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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

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

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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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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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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition April 2021

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Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark competition at the world famous Kalgoorlie skatepark. One of the best skatepark in the world, it allows multiple users to use the skatepark all at the same time. The skatepark was built in 2001 and then had a major upgrade about 6 years ago. The skatepark is super awesome with great flow. This allows for great competitions and has a large assortment of obstacles and ramps to suit everyone’s styles and skill levels. The lines at the Kalgoorlie skatepark are endless. The competition took place on a Saturday afternoon after Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark coaching session in the morning. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder and also to our supporters Grit ScooterThe 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. 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 – Jaden Oram doing his thing, inwards down the stairs. – Riley Fowler has been skating in Kalgoorlie for many years and had got his skate skills on lock. 1st place in skate open. – Bryce Grout took the 1st place in scooter intermediate with skills that are forever increasing. – Corey Smithies has grown up riding Kalgoorlie skatepark. He could ride this place with his eyes closed. Its always a treat to see him get rad on home turf, 1st place in the BMX class. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition 17th April 2021 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Jak Scerri, 2nd Hecekiah Maaukau, 3rd Seth Stevenson, 4th Enoch Keru, 5th Bradley Akers, 6th Luke Thomas, 7th Brian Keru, 8th Paora Huiton-Wainui, 9th Krymein Nicholls, 10th Kayden Laurenson, 11th Chase Coulter, 12th Angus McCulloch, 13th Dylan Mihozzi.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Bryce Grout, 2nd Retief Vlashich. 3rd Stanie Jack, 4th Jarryd Kirkwood, 5th Calvin Bumpu, 6th Kelly Mailey, 7th Blake Wath.

Scooter open – 1st Jaden Oram

Skateboard beginner – 1st Isabelle Mallory, 2nd Bridie Murphy, 3rd Jess Murphy

Skateboard open – 1st Riley Fowler, 2nd Ben Basley, 3rd Jaden Oram, 4th Simo Maisey

BMX – 1st Corey Smithies, 2nd Lincon Trinadad, 3rd Bouyden Hogan, 4th Jarryd Kirkwood, 5th Ethan White, 6th Retief Vlashich

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Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware – Scooter competition April 2021

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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 scooter competitions that Western Australia had seen in a few years. The scooter competition was so well attended with large numbers of competitors all keen to roll out the rad and be involved supporting scooters. With lots of cash and prizes to be won many riders were keen to compete. The beginners had a good list of riders and it was a regular to our coaching sessions Lucas Lenane that took the win. Freja Iburg has been attending a few competition in the past few months and it’s good to see their progress. Keeping it calm during the competition runs it important and you can see Freja has been improving, taking the win in the girls / ladies class, most awesome. Luke Donovan is on the rise with their skills. Will he be completion in next year’s pro class? Could be if his progression stays moving on. His win in the open class was super impressive and dialed.

Jarod Colwell had so many tricks at the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games. This super grab over the box was so clean and dialed just like all of his other tricks. A true professional skilled scooter rider.

The pro class was off the hook and Jarod Colwell was hanging off another hook that was well and truly off the first hook. His runs were something else. His backflip from flat down a gap was the wildest thing of the contest, totally came from nowhere and erupted the crowd for sure. His first place in the pro class and $500 cash winnings could never be disputed. Taking 2nd place in the pro class was Corey Vandam with $250, his 540 flairs was so spot on and clean. Another OG taking third was Jae Yates only 3 points behind Corey. A few inconsistencies in a few tricks may have been the issue as it certainly was not his lack of skills. Consistency is key in competitions. Adam Puffler was only 1 point behind Jae, Adam has defiantly moved up the skills ladder since he won the intermediates class at the 2018 Action Sports Games. Kash Toft is on the up and rise, it’s a name to know for next year’s pro class. Kash was only one point behind Adam, yeah the pro class was a super tight competition. Kash as some rad skills that if the progress is still there could be a podium challenger. We would like to thank our competition supporters Scooter Hut, Grit scooters, Crisp scooters, District scooters, Striker scooters, Root Industries as well as all the scooter 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 – Lucas Lenane is a young beginner scooter rider that is seeking out their own style and flow. Some nice uprail action on his way to first in the beginners. – Freja Iburg road really well and took the win in the girls / ladies class. – Luke Donovan likes Nirvana and can also ride scooters really good. Over the box on his way to first in the open class. – Logan Dunbar backflippin and winning the intermediates class, expect to see Logan in the open class next year. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here .

Corey Vandam floating casually while his scooter deck masks his eyes from being in the photo, second place in pro scooter.

 

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

Scooter Hut Scooter competition results 10th April 2021 – Official results

 Supported by – Scooter Hut, Grit scooters, Crisp scooters, District scooters, Striker scooters, Root Industries

Competitor’s points are listed after their name

Pro Scooter – 1st Jarod Colwell – 165 points $500, 2nd Corey Van Dam – 144 points $250, 3rd Jae Yates – 141 points $150, 4th Adam Puffler – 140 points, 5th Kash Toft – 139 points

Scooter open – 1st Luke Donovan – 130 points, 2nd Nathan Jones – 117 points, 3rd Cody Pearson – 102 points, 4th Cohen Burgess – 100 points

Scooter intermediates – 1st Logan Dunbar – 107 points, 2nd Josh Schnierer – 98 points, 3rd Rufus Macfarlane-Brewer – 95 points, 4th Casey Donohoe – 93 points, 5th Ethan Budd – 92 points, 6th Jake Budgie – 85 points, 7th Riley Wedgwood – 83 points, 8th Toby Avis – 79 points, 9th Tobias Iburg – 74 points, 10th Blair Maitland – 68 points

Scooter girls / ladies – 1st Freja Iburg – 72 points, 2nd Bianca Martin – 63 points, 3rd Fiona Krasnoff – 56 points, 4th Jorja Carberry – 49 points

Scooter beginners – 1st Lucas Lenane – 56 points, 2nd Luke Hutchinson – 54 points, 3rd Brenten Waddingham – 48 points, 4th Max Power – 46 points, 5th Jayden Hunter – 45 points, 6th Owen King – 44 points, 7th Ivan Hamill – 42 points, 8th Jet Carberry – 36 points, 9th Alfie Curran Ragan – 35 points, 9th Brodi Beamsley – 35 points, 9th Boyd Munro – 35 points, 12th Madden Smith – 31 points

Scooter under 10’s – 1st Heath Williams – 59 points, 2nd Bianca Martin – 53 points, 3rd Oisín Hunt – 52 points, 4th Jayce Blakers – 45 points, 5th Eli Stokes – 37 points, 6th Felix Curran Ragan – 32 points

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Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware – Skateboard competition April 2021

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Brendon Cross doing what he does so well, skating and getting tweeked over the box, on his way to the pro class win and $500 cash prize.

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. The skateboard competition was so well attended with large numbers of competitors all keen to roll out the rad and be involved supporting skateboarding. There was a strong turn out in the girls/ladies division as well as the beginners which was great to see. Some competitors entered in two different divisions such as Hailee Roberts and Mia Kretzer who exchange placings in the intermediates and girls with each taking a win and a second place. The Evens boys were in full effect and have also powered themselves up to the awesome level with Zen taking the win in the open class and Vai placing 4th in the pro and Cruz 6th in pro. These young boys have still got so much growing to do and will definitely be challenging the top pros very soon. In the pro class there was over $900 to share with the top 3. It was defiantly a close contest between Brendon Cross and Sam Ormski, with both skaters having so much power and skill pushing through their runs. Both went big. Both went fast, but it was Brendon who took the win by only 12 points.
We would like to thank our competition supporters Modus Bearings, The 4 Skateboard Co and Star surf and skate as well as all the skaters 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 – It was good to see Mia Kretzer skate, taking the win in the girls/ladies division and second place in the intermediates, big moves and great consistency. – Hailee Roberts won the intermediates division and also took second in the girls/ladies division, such and awesome skater with a big future in skating. – Zen Evens was amazing to watch skate on his way to winning the open class. So much power and skill for such a young competitor. His brothers Via and Cruz was are watching in the background, both of them held it up well in the pro class. – Jack Forman has been skating for some time now and his presents at the Mandurah Action Sports Games was great to see. Always having a positive attitude at competitions. He was out of skating for almost a year due to a knee injury so it was good to have him back and rolling out the rad. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Sam Ormski has so much flow and power in his style, he is so rad to watch as he navigates his way around the skatepark hitting up what ever is in this way. So much height in this over the hip, no one went higher than Sam, second place in the pro class and $260 cash winnings

Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware Headspace skatepark competition
Skateboard competition results 10th April 2021 – Official results

Supported by – Modus Bearings, The 4 Skateboard Co, Star surf and skate
Competitor’s points are listed after their name

Pro skateboard – 1st Brendon Cross – 255 points $500, 2nd Sam Ormski – 243 points $260, 3rd Jack Forman – 236 points $160, 4th Vai Evans – 226 points, 5th Jake Smith – 216 points, 6th Cruz Evans – 211 points, 7th Jesse Nelson – 204 points, 8th Amos Hadad – 195 points

Skateboard open – 1st Zen Evans – 245 points, 2nd Jack Forman – 232 points, 3rd Oliver Laning – 215 points, 4th Levi Pound – 188 points, 5th Tex Macpherson – 170 points, 6th Jake Smith – 159 points

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Hailee Roberts – 170 points, 2nd Mia Kretzer – 166 points, 3rd Jared Hickman – 164 points, 4th Kaden Stewart – 160 points, 5th Isabelle Kretzer – 156 points, 6th Madison Ware – 153 points, 7th Parker Ware – 152 points, 8th Nate Stewart – 148 points, 9th Lewis Reise – 127 points, 10th Neale Whittaker – 123 points

Skateboard girls / ladies – 1st Mia Kretzer – 232 points, 2nd Hailee Roberts – 225 points, 3rd Ryleigh Richardson – 210 points, 4th Madison Ware – 185 points, 5th Isabelle Kretzer – 182 points, 6th Ruby Day – 173 points, 7th Mackenzie Richardson – 161 points, 8th Fiona Krasnoff – 157 points, 9th Pepper Connolly – 156 points

Skateboard beginner – 1st Braxton Maynard – 66 points, 2nd Brodie Eltwood – 54 points, 3rd Nate Hutchings – 53 points, 4th Maitland Drake-Brockman – 50 points, 5th Pepper Connolly – 49 points, 6th Lachlan Eltwood – 45 points, 7th Kasper Godfrey – 44 points, 8th Marshall Drake-Brockman – 42 points, 9th Jesse Subritzky – 41 points, 10th Charlie Subritzky – 39 points, 11th Rosie Connolly – 38 points, 12th Ilay Godfrey – 38 points, 13th Isaac Subritzky – 37 points

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Bassendean skatepark skateboard, scooter and BMX skatepark competition – February 2021

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Freestyle Now hosted another skateboard, scooter and BMX skatepark competition at the Bassendean skatepark. This one was a long time coming. The last skatepark competition at Bassendean skatepark was in 2019 and there was one planned in 2020 but bad weather stopped it from taking place and before it could be rescheduled covid restrictions came in. So it was great to host another competition at Bassendean thanks to the Bassendean youth services, Always supporting the skatepark. As always there was a great turnout for the Bassendean skatepark competition with a good number of competitors spread over the three disciplines. Again a big thank you to Bassendean youth services and out supporters Grit Scooter , 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. 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 – Cory Van Dam taking 1st place in the open scooters. – Amos Hadad took the win in the open skateboard class. – It was good to see Freja Iburg at Bassendean, she is progressing well and took 4th in the intermediates scooter class. – Ryan Aqulina has probably been riding this skatepark since it was built, he has been riding for at least 20 years. He took 1st place in open bmx. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Bassendean skatepark competition 27th February 2021 – Official results

Competitor’s points are listed after their name

Scooter beginner – 1st Jayce Blakers 64, 2nd Bianca Martin 61, 3rd Felix Curran Ragan 58, 4th Rory Wright 56, 5th Noah Allison 55, 6th Jayden Hunter 54, 7th Zac Martin 50, 8th Fiona Krasnoff 48, 9th Luna Surianingrat 46, 10th Tsuguma Ando 45, 11th Calais Blakers 44, 12th Channing Radcliffe 43, 13th Lyon Surianingrat 42

Scooter intermediate – 1st Josh Schniereh 196, 2nd Hayden Brewer 176, 3rd Tobi Iburg 170, 4th Freja Iburg 167, 5th Oisín Hunt 155, 6th Billy Suthlerland 150, 7th Riley Duggan-Smith 132, 8th Roman DePiazzi 118

Scooter open – 1st Corey Van Dam 303, 2nd Tyler Jennings 292, 3rd Xander Bailey 140, 4th Ben Vua 137

Skateboard beginner – 1st Kenzo Coogan 61, 2nd Ringo Coogan 59, 3rd Anthony Scaffidi 57, 4th Sol Evans 56, 5th Mason Clark 55, 6th Rory Wright 49, 7th Jayce Blakers 46, 8th Fiona Krasnoff 44, 8th Luna Surianingrat 44, 10th Cassian Meakins 35

Skateboard open – 1st Amos Hadad 261, 2nd Damo Boulton 238, 3rd Wesley Kidd 236, 4th Arnoald Pearce 235, 5th Che Millington 212

BMX beginner – 1st Zac Cicanese 57, 2nd Jayce Blakers 56, 3rd Callum Duff 54, 4th Billy Sutheland 52, 5th Bianca Martin 50, 6th Fiona Krasnoff 47, 7th James Macdonald 42

BMX intermediate – 1st Jesse McEwen 174, 2nd Albie Livesley 164, 3rd Roman Depiazzi 149, 4th Wyatt Murphy 146

BMX open – 1st Ryan Aquilina 308, 2nd Luke Tooze 289, 3rd Steven Heuer 273, 4th Tyler Jennings 269, 5th Jack Carwardine 266

 

 

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