2015 Thomson Skate Jam – Photos & Results
Yet again, the Thomson Skate Jam blew minds as bowl shredders from around the South Island got together for an afternoon session at the 9th annual Thomson Skate Jam! Over 40 competitors threw down in the comp as young as 8 years old right through to 43 year old legend Adam Wheeldon in the veterans division. The event also saw the most girls we have seen at any skate competition ever! The vibe was awesome, the sun was shining and some serious 4-wheeled business took place for a crowd of over 400 people to enjoy!
Cheers to all the crew who help pull together the event on the day, MC Kevin Grimwood had everyone fizzing on the mic and Skate Skool Instructor Alex Kelliher along with old skool skate legends Troy Newton and Raph Doidge kept a close eye on proceedings from the judges table.
With thanks also to all the sponsors who supported the event, In particular the Christchurch City Council – Burwood/Pegasus Community Board for funding the event but also the Youth Alive Trust for the volunteers, Mai FM for helping run the free BBQ and providing their dance squad for some halftime entertainment with special mention to the following companies for kindly donating a combined product prize pool of over $5K – Cheers to Cheapskates, Manual Magazine, Vans Shoes, Skullcandy, Welcome Skateboards, Bone Wheels and Bones Bearings, Thunder Trucks, Neff, Electric Eyewear, Volcom not to mention Hellers for hooking up the free sausages!
Big ups to local volunteer caretaker of Thomson Skate Park – Richard Logchies for ensuring the Bowl was in tip-top condition for the event.
Next year is the 10 year anniversary and we’re already hyped!
Take a moment to enjoy some pics from the day thanks to Andy Brown Photography.
1st – Krysta Ashwell
2nd – May Wheeldon (11)
3rd – Amy Wheeldon (11)
13 & UNDER
1st – Sam Tippet (13)
2nd – Kurtis Bolt (11)
3rd – James Webber (11)
16 & UNDER
1st – Luke Brennan (16)
2nd – Will Fraser (15)
3rd – Reuben McAllistar (16)
1st – Josh Bamford (18)
2nd – Dan Kelcher (17)
3rd – Ned Simpson (22)
1st – John Rutledge
2nd – Tim Thomson
3rd – Adam Wheeldon
BEST TRICK COMP – Jordan Kidd – BS360 Melon Transfer
GROM OF THE DAY – Lauren Clark (8 y/o)
BEST SLAM – Frances Daly