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BASSENDEAN SKATEPARK – SKATEBOARD, SCOOTER AND BMX SKATEPARK COMPETITION – FEBRUARY 2022

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Freestyle Now hosted another skateboard, scooter and BMX skatepark competition at the Bassendean skatepark. As always Bassendean lived up to its reputation for an awesome competition. We need to give a big shout out to the Town of Bassendean and the Bassendean youth services, Always supporting the skatepark. The format for the skatepark competition was two runs each competitor and the best run counts. It was a super tight competition over all the disciplines in all the classes. With three judges and three judging criteria’s when you add up all the numbers to have only a few points between places is super tight. We would also like to thank all the competitors for attending and making the event as rad as it was. Competitions are great to attend to meet new people and see other riders and their styles of riding. Hope to see you at the next competition soon. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that Freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – West Australian BMX legend Ryan Aquilina is forever young and able to win the open class – Oli lane took a 3rd in the skateboard open class, he skates differently to many. Hand plant over the rail – This image of Bianca Martin sums up the vibe from competitions. Fun, hanging out with friends and blasting ramps – Corey VanDam is not crashing. This Stanley flip is hectic. Another win in the open class at Bassendean for Corey.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

Bassendean skatepark competition 19th February 2022 – Official results

Competitor’s points are listed after their name

Scooter under 10’s – 1st Thomas Wakelin 51, 2nd RJ Marshall 45, 3rd Isaac Bright 44, 4th Zaige Riddle 42, 5th Kade Scott 38, 6th DJ Hancey 34, 7th Addison Park 32

Scooter beginner – 1st Brodie Paewhenua 67, 2nd Jayce Blakers 61, 3rd Spencer Park 56, 4th Drew Hancey 53, 5th Jaxon Baker 41

Scooter intermediate – 1st Hayden Brewer 66, 2nd Freja Iburg 64, 3rd Charles Morrison 57, 4th Brent Waddingham 49, 5th Noah Allison 39 

Scooter open – 1st Corey Van Dam 87, 2nd Jeremy Clowry 76, 3rd Joshua Davies 74, 4th Oben McHoull 67, 5th Rhys Morris 58 

Skateboard 9 years and under – 1st Mia Kreter   79, 2nd Mason Clark 67, 3rd Tayah Payne 66, 4th Harlow Clark 61, 5th Rogue Day 57, 6th Ella Rogers 56, 7th Levi Pagdanganan 51

Skateboard 12 years and under – 1st Archie Anning 82, 2nd Josh Rechichi 55, 3rd Ringo Coogan    53, 4th Neale Whittaker   48

Skateboard 15 years and under – 1st Lachlan Creighton 64, 2nd Lachlan Bidefeld 58, 3rd    Kenzo Coogan 57, 4th Cayden Riddle 56, 5th Tom Rechichi 55, 6th Madison Rocca 51

Skateboard open – 1st Florian Stoopman 80, 2nd Rob Sinclair 74, 3rd Oli Lane 71, 4th Tom Bee 63, 5th Damian Hume 59, 6th Amos Hadad 58, 7th Christian Pagdanganan 53, 8th Kim Clark 49

BMX under 10’s – 1st Jayce Blakers 57, 2nd RJ Marshall 48, 3rd Noah Frayne 45, 4th Jack Quinlan 41

BMX beginner – 1st Bianca Martin 57, 2nd Brent Waddingham 54, 3rd Samuel Evans 52, 4th Hamish Cordiner Sumpton 49

BMX intermediate – 1st Albie Livesley 59, 164, 2nd Kirill Brogohton 57

BMX open – 1st Ryan Aquilina 85, 2nd Jerremy Wilson 74, 3rd Jack Hooper 68, 4th Jack Carwardine 67, 5th Jack Badkin 60

 

 

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The 2022 Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware

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The Action Sports Games has been a Western Australians premier action sports event for the past decade. Taking place over the weekend of 14th and 15th May at Hall Park on the Mandurah Western Foreshore. The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware is one weekend you don’t want to miss. The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games will be a combination of freestyle motocross, skateboarding, BMX and scooter events into an action-packed weekend of extreme sports along with the Food Truck Festival and DJ’s keeping the good times rolling all day long. The skatepark will defiantly be a highlight over the weekend with BMX, scooter and skateboard competitors sharing in over $5000 in cash and prizes. 2022 will be the first time there is a woman’s open skateboard class sharing in the prize money. The skatepark will host two bowl competitions back to back with Saturday seeing the action in the small bowl and Sunday will be all about the big bowl. Both competition places will be combined to find the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games champion. Any ties for 1st, 2nd or 3rd is decided by a run off. Competitors will need to compete in both small and big bowl competitions to make their points count. The competition caters for participants from under 10 to the top skilled pro riders. The full skatepark competition schedule and registration link is listed below so be sure to check it and then get registered. Time schedules can change due to competitor numbers. We will do our best to remain of schedule but it’s a skatepark competition so be prepared for changes at any time. Competitors can enter multi disciplines but only one class in each. We will not refund you your entry fee if you have entered into more than one class.

The full skatepark competition schedule and registration link is listed below so be sure to check it and then get registered. The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware is a free event, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Mandurah to experience the thrills and excitement of this action packed event. This is going to one epic weekend that you do not want to miss.

Register online here

Action Sports Games skatepark competition schedule
Time schedules can change due to competitor numbers. We will do our best to remain of schedule but it’s a skatepark competition so be prepared for changes at any time.
Register online to save you time on the day. If you are going to register on the day you will pay more and you will have to be early to register. Make your time easy and our and register online. Online registrations need to check in 20 minutes before your scheduled competition time. Competitors can enter multi disciplines but only one class in each. We will not refund you your entry fee if you have entered into more than one class. There are many different classes for competitors to enter so be sure to check the information and schedules before you enter the competition.

14th May – Saturday small bowl competition

BMX
• Check in and warm up – 8:30am – 9:00am
• Under 10’s – 9am – 9:30am
• Beginner – 9:30am – 10:10am
• Intermediate – 10:10am – 10:50am
• Elite – 10:50am – 11:20am

Scooter
• Check in and warm up – 12noon – 12:30pm
• Under 10’s – 12:30 – 1pm
• Beginner – 1pm – 1:40pm
• Intermediate – 1:40pm – 2:20pm
• Open – 2:20pm – 2:50pm

Skateboard
• Check in and warm up – 3:30pm – 4pm
• 9 and under – 4pm – 4:50pm
• 12 and under – 4:50pm – 5:40pm
• 15 and under – 5:40pm – 6:40pm
• Open woman’s and open men’s – 6:40pm – 7:40pm

15th May – Sunday big bowl competition

Scooter
• Check in and warm up – 8:30am – 9:00am
• Under 10’s – 9am – 9:30am
• Beginner – 9:30am – 10:10am
• Intermediate – 10:10am – 10:50am
• Open – 10:50am – 11:20am
• Presentations – 11:20am – 12noon

Skateboard
• Check in and warm up – 12noon – 12:30pm
• 9 and under – 12:30pm – 1:20pm
• 12 and under – 1:20pm – 2:10pm
• 15 and under – 2:10pm – 3pm
• Open woman’s and open men’s – 3pm – 3:50pm
• Presentations – 3:50pm – 4pm

BMX
• Check in and warm up – 4pm – 4:30pm
• Under 10’s – 4:30am – 5pm
• Beginner – 5pm – 5:40pm
• Intermediate – 5:40pm – 6:20pm
• Elite – 6:20pm – 6:50pm
• Presentations – 6:50pm – 7:30pm

Competition format 

Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run on both days.
Your best run counts for your score (highest points win)
Judging criteria is listed below.
Both competition places will be combined to find the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games champion. Any ties for 1st, 2nd or 3rd is decided by a run off.

Skateboard competition information
Divisions – 9 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under, Open woman’s, Open men’s
Male and female compete in the same age division
This will be an Australian Skateboard Federation points competition
Open woman’s and men’s class will be competition for a guaranteed $700 prize money in each class. Percentage of entry fees go back to increase prize money. More competitors, more prize money.
Any female skater competing in the woman’s open class will be stepping it up and will be required to compete in mixed open class at any future Freestyle Now competitions.
Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual runs on both days. Your best run counts for your score (highest points win). Judging criteria is listed below.
Both competition places will be combined to find the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games champion. Any ties for 1st, 2nd or 3rd is decided by a run off.

Entry fee skateboard

9 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under
$10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line)
$20 – on the day

Open
$20 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line)
$40 – on the day

Scooter competition information
Divisions
Under 10’s (competitors 10 years and under)
Beginners (Younger and still learning skills)
Intermediates (Competitors with some good skills)
Open (Consistent and dialed tricks)
Male and female compete in the same division
Open class will be competition for a guaranteed $700 prize money to share. Percentage of entry fees go back to increase prize money. More competitors, more prize money
Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual runs on both days. Your best run counts for your score (highest points win)
Both competition places will be combined to find the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games champion. Any ties for 1st, 2nd or 3rd is decided by a run off.

Entry fee scooter

Under 10’s, Beginner, Intermediate
$10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line)
$20 – on the day

Open
$20 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line)
$40 – on the day

BMX competition information
Divisions
Under 10’s (competitors 10 years and under)
Beginners (Younger and still learning skills)
Intermediates (Competitors with some good skills)
Open (Consistent and dialed tricks)
Male and female compete in the same division.
The Mandurah Action Sports Games will be round 1 of 3 rounds for the Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships.
Open class will be competition for a guaranteed $700 prize money to share. Percentage of entry fees go back to increase prize money. More competitors, more prize money
Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual runs on both days. Your best run counts for your score (highest points win)
Both competition places will be combined to find the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games champion. Any ties for 1st, 2nd or 3rd is decided by a run off.

Entry fee BMX

Under 10’s, Beginner, Intermediate
$10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line)
$20 – on the day

Open
$20 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line)
$40 – on the day

Mandurah Action Sports Games skatepark competition judging criteria

Difficulty. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points
Definition – Tricks that are difficult to execute, Technical tricks, difficult lines within the park, Large gaps or high airs will also be taken into account.

Diversity. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points
Definition – A run consisting of various types of tricks (grinds, stalls and airs), Using the park to its full capability (tricking on as many obstacles as you can), Using the park in ways that other competitors are not (original lines through the park or tricking parts of the park that no one is tricking.), The more varied the run and the more obstacles ridden the higher the score.

Consistency. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points
Definition – A run that has been done without any feet touching by mistake or crashes, Tricks done but not pulled smooth will also come into account with consistency points, The less touches or crashes and the smoother the run the higher the score the competitor will receive.
 

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Balga skatepark festival – scooter skateboard bmx skatepark competition – January 2022

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Freestyle Now hosted the first skatepark competition at the new Balga skatepark. It was a well attended event despite the 40c heat. Competitors were told to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen, a 30 minute maximum warm up and two sixty second runs meant they were not out in the heat for long. Sure it was a hot day but nothing can stop the radness from being rolled out. There was a great turn out of competitors in all the divisions. The structure of the skatepark competition was to have the scooter competition first, announce the results and present prizes, then the skateboard competition and finally the BMX competition. This format worked really well over the course of the day. There was so many prizes at this competition that all competitors took home a prize and in some cases two or three prizes. A big thank you goes to the City of Stirling for all their support on this competition

Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that Freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – Spencer Park 1st in scooter under 10’s – Brodie Paehenua winning the beginner scooter class – Hayden Brewer took the 1st place in scooter intermediate – Oben McHoull sends a inward down the stair on the way to win the open class. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

Clockwise from top left – Tayah Payne won the 9 years and under skateboard competition – Archie Anning is super consistent and could have placed well in the open class, 1st in 12 years and under class – Rudy Selvies travel from way down south to compete at the Balga comp and took hope the 1st palace in the 15 years and under – Daniel Aubrey had the flow and the tricks locked in to win the open class. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

Clockwise form top left – Bianca Martin won the under 10’s – Brenten Waddingham took home a 1st place in the beginner BMX competition – Roman Depiazzi will be winning the open class very soon, for now he won the intermediates – Jeremy Wilson crooked grind and a win in the Elite class. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

 

Balga skatepark competition 22nd January 2022 – Official results (points after name)

Scooter under 10’s – 1st Spencer Park 64, 2nd Calais Blakers 52

Scooter beginner – 1st Brodie Paehenua 69, 2nd Blake Denny 68, 3rd Brenten Waddingham 52, 4th Gavin Penny 45

Scooter intermediate – 1st Hayden Brewer 93, 2nd Freja Iburg 91, 3rd Nataha Tanner 90, 4th Lucas Lenane 87, 5th Jayce Blakers 85, 6th Hamish Larsen 80, 7th Josh Atkison 61

Scooter open – 1st Oben McHoull 111, 2nd Jeremy Clowry 103, 3rd Andy Tran 92, 4th Joshua Davies 82

 

Skateboard 9 years and under – 1st Tayah Payne 77, 2nd Mason Clark 76, 3rd Rogue Day 70, 4th Illay Godfrey 69, 5th Harlow Clark 68, 6th Pepper Connolly 65, 7th Kasper Godfrey 62,  8th Rosie Connolly 60.

Skateboard 12 years and under – 1st Archie Anning 98, 2nd Hailee Roberts 88, 3rd Ryleigh Richardson 83, 4th Nate Stewart 82, 5th Kaden Stewart 81, 6th Locky Obrien 80, 7th Khoi Nguyen 79, 8th Miles Harding 70, 9th Xavier Moreno 62

Skateboard 15 years and under – 1st Rudy Selvies 96, 2nd Rolly Moore 85, 3rd Zayle-Bay Straigh 79, 4th Jake Smith 77, 5th Rio Gray 67, 6th Dominic Bereezuai 55, 7th Kieran Treasure 55, 8th Ryan Green 50

Skateboard open – 1st Daniel Aubrey 100, 2nd Jake Smith 82, 3rd Claudia Duane 75, 4th Boadie Meldrum 71, 5th Khai Nielsen 69, 6th Amos Hadad 68, 7th Damien Hume 64, 8th Archie Butterworth 64

 

BMX under 10’s – 1st Bianca Martin 75, 2nd Jayce Blakers 68, 3rd Brody Brown 65, 4th Dusty Obrien 57, 5th Calais Blakers 55

BMX beginner – 1st Brenten Waddingham 74, 2nd Samual Evans 72, 3rd Ilay Godfrey 67, 4th Locky Obrien 61, 5th Gavin Penny 57

BMX intermediate – 1st Roman Depiazzi

BMX open – 1st Jeremy Wilson 116, 2nd Jack Carwardine 107, 3rd Jack Hooper 103

 

 

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BREMER BAY SKATEPARK COMPETITION – JANUARY 2022

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Freestyle Now hosted Bremer Bay’s second skatepark competition for the Bremer bay community resource centre thanks Healthways and the Shire of Jerramungup. The day before the competition Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark coaching session. Lots of participants learnt new skills and gained confidence with navigating the skatepark. Freestyle Now also spoke to the participants about how a skatepark competition is judged and how to plan out a competition run. At the competition many of the participants put this advice to good use. The competition was well attended by the town of Bremer Bay with many spectators and supporters, which was great to see. At the end of the competition all the participants no matter their placing took home a prize. It was also good to see some participants entering more than one discipline, yeah more prizes. A big thank you to the Bremer bay community resource centre. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Skatepark competitions are a fun time to hang with friends and put all the skills you have learnt to the test. Bremer Bay had lots of fun. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Bremer Bay skatepark competition 13th January 2022 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Ruby Clews, 2nd Annabelle Reddington, 3rd Patrick Witham, 4th Maeve Belton, 5th Chloe Kellow, 6th Mikayla Reddington.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Ronan Ross, 2nd Ian Johnson, 3rd Victor Formica, 4th Zac Thompson, 5th Josh Mitchell, 6th Dylan Kellow, 7th Paddy Belton, 8th John Sugars.

Blades – 1st Caleb Kellow.

Skateboard beginner – 1st Jordy Thomas, 2nd Rohan Kellow, 3rd Henry Stone, 4th Felix Steinwandel.

Skateboard open – 1st Jeff Evans, 2nd Maisie Mitchell.

BMX – 1st Zack Thompson, 2nd Jed Johnson, 3rd Lincoln Young, 4th Boston Barrows.

 

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2021 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships

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On a fine sunny 13th Day of December 2021 many BMX riders descended onto the Bayswater skatepark to partake in the finals of the 2021 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships. The day was fantastic and well attended by participants and spectators. A great display of BMX freestyle skills was put on by the participants. Currently Western Australia is the only state that is holding BMX freestyle state championships and this being the 3rd one with 2019 and 2020 held prior. The competition at Bayswater was the finals in a 3 competition series. Round 1 was held at the Mandurah Action Sports Games in May and round 2 at the Groundswell festival Zambrero BMX bowl battle in October. Points were awarded to competitors at each of these competitions with the rider with the highest points taking the 1st place and claiming the state champion title. Round 1 and the finals were an even points round with round 2 being an odd points round. Check the  table at the bottom of the post to see the final results and placings.

On the day of the competition there was a riders choice vote for the most improved rider, the raddest rider and future Olympian. Over the course of the year many riders deemed it to be Jake Welhan who has improved the most so he got to claim the medal for that. Well done Jake, your one footer tabletops are the raddest. Ruby Rose Welhan was the third competitor to roll out on the day and midway through her first run took a massive slam of cross bar to the mouth, blood was all over the place as she had really given her lip a trauma of great proportion. After some first aid and ice everyone was shocked to see her out there ready for her second run. This act of radness was definitely the key factor on her winning the raddest rider medallion by riders vote. Well done Ruby Rose, see you at the next competition. It was without a doubt that Bianca Martin won the future Olympian medal. We saw that coming right from the get go. Let hope that the riders vote come true and your determination and radness pays off and Bianca represents Australia in the 2032 Olympics.

Congratulations to all the competitors and BMX appreciated your support. Remember the more you attend competitions the more BMX grows.

Clockwise from top left – Ryan Aquilina took the state championship title. He grew up riding Bayswater skatepark and knows the park better than anyone. his lines and flow were so rad to watch. This boost in the horseshoe is way rad. – Roman Riches-Depiazzi is progressing with his tricks well and and consistency is growing. Sending a tailwhip of the beast is a combination of both. 1st in intermediates and winner of the state championship title. – Ruby Rose Whelhan just before her cross bar slammed into her face, but she was ready for her next run and won the riders vote for the raddest rider – Over 50 year old Gareth Evens jumping the beast on his way to 4th in the over 35’s.

Clockwise from top left – Ray Houghton entered the over 35’s class and won the championship. – Albie Livesley rode in the under 10’s and beginners and blasted high airs in both. He went home as state champion in both. Albie will be moving up to the intermediate class for 2022. – The future Olympian Bianca Martin is the 2021 girls champion and also place 2nd overall in the under 10’s and beginners. Her determination is what future Olympians require. – Jack Quinlan is the youngest competitor at age 5 and he powers through the skatepark like a seasoned professional. Thanks for supporting BMX Jack.

More photos can be found on our Facebook page here

2021 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships – 12th December 2021.

Final round official results – Competition points follow name

Girls – 1st Bianca Martin 46, 2nd Fiona Krasnoff 29, 3rd Ruby Rose Welhan 28

Under 10’s

Qualifying – 1st Albie Livesley 50, 2nd Jayce Blakers 48, 3rd Bianca Martin 45, 4th Samuel Evens 39, 5th Judd Howard 38, 6th Jack Quinlan 37, 7th Brody Brown 37, 8th Levi Brown 37, 9th Fiona Krasnoff 31, 10th RJ Marshall 30.

Finals – 1st Bianca Martin 60, 2nd Albie Livesley 57, 3rd Judd Howard 51, 4th Jayce Blakers 49, 5th Samuel Evens 44.

Beginners

Qualifying – 1st Albie Livesley 51, 2nd Jayce Blakers 46, 3rd Bianca Martin 41, 4th Brenton Waddingham 40, 5th Liam Miller 39, 6th Levi Brown 38, 7th Hamish Cordiner Sumpton 36, 8th Judd Howard 36, 9th Samuel Evens 35, 10th RJ Marshall 35, 11th Gavin Penny 34, 12th Jack Quinlan 33, 13th Matt Pagonis 33, 14th Zavier Morrison 30, 15th Oscar Staples 29.

Finals – 1st Albie Livesley 55, 2nd Bianca Martin 54, 3rd Jayce Blakers 53, 4th Liam Miller 50, 5th Brenton Waddingham 46, 6th Levi Brown 46.

Intermediate – 1st Roman Riches-Depiazzi 57, 2nd Jake Welhan 54, 3rd Nathan Wilson 47, 4th Nic Thyes 35.

Over 35’s – 1st Ray Houghton 47, 2nd Cory Brown 41, 3rd Shaun Jarvis 40, 4th Gareth Evens 32, 5th Jayden Blakers 28, 6th Chris Marshall 23

Opens – 1st Ryan Aquilina 74, 2nd Michael Pidgeon 64, 3rd Jack Hooper 63

Riders vote – Most improved rider – Jake Welhan, The Raddest rider – Ruby Rose Welhan, Future Olympian – Bianca Martin

The 2021 state champions – Under 10’s – Albie Livesley (only just after a run off for the year end title with Bianca Martin, both were on equal year end points). Girls – Bianca Martin. Intermediates – Roman Riches-Depiazzi. Opens – Ryan Aquilina

Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships round 3 place getters under 10’s

Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships round 3 place getters girls

Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships round 3 place getters beginners

Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships round 3 place getters intermediates

Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships round 3 place getters over 35’s

Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships round 3 place getters open class.

Bianca Martin and her medal collection – Girls 1st, Under 10’s 1st, Beginners 2nd, Riders vote for future Olympian, 2021 girls champion

 

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Kareece Furneyvall moves up to full Freestyle Now squad status

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Welcome to full squad status Kareece Furneyvall.

Welcome to full squad status Kareece Furneyvall. Starting out as a recruit in August 2017 Kareece has not only progressed with their riding, carving out their own unique style, but also they have grown into the one of the most amazing coaches and mentors Freestyle Now has. Kareece has a natural ability to engage with participants at skateparks and understand how to break down tricks to their basic form and explain each step to participants. Being a coach is not an easy task, it takes a certain understanding not only on the way to break down the mechanics of tricks but also the understanding that each participant has different abilities to comprehend. Kareece has all of this dialed. When it comes to scooter riding Kareece has their own style. After riding for 12 years and trying to follow the same as many other riders and not having fun, it took a scooter ride around the Swan river to really find what the reason for riding was all about, the fun and enjoyment. After this ride their riding style shifted to have more flow, more technical type of tricks. The fun of riding came back. You can see when Kareece is riding they don’t care about impressing anyone except themselves, this makes a good rider. Their riding is for them and judgment of others is irrelevant. What a lot of people don’t know is that Kareece also skates and rides BMX as well. While he enjoys both of these, scooters are their jam and we can see a scooter lifer every time Kareece steps on their scooter.

Toboggan footplant at sun down

The love of manuals is evident in Kareece’s riding, like this Xup manual at belmont

Kareece suffered a broken collarbone on October 2020. After a coaching session had finished he went for a quick ride at the skatepark only to be too comfortable on a finger whip and forgetting the cardinal rule with riding, never take tricks for granted. Landing wrong and rolling onto their shoulder a distinct sound was heard and straight away knew it was a collarbone. The recovery was impeded by a doctor dislodging the bones which resulted in surgery to screw it all back together. Coming in to March 2021 was when Kareece really started to find that mojo to be in scooter mode again. The below video is that journey of ”getting my mojo back”

 

 

“I’m incredibly stoked to officially on full Freestyle Now squad status. I’m so grateful to be able to finally release this video! The first clip was filmed in March of 2021 just a few months after breaking my collarbone, and I set myself a goal to collect some clips from every skatepark and spot I get to travel to through coaching. Freestyle Now has always been there for me, whether it was participating in the comps and learning from the sessions, or being able to live out my passion and be continuously inspired by my environment. Freestyle Now has given me the confidence to freestyle the now in my own unique way, being able to work with passion and spontaneity. Without Freestyle Now my recovery wouldn’t of been the same and I think this video shows how impactful that support was for me ‘getting my mojo back’! Words can’t express my gratitude to Freestyle Now and the opportunities given to me, thank you for the last five years and I look forward to rolling out the rad forever!” Kareece

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Shaun Jarvis October skatepark video

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Shaun heading down the rail at Kwinana skatepark

Freestyle Now co founder and squadron leader Shaun Jarvis has been riding BMX for 40 years and he is not slowing down just yet at 53 years of age. During September and October Freestyle Now hosted many skatepark coaching sessions and after each of the sessions Shaun set the goal to get clips at each location. Some time there was only a few minutes to work out lines and get the clips done. Shaun explains “BMX freestyle for me is a organic process, what flows is how it is, nothing is forced. Looking at the spot and thinking how can I interact with what’s here and how does my riding fit with the location. Many of the clips are just freestyled, no set plan just as it flowed out. Some took longer than should have and some were a one and done. Over all I’m stoked on the clips.”

 

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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?

More photos can be found on our facebook page here

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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Zambrero BMX bowl battle – 2021 Groundswell festival – Information

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2021 Zambrero BMX bowl battle

The Groundswell festival at Scarborough beach has been growing steadily over the past few years into an awesome event. Last year the inclusion of the BMX bowl battle turned up the awesome at the festival. Be sure to check out last years results and event wrap up. For 2021 we will be delivering the Zambrero BMX bowl battle on the 9th October thanks to our major sponsor Zambrero. The Zambrero BMX bowl battle is also supported by ZambreroColony bmxDivision BrandCult CrewSneaky WholefoodsLocal BMX all while it takes place thanks to the Groundswell festival. The Zambrero BMX bowl battle will also be round two of the Western Australian BMX freestyle State Championships with all points going towards the year end state championship title.

The Zambrero BMX bowl battle will see bmx riders compete in the biggest skatepark bowl this side of the universe. Competitors can either choose to enter pro, open, intermediate or beginners classes to battle it out with the other competitors to for their share of the prizes and pro purse prize money. Riders will have to make their way through qualifying rounds to make it to the battle finals. The importance of qualifying on top plays a key role in the battle finals. The lower placed qualifiers have to battle it out to make their way to the top to have a chance to take the win. In the battle finals if competitors are not staying on top of the competition they are dropped out until a winner if announced. The best BMX riders will show of their skills and compete for some epic prize money and all the glory! This is one action pack competition you don’t want to miss.

 

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

 

EVENT INFORMATION

LOCATION –  Scarborough Beach skatepark, Scarborough, Western Australia

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY IS AS FOLLOWS (subject to change)

  • Official practice, check in and registrations – 10am
  • Qualifying rounds – 11am – 2pm
  • Zambrero BMX bowl battle finals – 2pm – 4pm.

COMPETITOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Beginners – competitors of any age, must be able to ride in and out bowl, have some confidence, tricks are not required
  • Intermediates – competitors of any age, must be able to ride in and out bowl, have good confidence, able to do some tricks, have good flow
  • Open – competitors of any age, must be able to ride in and out bowl, must have great confidence, able to flow well, maybe have a trick list, can air good
  • Pro – competitors of any age, must be able to ride in and out bowl, must have awesome confidence, able to flow super rad, maybe have a trick list, can air dam good

REGISTRATION INFORMATION – Registration via online medium here.
Registering and paying online guarantees you a place in the competition and you to save money. Online ticket sales close 1st October 2021 at 12noon.  If you miss the online registration we cannot guarantee your place in the competition as numbers are limited to 10 in each class (40 competitors). Any available places not purchased prior to the day can be paid for on the day of competition.

  • Pro $15 – plus Eventbrite booking fee – $30 on the day
  • Open $10 plus Eventbrite booking fee – $20 on the day
  • Intermediates $10 plus Eventbrite booking fee – $20 on the day
  • Beginners $10 plus Eventbrite booking fee – $20 on the day

CERTIFIED HELMETS ARE COMPULSORY – Ditch you plastic soft foam fashion accessory and protect yourself with a proper helmet. Helmets will be inspected at check in. If your certified helmet is cracked or you are using a plastic helmet with soft inserts you will be required to have a certified helmet replacement. Your brain will thank you.

COMPETITION FORMAT / JUDGING

  • Competitors will be judged on the overall impression of their run. 3 judges will each score from 0 to 30 for overall impression taking into account, difficulty, diversity, consistency, speed, height, flow, lines, and tricks.
  • Lowest score drop, best run counts.
  • If there is a tie for a relevant place a 1 minute runoff is the tie breaker.

QUALIFYING ROUNDS

  • Competitors are split up into heats of 5 riders. Each group gets a 5 minute warm up
  • Beginner and intermediates get two x 1 minute runs (not all time has to be used)
  • Open and Pro get two x 2 minute runs (not all time has to be used)

BATTLE FINALS

  • No finals for beginners, qualifying round counts
  • Intermediate, open and pro top 7 into battle finals
  • Competitors qualifying placing set the order for battle finals
  • Round 1 – 7th and 6th place. 2 minute warm up. 2 x 1 min runs. Judges vote who makes it into next round. Winner proceeds to round 2. Rider not progressing into round 2 takes 7th place.
  • Round 2 – Winner from round 1 plus 5th place. 2 minute warm up. 2 x 1 min runs. Judges vote who makes it into next round. Winner proceeds to round 3. Rider not progressing into round 3 takes 6th place.
  • Round 3 – Winner from round 2 plus 4th place. 2 minute warm up. 2 x 1 min runs. Judges vote who makes it into next round. Winner proceeds to round 4. Rider not progressing into round 4 takes 5th place.
  • Round 4 – Winner from round 3 plus 3rd place. 2 minute warm up. 2 x 1 min runs. Judges vote who makes it into next round. Winner proceeds to round 5. Rider not progressing into round 5 takes 4th place.
  • Round 5 – Winner from round 4 plus 2nd place. 2 minute warm up. 2 x 1 min runs. Judges vote who makes it into next round. Winner proceeds to round 6. Rider not progressing into round 6 takes 3rd place.
  • Round 6 – Winner from round 5 plus 1st place. 2 minute warm up. 2 x 1 min runs. Judges vote who takes 1st and 2nd place

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Round 1 – 2021 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships

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Round 1 of the Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships took place at the Mandurah Action Sports Games back in May. Round 1 was an even points round and round 2 will be a odds points round. Round 2 will be taking place at the Zambrero BMX bowl battle at Scarborough beach skatepark as part of the Groundswell festival on the 2nd October. These points will be added together going into the final competition, round 3 which will an even points round. The rider scoring the highest points taking the 2021 Western Australian BMX freestyle championship place.

Even points round – 1st = 20, 2nd = 18, 3rd = 16, 4th = 14, 5th = 12, 6th = 10, 7th and down = 8

Odd points round – 1st = 21, 2nd = 19, 3rd = 17, 4th = 15, 5th = 13, 6th = 11, 7th and down = 9

Current point standings at the end of round 1

BMX pro – 1st Luke Tooze – 20 points, 2nd Ryan Aqulina – 18 points, 3rd Jeremy Mills – 16 points

BMX open – 1st Kieran Ramsay – 20 points, 2nd Jack Hooper – 18 points, 3rd Shaun Jarvis – 16 points

BMX intermediates – 1st Ronan McCamish – 20 points, 2nd Roman Depiazzi – 18 points, 3rd Jake Welhan – 16 points, 4th Shae Matthews – 14 points, 5th Adam Waterman – 12 points, 6th Wyatt Murphy – 10 points, 7th Flynn Hegarty – 8 points

BMX girls / ladies – 1st Bianca Martin – 20 points, 2nd RubyRose Welhan – 18 points, 3rd Fiona Krasnoff – 16 points

BMX beginners – 1st Harlan Pfeiffer – 20 points, 2nd Albie Livesley – 18 points, 3rd Brenten Waddingham – 16 points, 4th Kayden Taylor – 14 points, 5th Harry Daley – 12 points, 6th Bianca Martin – 10 points, 7th Blair Maitland – 8 points, 8th Ilay Godfrey – 8 points, 9th Aaron Murray – 8 points, 10th Judd Howard – 8 points, 11th Fiona Krasnoff – 8 points.

BMX under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley – 20 points, 2nd Jack Reid – 18 points, 3rd Bianca Martin – 16 points, 4th Ilay Godfrey – 14 points, 5th Fiona Krasnoff – 12 points, 6th Jack Quinlan – 10 points

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