Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Rider Cup NYC Qualifiers: Brooklyn

July 30th, 2014 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

The third stop of the Rider Cup NYC brought us to New York’s most populated borough: Brooklyn!!!  As most New York skaters know, McCarren skatepark is probably the WORST skatepark in the city that happens to be in the borough with the most skaters, and in a location that has the highest concentration of skaters in the area (and is easiest for everyone to get to).  As bad as the park is, 6 teams of Brooklyn natives came out and did what all skaters do; they adapted and KILLED the park! Congrats to Soul Team and Brooks Squad for qualifying to represent Brooklyn in the Rider Cup NYC Finals for a shot at an all expenses paid trip to South Africa for the Rider Cup Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup this October! Photos and results below.

1. Soul Team (1080 points)

Dwayne Almonte

Nate Rojas

Andre Beverly

Gabe Almonte

2. Brooks Squad (967 points)

Joseph Gomez

Damon Hall

Kempsey Alexandre

Nolan Lee

 

 

All Photos by Jay Maldonado

Rider Cup NYC: Bronx Qualifiers

July 22nd, 2014 Posted by News No Comment yet

Last Saturday, July 19th, eight 4-man teams of Bronx’s up and coming skaters came out to River Avenue Skatepark in South Bronx for a shot at $2000 and a chance to qualify for an all expenses paid trip to Kimberley, South Africa to compete in the Rider Cup Championships this October. In the end, it was Bronx Bombers, HB7 BX, and TBSB who took the qualifying spots, with Bronx Bombers taking the cash!

Big shout out to everyone who came out.  Congrats to the Bronx Bombers, HB7 BX, and TBSB for getting qualifying spots.  Another great event in the Bronx!  Thanks to the Rider Cup and Volcom for making it all possible.  See you next week in Brooklyn!

Results

1) Bronx Bombers (1044)

2) HB7BX (1018)

3) TBSB (971)

4) The Vault (964)

5) Dirty thirty (923)

6) Ready for the Ride (891)

7) OOOOOO Brother (854)

8) Cheezy (830)

 

All photos by Jay Maldonado

Rider Cup NYC Manhattan Qualifiers Video Recap

July 19th, 2014 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

The Rider Cup NYC qualifiers kicked off in Manhattan at LES Skatepark on July 12th, 2014 and welcomed in 4 teams of the city’s hardest rippers to skate for a chance at $2000 cash and one of two slots in the Rider Cup NYC finals for a chance to skate in the Rider Cup World Championships this October 3-5th at Kimberley Diamond Cup. In the end, it was LES Bomb Squad 1 and  LES Bomb Squad 2 that made it to the finals and secured their spots in the Rider Cup NYC Finals. LES reigned victorious and came out with the top spot and the cash. Check out this quick video recap from the event and stay tuned next week for the Bronx qualifiers video!

Filmed by Tombo Collabro

Edited by Chinner

Rider Cup NYC Manhattan Qualifiers Photos

July 18th, 2014 Posted by News No Comment yet

The Rider Cup NYC qualifiers kicked off in Manhattan at LES Skatepark on July 12th, 2014 and welcomed in 4 teams of the city’s hardest rippers to skate for a chance at $2000 cash and one of two slots in the Rider Cup NYC finals for a chance to skate in the Rider Cup World Championships this October 3-5th at Kimberley Diamond Cup. In the end, it was LES Bomb Squad 1 and  LES Bomb Squad 2 that made it to the finals and secured their spots in the Rider Cup NYC Finals. LES reigned victorious and came out with the top spot and the cash.

Big thanks to everyone who helped out with the event: World Skateboarding Grand Prix, Volcom, Labor Skateshop, Sticks & Stones Inc, Amy Gunther, Steve Rodriguez, Tombo Collabro, Jay Maldonado, Dan Pensyl, Rob Campbell, Joe Tookmanian, and everyone else! Below are results from the contest accompanied by some photos from throughout the day. We’ll see you on July 19th for the Bronx qualifier at River Ave Skatepark!

Results

1. LES Bomb Squad 1 (339)

Jamel Marshall

Joseph Gil

Carlo Carezzano

Ryan Santiago

2. LES Bomb Squad 2 (295)

Brandon Johnson

Israel Adonis

Isaac Jaquez

Joel Jones

3. Street Kings (281)

Diego Fuentes

Dyshawn Taylor

Jonathon Lewison

Christian Gonzales

4. Stoops Crew (268)

Chris Herity

Joseph Rivera

Andy Baumgartner

Mike Powley

 

Photos by Jay Maldonado

World Skateboarding Rider Cup New York Kicks Off this Weekend at L.E.S. Skatepark in Manhattan

July 10th, 2014 Posted by Press Releases No Comment yet

(Sacramento, Calif. –July 10, 2014) — The World Skateboarding Rider Cup New York begins this weekend with the first contest kicking off Saturday, July 12 at noon at the Lower East Side (L.E.S.) Skatepark in Manhattan. The Rider Cup Team Championships run for six consecutive Saturdays, stopping in each of NYC’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Local skateboarders form crews of four to represent their boroughs and compete in a jam style contest for a shot at a $10,000 cash prize plus airfare and accommodations to South Africa to compete in the World Skateboarding Rider Cup world championships during the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup. Read More… (more…)