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Saturday, November 26, 2011


Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results

Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
Remember "that kid" that astonished everyone during the skate park opening day sessions in 2009?
His name is Shane Borland, seen here winning the contest…
Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results

Do you remember two years ago when the 1st ever Venice Massacre called the “Thanksgiving Day Massacre”, previously scheduled to happen on November 21, at the Dennis “Polar Bear” Agnew Memorial Skatepark, in Venice Beach was cancelled because the LAPD threatened to start enforcing the helmet law? Or more precisely, the Section 115800 of the California Health and Safety Code that mandates helmet, knee- and elbow-pads. Since most skaters at Venice we not wearing pads, the contest was postponed. At the time, the AB 874, an amendment by Lori Saldaña removed the knee- and elbow-pad requisites in the law, but kept the helmet requirement.

Since then, a lot of contests have taken place at the skatepark, including the 2009 Venice massacre, the 2010 Venice Massacre, The Venice Am series 2010 organized by Jeff Stern of the NSA, the Venice AM Series 2011
Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
Remember "that other kid" that astonished everyone during the skate park opening day sessions in 2009?
His name is Asher Bradshaw, seen here three years older. Can you imagine him in 3 years?
with their 3 installments… Plus there were countless events at the park since it first opened in September 2009…

The name says it all, Venice and another contest there is pure bliss…

Today was a wonderful day at the Venice skate park and the sun was there to shine on all the skaters gathered for the event. This year, the AM contest was offering $1000 in prizes and was hosted by Madrid Skateboards, Maui and Sons, X-Caliber Trucks, Dogtown Skateboards, Jimmy'Z, Venice Skateboard Association, Thrasher Magazine and Hosoi Skates.

Pro demo featuring Christian Hosoi, Tosh Townend, Tyler Hendley, Lance Carrera, Charlie Blair, Daniel Cuervo, Jeff Wright, and more were there to shred!

As usual the kids were rippin’. Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw and especially Shane Borland. Shane was the master of the bowl. He skates every corner, every inch of the bowl like he has been in the bowl since he was born. Which is not far from reality anyway…

Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno on the podium in the category over 16...
During the jam sesh, Kiko Francisco was hit at full speed at the bottom of the bowl. He fell to the ground held his knee in pain. Immediately the music stopped and a couple of people jumped into the bowl. But finally, Kiko was OK, he got hit by a board that got below the knee pad and even went inside his right knee pad. He was given an ice pack. He will just have a sore knee for the next couple of days and might even be able to skate today.
Asher Bradshaw and Kiko Francisco with their checks. Shane Borland landed #1 but he was gone
 skateboarding when they awarded the results...

Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: Bowl results
1 Shane Borland
2 Kiko Francisco Read Kiko Francisco Interview
3 Asher Bradshaw Read Asher Bradshaw Interview

Category over 16:
1 Eddie Moreno
2 Hadden McKenna and
3 Matt Harvey

Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: Street Results
16 and over street:
1st Matt Lemond
2nd Willie Correa
3rd Sean Imes

15 and under street:
1st Olin Prenatt
2nd Shane Borland
3rd Logan Cogswell
Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
Hadden Mckenna: 2nd place
Much more pictures after the jump>>>

Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
The judges of the event: Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras. Hosoi stayed at the park after everybody left...
Pix in the next post...
Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
Julian Bleecker, showing everybody how difficult life is when you have to go to a skatepark and shoot
for HelloSkaterGirl.com... Or maybe it was for HelloSmithGrind.com this time... 
Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
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Christian Hosoi, Jim Muir, Joe Contreras, Shane Borland, Kiko Francisco, Asher Bradshaw, Matt Harvey, Hadden McKenna and Eddie Moreno, Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown 2011: results
Asher Bradshaw


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