Industry News 6/16/2015

EVENT: Adaptive Action Sports Contest Series

This past April launched the Adaptive Action Sports Adaptive Skateboard Series where the best adaptive skateboarders from the country battled for bragging rights and cash. The 3 stop series kicked off in Dallas, Texas with the “WCMX World Championships” hosted by RISE Adaptive Sports and Alliance Skatepark. The stage was set for an eventful 2 days of qualifying and finals. The 12 competitor field was whittled down to 8 skateboarders for finals where the chaos ensued. With a 90 second intro run and two heat jam divisions, deciding the winner with the top 6 going away with cash and prizes.

Andrew Hale, 28 from Rhode Island, was skating smooth the entire weekend. He finished in 6th place. Newcomer to AAS Joel Goltry, from St. Paul Minneapolis, variel flipped his way into 5th place. Longtime AAS skater Justin Beauchesne hand stand his way into 4th place. Jon Comer, from Dallas TX, gracefully killed the entire park and back side tail slid his way into 3rd place. Oscar Loreto Jr from Downey CA, dropped hammers on the handrails and threw out some mind altering foot plants to disasters on the 1/4 pipes that locked up 2nd place for him. Taking home 1st was Greg Shaw who blew his peers, judges and fans away with overall style, grit, and bag of tricks like this front side board slide down the 7 stair rail.

Event Results:

1st - Greg Shaw
2nd - Oscar Loreto Jr
3rd - Jon Comer
4th - Justin Beauchesne
5th - Joel Goltry
6th - Andrew Hale
7th - Jesse Swalley
8th - Matthew Hawkins

Overall Standings (1 out of 3 stops complete):

1st - Greg Shaw - 100 points

2nd - Oscar Loreto Jr - 80 points
3rd - Jon Comer - 60 points
4th - Justin Beauchesne - 50 points
5th - Joel Goltry - 40 points
6th - Andrew Hale - 30 point
7th - Jesse Swalley - 20 points
8th - Matthew Hawkins - 10 points