I Won a Skateboard Competition

I entered a skateboard competition yesterday. It was at the skatepark right beside my school so a lot of my students were there.

I’m not the best skateboarder but I try my best. I have a few old school flatland tricks that impressed the judges. I was also the oldest person in the competition. I think that impressed them as well.

All of the contestants were given a minute and a half to skate the park. It was a great freestyle session and I managed to pull off a few nice tricks. I had no illusion of winning whatsoever. I just entered to have fun.

I was really surprised to find out that I was in the Top 5 skaters.

We were then given 5 minutes to pull off the best tricks that we could.

They gave out three new boards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. I didn’t win and I didn’t expect to. The top 3 skaters deserved their prize.

But a little later into the event, the organizer and MC of the event gave me this board.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

I needed a new board too. My old one is really banged up. It has a few cracks in it and a big chunk taken out of one end.

I can’t wait to get this thing put together with some grip tape. I’ll share pictures when I get it put together.

2 responses to “I Won a Skateboard Competition”

  1. Hi Chase .. congratulations – sounds fun and you had a good healthy time – and won a prize .. lucky you.

    Cheers enjoy the rest of the semester and then Summer!! Hilary

  2. Thanks Hilary,

    It was so much fun. My students really got a kick out of seeing me in it as well. I think some of them filmed it. Maybe a video of my run will show up online some time.

    Hope you are having a good weekend.