Saturday evening the Dededo Skate Park hosted the Quiksilver King of the Park skate contest. This is the second year that the nonprofit organization SK8 Guam has organized this contest in conjunction with the Dededo Mayors office and DV8 skate shop. This years event had 65 entries in three divisions. This years format differed slightly form last year because the winner from the younger divisions advanced into the next older division to test their skills against the older skaters.
Tristan Verley won the 11 and under division and advanced to compete in a heat in the 12-15 bracket. There were 7 heats of 4 skaters in the 12-15 division competing in a 4 minute open park run where they were judged on any tricks they made successfully. The winner of each heat advanced to a super heat competing for final standing where they each had a 1 minute open run. Jake Ramirez , cheesebread, Spence Fiorey, Jomar Cruz, Andy Passauer , JB Argueza, and Tisha Cura (the only female in the contest) made the super heat with JB Argueza placing first, Jake Ramirez 2nd, Jomar Cruz 3rd.
These 3 advanced to the open round competing for the title of Quiksilver's KING of the Park. The open division format had 5 heats of 4 competing in three venues. Each competitor earned points based on standing in each venue and the total points earned gave us the KOP.
In the open run Ricky Manuel took first Anthony Santos 2nd, Izzy Imbuido 3rd
In the bowl run Ricky Manuel and Anthony Santos tied for first and Stan Ricade (last years KOP) took second
In the double step Anthony Santos took first , JB Argueza 2nd(who had advanced up from the younger division) and Ricky Manuel 3rd
In the end based on the points Anthony edged out Ricky by one point to claim victory and be crowned King for a year. Guam skaters have one year to practice their skills and topple the King next April.Special thanks to all the sponsors: Quiksilver, DV8 Boardshop, DNA Evolution, In4mation, Tunu, Anarchy/Angel Eyewear, Skull Candy Head Phones, Monster Energy Drink, The Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Dededo Mayors Office. Special thanks to SK8 Guam and all the competitors, volunteers, and spectators at the event.
Peep the pics from the event!
The winners of the 11 and under open run event,(from left to right) Tristan, Kyle, Jerome, and Eric getting some prizes from Skullcandy, Quiksilver, and Anarchy Eyewear.
Holding it down for the 12-15 year olds, (From left to right) Jake, JB, and Jomar claiming their In4mation, Skullcandy, Quiksilver, Anarchy, and DV8 boardshop prize packs.
The King of the Park Anthony Santos, Along with event coordinators Laurent Wainer and Jon Jose. Also pictured, Israel Imbuido representing DV8 boardshop.
The band "Roadrunners" Rockin out at the concert Reppin IN4mation in the Naked Ladies Tee!
Everyone waiting for the crowd product toss, with prizes donated by Quiksilver, Skullcandy, Anarchy, In4mation, DV8 Boardshop. Thanks Guys!