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Welcome to the Freestyle Now reserves squad – Tyler Jennings

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Freestyle Now would like to welcome our newest reserves squad member Tyler Jennings. Tyler has been progressing well over the last year. He has been in our sights as a potential squad members for a while now and he possesses all of the qualities that meet the requirements to be a Freestyle Now squad member which include – riding awesome, having an awesome attitude, being awesome when approached by others, maintaining an awesome presents at all events, thinking of awesome tricks, being respectful to others, helping others to become awesome, being inclusive and always ready to roll out the rad.
Tyler Jennings can ride a scooter really well, his main influence in his riding has been Freestyle Now squad member Ben Thomas who also rides at High Wycombe skatepark, Tyler’s local riding spot. You can tell that Tyler is willing to put in the effort to get better at scooter riding as he is always out there learning and practicing to refine his skills. Tyler is also on the Grit Scooters flow team.
Tyler recently attended the Australian Scooter Championships in Sydney where he competed in the under 16’s class. Tyler rode like he was on a mission with 2 flawless runs to take the 1st place and the Australian championship in the under 16’s.
Be sure to check out Tyler’s profile on the reserves squad page here. Welcome to the squad Tyler Jennings may the radness be with you.

 

Tyler Jennings at the Australian scooter championships and his winning runs in the under 16’s

 

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Norseman skatepark competition April 2018  

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Norseman is a small town 2 hours south of Kalgoorle in the gold fields of Western Australia. Norseman has a small but old skatepark and Freestyle Now journeyed out to Norseman to host some skatepark activation sessions. On the Friday there was a skatepark coaching session followed by a skatepark competition on the Saturday. It was a great fun time for the participants who got to learn new skills and then were able to put them new skills into place in a competition. The competition held was a small one but still rad. Its good seeing the progress of the riders in the remote areas and how keen they are to get out and learn new tricks and compete against each other in a competition. A big thank you to the Shire of Dundas and also to our supporters Kickass BMXThe 4 skateboard companyModus BearingsGrit scooter. Be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

Jarrah Turner took out the 1st place

Norseman skatepark competition  28th April 2018 – Official results

Scooter Boys – 1st Jarrah Turner, 2nd Tyron Ware, 3rd Lachlan Buszan, 4th Hayden Morgan, 5th Chaise Miniter, 6th Dalton Preece, 7th Conor Wing

Scooter Girls – 1st Shakira Carlsen, 2nd Molly Clark

BMX – 1st Jayden Cugini

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Welcome to the Freestyle now recruits squad – Ethan Rowland

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Freestyle Now would like to welcome young Ethan Rowland onto the Freestyle Now recruits squad. 12 ½ year old Ethan has been riding scooters for about 3 years and is a total shredder. Last year Ethan took the 1st place in the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series in the intermediate class and made to move to the open class for 2018. He is currently sitting at the top of the point’s ladder in the open class for the 2018 series. Freestyle Now has been rolling out the rad since 1986 and started out with only 3 squad members and over the last 32 years many people have come and gone but one thing has always remained and that is the need for our squad members to always be wanting to roll out the rad. Be sure to check Ethan’s profile out on our recruits squad page here. Welcome to the recruits Ethan.

Ethan at the recent Collie skatepark competition

The Freestyle Now recruits squad is designed to teach young radsters about how a sponsorship works. So many young shredders say they want to be sponsored but none really understand what then means. Sponsorship is a two way deal, the rider promotes the brand, and the brand helps the rider. Too many young guns think that they just get product and that’s it, they don’t understand how the sponsorship treadmill works. For Freestyle Now, the recruit’s squad is the chance to help out young shredders but also to help them educate others what sponsorship is all about. Every young radster must start somewhere. The recruits is just that place. Younger shredders who show the potential to roll out the rad, being inclusive, show the potential to be good role models and the ability to progress up the ladder of radness, one day could become a full Freestyle Now squad member

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South Hedland skatepark competition April 2018  

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Freestyle Now travels all over Australia to roll out the rad. On this occasion Freestyle now returned to the South Hedland skatepark to host some skatepark coaching sessions and a skatepark competition. South Hedland had a new skatepark opened 3 years ago. The skatepark is one of the biggest in Australia with lots room to get the radness rolling. The competition held was a small one but still rad. Its good seeing the progress of the riders in the remote areas and how keen they are to get out and learn new tricks and compete against each other in a competition. A big thank you to the Town of Port Hedland and the local police for their support and also to our supporters Kickass BMXThe 4 skateboard companyModus BearingsGrit scooter. Be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

 It’s great to see the local police being actively involved with the youth in South Hedland. Officer Grant is really keen to help out and be involved with the youth. Some of the crew looking over some of the prizes to be given out after the skatepark competition.

 

South Hedland skatepark competition 14th April 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Montell Pickett, 2nd Darren Roebuck, 3rd Alleron Hill, 4th Darren Carson.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Aiden Atkinson, 2nd Kelson Charles, 3rd Simmaron Scott, 4th Kale Atkinson, 5th Brenton Kerrod, 6th Billy- Bob Kelly, 7th Tremaine Armstrong.

Scooter open – 1st Johan Councillor, 2nd Kyron Dhu

 

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Pinjarra skatepark competition BMX Scooter skateboard – Round 4 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark series

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Round 4 of the 2018 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series took place at the Pinjarra Skatepark. The turnout was rad with a great equal number of competitors spread out over all the disciplines and classes. It was great to see the bmx class growing in numbers. The riding at the competition was as always off the hook with competitors pushing themselves to get their tricks done in the runs. A big thank you to the Shire of Murray for their support and also to our supporters Kickass BMXThe 4 skateboard companyModus BearingsGrit scooter. Round 5 takes place in Bridgetown so be sure to check our coming events page for more info.

 The Pinjarra comp was a solid turn out. Pre competition warm ups.

 

 A little bit of random video form the competition

Pinjarra skatepark competition – Round 4 Freestyle Now Western Australian skatepark competition series – 14th April 2018 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Heath Williams, 2nd Dylan Munson, 3rd Jaxon Jefferys, 4th Billy Sutherland, 5th Brayden Little, 6th Sam Cross, 7th Callum Dale, 8th Ruben Law, 9th Seamus Verdon

Scooter intermediate – 1st Josh King, 2nd Conor Gale, 3rd Nathan O’Farrell, 4th Shannon Allen, 5th Arden Rowe, 6th Ty Macqueen, 7th Charlie Sutherland, 8th Balin Cooke

Scooter open – 1st Tyson Carroll, 2nd Brayden McGlenchy, 3rd Jayden Stirling, 4th Wilder Rowe, 5th Bayley Rod

Skateboard beginner – 1st Vai Evans, 2nd Cruz Evans, 3rd Marcus Stirling, 4th Zen Evans, 5th Jared Hickman, 6th Bryce Hickman

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Lily Henry

Skateboard open – 1st Mitchell Green, 2nd Samuel Manning, 3rd Jesse Meeres

BMX beginner – 1st Vai Evans, 2nd Campbell Wilson, 3rd Nicholan Russell, 4th Cooper Morrow, 5th Kalani Daymon, 6th Riley Morrow

BMX intermediate – 1st Fabio Canetti, 2nd Jayden Cugini, 3rd Ben Targett, 4th Kobe Barnes, 5th Josh Weaven, 6th Taj Hamilton, 7th Bailey Jokic, 8th Jeremy Wilson, 9th Brayden McGlenchy

BMX open – 1st Daniel Davis, 2nd Jay Roadley, 3rd Jack Carwardine, 4th Leon Vermey, 5th Josh Reynolds, 6th Nathan Dobbie

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Ben Thomas – His Scooter Journey

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Freestyle Now squad member Ben Thomas has been on the squad roster for just over two years now. Always a motivated person on many levels. His energy at all Freestyle now events is always 110%. Ben has been riding scooters for about 10 years now and has been on Grit scooters for the past four years. Ben is one of the top respected scooter riders in the world,  having placed top 5 at the world scooter titles in 2012 – 2016. But Ben is more than just tricks on a scooter, he is also a very competitive person always striving to achieve. These qualities are what makes Ben a stand out within the scooter sport. The below video gives you a bit more insight in where Ben Thomas has come from and his journey to the present. Enjoy.  

 

Ben has the best handplants in the business, captured by Andy Fortini at Port Hedland skatepark

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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