croatia. The contest was held in the evening, so during the day we had time to enjoy the sunny weather and chill at the beach. After a small qualification the finals where in battle format. During the contest I got in a nice flow and hit some combo’s I was really stoked about. In the final with Dominik Nekolny and Chris Bohm I took some more risks, but didn’t finish too much combo’s, so I had to do it with 3th place.

At the sea side town of Baska Voda in Croatia Dez powers through one of his original combos, check the feet, you know he is about to pivot on them pegs.

A week after Croatia it was time for the second edition of the Urban Sport week Amsterdam. We had a small turn out since Nass aka the Worlds was held the same weekend. Riders from all over the Benelux made it to Amsterdam. Viki Gomez who is originally from Spain, but is now living in Luxembourg made it to support an up and coming contest instead of heading to the Worlds. The contest was hosted in the centre of Amsterdam and we had a nice OSB floor for flatland on Sunday. The weather was hitting over 30 degrees, which is pretty special for Dutch weather conditions. My trip to Croatia got me back in the contest flow and this time I kept it together during the contest. I managed to pull all my bangers in the final jam battle with Viki Gomez, Gilles van der Sompel and Sietse van Berkel, scoring me first place on home turf.

Dez spinning cross foot at the Urban Sport week contest in Amsterdam where he took the first place podium.

Nothing like the taste of victory on home ground.


Speed and flow is the Dez Maarsen trade mark style, and it was evident in Amsterdam.

Then it was time for one of the biggest contest of the year, the annual BMX Cologne contest. Again the contest was held in the bumpercar arena which made sure there was a great floor and awesome ambience! A couple of big names that made it last year where missing, but still the level was top notch and almost all the top pro riders from around the world made it. Almost 40 pro riders entered which was pretty much the highest entry I’ve seen all year. During the qualifications I managed to drop a solid run that scored me second place. Unfortunately the day of the finals my run it didn’t went as I wanted. I’ve noticed that sometimes it is nicer to qualify in a less higher position. This way you don’t have to wait for all the riders to pass and you just focus on your own run.

The BMX Cologne contest is one of the biggest contests of the year and to qualify in 2nd place out of almost 40 pro riders is no easy task. Photo by Melissa Zucchiatti

I’ve noticed that sometimes it is nicer to qualify in a less higher position. This way you don’t have to wait for all the riders to pass and you just focus on your own run. 

After a big theater tour, writing my thesis and hitting a contest almost ever week I decided to take a good rest during the summer. After not riding so much there was one contest close to home on the agenda. This time I made a trip to Antwerpen, Belgium for Antwerpen City Drops. There was a small turnout of Dutch and Belgium riders with the appearance of David Hoffman from Germany and Martin Drazil from Czech. We were blessed with great weather all weekend! Antwerpen City Drops was hosted by the City of Antwerpen and had wide range of Actions Sports. The disciplines where spread over the city and BMX Flatland and Dirt was hosted next to Antwerpen historical Castle, giving the contest a cool ambiance and a lot of spectators. I was pretty solid the whole weekend and manage to hit all my contest combos in the final jam battle and took home the win. All round there was a great vibe at this contest. All the riders hanging out after the contest and jamming. This is really what flatland is about.

Antwerpen City Drops bmx flatland contest was a sweet victory in the battle finals for Dez Maarsen. Such a solid finals run.


The pure power and style of Dez was in full effect at the Antwerpen City Drops contest battle finals.

What ones have been your favourite and why?

The Urban Sport Week Amsterdam was definitely the best. The event is as set up great this time and I rode the best here. The victory was really great with all my friends, family and theater show colleges to cheer me on! And I was stoked to pull all my bangers after struggling at the previous competitions. I even saved a trick for the final that I manage to pull in the last second.

St Martin has a new prototype frame, can you tell us anything about it?

The geometry is the same as the previous Opera frame, there are just a few minor changes on the frame to make it stronger. The strawberry patented wedge seat clamp has been replaced with different seat clamp. Then the chain stay is more cleaner and has some fancy bended tubes and thicker dropouts. The frame I’m testing isn’t heat treated so I won’t be able to truly test its strength.

The new prototype St Martin Opera frame is in current test mode, its looking solid.

You’re heading back to Flatark, it’s been 2 years since your last time there, what are you looking forward to the most and the least? 

I’m the most excited about the Japanese riding scene to hang out and ride with the riders. The scene is still top notch and so strong. Now with all the super young kids riding BMX Japan is making sure flatland will stay alive in Japan. Also i’m looking forward to the food!! Can’t wait to have a bowl of ramen. The thing I’m looking for the least is jet lag and qualifications. Arriving in Japan on Wednesday, with qualifications on Friday I hope there will be enough time to get ready.

Dez Maarsen in 2015 at Flatark in Kobe where he placed 8th. Here is hoping for a rad result at one of the biggest contests on the flatland contest calendar. Photo by Marcio Abe.


Dez qualifying run from Flatark 2015

You have finished your school studies now, what were you studying? How will this help moving forward? Are you glad it finished with?

Getting this bachelor degree feels like such a big win. It was a long journey to get this. Struggling with dyslexia, school was never my thing. After dropping out of school at the age of 17 after getting my high school degree, riding BMX and traveling where my only ambitions. My mom supported my decision as long as I found a job. After working at soulcycle BMX shop for a couple of months I got the best job a young BMX rider could ask for. I was approached by ISH a theater group that makes breakthrough theater shows by using urban sport and street arts. I saw them preform a year before and back then I toughed it would be so awesome to be part it, so it was definitely a dream come true. For two years I was performing in sold out theaters and traveling and Romania and China to even to shows there where big high lights. After two years unfortunately the tour was over. I saved up enough money to finally make my trip to Japan where I spent over a month travelling across the country with my homie Gino Stuart. Competing at the legendary King of Ground contest making the final of pro contest for the first time at the Prova Cup in Hiroshima. After I was super motivated, but had to get a job again and ended up as dish washer. I decided I had to be more pro active in getting shows. Media & Entertainment Management seemed like a fitting study and with the right motivation, taking some test I was accepted to my local university.
Studying and riding went pretty good together. I still had plenty of time to ride. Unfortunately studying and competing didn’t always go so well together. Sometimes I would skip exams and risk getting expelled from the semester by skip mandatory classes just to go to competitions abroad. At the end of college I was pretty deep in competing since I no longer had mandatory classes. Riding was more priority since I was competing in the World Circuit. After doing that for two years it was really time to finish college. Getting back in college mode was hard, so finishing it was a hard time. Many months of no riding and rejected graduation studies passed. But the same determination I’ve for riding kept my going and after struggling for almost two years I finally graduated and I’m a proud owner of a Bachelor in Arts.
For now I want to focus on BMX, traveling, riding shows and competing and slowly make a transition to pursue a career in the real world.
Thanks to my supporters St Martin, Soul City Cycles and Freestyle Now.

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Karratha Skatepark Competition – Round 11 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Competition Series


The Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series once again was in the north west of Western Australia. Karratha was the location of round 11. Freestyle Now did a series of coaching workshops in the Karratha region in the days before the skatepark competition and it was good to see many of the participants from these sessions making the journey into Karratha for the competition. It is always good to see the progression from the riders in the remote areas making good progress and Karratha is no different. There was a good turnout of parental support at the competition which is great to see parents supporting their children in such rad events. A big thank you to the City of Karratha and the local skatepark users for keeping the rad alive in the North West.
The next round of competitions takes place, round 12 6th October at Willetton skatepark, round 13 8th October at Stratton skatepark, check our coming events page for more info.

Clockwise from top left – Reef Chappell skated his way to the 1st place in skateboard – Zach Tattam took home the win in scooter intermediate – Brodie DeWacht mid 360 on his way to 1st place in bmx – Connor Duff hitting it hard in scooter open for a first place win. More photos can be found on the facebook page here

Karratha skatepark competition – 19th August 2017 – Round 11 Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Henry Miller, 2nd Jarrah Freebolt, 3rd Benjamin Elliote, 4th Michael Durack, 5th Josh Featherstone, 6th Dylan Wood, 7th Bryce Malardy, 8th Shannon Hahn, 9th Lincoln Drew, 10th Tarauriki Tenia-Harrison, 11th Lochlan Rodd, 12th Joel Williams, 13th Lachlan Pickles.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Zach Tattam, 2nd Billy Duncombe, 3rd Travis Redi, 4th Logan Hill.

Scooter open – 1st Connor Duff, 2nd Noi Phrom-oh, 3rd Brodie DeWacht, 4th Brock Guymer.

Skateboard beginners – 1st Reef Chappell, 2nd Joel Williams, 3rd Shannon Hahn, 4th Brock Guymer.

BMX beginners – 1st  Brodie DeWacht, 2nd Connor Ingram, 3rd Joel Williams, 4th Brock Guymer, 5th Clayton Hahn.

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