Skateboarders "rip it" at Two Rivers Park
The tricks the competitors used at Sunday’s Skate, Rate & Relate skateboard competition were so fresh the announcer failed to have a name for them.And going by the reaction of the crowd who watched the event at Two Rivers Park, it didn’t matter much.Nineteen competitors, ranging in age from 7 to 21, pulled off a number of conventional kick turns, nose shoves, kick flips and backside 50-50’s to rate high marks on the judges’ scoresheets.Jeff Hulslander of Glenwood Springs won top honors in the two-heat expert street course division. Brian Bowquin was second, followed by John Hoban and Brad Hulslander, the winner’s older brother, who finished in a tie for third place. Scott Benis was given the style award by the judges.Andre Lane, 11, from Eagle, won first place in the Beginners division in the street course. Trevin Poe-Briaske, a 10-year-old from Aspen, defeated Jose Serfas and Jordan Tribble, both of Glenwood Springs, in the mini-ramp competition.Serfas and Tribble also finished second and third, respectively, in the street course event.Each competitor in both divisions had two heats to display their individual flair and expertise on the skateboard.The four-member panel of judges rated each competitor on the difficulty and number of tricks they were able to complete.In addition to having three minutes to display their talents, each competitor was judged on how well he maneuvered and used the entire skateboard complex.The complex features a number of various ramps, ranging from a few inches off the ground to two 10-foot arched ramps.The event was co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department, BSR Sports and World Industries of Leadville. According to event officials, proceeds from the event will go toward repair and upkeep of the park’s skateboard complex.
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