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Wild In The Parks - San Sebastian, Puerto Rico 2014

Stop #2 of The Wild In The Parks pushed into the summer heat igniting San Sebastian Skatepark in Puerto Rico Saturday May 31, 2014.

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The Park Has A Little Something For Everyone

San Sebastian Skatepark is nestled into a brand new community center in the city of San Sebastian. The complex boasts things like a zip line, in-door basketball courts, tennis courts, and of course the brand new skatepark that takes center stage.  The skatepark contains a solid array of features that keep the skate rats coming back for more. Standout features include the 2 bowls, an A-frame rail, multiple ledges, and a gnarly 9-stair section to make your legs quiver. This park’s solid nature was sure to entice competitors from near and far to test their mental and physical fortitude. The time had now come to see who would accept the challenge and reign supreme.

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The 10 & Under And Girls Competitors Ready To Get The Day Going

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Grabs, Drop Ins, And High Fashion Setting The Tone

The 14 & Under Division grabbed their skates and gathered around our MC Fico handing out a couple high fives before these rippers started to stir the pot.  These young guns pulled out the heavy artillery with a massive fs 180 down the 9 set in zone 1, fs boardslides on the A-frame in zone 2, and a variety of combo variations in the tech section of zone 3. 11-year-old Jomar Ortiz-Garcia has been a long time WITP competitor working himself up the ranks throughout the years.  With the help of a little self prayer, Jomar boosted a perfect kickflip down the 9 set in zone 1 helping him to claim 1st place in the division.  Right behind him, 9-year-old Carlos “Goldo” Puigdollers popped his tricks like a man getting everyone’s attention as he took home 2nd place.  Yariel Caban kept up with the pack running through the obstacles and capturing the remaining spot in the top 3.  Everyone in the division was on fire and the crowd let them know they were stoked the entire way.

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9-Year-Old Carlos “Goldo” Puigdollers Popping A Fs 180 5X His Micro Size In Zone 1

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Getting A Tight Angle On This Front Board In Zone 2

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11-Year-Old Jomar Ortiz-Garcia Throws Down A Massive Kickflip In Zone 1

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Pedro Huck Rosa Lends A Helping Hand In Jomar's Celebration Of The Win

The 15 – 21 Division was next to put down a no holds barred performance. Things started nice and friendly with a display of technical tenacity on the A-frame rail in zone 2 and the ledges in zone 3.  We saw a solid bs tailside pop out, a bs feeble up to 50-50 combo on the A-Frame, and a bs 180 nosegrind to name a few hammers in these sections.  The boys then converged on the big section that includes the massive 9 set down rail…did we mention that this rail has an over hip high exit and a small kink at the end? This did not faze these guys as we saw a solid bag of tricks including a bs feeble on the rail, fs boardslide on the rail, and a heelflip down the set for those taking notes.  Ariel Rios had the goods and impressed the judges to get 1st, Steven Rodriguez kept things tight to take 2nd, and Hector Ortiz once again found himself on another WITP podium with a 3rd place finish.

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Jan Javier Velez Locked Into A Bs Crooked Grind And Rocking His Shades The Whole Time

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Sw 50-50 On A Skinny Round Bar Can Be Tricky, But Steven Rodriguez Has The Balance Of A Cat

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Aldo Velazquez Putting Down This Kickflip For The Crowd

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50 Giovanni's Pizza Pies Devoured In No Time Flat!

The Open Division was ready to strike the park and get the crowd roaring. The spectators on hand gathered around feverishly anticipating what was going to happen in front of their very eyes.  Without disappointment the Open constituents dominated the zones with speedy fs bluntslides across the ledges in zone 3, kickflip fs boardslids on the A-frame, and a ridiculous hardflip down the 9 stair that had people going bananas.   As time went on, Fito Dumeng pulled away from the pack ending his day with a fs feeble and fs bluntslide to fakie down the 9 rail to push his scores above the rest of the pack.  Jose Angel Colon cracked the top 3 with a solid performance that included a board breaking, but landed, fs salad down the rail for 2nd place.  Mike Alvarez came to show he knows the ins and outs of his hometown park by landing a very clean and impressive 360 flip down the 9 that contributed to his 3rd place position in the end.

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Angel Garcia With A Proper Poke On This Bs Smith In Zone 1

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Robert Lopez Was One Of The Few To Get Down With The Outside Ledge. Precision Fs Tailside

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Angel Ramirez Positioned Over A Nice Fs Bluntslide In Zone 2

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Johnerik Feliú Putting Down A Jaw Dropping Hardflip Down The Set In Zone 1

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In The Midst Of A Kickflip Fs Boardslide In Zone 2

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Jose "Chiqui" Colón Broke His Board On This Fs Salad Grind, But Still Road Away For Extra Glory

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Fito Dumeng Secured The Victory With A Hefty Fs Bluntslide To Fakie In Zone 1

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Rain Closed Out The Day, Lots And Lots Of Rain

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Until, Alexis Rivera Busted Out A Full Blown Pool Sesh That Had Everyone Stoked Again

Alexis Rivera also handed out a special "Alexis Award" that boasted a $300 Electric California Watch, a $100 Gift Card From The Room Board Shop, and a Volcom x Toy Machine LTD skate deck donated by his gracious sponsors.  Alexis is a true inspiration to the people of Puerto Rico and everyone in his community.

We would like to thank Luis "Chanita" Vientos and Danny Cabrero from San Sebastian Skatepark for all their diligent support of the WITP.  Thank you to our judges Alexis Rivera, Aron Gieger, and Gustavo Torres for watching the action and jotting down the scores.  Thanks to Manuel De Leon, CJ Padin, and Angel Lopez for spotting competitor numbers.  Props to the one and only Fico Rodz Dec for his skills on the microphone. Thanks to Pedro Huck Rosa, Alfred B. Ruiz Tomassini, José "Papingui" Rodríguez, and Emanuel Carril for the additional video and photo coverage.  Thanks for the assistance with the event Frank Guzman, Rodolfo Ramírez, Fabian Crespo, and Alyssa Amaro. Much love to our Vco family of Juan Ashton and José L. Caldero Fernández for all their additional support.  Last but not least, check out our awesome tour sponsors (listed below) for brands supporting the youth of skateboarding.

Gatorade
Kicker Audio
Transworld Skate
Cam Caddie

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Results:

14 & Under Division:
1st: Jomar Ortiz-Garcia
2nd: Carlos “Goldo” Puigdollers
3rd: Yariel Caban
4th: Luis Fernando
5th: Henoc Santiago
6th: Johnathan Santiago
7th: Xavier Carrion

15 & Over Division:
1st: Ariel Rios
2nd: Steven Rodriguez
3rd: Hector Ortiz
4th: Jan Javier Velez
5th: Angel Martinez
6th: Joshuel Bevilacqua
7th: Alexis Matos

Open Division:
1st: Fito Dumeng - $250
2nd: Jose Angel Colon - $150
3rd: Mike Alvarez - $100
4th: Angel Garcia
5th: Pedro Vilanueva
6th: Pedro Cruz
7th: Robert Lopez

Stand Out 10 & Under: Ryan William Herrera

Standout Lady: Vianez Morales

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