2012 WILD IN THE PARKS STOP #12, RIO VISTA SKATE PARK, PEORIA, AZ 9/27/2012
The 12th and final stop of Volcom’s North American Wild in the Parks tour scorched
through Arizona’s Rio Vista Skate Park on September 22, 2012!
For the first time this season we maxed out the event! We gave out every bib we
brought! With the full 200-competitor turnout along with the massive spectator
crowd we knew it was time to get wild!
Registration Was Packed!
Same as years past the 3 zones were the fire cracker 6 with hubbas, the picnic
table/euro gap/ledge, and of course the legendary ten with rails. The Rio Vista
Skate Park has always been an amazing host for the event and a great venue for the
WITP. Even team member Aaron Suski came out to take in the glory.
The Heat Ain't No Thang For This WITP Vigilante
We started the day with 5 heats of the 14 and Under Division. With no regard for
the blazing Arizona heat these young bloods torched the 3 zones with a viscous
assault of trickery: hard, tre, and finger flips down the 6, lip and power slides over
the picnic table, and a back 3, kick flips, and stylish tre flip down the 10 were just a
few of the notable bangers. Taking care of business all day long was Hayden Burns
and he was awarded 1st for his skills. Jackson Ellis was another stand out and note
worthy is that he’s 11 years old! He put on serious show and took home 2nd for his
efforts. Not far behind was Cam Sedlick snatching up the 3rd place title.
Boning It Out Up The Euro
Jackson Ellis Is 11 Years Old And Stomping A Tre Down The Ten!
Hayden Burns' Back 270 Board Slide
Another element of the 14 and Under Division is the Lil’ Monkeys (10 and Unders).
We saw another solid turn out with 15 mini-mites in attendance! This group was
charging with the big dogs and a true inspiration.
No Monkey Business!
The Free BBQ Fun
Next to take the reins was the 15 and Over Division. They handled the park with
authority making the crowd erupt in cheers. The judges had their hands full sorting
through all the destruction but at the end of the day it was Chad Kwiatkowski’s
techery earning 1st place with Brian Mitlon swooping up 2nd and Chase Herman
not far behind for 3rd. It was a solid performance by the entire bunch.
High Speed Front Board
Proper Front 3!
One Of The Scarier Moments Followed Up With The Triumph!
Xavier Coleman's Wallie 50 50
Lazer Down And Ollie Up. The Judges Had Their Hands Full
The grand finale: the Open Division of course! AZ’s skate scene is on fire. So much
talent came out for the annual show down. There were some familiar faces and
fresh faces charging for a piece of the glory that is WITP. It was an epic battle but
the final standings landed Adam Arunski on top with Caleb Schrank taking 2nd and
a single point separated Dashawn Jordan’s 3rd place finish. Top 7 was stacked! All
put on down serious moves in all three zones. It was a true show.
Wall Jamming Wonder
Good Lookin' Nollie Heel
Nick Fiorini's Nollie Front Side 180 Up And Over
Classic Q Hall Nollie Back Side Flip
Front Side Flip Over The Rail By Dashawn Jordan
Front Blunt Pop Out
Man On A Mission Adam Arunski
It felt good to end the tour on such a good note at Rio Vista Skate Park. It’s always
been a great cap for the season. Thanks to Kevin Naughton for all of his diligence
and Shawn, Debbie, and Nick for all of their help throughout the day. Big shout out
to Volcom’s Mike Laughlin for busting his arse all day. Friend of the family Amber
Attebery was also on the scene lending a much needed hand. High five goes to V-
co team member Aaron Suski for coming out and showing his support. Lastly,
thank you to our WITP sponsors for kicking in the goodies to bump up the
awesome for the entire tour: