Wild In The Parks - Southside Skatepark, TX 2014

Stop #7 of Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks had the masses of the Lone Star State gather under Southside Skatepark’s roof on Sunday August 3, 2014

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas.”  While we don’t know who “they” are and what they are talking about, we can only assume that the topic is about the heartland’s skateboard community.  Crews from everywhere seemed to be squeezing out of the woodwork as they created a line at registration that continued out the door.  Things heated up quickly as the practice session began to look like less of a warm up turning into a complete domination of the obstacles in front of them.  After an elongated practice, due to the shear numbers of riders, the competitors were ready to get after it and put their stamp on the 2014 WITP tour.

The 14 & Under Division was first to drop in and deliver a wallop on the zones that lay ahead.  We saw a bs 360 down the 6 stair in zone 1, a popped kickflip over the pyramid in zone 3, and a speedy bs crooked grind on the flat bar in zone 2 for a sliver of the activity in this heat.  Santino Fernandez was back from 2013 and trying to take over his division’s top honors. After a harsh body-jarring slam, Santino powered out tricks in all zones and shut down the finials with a double 360 flip over the rail in zone 1. His overall performance secured his place atop the podium. Nathan Pacheco had his own rendition of tricks like his kickflip bs lipslide on the flat bar in zone 2 and a nollie hardflip past the stairs in zone 1 that landed him in 2nd place.  Nick Aquilino kept up with the pack as he landed a bs 5-0 down the A-frame ledge in zone 3 and a solid sw bs board slide to regular on the down rail in zone 1 for the remaining 3rd place spot.

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Popping A Kickflip To Flat In Zone 3 For The Crowd On Hand

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Nathan Pacheco Locks In Bs Crooked Grind In Zone 2

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Hunter Harlan Puts Down A Sweet Lipslide In Zone 3

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Santino Fernandez Shut Down The 14 & Under Finals With This Last Second Double 360 Kickflip Over The Rail In Zone 1

The 15 – 21 Division was stacked up to the brim as competitors had to battle through 70+ of their peers just to make it to the finals.   This division was a mad scramble of action throughout as we saw a fs bluntslide shuv-it out on the A-frame rail in zone 3, a 180 to sw overcrook on the flat bar in zone 2, and even the ever illusive 720 shuv-it down the 6 stair in zone 1.  Fan favorite Julio Cruz, was all over everything landing a bs big flip up the euro gap in zone 2, a bs 270 lipslide on the A-frame rail in zone 3, and capped off his winning performance with a nollie hardflip over the rail in zone 1 that had everyone jumping out of their seats.  Zach Godlewski was blasting through the park landing a nollie bs bigspin bs lip on the flat bar in zone 2, a sw fs bigspin down the 6 set in zone 1, and a first to him cab 270 bs lipslide to fakie on the A-frame rail in zone 3 to take 2nd place.  Maui Francis got his cheering section excited with tricks like his sw bs boardslide shiv-it out on the 6 rail and bs big spin front board on the A-frame to capture the final podium position walking away in 3rd place.

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Zach Godlewski's "First Ever" Full Cab Kickflip Down The Set In Zone 1

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Kolemann Reed Swings This Boardslide Up And Down Stream In Zone 3

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Julio Cruz Handled This Nollie Hardflip Over The Zone 1 Rail With Ease

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The Texas Heat Worked Up A Hunger And A Thirst...Good Thing We Had 300 Hotdogs And Plenty Of Gatorade On Hand

It was now time for the Open/AM Division to finish off the day by showing us that the word impossible does not exist in skateboarding. Almost any flip, spin, and grind combination was landed throughout the day’s Open/AM action.  We saw a bs bigger flip fs boardslide to fakie on the flat bar in zone 2, an absolutely perfect fs flip from the pyramid into the A-frame in zone 3, and a bs feeble to 50-50 combo on the flat down rail over the 6 stair in zone 1.  Mason Coletti has now moved into this division after his 2013 WITP 15-21 Division Global Championships win.  He made an exclamation point in the day’s action by landing a fs sugarcane to regular on the flat rail in zone 2, a bs 360 kick flip over the pyramid in zone 3, and capped off his inaugural Open/AM performance with a hard flip bs lipslide shuv-it out on the down rail in zone 1.  Needless to say that Mason took home the win on this day.  Genesis Delagarza was next on the list with tricks like his nollie noseblunt on the A-frame rail in zone 3, a nollie 360 big spin up the euro, and a contest ending full cab late back foot kickflip past the stair set in zone 1.  John Bastien rounded out the top 3 with tricks like his mollie bs big heel bs lip slide on the flat bar in zone 2 and a huge bs 360 nose grab  to flat in zone 3 to name a few of his many bangers.

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Hollywood Martinez Kept Things Exciting All Day Long To Win The Rev'd Skater Award And $100 For Things Like This 100mph 360 Flip In Zone 1

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Christian Dufrene With A 360 Varial Heelflip Over The Zone 3 Pyramid

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Johnathan Bastien Takes Down The Stairs With A Late Shuv-It In Zone 1

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Genesis Delagarza Shut Down The Event With This Full Cab Late Back Foot Flip That Blew The Top Off Southside Skatepark

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Mason Coletti Dipping Down A Stylish Fs Sugarcane In Zone 2

A big thank you to Big-O Visentin, Janine Visentin and the entire Southside crew for hosting another great WITP at Southside Skatepark.  Thanks to our judges Bryan Brewster, Dan Agustine, and Darren Evans for watching all the action and writing down scores.  Thanks to Volcom’s Jeff Hammet and Daniel Barousse for all the extra attention they gave before, during, and after the WITP in Houston.  Lastly, check out our tour sponsors…they’re rad and help support this free tour.

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Results:

14 & Under Division:
1st: Santino Fernandez
2nd: Nathan Pacheco
3rd: Nick Aquilino
4th: Ronnie Coleman
5th: Will Jones
6th: Jacob Day
7th: Hayden Harlan

15 – 21 Division:
1st: Julio Cruz
2nd: Zach Godlewski
3rd: Maui Francis
4th: Nekio Cruz
5th: Kevin Kardas
6th: Joey Wong
7th: Geo Sabillon

Open/AM Division:
1st: Mason Coletti - $250
2nd: Genesis Delagarza - $150
3rd: Johnathan Bastien - $100
4th: Tommy Wilkinson
5th: Christian Dufrene
6th: Casey Chan
7th: John Hardeman

Rev’d Skater Award: Hollywood Martinez- $100

Stand Out Lady: Krystal Esparza

Stand Out 10 & Under: Ethan “Nugget” Manahan

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