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Wild In The Parks - American Fork, UT 2014

Stop #3 of Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks tour experienced a mind numbing competitor performance at Greenwood Skatepark in American Fork, UT Saturday June 7, 2014

There must be something in the water here in the great state of Utah.  The area seems to be a breading ground for some of the most intensely technical skateboarding prowess of any area the WITP tour travels. This makes for lots of cheering with a few oohs and awes in between. Riders began to practice at 9am with an underlying game of 1up going on as the registration lines started to form.  Flip in and flip out combinations rattled off early to lay the foundation for the day’s action ahead.

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The Crowds Arrived Early To Greenwood Skatepark To Take In The Wild In The Parks

The 14 & Under Division took to their starting positions and with a “on your mark, get set, go” the youth was off to the races! They began to bang out tricks landing a high-speed crooked grind on the zone 3 flat down ledge, kickflip up the euro to 5-0 grind on the shoot out ledge in zone 2, and a solid 180 nose grab down the set in zone 1.  Deng Tear was a stand out amongst the rest as he popped through a bs tailslide bigspin out on in zone 3, kickflip up the euro with a smith grind on the out ledge in zone 2, and finished off his 1st place performance with a close call bs 360 down the set in zone 1.  Christian Diaz had the crowd cheering him on as he worked through a monster of a pop shuv-it.  He finally made his trick with a sigh of relief as he touched down to get 2nd place. Sage Nutter grinded his way into 3rd place with tricks like a bs 50-50 fs 180 out to position himself in the top 3 and claim bragging rights.

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Taelan Prows Handles A Solid Kickflip Up The Euro In Zone 2

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Christian Dias Had Some POP On This Pop Shuv-It In Zone 1

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Deng Tear Was On Fire And Landed This Bs Tail Big Spin Out With Authority

The 15 – 21 Division came out in huge numbers that topped 60 skaters in this heavy group of contenders.  These guys and girls stacked the decks and put on a display that included an incredible bs 180 heelflip down the 8 stair in zone 1, kickflip bs 5-0 varial heelflip out on the ledge in zone 3, and a ollie nose manual nollie 360 flip out on the technical zone 2 section.  Aiden Chamberlain was all over the park putting down a bs noseblunt on the ledge in zone 3, a half cab crooked grind on the down rail in zone 1, and a 360 flip up the euro with a fs crooked on the out ledge in zone 2 for the win. Jake Johnson was right there as he nollie kick flipped the stairs in zone 1, 360 flip up the euro to fs smith fs 180 out in zone 2, and a super clean nose blunt on the zone 3 ledge for 2nd place.  15-year-old Tanner Oliver completed his first attempt in this division landing a kickflip bs 5-0 on the flat ledge in zone 3, kickflip up the euro with a 5-0 fs 180 out in zone 2, and stoked everyone out with a boneless fs smith grind down the rail in zone 1 to lock in 3rd place.

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Parker Garret Landed A Slue Of Bare Footed Tricks Including This Bs Lip In Zone 1 Netting Him The $100 Rev'd Skater Award

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The Girls In Utah Rip...Big Ups to Lina Moeung (Left) And Brooke Whipp (Right)

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Jake Johnson Hitting The Out Ledge In Zone 2 With A Bs Bluntslide

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Raise Your Hand If You Want Some Free Food

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The 10 & Under Competitors Took Center Stage At The Lunch Time To Rip The Entire Park

The Open Division in Utah has a tight knit group of competitors that can take the top spots on any given day.  They poke at each other with banter back and forth hoping to gain a little bit of an edge.  This rarely works, but it is quite entertaining to listen to.  As the heat went on we saw some ridiculous tricks that included a bs bigspin to bs tail on the ledge in zone 3, a hardflip over the hubba in zone 1, and a long bs crooked grind nollie fs kickflip out in zone 2.  Brodie Penrod is a good person to put your money on at any contest.  His skills on a skateboarding seem to boggle the mind making you wonder how anyone can control a skate the way he does.  He landed a first try 360 flip body variel down the 8 in zone 1, a crooked grind the up the out ledge to nose manual nollie flip out in zone 2, and a 360 flip noseslide 270 shuv-it out in zone 3 just to name a select few.  Brodie once again pulled away from the pack with his own form of insanity to take the 1st place position. AJ Neuenswander took the runner up position with a number of rad tricks that included a notable kickflip fs feeble on the 8 rail for 2nd place. While Kyle Eggen traveled from CO to lock down the last money spot with super good style and a solid trick selection in all 3 zones.

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Jayson Johnson Had This Benihana For The Crowd On Hand

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Gabe Spotts Floating A Kickflip Bs Lipslide In Zone 1

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Ricky Chavez Came Out From California To Put Down A Bs 180 Nosegrind Shuv-It Body Varial In Zone 2

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Chandler Seipert Killing Zone 3 With A Kickflip Bs Nose To Fs 270 Shuv-it Out

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AJ Neuenswander Worked Hard For This Kickflip Fs Feeble...It Was Absolutely Perfect When He Landed It

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The Unstoppable Brodie Penrod With A First Try 360 Flip Body Varial Down The Set In Zone 1

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The Tricks Continued To Rattle Off After Time Expired For The Crowd On Hand

We would like to extend our gratitude to Derric Rykert and the entire American Fork Parks and Rec department for their help throughout the event. Thank you to Matty Ryan from Milo Sport, Cameron Starke from Blindside, and Matt Fisher for their scoring expertise.  Thanks to Jimmy McMenamin, Berklee Daley, and Randy Vannurden for their additional support from A to Z.  Thank you to Gage Thompson for his work behind the lens and photography skills. Also, Thank you to our tour sponsors that are listed below for their gracious tour contributions.

Rev'd
Gatorade
New Era Cap
Kicker Audio
Transworld Skate
Cam Caddie

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Results:

14 & Under Division:
1st: Deng Tear
2nd: Christian Diaz
3rd: Sage Nutter
4th: Austin Lockaby
5th: Parker Johnson
6th: Jonathan Aquino
7th: Damon Draper

15 - 21 Division:
1st: Aiden Chamberlain
2nd: Jake Johnson
3rd: Tanner Oliver
4th: Kwami Adzitso
5th: Trevor Mason
6th: Parker Garrett
7th: Koleman Stoney

Open/Am Division:
1st: Brodie Penrod - $250
2nd: AJ Neuenswander - $150
3rd: Kyle Eggen - $100
4th: Chandler Seipert
5th: Ricky Chavez
6th: Gabriel Spotts
7th: Shylio Sweat

Rev’d Skater Award: Parker Garrett - $100

Stand Out Ladies: Brooke Whipp and Lina Moeung

winners_UTCheck Out The Wild In The Parks Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2014 Tour:

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