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Small Turnout, Big Impact at Ballajura Skatepark Competition!

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The Ballajura Skatepark Competition proved that quality often trumps quantity. Despite a smaller turnout, the event’s intimate atmosphere allowed for closer connections, intense support, and high energy among participants and spectators alike.

Scooter riders kicked things off with incredible enthusiasm. In the Beginner category, Daniel Stafford took first place, followed by Jaxon Baker. The Scooter Open division saw Ian Tsuzuki Botta securing the top spot, with Josh Atkinson coming in second. It was great to see Josh at this competition and of course Ian, one of our regulars. 

Skateboarders brought their A-game to the competition. Ian Tsuzuki Botta claimed first place in the Skateboard Open category, showing his versatile skills by also participating in the scooter events. Jaxon Baker took second place.

BMX action was thrilling, particularly in the Beginner category, where Taj Davies emerged victorious, followed by Jaxon Robinson and Jaxon Baker in second and third places, respectively. The BMX Intermediate division had standout performances with Jake Welhan taking first, Archie Welten in second, and Brenten Waddingham securing third.

The event highlighted the dedication and talent within the local action sports community. With thanks to the enthusiastic participants and supporters and the City of Swan, this small competition turned into a memorable showcase of skill and camaraderie.

Connect with us on  Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. For booking inquiries or to learn more about Freestyle Now, please contact us directly. Be sure to check our coming events page for information on future competitions and other events, and explore our past competition page to look back on all the exciting action from previous events.

Clockwise from top left –  Ian Tsuzuki Botta on the skateboard who took out 1st place in both scooter and skate, Jake Welhan with a fantastic footplant, great use of the park – Daniel Stafford hitting the X up air out of the bowl – Archie Welten with another X up on the BMX 

Ballajura Skatepark Competition Official Results 30th January 2024

Scooter Beginner – 1st Daniel Stafford, 2nd Jaxon Baker

Scooter Open – 1st Ian Tsuzuki Botta, 2nd Josh Atkinson

Skateboard Open – 1st Ian Tsuzuki Botta, 2nd Jaxon Baker

BMX Beginner – 1st Taj Davies, 2nd Jaxon Robinson, 3rd Jaxon Baker, 4th Noah McGrath, 5th Lachlan Mcgough

BMX Intermediate – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Archie Welten, 3rd Brenten Waddingham
 

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Exciting Action at Port Kennedy Skatepark: Round 3 of South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series!

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Freestyle Now recently hosted an exhilarating skatepark competition at Port Kennedy Skatepark as part of the Round 3 South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series. The event was a fantastic showcase of skill and determination, with a strong BMX presence, young scooter riders, and standout performances from skateboarders, including a diverse range of skateboard competitors who shined brightly.

In the Scooter 10-13 Years category, Cruz Domney took first place, followed by Deagan Jowsey in second. The Scooter 14-17 Years division saw Josh Schnierer taking the top spot. In the Scooter Open category, Ian Tsuzuki Botta took first place and has been a regular at our events, putting in the work and it shows, Jordan Kyle Stroinksi followed closely in second. 

The Skate 10-13 Years category had young female skaters making waves, with Tayah Payne taking the first place, and Hayley Norris in second, huge congratulations to Hayley for braving her first competition, the crew at Freestyle Now put her worries at rest and helped her to feel comfortable to participate and place in this competition. Blake Jennings topped the Skate 14-17 Years category, really putting on a show, followed by Port Kennedy local Sophia Stahlhut in second and Ryan Barton in third. The Skate Open category saw Zac Cunningham taking first place, with Jye Dodds and Emily Palmer securing second and third places. We really loved seeing the diversity in this division. 

BMX riders brought their A-game, with Ryan Capocci winning the BMX 10-13 Years category with the same level of skill we have seen at previous competitions, followed by Dexter Pearce and Aaron Murray. Great to see Oskar Thomas and Jimmy Bowden going head to head in the BMX 14-17 Years division with Oskar taking the win,  Jimmy coming in second and Cooper Bennett rounding out the top three. In the BMX Open category, Joshua O’Neil came out on top, followed by Steven Heuer in second and Kody Strong in third.

The event was a celebration of the vibrant action sports community, with a diverse set of competitors showcasing their skills and pushing their limits. The young scooter riders were particularly impressive, demonstrating their passion and dedication to the sport. The presence of female skateboarders like Tayah Payne and Sophia Stahlhut highlighted the growing inclusivity and diversity in skateboarding.

Freestyle Now extends its gratitude to everyone who participated and supported the event. Special thanks to the City of Rockingham for their continued support, making such events possible. Connect with us on  Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. For booking inquiries or to learn more about Freestyle Now, please contact us directly. Be sure to check our coming events page for information on future competitions and other events, and explore our past competition page to look back on all the exciting action from previous events.

Clockwise from top left – Arthur Pearce showing some show stopping creativity, at freestyle now we absolutely love to see people breaking the traditional mold of their discipline – Tayah Payne cruising through, making it look easy with a stylish tail slide – Scooter Open champion Ian Tsuzuki Botta showing us how it’s done – Oskar Thomas hitting  a tailwhip over the hip –  Find more photos from this event on our Facebook page here

Port Kennedy Skatepark Competition – Round 3 South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series –  official results 24th January 2024

Scooter 10-13 Years – 1st Cruz Domney, 2nd Deagan Jowsey, 3rd Curtis White, 4th Zeppelin Annakin, 6th Elliot telford, 7th Creedence Annakin, 7th Mason Bennett

Scooter 14-17 Years – 1st Josh Schnierer, 2nd Hayden Brewer, 3rd Marcus Dunlop, 4th Luca O’Toole, 5th Zac Munningham

Scooter Open –  1st Ian Tsuzuki Botta, 2nd Jordan Kyle Stroinksi

Skate 10-13 Years – 1st Tayah Payne, 2nd Hayley Norris, 3rd Reon Norris, 4th Linkoln Speck

Skate 14-17 Years – 1st Blake Jennings, 2nd Sophia Stahlhut, 3rd Ryan Barton, 4th Cooper Bennett

Skate Open – 1st Zac Cunningham, 2nd Jye Dodds, 3rd Emily Palmer, 4th Ian Tsuzuki Botta

BMX 10-13 Years – 1st Ryan Capocci, 2nd Dexter Pearce, 3rd Aaron Murray, 4th Jaxon Baker, 5th Arthur Pearce, 6th Zack Ballantyne, 7th Curtis White, 8th Ace Oliver, 9th Rocky Peeti, 10th Zeppelin Annakin, 11th Creedence Annakin

BMX 14-17 Years – 1st Oskar Thomas, 2nd Jimmy Bowden, 3rd Cooper bennett

BMX Open – 1st Joshua O’Neil, 2nd Steven Heuer, 3rd Kody Strong
 

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Freestyle Now Brings High-Energy Action to Bremer Bay Skatepark Competition

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Freestyle Now hosted an exhilarating skatepark competition at Bremer Bay skatepark. Although we had rain on the day we powered through to achieve the goal of another well run skatepark competition. Prior to the competition, we conducted an engaging skatepark coaching session where participants learned new skills and gained confidence in navigating the park. They also received invaluable tips on how a skatepark competition is judged and how to plan their competition run.

During the competition, many participants put this advice into practice, resulting in a thrilling event that was well-attended by the town of Bremer Bay. All participants received prizes, regardless of their placing.

Freestyle Now extends our gratitude to the Bremer Bay Community Resource Centre and Healthways for their support. We invite everyone to check our coming events page for more information on future competitions and other exciting events. Also, be sure to visit our past competitions page for a full list of all the competitions we have hosted.

Connect with us on  Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. For booking inquiries or to learn more about Freestyle Now, please contact us directly. Be sure to check our coming events page for information on future competitions and other events, and explore our past competition page to look back on all the exciting action from previous events.

Clockwise from top left – Austin Bailey hitting a huge air over the hip  – Oscar Kerin going hard with an air up the bank – Jordan Thomas skating up the bank into an olly – Brayden Marley whipping over the rail. – Find more photos on our facebook page here.  

Bremer Bay skatepark competition official results 13th January 2024

Scooter Beginner – 1st Lukas Walker, 2nd Lewis Gilbert, 3rd Riley Clews, 4th Macca Clews, 4th Pippa De Bari, 6th Annabelle Reddington, 7th Chase Pedro, 8th Miki Reddington, 8th Jade Thomas

Scooter Intermediate – 1st Paddy Belton, 2nd Oscar Kerin, 3rd Gabriel Jander, 4th Henry Gilbert, 5th Maeve Belton, 6th Fraser King

Scooter Open – 1st Brayden Marley

Skateboard Beginner – 1st Taz, 2nd Sienna, 3rd Lucas Walker, 4th Maeve Belton, 5th Jade Thomas, 6th Macca Clews

Skateboard Intermediate – 1st Jordy Thomas 

BMX Beginners – 1st Lewis Gilbert, 2nd Paddy Belton, 3rd Hamish King, 4th Hunter Pedro

BMX Intermediate – 1st Austin Bailey, 2nd Oscar Kerin
 

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Action-Packed Competition at Kwinana Skatepark for Round 2 of the Ride and Roll Series!

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The Kwinana skatepark was buzzing with energy and talent as competitors from across the region gathered for Round 2 of the South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series. This series comes as a combined effort from City of Mandurah, Kwinana, Cockburn and Rockingham. This event saw a good turnout of participants across scooter, skateboard, BMX, and rollerskate. A special thanks to the City of Kwinana for their massive support, making this event possible and providing a platform for riders of all ages and skill levels to showcase their talents.

In the Scooter 10-13 Years category, Jonathan Maiwald took the top spot, followed by Eli Stokes in second place and Keon Himiona in third. Hayden Brewer clinched first place in the Scooter 14-17 Years division. The Scooter Open category was fiercely contested, with Brazilian shredder Ian Tsuzuki Botta emerging victorious over the local heavy hitters Jeremy Clowry and Reef Morrison..

The Skateboard 14-17 Years division had young Miles Harding take first place with his impressive spine skills and ledge grinds. Ollie Hughes rolled into second. In the Skateboard Open category, Ian Tsuzuki Botta represented another discipline, showcasing his versatility. 

BMX action was equally thrilling, with Zack Ballantyne winning the BMX 10-13 Years category, followed by Jaxon Baker and Lachlan Mcgough in second and third. Oskar Thomas dominated the BMX 14-17 Years division showing his large range of skills, and in the BMX Open category it was an intense battle between Kody Strong and Joshua O’Neil with Kody being victorious winning by 2 points

The Rollerskate Open division showcased incredible talent, with Braeden Taylor, one of the strongest park rollerskaters in WA taking first place, followed by Sara McIntosh in second, both Bread and Sara are SOR locals who love to shred at Kwinana. Freestyle Now squad member Chloe Rose came in third place, always bringing the heat and the comradery, and Shae Mann coming in 4th, a new face in the competition who we were happy to see get involved. 

The Kwinana skatepark competition was a testament to the vibrant and supportive community that thrives in these action sports. Riders of all ages and genders demonstrated remarkable skills and sportsmanship, creating an unforgettable day of competition. Thank you to everyone who participated, and a huge shout out to the City of Kwinana for making this event a reality.

Stay tuned for more exhilarating skatepark competition as Freestyle Now continues to celebrate the passion and skill of our incredible action sports community. Freestyle Now is dedicated to delivering high-energy events and inspiring communities. From thrilling stunt shows to engaging coaching sessions and well-managed competitions, we promote active and healthy lifestyles while pushing the boundaries of action sports.

Connect with us on  Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. For booking inquiries or to learn more about Freestyle Now, please contact us directly. Be sure to check our coming events page for information on future competitions and other events, and explore our past competition page to look back on all the exciting action from previous events.

Clockwise from top left – Oscar Thomas with an X up over the Kwinana jump box, just jumping it is crazy let alone sending tricks over it. – Miles Harding airing over another huge obstacle here at Kwinana, the spine. –  Ian Tsuzuki Botta doing an inward off the wedge straight to flat all the way at the front of the stairs, this trick was very gnarly to watch, definitely a highlight. – Bread Taylor with a smooth as ever front side slide. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

Kwinana skatepark competition – Round 2 South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series –  official results 10th January 2024

Scooter 10-13 Years – 1st Jonathan Maiwald, 2nd Eli Stokes, 3rd Keon Himiona, 4th Lochlan Yeats, 5th Gnarti Bar, 6th Macca Gregson. 7th Zachariah Sein Cho

Scooter 14-17 Years – 1st Hayden Brewer, 2nd josh Schnierer, 3rd Jack Brown, 4th Shaun Tateishi, 5th Rory Tognetti, 6th Tyrelle Sein Cho

Scooter Open –  1st Ian Tsuzuki Botta, 2nd Jeremy Clowry, 3rd Reef Morrison

Skate 14-17 Years – 1st Miles Harding, 2nd Ollie Hughes, 3rd Matthew Bolton, 4th Terry Rivers

Skate Open – 1st Ian Tsuzuki Botta

BMX 10-13 Years – 1st Zack Ballantyne, 2nd Jaxon Baker, 3rd Lachlan Mcgough, 4th Ezekiel Sein Cho, 5th Declan Green

BMX 14 – 17 Years – 1st Oskar Thomas, 2nd Matthew Malekin

BMX Open – 1st Kody Strong, 2nd Joshua O’Neil

Roller Skate Open – 1st Braeden Taylor, 2nd Sara McIntosh, 3rd Chloe Rose, 4th Shae Mann
 

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Mandurah Skatepark Competition – Kicking Off the South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series

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The Mandurah Skatepark Competition, held on the 8th of January 2024, marked the exciting first round of the South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series. This series comes as a combined effort from City of Mandurah, Kwinana, Cockburn and Rockingham. This event brought together riders of all ages and skill levels to compete in BMX, scooter, skateboard, and rollerskate categories. Thanks to the generous support of the City of Mandurah, the competition saw a fantastic turnout and an electrifying atmosphere.

In the scooter division, young talents showcased their skills with Eli Stokes securing 1st place in the 10-13 years category, followed by Keon Himiona in 2nd place. In the 14-17 years category, Josh Schnierer claimed the top spot with an impressive performance. The Scooter Open class saw fierce competition with Zac James Moore taking 1st place, Cody Richardson coming in 2nd, and Ian Tsuzuki Botta finishing 3rd.

Skateboarders also brought their A-game to the Mandurah Skatepark. In the 10-13 years category, Tayah Payne took 1st place, demonstrating exceptional skill and determination. The 14-17 years category witnessed a thrilling contest, with Gogo Dale who traveled all the way from Margaret River to compete, securing 1st place and Miles Harding following closely in 2nd place.

The BMX division was a bit light on riders with only 3 competing but that did not stop the radical action from Jaxon Baker who took 1st place in the 10-13 years category with Mathiaus Dawkins earning 2nd place. Kody Strong represented the BMX open class, it was great to have him demonstrating his skills and talent. 

Roller skaters added their flair to the event with Evie White taking 1st place in the Beginners category and Priya Feazey coming in 2nd, huge congratulations to these skaters for competing in a competition for the first time. In the Rollerskate Opens, Chloe Rose wowed the crowd and judges alike, securing 1st place with her stunning performance followed by Kiara O’Leary in 2nd, Jessica O’Leary in 3rd, Suzie O’Leary in 4th. The O’Leary family traveled all the way from Geraldton and it was awesome to have them compete in our Rollerskate Open Category. 

Clockwise from Top Left – Zac Moore in the middle of a fingerwhip – Kody Strong taking flight on the quarter – Chloe Rose kicking the jams, taking inspiration from the cheerleading move the herkie – Gogo Dale levitating over the box – More photos can be found on our facebook page here

The Mandurah skatepark competition not only highlighted the amazing talent across BMX, scooter, skateboard, and rollerskate disciplines but also fostered a sense of community and camaraderie among the participants. The event was a huge success, thanks in large part to the unwavering support of the City of Mandurah. We are grateful for their dedication to promoting action sports and providing a platform for local talent to shine.

Stay tuned for more exhilarating skatepark competitions as Freestyle Now continues to celebrate the passion and skill of our incredible action sports community. Freestyle Now is dedicated to delivering high-energy events and inspiring communities. From thrilling stunt shows to engaging coaching sessions and well-managed competitions, we promote active and healthy lifestyles while pushing the boundaries of action sports.

Connect with us on  Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. For booking inquiries or to learn more about Freestyle Now, please contact us directly. Be sure to check our coming events page for information on future competitions and other events, and explore our past competition page to look back on all the exciting action from previous events.

Mandurah skatepark competition – Round 1 South Metro Ride and Roll Skatepark Series –  official results 8th January 2024

Scooter 10-13 Years – 1st Eli Stokes, 2nd Keon Himiona, 3rd Jonathan Maiwald, 4th Lochlan Yeats, 5th Luke Singleton, 6th Jayce Blakers, 7th Noah Ladhams, 8th Calais Bakers, 9th Axel Angelis 

Scooter 14-17 Years – 1st Josh Schnierer, 2nd Hayden Brewer, 3rd Jack Brown, 4th Casey Donohoe, 5th Tristan Siinclair 6th Rhyder Howard. 7th Max Power

Scooter Open –  1st Zac James Moore, 2nd Cody Richardson, 3rd Ian Tsuzuki Botta

Skate 10-13 Years – 1st Tayah Payne, 2nd Madison Brown, 3rd Alex Gauder,  4th Kiara O’Leary

Skate 14-17 Years – 1st Gogo Dale, 2nd Miles Harding, 3rd Zara Jones, 4th Hannah Lederman

BMX 10-13 Years – 1st Jaxon Baker, 2nd Mathiaus Dawkins

BMX Open – 1st Kody Strong 

Rollerskate Beginners – 1st Evie White, 2nd Priya Feazey

Roller Skate Opens – 1st Chloe Rose, 2nd Kiara O’Leary, 3rd Jessica O’Leary, 4th Suzie O’Leary
 

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2023 Western Australian BMX freestyle State Championships

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Isaac Berryman came away with 1st place in the Open Class, well deserved as I’m sure you can appreciate from this huge backflip, which believe it or not was not the most impressive trick he brought to the comp. His unmatched consistency and inspiring style set him apart, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this incredible rider.

The 2023 Western Australian BMX Freestyle State Championships recently took center stage at the renowned Bayswater Skatepark, one of Western Australia’s premier destinations. Against the backdrop of this top-tier facility, riders from across the state converged to showcase their skills and vie for top honors in various categories.

In the BMX Under 11’s division, young riders demonstrated their burgeoning skills with impressive runs and daring maneuvers. Congratulations to Jayce Blakers for claiming the top spot, followed closely by Samuel Evans and Zack Ballantyne, who secured second and third place, respectively. The future of BMX looks bright with such talented riders leading the way. Moving on to the BMX Under 15’s category, riders unleashed their creativity and technical prowess on the course. Liam Miller emerged victorious with amazing bike control and flow that is well about his age bracket, he clinching the first-place title, with Jake Welhan and Oskar Thomas taking second and third place, respectively. Their flawless execution and innovative tricks captivated audiences and showcased the depth of talent in the youth category. In the BMX Over 15’s division, riders demonstrated their mastery of the sport, delivering high-flying airs and gravity-defying stunts. Jay Furukawa claimed the top spot, followed by Bayswater locals Tim Pearson and Gavin Penny, who secured second and third place, respectively. Their exceptional skill and dedication to their craft were evident throughout the competition. Finally, in the fiercely competitive BMX Open category, riders battled it out for supremacy on the course. Congratulations to Izac Berryman for emerging victorious and securing the first-place title. Todd Henshall, Jack Carwardine, and Kody Strong rounded out the top four, showcasing their talent and tenacity in the face of stiff competition.

Freestyle Now extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the riders who participated in the 2023 Western Australian BMX Freestyle State Championships. Your hard work, dedication, and passion for the sport have not gone unnoticed, and you have all contributed to making this event a resounding success. A special thank you to Colony BMX and Local BMX for their competition support and to all the parents who endured the sun while supporting their favorite riders. To everyone who attended, your tireless efforts and unwavering support are deeply appreciated, and you have played an integral role in the success of the championships. Here’s to another year of BMX excellence and the continued growth and development of the sport in Western Australia!

Freestyle Now looks forward to hosting more exhilarating events that continue to unite and inspire the action sports community. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on future competitions and other events and you can also look back on all of the past competitions on the past competition page here. Stay connected with us on our Facebook and Instagram social media channels and subscribe to our YouTube channel  to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. For booking inquiries please contact us directly for your next event.

Clockwise from top left – Todd Henshall dazzled the crowd with an epic no-hander on his way to 2nd place on the open class – Jack Carwardine threw down a radical downwhip helping to secure a 3rd place in the open class – Jay Furukawa brought the heat traveling from Geraldton in the north of the state and took home the state championship in the over 15’s – Liam Miller redefines griz airs, and wins the under 15’s division, definitely riding well above his age in skill.

Clockwise from top left – Fantastic to see Raidan Hyde representing some of the youngest in the BMX community, showcasing some big airs – Great to see Sam Evans coming away with 2nd place, sending tricks like this huge can-can – Jayce Blakers sent it hard to win the under 11’s and this backflip is proof of that and his rad abilities –  Jake Whelan has the best one footed tabletop and we could watch him do these all day, 2nd place in the under 15’s – Check out more amazing photos on our Facebook page here!

Results for the Western Australian State Championships – 17th December 2023

BMX Under 11’s – 1st  Jayce Blakers, 2nd Samuel Evans, 3rd Zack Ballantyne, 4th Ryan Capocci, 5th Ilay Godfrey, 6th Calais Blakers, 7th Raidan Hyde, 8th Duke Sach, 9th Kain Crackel          

BMX Under 15’s – 1st Liam Miller, 2nd Jake Welhan, 3rd Oskar Thomas, 4th Koutaro Furukawa, 5th Jimmy Bowden, 6th Seth Cooper, 7th Dylan Barry Walker

BMX Over 15’s Amateurs  – 1st Jay Furukawa, 2nd Tim Pearson, 3rd Gavin Penny

BMX Open – 1st Izac Berryman, 2nd Todd Henshall, 3rd Jack Carwardine, 4th Kody Strong
 

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Bassendean Skatepark Competition brings the heat

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The scorching summer sun did little to deter the vibrant energy at the Bassendean skatepark competition, where riders of all ages and skill levels gathered for a sizzling showcase of skateboarding, scootering, and BMX action. Despite the soaring temperatures, the atmosphere remained electric, with every participant, from first-timers to seasoned enthusiasts, sporting smiles as wide as their impressive tricks. Skateboarders landed their tricks for the first time, and enthusiastic newcomers revealed in the thrill of entering their inaugural competition. A standout trend of the day in the BMX beginners was the seat stand, standing on the seat, a creative and crowd-captivating maneuver that showcased the BMX community’s inventiveness. The open scooter division took the crowd’s excitement to new heights with its high-energy performances, while the entire community came together to cheer on every participant, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. Todd Hanshall, in the open BMX category, stole the show with a performance that delighted everyone in attendance. However, the standout of the day was undeniably Ian Tsuzuki Botta, who entered every division with an infectious smile, epitomizing the sheer joy and fun that action sports bring. The Bassendean Skatepark Competition was a true testament to the dedication of the riders and the vibrant community that supports them. Freestyle Now extends its appreciation to all participants, spectators, the town of Bassendean and the Bassendean youth services and everyone who contributed to making this event a success.

Freestyle Now looks forward to hosting more exhilarating events that continue to unite and inspire the action sports community. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on future competitions and other events and you can also look back on all of the past competitions on the past competition page here. Stay connected with us on our Facebook and Instagram social media channels to stay updated on our latest news, events, and behind-the-scenes action. For booking inquiries please contact us directly for your next event.

Clockwise from top left – It’s so rad to see Freya Iburg still ripping it up on scooter. – Todd Hanshall is an awesome rider, stoked to see him ripping up and hanging at the competition with the other BMXers, scene building. – Tayah Payne is the future, keep watching. – Ian Tsuzuki Botta rolled in all three disciplines and took home lots of prizes, but scooter is his jam. – More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Bassendean competition official results 26th November 2023

Scooter beginner– 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Koby Heel, 3rd Drew Hancey, 4th Calais Blakers, 5th Tommy Jackson

Scooter Intermediate – 1st CJ M, 2nd Freya Iburg, 3rd Jayce Blakers, 4th Luke Singleton, 5th Rhyder Howard, 6th Ben Measey, 7th Nathan Kollar

Scooter Open – 1st Hayden Brewer, 2nd Ian Tsuzuki Botta, 3rd Josh Atkinson

Skateboard Beginner – 1st Eva O’Driscroll, 2nd Duke, 3rd Amelia Sprout

Skateboard Intermediate – 1st Hannah Lederman, 2nd Lalita Perroni, 3rd Ian Tsuzuki Botta

Skateboard Open – 1st Matt Brazier, 2nd Mac Leivers, 3rd Amos Hadad, 4th Tayah Payne

BMX Beginners – 1st Zack Ballantyne, 2nd Jaxon Baker, 3rd Calais Blakers, 4th Ian Tsuzuki Botta, 5th Gavin Cameron Malcolm Penny

BMX Intermediate – 1st Jake Wellhan, 2nd Alec, 3rd Liam Miller, 4th Jayce Blackers, 5th Hayden Brewer, 6th Timothy

BMX Open – 1st Todd Hanshall
 

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2023 Groundswell Grind Skateboard Bowl Competition

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The 2023 Groundswell Grind Skateboard Bowl Competition left an indelible positive mark on the Western Australian skating scene. Held at the iconic Scarborough beach bowl, the event drew skateboarders from across the region to throw down in the biggest bowl in Australia. The Groundswell Grind Skateboard Bowl Competition took over the Scarborough Beach bowl delivering an exhilarating display of skill and style. The bowl became a canvas for skateboarders of all ages and levels, showcasing an impressive array of tricks, slides, grinds and airs.
With categories for 9 years and under, 12 years and under, 16 years and under and the open class in both men’s and women’s along with the masters class for riders over 40 years there was a spot for all competitors. The open men’s and women’s class shared in a prize purse of $3000 both fostered inclusivity and diversity.
The competition was part of the Groundswell festival supported by the City of Stirling and was a major feature over the festival’s weekend programme. Competition support also came from Modus BearingsPanda skateboardsDC shoesAikenheads skateboardsSneaky WholefoodsMaple Road skateboards and Red Dragon skateboards
Throughout the day, the bowl reverberated with the sounds of excitement and appreciation from all the wicked airs, kickflips, and indie grabs as skateboarders pushed the boundaries of gravity. Standout moments included Mia Krezter landing her first 540 in a competition in the open women’s category and Adam Pacynko flawless 1st run in the finals, clinching the first place in open men’s with massive airs and handplants. Both Mia and Adam won their 1st place by one point, the competition was tight. It was also super rad to see Indigo Dale and Jessica Louw competing in both the skateboard and surf competitions at Groundswell festival. Indigo took the 3rd in skateboard women’s open and the 3rd in the beginners surfing competition while Jessica took the 5th in skateboard women’s open and the 3rd in women’s open surf.

Mia Kretzer on the way to winning the women’s open class at Groundswell Grind by just one point. Watch out future Mia is coming through.

Adam Pacynko returned from living in England back to the sunny shores of Scarborough and took the win in the men’s open class.

The event radiated a sense of community, with skaters supporting each other, exchanging smiles, and celebrating the shared passion for skateboarding. Under the perfect Australian sun, participants from diverse backgrounds came together to create a memorable day filled with good vibes and exceptional skateboarding sessions.
Freestyle Now extends its gratitude to the sponsors, participants, and the vibrant skate community for making the Groundswell Grind an unforgettable success. Until the next session, keep rolling, keep shredding, and keep the stoke alive!  The competition was so rad and this highlights video shows just a fraction of the awesome that every skater was bringing to the event. Every run was a testament to the diverse skill set within the skating community. The camaraderie among skaters created an atmosphere that resonated with the true spirit of skateboarding culture.
The echoes of wheels on concrete, the cheers from the crowd, and the unforgettable moments of the competition reverberate through the skating community, leaving everyone eagerly anticipating the next chapter of the Groundswell Grind Skateboard Bowl Competition. See you in 2024.

Clockwise from top left – Cruz Evens floating over the deep on their way to second in the men’s open class. – RJ Barbaro has so much power rolling through the Scarborough bowl, its amazing to watch, third in men’s open. – Hailee Roberts lives at the Scarborough bowl, their progress skating the bowl has been great to see over the pas few years. Second in women’s open. – Otis Sienkewitz won the means 12 years and under, so much style. – More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Groundswell Grind official results – 8th October 2023

Women’s Open – 1st Mia Kretzer, 2nd Hailee Roberts, 3rd Indigo Dale, 4th Emily Palmer, 5th Jessica Louw

Men’s Open – 1st Adam Pacynko, 2nd Cruz Evans, 3rd Robert-James Barbaro. 4th Vai Evans, 5th Jake Smith, 6th Mathew Brazier, 7th Jack Schofield

Men’s 16 years and under – 1st Locky O’brien, 2nd Miles Harding

Women’s 12 years and under – 1st Tayah Payne, 2nd Madison Brown, 3rd Zara Jones, 4th Lalita Perroni, 5th Sienna Jones

Men’s 12 years and under – 1st Otis Sienkewitz, 2nd Zen Evans, 3rd Yuuki, 4th Liam Davie

Women’s 9 years and under – 1st Lea Tomolowicz, 2nd Pepper Connolly, 3rd Asha Jones

Men’s 9 years and under – 1st Jake Turnbull, 2nd Logan Tomolowicz, 3rd Niccolo Subhas

Masters – 1st Junior Linke, 2nd Jeff Parker, 3rd Jeremy Watkins
 

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Groundswell Festival Rail Jam 2023 Unleashes Epic Tricks at Scarborough Beach Skatepark

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The 2023 Groundswell festival Rail Jam took Scarborough Beach Skatepark by storm, and it was a spectacle of action sports to behold! With three adrenaline-packed jams spread across Saturday afternoon, BMX, scooter, and skateboard riders threw down their most insane tricks, competing in the Animal Bikes BMX Rail Jam, the Core/Grit Scooters Scooter Rail Jam, and the Modus Bearing Skateboard Rail Jam.
This was no ordinary competition; it was a technical showdown where riders showcased their skills on rails and stairs. The loose format added an element of spontaneity, allowed for creativity and kept the audience on the edge of their seats. With a 40-minute timeframe, competitors had the chance to unleash their best tricks, hoping to set a bar that no one else could surpass with the winner taking home $200 cash.
BMX, scooter, and skateboard riders went head-to-head within their respective disciplines, each determined to dominate the rail with their unmatched skills. The format was simple – send the best trick down or over the rail or stair. It was a back-and-forth battle of skills, with each competitor attempting to outdo the other. The rapid succession of tricks kept the energy high as riders threw down their best moves, hoping to leave an indelible mark on the judges. The rail remained alive with the rhythmic sounds of wheels, decks, and pedals against steel.
As the clock ticked away, the competition intensified. In the end, there could only be one final winner – the rider who would shut down the rail with the most awe-inspiring trick. The winners of the 2023 Groundswell Rail Jam were BMX: Alex Haim, Scooter: Koby Green, Skateboard: Luke Bourke.
The Groundswell Rail Jam was a showcase of the immense talent within Perth’s action sports community. Some of Perth’s best riders graced the rail, sending it with mind-bending tricks that left the crowd in disbelief. The rail became a canvas for their creativity, and the tricks were nothing short of crazy. Freestyle Now is stoked to have been part of this epic event, and we extend our thanks to everyone who made it possible. Until the next jam, keep rolling, shredding, and pushing the limits!
 

 

Ryan Aquilina rode the rail hard at the Groundswell Festival Animal Bikes rail jam. Double pegs up to Xup.

 

 

Ian from Brazil with a inward from the uprail at the Groundswell festival Core / Grit scooters rail jam.

 

 

The skaters smashed it hard at the Groundswell Festival Modus Bearings skateboard rail jam.

 

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Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle Unleashes Epic Showdow

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Samual Grace with a massive downwhip in the deep end of Scarborough bowl on his way to first in the raddest class.

The Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle roared to life as part of the exhilarating Groundswell festival, and what a spectacle it was! This high-stakes competition, supported by the dynamic forces of Colony BMX, Local BMX and Sneaky Wholefoods, unfolded in the grandeur of the largest bowl in Australia, setting the stage for an epic clash of BMX titans. The competition unfolded in a heated battle format within the colossal bowl. Riders fought tooth and nail to secure their spot in the finals, with qualification setting the tone for an adrenaline-pumping showdown. The RAD and RADDEST classes saw riders pushing the limits, showcasing their skills in an atmosphere charged with intensity. In the RAD class, young gun Liam Miller emerged victorious, delivering a performance that blended style and flow seamlessly. Miller’s skill and finesse left an indelible mark, establishing him as a rising star in the BMX scene. The battles in the RADDEST class were nothing short of psycho! Three-time Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle champion Luke Tooze faced fierce competition and landed at 5th place. The spotlight, however, turned to the impressive progression of Roman Depiazzi. The young rider was on fire, showcasing a level of riding that left spectators in awe. Amidst the heated competition, Shane Ellis rose to the occasion, going higher and displaying unparalleled flow. The challenge was tough, with formidable riders like Alex Haim in the mix who had the flow and the technical style but Ellis’s performance earned him a well-deserved 2nd place. However, the rider who truly stole the show was Samuel Grace. With a seamless blend of flow and mind-bending tricks, Grace navigated the bowl with unmatched finesse. His insane flip drop into the deep bowl left the crowd in disbelief, securing his reign as the uncontested champion of the Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle and the 1st place.
The Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle showcased the very essence of BMX culture, fierce competition, incredible progression, and a community united by the thrill of the ride but most importantly friends coming together and having fun. A big thanks to the Groundswell festival for making it all happen and thanks to  Colony BMXLocal BMX and Sneaky Wholefoods for their unwavering support in making this event a BMX spectacle for the ages. Until the next battle, keep rolling, shredding, and pushing the limits!

Shane Ellis went high and took the 2nd place in the Raddest class.

Clockwise from top left – Liam Miller is on his way to the Raddest class especially with his style and flow, 1st place in the Rad class. – Luke Tooze took the 5th place in the Raddest class and threw down this signature griz air. – Roman Depiazzi has progressed so much in the year since the last Groundswell BMX bowl battle, 4th place in the Raddest class. – Alex Haim getting inverted and taking the 3rd in the Raddest class. – More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle official results – 7th October 2023

The Rad – 1st Liam Miller, 2nd Kody Strong, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Leo Wiz, 5th Flynn Costa, 6th William Young 

The Raddest – 1st Samual Grace, 2nd Shane Ellis, 3rd Alex Haim, 4th Roman Depiazzi, 5th Luke Tooze, 6th Bradley Evans, 7th Ryan Aquilina, 8th Dempsey Varischetti 
 

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