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Rider Cup NYC 2014 Finals Video Recap

September 4th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

12 teams of 4 skaters from each of NYC’s 5 boroughs came out to the Rider Cup NYC Finals on Saturday, August 16th, 2014, to compete for the $10k cash grand prize and an all expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the Rider Cup World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. Congrats to Soul Team for winning the top spot, the cash, and a trip to South Africa!

Check out this sick video recap from the contest:

Filmed: Tombo Colabraro
Edit: Colin Clark

Check out the full post including results and photo recap here in case you missed it.

 

Rider Cup NYC 2014 Finals Recap

August 18th, 2014 Posted by Press Releases, Video No Comment yet

Over the past 5 weeks, over 20 teams from the 5 boroughs went head to head in the Rider Cup NYC Qualifiers in order to get to the finals.  It came down to the top 12 teams who skated their hearts and souls out, as there could only be one winner who would go home with the $10K cash and the all expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the Rider Cup World Championships at Kimberly Diamond Cup this October.

Only 12 points separated the final 2 teams, Soul Team from Brooklyn, and LES Bomb Squad 1 from Manhattan, from going home with $10,000 and an all expenses paid trip to South Africa. In the end, it was Soul Team that came out on top!

Huge thanks to presenting sponsors World Skateboarding Grand Prix and Volcom for making it possible! Thanks also to our shop partners: Labor, Vault, Heavenbound 7, Belief, KCDC and CD Skateshop.  Thanks to our non profit partner the Harold Hunter foundation, our media partner NY Skateboarding, and the Sticks and Stones Productions crew for putting on 6 great events. Special thanks goes out to everyone that made it out from the Northern Cape Provincial Government from South Africa for their support and presence at the event!

We can’t wait to see Soul Team compete in South Africa for the Rider Cup World Championships at the Kimberly Diamond Cup and hope to see all the teams back next year!  Thanks to all the skaters, spectators and people that supported and made it possible!

Results

Rider Cup NYC Finals

1. Soul Team (Brooklyn) : $10,000 & all expenses paid trip to South Africa

Dwayne Almonte

Gabe Almonte

Nate Rojas

Andre Beverley

Duron Simons (Alt)

2. LES Bomb Squad 1 (Manhattan) : $2000

Jamel Marshall

Joseph Gil

Carlos Carrezano

Ryan Santiago

Derek Holmes (Alt)

3. Team Belief (Queens) : $1000

Alejandro Batista

Victor Reyes

Andre Valencia

Karim Callender

Ricardo Castaneda (Alt)

Best Trick

Antonio Durao, Switch bigspin heel : $1000

Best Head to Head Battle

Dylan Nieves (Shaolin Shredders) vs. Dwayne Almonte (Soul Team) ($300 each)

Words: Steve Rodriguez

Photos: Peter Pabon

Soul Team Wins Rider Cup NYC Finals!

August 17th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Congrats to Soul Team from Brooklyn for winning $10k cash in the Rider Cup NYC Finals! Nate Rojas, Andre Beverley, Stephan Martinez, Dwaynne Almonte, and Gabe Almonte won and an all expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the Rider Cup World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup this October! Full recap from the Rider Cup NYC Finals soon.

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