US Skateboarding Championships

  • Action Sports Rewind & Results August 22-29, 2015

    Action sports with Leigh Roche

    This week I couldn't resist serving up an all-skateboarding column! 

    Street League Skateboarding Presented by Nike SB - Stop 2 New Jersey

    Street League

    Luan Oliveira won his second straight Street League Series Skateboarding at the Prudential Center, Newark New Jersey on August 24. Oliveira was dialed in, landing amazing trick combinations,including a 360 flip noseslide bigspin. Even when Oliveira had first place locked ahead of Nyjah Huston, he didn’t take it easy. Instead, on his last turn, Oliveira landed a switch tre flip down the Big Section 10-stair set and the Prudential Center erupted.

    Gotta See:  Studio Skateboards Wade Fyfe The Last Video Part 

    Fyfe is such a smooth, stylish skater with tons of pop, just great to watch. Pop some popcorn for this, give it a quick view and savor the pop, and how buttery his skating is, indeed. Enjoy!


    Product Toss: ZonedIn App

    Created by John Galbreth and Brad Smith, this skateboarding app for iPhone and on Google Play gives skaters the opportunity to connect with and compete against other skaters in a real-life  based game.

    Skaters playing ZonedIn progress through 10 different levels by watching a video of a pro skater doing tricks, trying the trick and recording it, then posting the recording on social media to have other players rate the performance. 

    US Skateboarding Championship Finals 

    After a summer of events in nine US cities, the World Skateboarding Federation, in conjunction with the World Skateboarding Grand Prix, held the inaugural US Skateboarding Championships August 28-29 at RFK Skatepark. The event was sanctioned by the World Skateboarding Federation. The nine finalists in the Championships won regional contests, and when the dust settled, Scottie Laird won, earning him a trip to Kimberley, South Africa  to compete against skaters representing over 50 countries at the 2015 World Skateboarding Championship at the Kimberley Diamond CupOctober 7-10, 2015.


    Damn Am Woodward PA

    Damn Am Select Series, Woodward, PA, USA went off August 27-29, with skateboarding contests in street and Mini MegaRamp. Over 60 hungry ams battled it out to be in the top twelve for a chance at the title and a trip to the prestigious Tampa Am in November. Josh Douglas of Boca Raton, Florida came out on top, with a deep bag of tricks and smooth lines all over the course. Douglas has the honors of not only winning Damn Am Woodward, but also going straight to the semifinals of the Tampa Am at the legendary Skatepark of Tampa

    Damn Am Woodward PA Results

    1. Josh Douglas
    2. Alex Midler
    3. Liam McCabe
    4. Tanner Van Vark
    5. Alex Knox
    6. Robbie Brockel
    7. David Dixon
    8. Brian O’Dwyer
    9. Chris Pierre Jaques
    10. Jamie Foy
    11. Christian Wood
    12. Ty Tarzetti

    Independent Truck Best Trick Results

    1. Andrew Grabowski- switch frontside flip 5-0
    2. Liam McCabe- 360 double flip lipslide
    3. Jamie Foy- kickflip frontside crooked Grind
    4. Akeem Haynes-frontside shuv-it late flip
    5. Shean Roche- frontside boardslide kickflip out

    Damn Am Woodward “Thanks for Nothing” Awards

    • Neil Hendrix
    • Gary Ream
    • Team C1rca
    • Adelmo Jr.

    C1rca Goliath Award- Tony Christopher

    Damn Am Woodward Mini Mega Results

    1. David Palazzese
    2. CJ Titus
    3. Asher Bradshaw
    4. Tate Carew
    5. Evan Doherty
    6. Tyler Edtmayer
    7. Rylan Mansilla
    8. Shaye McInnis
    9. Morgan Chandler
    10. Leif Trasser
    11. Ronan Livingston
    12. Jed Rigen

    Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant Recipients

    McIntire Skatepark, Charlottesville, Virginia

    McIntire Skatepark, Charlottesville, Virginia

    Summer 2015 THF Skatepark Grant Recipients

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Arvin, California

    Stevensville, Montana

    Niagara Falls, New York

    Houston, Texas

    Chiloquin, Washington

    Cassopolis, Michigan

    Kansas City, Missouri

    For more information about the Tony Hawk Foundation, including its Skatepark Grants Program, visit the Foundation’s To get started on a public skatepark project of our own, visit

  • Dropping In - Action sports - September 29, 2015

    World Skateboarding Federation

    (Kimberley, South Africa -- September 28, 2015) Today, the Tokyo Olympic Committee announced that they are proposing that skateboarding will be one of two new sports to be added to the 2020 Olympics Games. The following is a statement from Tim McFerran, president of World Skateboarding Federation regarding today’s announcement:   

    “WSF is pleased about the exciting and positive news coming out of Tokyo to include Skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics and we are hopeful that it will win final approval by the IOC next year. WSF has been active around the world promoting and organizing skateboarding and highlighting the positives that skateboarding brings to communities.  World Skateboarding Federation has grown from the idea of providing social development and leadership to skateboarders and governments on a global basis, to an organization with almost 4000 members representing 92 countries and sanctioning over 60 contests in all disciplines of skateboarding including Street, Vert, Bowl, Slalom, Park, Downhill and Freestyle.  

    In the short time since our establishment, we have been overwhelmed by the continuous stream of applications we are getting to join our group on a daily basis.  We have received praise from numerous governmental and private organizations in countries from all over the world about the positive impact WSF has had in the lives of youth.  We have had constant contact and very positive conversations with members of the IOC about how skateboarding can have a positive impact on the 2020 Olympic games and the youth of the world and are extremely grateful to be invited to take part in this process.  WSF is actively working with many national federations and government agencies around the world to provide leadership and guidance to ensure a very positive experience for all skateboarders and their fans at the games.

    We want to thank the Tokyo 2020 committee for their recommendation and hope the IOC will give skateboarding this opportunity when they bring it to a final vote next year.  I have personally been  involved in the biggest contests in skateboarding since 2008 and I am pleased that this news comes out just prior to the Skateboarding World Championships (7-10 October), where the best skateboarders in the world will compete in Kimberley, South Africa, for the largest prize purse in skateboarding.  Many of these competitors will likely represent their countries in the 2020 Olympics if it gets voted in by the IOC and WSF is proud to have played a role in the process.”

    About World Skateboarding Federation (WSF)

    World Skateboarding Federation a governing body of skateboarding and the leader in providing skateboarders around the world with funds to help pay for travel expenses to attend international contests. The WSF Board of Directors are: Tim McFerran, WSF Board President, Sasha Steinhorst, United States; Maga McWhinnie, Peru; Paco Manzanares, Mexico; Stefan Lilis Akesson, Sweden; Kevin Harris, Canada; Cyrille Harnay, France; Felix Arguelles, United States; Tim Gavin, United States; Jani Söderhäll, France; and Hans Koraeus, Sweden.

    WSF actively donates skateboards to youth in poverty stricken areas and supports worthwhile skateboarding organizations like Skateistan in South Africa. WSF is currently working with a number of countries, providing leadership and expertise, to help them form national federations. The mission of the World Skateboarding Federation is to promote skateboarding around the world; to grow and connect relevant skateboarders, organizations, brands and manufacturers for the further expansion of skateboarding; to assist in building quality skateparks; to provide financial assistance to top skateboarders to attend international skateboarding contests; to create a centralized judging and scoring system; and to provide a platform to create national, regional and local contests. World Skateboarding federation is a USA incorporated nonprofit 501-c-3 organization.

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