The World Skateboarding Rider Cup NYC kicked off today with the Manhattan qualifiers at Coleman/LES skate park. Four teams battled it out to see which two teams would qualify for the finals on August 16th, go home with the top spot and $2000 CASH!
Recap and photos via Steve Rodriguez/Sticks & Stones
Jamel Marshall from the “LES Bomb Squad 1” team was one of the first to show up
The “LES Bomb Squad 2” crew signing up
FOX 5 news on the scene…
SteveR going over the format/rules/sections:
“LES Bomb Squad 2” deciding who will skate which section
“Street Kings” figuring it out as well
LES Bomb Squad 1
Jamel Marshall killing it right out the gate on the pyramid section
Carlo with the blunt on the stair/rail/hubba section
Foot-planting the apple
Judges Rob Campbell, Dan Pensyl and Joe Tookmanian
Joseph Gil on the ledge section
Brandon Johnson with the back 3 over the Pyramid
Who’s gonna make the cut?
Mike Powley on the rail
Joel with the last second 5-0
Isaac crushing and the judges making sure they have his name right!
LES Bomb Squad 2
LES Bomb squads 1 and 2 advance to the qualifying finals
Teams switching up some of the skaters/sections
After an intense close finals The Bomb Squads get ready for the judges finals decision
High fives all around
But there can only be one… LES Bomb Squad 1 going home with the CASH!
The next World Skateboarding Rider Cup hits the Bronx this Saturday (7/19) starting around noon. You can sign up or get more info about the contest series at: http://www.worldskateboarding.com/ridercup/