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Zambrero bmx bowl battle 2021 – Groundswell Festival

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Luke Tooze went fast and high and won $1000 and brought a car. 1st place in the pro class.

The Zambrero BMX bowl battle was an epic event. Great vibe, great riding and great spectators, everything needed to make an epic BMX competition. Thanks to Zambrero the top 4 pro riders shared $2000 prize money. There were prizes galore from our supporters  as well and we want to thank them heaps, Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods, Local BMX, Cult Crew and Division Brand as well as the Groundswell Festival dropped in some rad prizes as well. Every competitor went home with heaps of products. The Zambrero bmx bowl battle was so rad with the level of riding from the beginner to the pros, it was so awesome to see. There were many different riding styles all interacting with the Scarborough Beach bowl. There were a few disappointed beginners who wanted to enter but were yet to be able to either drop in or get out of the bowl or both. There were a few beginners who had only just dropped in the day before they were that keen to enter. This was great to see the younger riders wanting to push themselves to ride such a mammoth bowl. All competitors had two runs in the qualifying rounds with only their best score counting. This set them up in the battle finals order. Qualifying was super important with riders qualifying first put them in prime position for the battle finals.

 

Be sure you give the highlights video a watch. Capturing all the radness from the Zambrero BMX bowl battle was not an easy task as there was just so much radness flowing all day. Be sure to attend next years and see it live.

The battle finals were epic with some dam fine radical skills being unleashed from the riders to make sure they will progress into the next round. Each lower qualifying rider had to battle in out against the next highest qualifier. The winner of this battle then took on the next highest qualified rider. Survival of the fittest and the raddest was the order of the day that’s for sure. Each rider had two 60 second runs to make sure they were the rider that would progress to the next round. Riders were judged on the overall impression of their run by the three judges, each giving a score from 0 to 30 points taking into account, difficulty, diversity, consistency, speed, height, flow, lines, and tricks. Each of the battles that took place were awesome, but there were two battles that were epic standouts.

The first epic battle was in the beginners, between two siblings, 15 year old Zac Martin and 8 year old Bianca Martin, brother and sister rolling out the rad and this is why BMX is so rad, no matter what age, size or sexual orientation, skill is the requirement. Zac had qualified in 5th and took on Brenton Waddingham. They both rode well but the judges gave the win to Zac, who only had only dropped into the bowl for the first time a few days previously. The 5th place was given to Brenton and Zac now had to ride against his sister Bianca. The winner from the round could then challenge Morgan West for the 2nd place. Zac dropped in first and powered around the bowl with some great lines 60 seconds later Bianca dropped in. The amount of speed and height 8 year old Bianca expressed was outstanding. Zac was then in for his second run which was the same as his first. Bianca’s next run started as a double peg drop in on the medium size transition, from there it was massive airs and great lines and good use of the hips. There were not many points between them but it was Bianca that took the win, on announcing that she was progressing to the next round the crowd let out the biggest cheer of the competition.

Zac claimed the 4th place and Bianca went on to challenge Morgan West, who had only just dropped into the bowl for the first time that morning. Again it was Bianca for the win over Morgan. This left the final battle in the beginners between two 8 year olds, two good friends Bianca Martin and Albie Liveley. While Bianca was airing the massive deep end at the tiles Albie was half a metre out of coping. It was Albie for the win and Bianca second place.

The stoke was high for all the place getters

Albie Livesley has only just turned 8 years old and is blasting like a pro. When you scale up his height and bike size that 12 foot deep bowl that he is airing to a adult rider would be 16 foot. This is a massive air. 1st place beginners.

The other epic battle took place in the pro class. Two West Oz legends, Dempsey and Aquaman. Both of these riders have been riding for 20 years, both grew up pedalling everywhere they go, in some cases they would ride 50 kilometres just to ride a skatepark, both of these riders are legends and have so much skill and dexterity on a bike they can ride anything. Looking back to when Dempsey and Ryan Aqulina were teenagers no one would have even thought that twenty years later they would be in one of the biggest bowls in Australia battling it out in the pro class. Dempsey qualified in 5th and rode first. He was on fire during warm up but a few too many foot downs and bails put him at a lower score. Dempsey did some great fakie variations which seem to be a lost art in BMX at the moment so that was great to see but Aquaman went higher had more airs and had less foot downs. It was Aquaman who took the forth place and Dempesy in fifth. Both these riders are not what you would call bowl riders, they ride all forms of BMX but they rode for the fun and it was so rad to see them interacting with the bowl with their style of BMX.

In the pro final battle 1st place qualifier Luke Tooze was challenged by 2nd place qualifier Ben Gately. After Jay Roadly was challenged by Ryan Aqulina, Jay won the battle but took some injuries so forfeited the next round and claimed the 3rd place. Luke was so fast, went super high, had trick variations and was flawless. Ben rode like Ben does, long flowing manuals and some great flowing bowl lines, it was beautiful to watch. Luke Tooze took home $1000, 1st place and a massive smile. (rumour has it he brought a car with his winnings)

We would like to thank the Groundswell festival for making Scarborough beach the place to be over the weekend. Big thank you to Zambrero for being the major sponsor of the Zambrero BMX bowl battle. A massive thank you to our supporters Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods, Local BMX, Cult Crew and Division Brand, be sure to support these brands. And we would also like to thank all the competitors and spectators who came out to support BMX in the way you did. Planning has already begun for 2022, let hope we can have some national and international riders attending by then.

 

Dempsey and Aquaman battle runs

 

 

Luke Tooze and Ben Gately in the pro class final battle

 

Jake Welhan is a radical bmx rider and has the best one footer tabletops. His use of the bowl just pushed him up a few points for the win in the intermediates class.

Clockwise from top left – Ben Gately rode super stylish and placed 2nd in the pro class – Jay Roadley did some rad flairs and opposite flairs on his way to 3rd in the pro class – West oz BMX legend Aquaman (aka Ryan Aqulina) is a super rad rider and it was great to see him adapt his street skills to the bowl, 4th place pro – Dempsey is another west oz legend and had some rad tabletops, his finals battle with Aquaman was some legendary west oz BMX history.

Clockwise from top left – Brad Evens was so pumped for the comp that he rode with only one knee. We hope that after getting it fixed he will be back at full capacity for 2022. So stoked to have him rolling in the Zambrero BMX bowl battle – Bianca Martin was the only female competitor and at only 8 years old rode super rad and went so high in the deep end, a well deserving 2nd place in the beginners – Levi Brown did the best one footers of the whole competition, 6th place in beginners. We hope to see him back in 2022 going higher and faster and still doing one footers – Roman Depiazzi did one of the best runs of the competition, tail whip to bar spin to 540. The combo was so clean. Roman is on a progression mission and he will defiantly be a hot contender for next year’s Zambrero BMX bowl battle 1st place position, if he continues with the rate of progression maybe in the pro class?

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Zambrero BMX bowl battle official results – 9th October 2021.

Sponsored by ZambreroGroundswell festival, Colony bmxSneaky Wholefoods, Local BMX, Cult CrewDivision Brand

Beginners

Final battle results – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Bianca Martin, 3rd Morgan West, 4th Zac Martin, 5th Brenton Waddingham, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Harlen Pfeifer, 8th Matheus Pascussi,
Qualifying results – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Morgan West, 3rd Bianca Martin, 4th Brenton Waddingham, 5th Zac Martin, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Harlen Pfeifer, 8th Matheus Pascussi

Intermediates

Final battle results – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Joel Brunino
Qualifying results – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Joel Brunino

Pro

Final battle results – 1st Luke Tooze $1000, 2nd Ben Gately $600, 3rd Jay Roadley $300, 4th Ryan Aqulina $100, 5th Dempsey, 6th Nick Morgan, 7th Brad Evans, 8th Michael Pidgeon
Qualifying results – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ben Gately, 3rd Jay Roadley, 4th Ryan Aqulina, 5th Dempsey, 6th Brad Evans, 7th Nick Morgan, 8th Michael Pidgeon

 

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Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware – BMX competition May 2021

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Luke Tooze is so bad ass. This 360 gap is so rad. Luke took 1st place in pro and $500 cash. Luke rode the Mandurah skatepark and just sent trick after trick. Such a great run.

The Action Sports Games has been a staple of the competition scene for 10 years, the first taking place in Mandurah in 2011. After a few years the event moved to Bunbury and was held there for a few years and now it was back at Mandurah, held at the new Mandurah skatepark. What an amazing event the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware was. The competition zone was the small bowl and street/plaza section so that it gave diversity to the competition so that competitors of many different styles and abilities could throw down. This was one of the biggest BMX competitions since the Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships held back in November. The Action Sports Games BMX competitions was postponed twice before it was finally held. The competition was set to take place on the Sunday of the Action Sports Games but the water falling from the sky put a stop to that, and then it was set for early May but Covid restrictions were in effect so it finally took place in a perfect sunny day. The BMX competition was well attended with large numbers of competitors all keen to roll out the rad and help support BMX. The beginners and intermediate had finals, their qualifying rounds were super tight in points. In the beginners after qualifying the top six moving into the finals was Harlan Pfeiffer and Albie Livesley tied on 66 points for first and then Kayden Taylor sitting in 3rd with 60 points. 4th was Harry Daley with 59 points and Brenten Waddingham and Bianca Martin sitting tied in 5th with 57 points. Going into the finals it was a one between 4th and 5th. This was going to be a tight final. Harlan was able to take the win, with some good flowing and consistent lines. Coming in 2nd and a well deserved place was Freestyle Now recruits squad member Albie Livesley, only 2 points behind. Brenten Waddingham upped it in the finals moving into 3rd place. Kayden Taylor moved on down to 4th. He rode really well but tried some harder tricks which lowered his consistency scores. He has lots of potential and we are sure we will see him taking podium really soon.

Clockwise from top left – Harlan Pfeiffer on his way winning the beginners class – Albie Livesley with a rad 360. Albie won the under 10’s and a second in beginners with all the skills – Jack Quinlan is one of the youngest competitors at the age of 4 and ripped around the skatepark, expect to see more of him at competitions – Bianca Martin is a shredder. Bianca won the girls class and mixed it in the beginners for a 6th place.

The intermediate class was super rad and fully stacked with lots of rad young riders. Ronan McCamish and Roman Depiazzi had tied for first place with 79 points in qualifying and were in the finals. Either of these two roadsters could take the win. Also making the finals in 3rd place was Jake Welhan. Jake has the best one footer tabletops going at the moment and he did plenty of them in the competition. We need more trick like this coming on up that for sure, pure style. Shae Matthews also made it into the finals but after hitting up some 720’s in qualifying his ankle was cooked from landing off. Only 3 riders in the finals, any one of them could take the win. Ronan McCamish has a great style and flowed around the Mandurah small bowl effortless. A first place. Roman Depiazzi is moving on up the skill set super good. He is expanding his abilities almost on the daily. In the finals he was less consistent than in his qualifiers which dropped him a few points behind Ronan but a well deserving 2nd place. Jake Welhan didn’t get the radness rolling in the finals. His game was off a bit. But he still managed to hit them one footed tabletops with that Jake style, a 3rd place.

Clockwise from top left – Ronan McCamish won the intermediate class by a few points, blasted some rad airs and rode super rad – Roman Depiazzi has been progressing so fast over the past year and it was great to see him take a second place in the intermediates – Jake Welhan is rad. He has some rad one footer tabletops. Jake took 3rd in intermediates – Shaun Jarvis the oldest competitor took the 3rd in open, bike flip foot plant.

The open class had just 3 riders. 3rd place went to Freestyle Now squadron leader Shaun Jarvis, second place was taken by Jack Hooper and first was Kieran Ramsey. These two riders ride completely different from each other. Jack is all grinds and lines while Kieran is all whips and flips. At the end of the two runs they both had a highest score of 82 points, it was a tie. To seek a tie breaker their firsts runs were looked at and Kieran had it with 80 points over 74 points for Jack. Congratulations Kieran. The pro class was all Luke Tooze. Power, flow, speed, big tricks. His 360 out of the bowl over the step up gap into the plaza section was just epic. A first place and $500 prize money. 2nd place was west oz legend Ryan Aqulina. Riding like only Ryan can. Great use of the park both bowl and plaza and $300 prize money, he was stoked. 3rd place went to Jeremy Mills with some nice riding and good flow and winning $160.

The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware BMX competition was a rad day. It put BMX in the spotlight. Big props to the under 10’s and girls competitors, the future is rad that for sure. It was unfortunate that the weather cancelled the competition on the weekend as the rest of the Action Sport Games but the important factor is the competition finally took place and the radness was rolled out. We would like to thank our competition supporters Colony BMX, Local BMX, United Bikes as well as all the BMX riders and spectators who came to the competition. We are looking forward to making the 2022 Mandurah Action Sports Games even bigger again. See you there.

Clockwise from top left – Kieran Ramsey sending a flair and wining the open class, just – Jack Hooper has some great skills and it was great to see them compete at the Action Sports Games and a 2nd in the open class – Ryan Aqulina is a rider of large skills and has been riding for 20 years, 2nd place in pro – Jeremy Mills rode well and took the 3rd place in pro – More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

 

Luke Tooze 1st and 2nd competition runs

Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware Headspace skatepark competition

BMX competition results 8th May 2021 – Official results

Supported by – Colony BMX, United BMX, Local BMX

Competitor’s points are listed after their name

BMX pro – 1st Luke Tooze – 89 points $500, 2nd Ryan Aqulina – 81 points $300, 3rd Jeremy Mills – 69 points $160

BMX open – 1st Kieran Ramsay – 83 points, 2nd Jack Hooper – 82 points, 3rd Shaun Jarvis – 67 points

BMX intermediates
Finals – 1st Ronan McCamish – 76 points, 2nd Roman Depiazzi – 71 points, 3rd Jake Welhan – 67 points, 4th Shae Matthews (injured could not ride)
Qualifying – 1st Ronan McCamish – 79 points, 1st Roman Depiazzi – 79 points, 3rd Jake Welhan – 78 points, 4th Shae Matthews – 74 points, 5th Adam Waterman – 69 points, 6th Wyatt Murphy – 62 points, 7th Flynn Hegarty – 46 points

BMX girls / ladies – 1st Bianca Martin – 62 points, 2nd RubyRose Welhan – 58 points, 3rd Fiona Krasnoff – 51 points

BMX beginners –
Finals – 1st Harlan Pfeiffer – 68 points, 2nd Albie Livesley – 66 points, 3rd Brenten Waddingham – 59 points, 4th Kayden Taylor – 57 points, 5th Harry Daley – 56 points, 6th Bianca Martin – 55 points
Qualifying – 1st 1st Harlan Pfeiffer – 66 points, 1st Albie Livesley – 66 points, 3rd Kayden Taylor – 60 points, 4th Harry Daley – 59 points, 5th Brenten Waddingham – 57 points, 6th Bianca Martin – 57 points, 7th Blair Maitland – 55 points, 8th Ilay Godfrey – 55 points, 9th Aaron Murray – 52 points, 10th Judd Howard – 48 points, 11th Fiona Krasnoff – 41 points.

BMX under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley – 64 points, 2nd Jack Reid – 50 points, 3rd Bianca Martin – 46 points, 4th Ilay Godfrey – 44 points, 5th Fiona Krasnoff – 42 points, 6th Jack Quinlan – 34 points

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Bassendean Bikefest – Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows

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Freestyle Now always entertaining the crowds

 

Freestyle Now headed to the Bassendean Bikefest to entertain the crowds with our awesome BMX stunt shows. The crowds got involved and made sure they were making the noise that is required at all BMX stunt shows. Freestyle Now put on some really good bmx stunt shows to entertain the crowds. Freestyle Now squad members Luke Tooze was on the bike and with Jack Carwardine on the mic and invited guest rider Dylan Schmidt was also there to round out the trio to perform bmx stunt shows and entertain the crowds. When it comes to entertainment Freestyle Now definitely has you covered with a high entertainment value bmx stunt show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now stunt shows will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has ever done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – Luke Tooze wants to be a cannonball – Dylan Schmidt makes a return to performing bmx stunt shows with this rad no hander backflip – Jack Carwardine give the thumbs up as Luke Tooze backflips over – Dylan and one of the most famous bmx tricks, the superman seat grab – More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

 

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2020 Groundswell Festival BMX stunt shows video

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Have you booked the Freestyle now bmx stunt show for your next event.

 

 

Freestyle Now was at the Groundswell Festival in Scarborough to perform some awesome BMX stunt shows. It was a superb day for getting rad. Freestyle Now set up the FN big jump on the main strip in Scarborough and proceeded to roll out the rad for the Groundswell Festival patrons. Freestyle Now put on some really good bmx stunt shows to entertain the crowds with Freestyle Now squad members Shaun JarvisJosh Garwood and Luke ToozeTaj Hamilton and 7 year old Albie Livesley all there in full effect. Big tricks were being performed and the crowds were putting the energy back into the performance, the more noise the crowd makes the more energy the performers receive. Both Josh and Luke sent double backflips for the crowd in the last show of the day. Freestyle Now came to roll out the rad and entertain the masses at the Groundswell Festival and that is what we achieved. When it comes to entertainment Freestyle Now definitely has you covered with a high entertainment value bmx stunt show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now stunt shows will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has ever done over the past 34 years can be found on our past stunt show page.
 

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Freestyle Now – BMX stunt shows – Australia Day 2021

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Who wants to see a double backflip…..Luke and Josh do one backflip each

Freestyle Now once again headed to Langley Park in Perth to perform some bmx stunt shows at the 2021 Perth Australia Day event. The set up was a bit different due to Covid 19 with the performance area set inside a outer fence area, this enabled the crowds to check in before entering the performance area. The sun was out and the air was hot and as always the crowds were loud. As always Freestyle Now engaged the crowds and got them all amped up with a great BMX stunt show performances, its great when they are making lots of noise. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun JarvisJosh Garwood, Luke Tooze and recruits squad members Taj Hamilton and Albie Livesley were all in effect with Jack Carwardine there as back up announcer getting the crowds amped up. The Australia Day crowds were turning up the noise as the day progressed, the louder the crowd gets the more hyped the Freestyle Now show performers get to roll out the rad. It was a great show, the crowds at were amazing, with every show having great numbers of spectators all coming to see the radical bmx stunt show that Freestyle Now was performing. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has done over the past 34 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Josh Garwood stretching this superman seat grab as large and the gap from ramp to ramp has been stretched

Clockwise from top left – Josh Garwood jumping building with a no foot cancan – 7 year old Albie Livesley is a future pro in the making – Luke Tooze with a 360 table top – Taj Hamilton sets this toboggan up over the big ramp – More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

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2020 Moora street festival Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows

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Freestyle Now entertaining the crowds with our BMX stunt show

Josh Garwood right in the spot light

Freestyle Now was at the Moora street festival to perform some awesome BMX stunt shows. The event was an afternoon event so Freestyle Now performed bmx stunts shows while the sun was setting. The location was perfect for performing bmx stunt shows, in the heart of the Moora town. Freestyle Now put on some really good bmx stunt shows to entertain the crowds. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun JarvisJosh Garwood and Luke Tooze, invited Kieran Ramsey along to also roll out the rad. Some big tricks were being performed and the crowds were sending the energy back to the riders with the noise they were making each time the riders performed mid air bmx tricks. Freestyle Now entertained the crowds at the Moora street festival with our unique style of entertainment. When it comes to entertainment Freestyle Now definitely has you covered with a high entertainment value bmx stunt show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now stunt shows will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has ever done over the past 35 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – Sometimes it never goes to plan, Josh ejecting to safety – Luke Tooze getting the 360 tailwhips done – Josh Garwood stretching the Indi airs out – Kieran Ramsay backflipping.

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2020 Groundswell Festival Freestyle Now bmx stunt shows

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Freestyle Now BMX stunt shows are always entertaining. Make your booking today

Freestyle Now recruits squad member Albie Livesley sending it with style over the FN big jump

Freestyle Now was at the Groundswell Festival in Scarborough to perform some awesome BMX stunt shows. It was a superb day for getting rad. Freestyle Now set up the FN big jump on the main strip in Scarborough and proceeded to roll out the rad for the Groundswell Festival patrons. Freestyle Now put on some really good bmx stunt shows to entertain the crowds. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun JarvisJosh Garwood and Luke Tooze, Taj Hamilton and 7 year old Albie Livesley. Big tricks were being performed and the crowds were putting the energy back into the performance, the more noise the crowd makes the more energy the performers receive. Both Josh And Luke sent double backflips for the crowd in the last show of the day. Freestyle Now came to roll out the rad and entertain the masses at the Groundswell Festival and that is what we achieved. When it comes to entertainment Freestyle Now definitely has you covered with a high entertainment value bmx stunt show. Make sure you check out our coming events page to see where the next Freestyle Now stunt shows will be going down. If you would like this type of great entertainment at your next event please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has ever done over the past 33 years can be found on our past stunt show page.

Clockwise from top left – Luke Tooze making 360 tabletops look easy, Is that superman, no it Josh Garwood impersonating superman, Taj Hamilton getting his toboggan on and looking good, Luke and Josh taking the stunts up a notch with side by side backflips. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

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Freestyle Now Embelton Primary School BMX presentation

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The more effort you put in the bigger the rewards

Freestyle Now attended the Embelton primary school for a school assembly presentation as part of a reading reward program they had running at the school. The day before the school assembly presentation Freestyle Now hosted a coaching session at the school for skateboard, scooter and bmx participants. In the presentation we spoke about how putting in the effort you are able to achieve the rewards and bmx riding is just one example of this. You cannot get good at bmx freestyle riding if you don’t put in the effort. The more effort the bigger the reward. Main Freestyle Now presenter Shaun Jarvis  also spoke about the act of kindness and that how being kind has its own reward, others being kind to you. Freestyle Now squad member Luke Tooze was on hand to throw down some of his radness as well as good friend Daniel Davis. The school students love it and got super excited when Principle Walker sat on top of the ramp and got jumped over.

Luke Tooze sends it over the top of the Embelton Primary school principle Mr. Walker

A Freestyle Now school assembly presentation can be tailored to suite whatever message the school is currently delivering to its students. If you want Freestyle Now to come to your school for a school assembly please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has done since 1986 can be found on our past stunt show page. To see some photos from the school assembly presentation check our facebook page here

 

 

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Tackling mental health with BMX – R U OK day at Waroona school

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Tackling mental health in important. Stay active both mentally and physically to help your mental health. 

Luke Tooze sending the vertical rotation at Waroona School

Freestyle Now attended the Waroona school for a school assembly presentation as part of R U OK day. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Luke Tooze invited along good friend Daniel Davis to roll out the rad to the school. The presentations main focus was to talk about mental health. Students from pre primary through to high school were in attendance. The BMX riders performed some great BMX stunts and tricks that the students were super hyped with. In the middle of the presentation Freestyle Now squad member Shaun Jarvis took to the microphone to talk about the importance of speaking and listening about mental health.It is important to speak about how you are feeling but it is also just as important to listen when someone is not feeling mentally well. When your friend or family member talks to you about how they are feeling it dose not always mean you need to fix their problems. Sometimes just speaking to someone who is listening helps. Please remember to ask people R U OK if you can see a change in their mannerisms. Sometimes all it takes to help someone is to ask R U OK.

A Freestyle Now school assembly presentation can be tailored to suite whatever message the school is currently delivering to its students. If you want Freestyle Now to come to your school for a school assembly please get in contact with Freestyle Now with your requirements. A full list of all the stunt shows that Freestyle Now has done since 1986 can be found on our past stunt show page. To see some photos from the school assembly presentation check our facebook page here

 

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2020 Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships

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The Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships took place at Bayswater skatepark on a weekend in November that saw record rain fall. The competition was meant to take place on the Saturday but leading up to the day rain started to fall and did not stop. The Saturday was so washed out that a canoe would have been better at the skatepark than a bike. Competition goers were notified that if it did not clear up the competition would be scheduled for the Sunday. Saturday night the rain was still falling at a rate that would fill an ocean. Come Sunday morning the rain had stopped but the weather was still looking less than favorable, but it was all systems go for the 2020 Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships.

Bayswater skatepark was picked as the choice of skateparks due to it scheduled for demolition in the new year. It is making way for a multi level carpark for a new train station, the community has great hope for a good replacement in the future. For 18 years Bayswater skatepark has seen its fair share of radness and hosted its fair number of competitions and it was only fitting that a final competition would be a great way to finish up the life of Bayswater skatepark (it has now had a reprieve and due for demolition in 2022)

Luke Tooze the 2020 Western Australian state champion in the open class.

Clockwise from top left – Albie Livesley rode really well in the under 10’s class. The 7 year old has got some rad skills. 2020 state champion. – Imogen Denison took the win and the championship title in the girls / womans class but only just from her mother Rachel Denison. This was a great competition to see mother and daughter riding together. – Roman Depiazzi is now the current bmx freestyle Western Australian state champion in the beginners class. He is definitely moving forward into the intermediates soon enough if he keeps on progressing. – The 2020 state champion in the intermediates is Ronan McCamish. Such a rad kid who loves bmx and like to do no handers of the beast box at Bayswater.

Clockwise from top left – Justin Edwards has been riding Bayswater skatepark for years, we wonder how many times he has done no handers over the beast? over 35’s state champion. – At 52 Freestyle Now co founder Shaun Jarvis is the over 45’s Western Australian state champion. Double pegin down the kinker ledge. – Ryan Aquilina is a living legend of Bayswater skatepark. He has rode there almost every day over the past 18 years. We are sure he could do this tyre tap on the wall with his eyes shut. Ryan rode so good but just missed a few points and took home the number 2 placing. – Luke Tooze has been on a mission this past year. Winning the Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle only a few weeks before winning the Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships. This 720 over the beast was super clean and Luke took the well deserving state championship.

BMX freestyle skatepark is now an official Olympic sport. It was meant to be rolling in the 2020 Olympics but due to world events it’s hoped that the Olympics will run in 2021. This was the second Western Australian state championships that Freestyle Now has hosted (2019 being the first). There were a good number of riders who entered the competition which catered for many ages and skill levels. Under 10’s, Girls /womans, beginners, intermediates, over 35’s, over 45’s and the open class. The level of riding is always growing and it was good to see the level of riding in the under 10’s. In the girls/womans it was most awesome to have daughter and mother take out the 1st and 2nd places, big thanks and congratulations to Imogen and Rachel Denison. We are unsure if that has ever happened in a bmx competition before.

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. Each competitor had two runs with only their best run being taken into account for their points. 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 2021 Western Australian state championships soon.

We would like to thank our supporters for the 2020 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships, Colony BMXLocal BMX, and Aus Cycling.

Be sure to check out all the photos from the competition on our facebook page here

Western Australia bmx freestyle 2020 state championships – 15th November 2020 – Official results

Girls/ womans – 1st Imogen Denison, 2nd Rachel Denison, 3rd Georgia Montgomery, 4th Fiona Krasnoff
Under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Cody Steel, 3rd Jerome Montgomery, 4th Angus Lewis, 5th Kai Denison, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Brody Brown
Beginners – 1st Roman Depiazzi, 2nd Kayden Taylor, 3rd Brenten Waddingham
Intermediates – 1st Ronan McCamish, 2nd Jake Welham, 3rd Maison Russel, 4th Tyler Gayski, 5th Oliver Rosie
Over 35’s – 1st Justin Edwards, 2nd Adam Lewis, 3rd Steven Hughes- Landers
Over 45’s – 1st Shaun Jarvis, 2nd Barry Livesley, 3rd Corey Brown
Opens – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ryan Aquilina, 3rd Jay Roadley, 4th Daviel Davis, 5th Brad Evans, 6th Jack Carwardine

 

Girls/ womans – 1st Imogen Denison, 2nd Rachel Denison, 3rd Georgia Montgomery


Under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Cody Steel, 3rd Jerome Montgomery


Beginners – 1st Roman Depiazzi, 2nd Kayden Taylor, 3rd Brenten Waddingham


Intermediates – 1st Ronan McCamish, 2nd Jake Welham, 3rd Maison Russel


Over 35’s – 1st Justin Edwards, 2nd Adam Lewis, 3rd Steven Hughes- Landers


Over 45’s – 1st Shaun Jarvis, 2nd Barry Livesley, 3rd Corey Brown


Opens – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ryan Aquilina, 3rd Jay Roadley

Freestyle Now squad members took 3 number 1 titles in the competition. Albie Livesley winning the under 10’s, Shaun Jarvis winning the over 45’s and Luke Tooze having a cracker of a run in the finals to take the win in the open class.

 

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