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Wild In The Parks - Denver, CO 2014

Stop #4 of Volcom Stone’s Wild in The Parks took to the mile high city of Denver, Colorado Saturday June 14, 2014.

There is no denying the insane amount of great skateparks that are popping up all over the Denver metropolitan. Some would say this area has some of the most amazing and creative parks anywhere in the world. Located in the middle of the skatepark madness lies the undeniable red monstrosity of “D-Park”. Denver Skatepark has been home base to the community since its inception in 2001 and continues to stake claim of one of the largest facilities in the entire country. You can ride this park everyday and still find a new way of skating it as time rolls by. It is no wonder these Colorado cohorts continue to get incredibly talented so quickly.

The 14 & Under Division stood at their starting positions ready to take over the skatepark at the crack of noon. This division is always great to witness as they represent skateboarding’s foundation for years to come. The boys showed serious skill as we saw a couple of them step to the big rail in zone 1 with solid boardslides, a blasted bs 180 to flat over the pyramid in zone 2, and a popped fs bigspin past the bank to flat in zone 3. T.J. Robinson captured the attention of everyone as someone said they wanted to “kidnap” him for his skate prowess… interesting thought? He also impressed the judges with a nice bs tail revert out in zone 3, a hardflip over the hip in zone 2, and a beautiful bs bluntslide in zone 1 to claim 1st place. Kyler Garrison had a solid bs flip over the hip, a proper late back foot kick flip down the bank to flat in zone 3, and large kick flip off the big drop in zone 1 for 2nd place. Justin Gallegos had a solid hardflip down the set in zone 1, a kickflip over the pyramid in zone 2, and a 360 flip down the bank to flat in zone 3 that solidified the 3rd place position.

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Nick Kincaid Lofts A Kickflip Over The Pyramid To Flat In Zone 2

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Kyler Garrison Throws A Solid Late Flip Past The Bank To Flat In Zone 3

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T.J. Robinson Locking Into A Bs Bluntslide In Zone 1

The 15 - 21 Division came on strong with high speed skating and some heart stopping close calls.  The park has a few intersecting lines that can lead to some interesting scenarios to say the least.  As the heat progressed the competitors figured out the flow, which led into some rad maneuvers in all 3 zones.  We witnessed a rarely seen bs sugarcane on the bank to parking block in zone 2, a crowd-pleasing fs bluntslide down the big rail in zone 1, and a super nice bs 360 past the bank to flat in zone 3 to name a few.  Nick Kiery was determined to walk away with the win as he pulled a first try lipslide on the big rail in zone 1, a 360 flip past the bank to flat in zone 3, and capped it off with a gap to bs bluntslide over the pyramidS in zone 2 for the win.  15-year-old style king Dorian Dietrich greased his hair and greased all three zones for a 2nd place ending to his first year entering this older division.  While Devin Villanueba poked himself into the 3rd place spot with things like his deeply dipped fs feeble grinds.

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Devin Villanueba Dips His Front Feeble Down Deep In Zone 1

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Dorian Dietrich Styling Out This 360 Flip In Zone 3

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Alex Dominguez Sets Down A Fs Bluntslide On The Big Rail In Zone 1

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Everyone Was Hyped To Get Some Free Food And Gatorade At D-Park

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A Huge Group Of 10 & Under Competitors Took Over The Park For A Halftime Lunch Performance

The Open/AM Division here in Colorado is somewhat indescribable since you have to witness it first hand to believe what just happened.  These guys know exactly how to manipulate any nuances of the challenging features in this park.  Weaving in and out of the zones we saw them pull a huge bs 360 melon from the roller section into the bank in zone 2, a massive benihana from the quarter pipe into the planter in zone 3, and a killer fs nosegrind down the big rail in zone 1 that had everyone jumping.  Once again, the unstoppable Julian Christianson laid down the heavy with many notable tricks including a ridiculous nollie bs 540 heelflip over the hip with only seconds to spare.  Top qualifier Phil Hansen kept it close with his own rendition of insanity and tricks like a bs wallride feeble stall pop-in in zone 3, a gap bs taillside on the pyramid in zone 2, and a 360 flip lipslide shuv-it out in zone 1 for 2nd place.  Dan Hunter captured the 3rd place spot with his unique style of skating that included a mind boggling slappy fs-5-0 kickflip out on the hip in zone 2 and a 360 finger flip variation down the stairs in zone 1 to name a couple.

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Some Serious Angle And Dangle On This No Comply 360 Flip In Zone 1

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Lee Wilson With An Incredible Bs 360 Melon Transfer Out Of The Quarter Pipe And Into The Bank Of Zone 2

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Devin Swango Mastered The Hip In Zone 2 Picking Up A Brand New Fairdale Bike W/Skate Rack For His Skills

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Raphael Sanboh Throws Caution To The Wind With A Blasted 360 Flip Over The Pyramid In Zone 2

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John Herrera With A Bs Feeble Coast To Coast On The DFD In Zone 1

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Julian Christianson In The Middle Of A Switch Fs Flip Over The Hip In Zone 2

We would like to thank the city of Denver for welcoming the WITP back to D-Park for 2014.  Thank you to our judges Bryan Zink (Emage), Alec Chuvarsky (Emage), and Robin Stoddard (303).  Much love to all of the Rockies Vco Family including Randy Walker, Anders Pigorsch, Rebecca Birnbach, Julia King, and Chris Wilkins for their help from A-Z.  Also, a big thank you to our tour sponsors, listed below, for their additional contributions to the North American tour.

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

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Results:

14 & Under Division:
1st: T.J. Robinson
2nd: Kyler Garrison
3rd: Justin Gallegos
4th: Nick Kincaid
5th: Michael Matlock
6th: Josh Blanch
7th: Max Anderson

15 – 21 Division:
1st: Nick Kiery
2nd: Dorian Dietrich
3rd: Devin Villanueba
4th: Jesse Mandragon
5th: Alex Dominguez
6th: Cole Contreras
7th: Ruben Vigil

Open/Am Division:
1st: Julian Christianson - $250
2nd: Phil Hansen - $150
3rd: Dan Hunter - $100
4th: Devin Swango
5th: John Herrera
6th: Jordan Rommel
7th: Raphael Sanboh

Rev’d Skater Award: John Herrera - $100

Fairdale “Hipster” Award: Devin Swango – Fairdale Bike and Skate Rack

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