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Dashawn Jordan’s SLS Unsanctioned Cinderella Story

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From bodied to bringing home the trophy, Dashawn Jordan‘s SLS Unsanctioned 3 win is one to remember. After (in his words) getting Mario Karted by a waxy rail in the very first run of the competition, Jordan dusted himself off and came through in the individual trick round with a front 270 lip, 360 flip 50-50 that locked perfectly onto that round rail, and a bigger spin flip front board. There was a little touch on the floor with that last one, which has some fans grumbling, but it was enough to impress the judges. Other highlights were Manny Santiago‘s 9 Club-worthy big heel boardslide, Vincent Milou‘s kickflip front tail with almost too much air over the hubba, and Gabriel Fortunato‘s magnificent hardflip.

This more casual competition was held in Miami’s Skatebird Skatepark and featured an all-women panel of judges – Aori Nishimura, Leticia Bufoni, and Rayssa Leal. The lineup was full of more familiar faces including Kelvin Hoefler, Lucas Rabelo, Felipe Gustavo, Dominick Walker, Trent McClung, and Carlos Ribeiro. Watch the full broadcast above.

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SPoT’s 2023 Old Man Bowl Jam Set this January

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Skatepark of Tampa starts the year with its annual 2023 Old Man Bowl Jam which will be held on January 28.

Now in its 13th year, the Old Man Bowl is like the Tampa Pro for retired pros, old GOATS, team industry heads, and skaters 30 years old and above.

There will be three divisions–30-39;40-49; and 50 and up. Contestants in each division skate in a 30-minute Ordered Jam. Skate until you fall with a first-wall rebate. Each skater receives individual scores based on their overall performance during the allotted time. Judges will be looking for difficulty, execution, variety, style, and speed. The final score is the average of the three individual judges’ scores. Prizes are awarded to the Top 3.

The fee is $25 for online advanced registration and $30 for in-person registration on the day of the event. You can register here.

Watch last year’s coverage of Old Man Bowl Jam below.

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T-Funk Wins SLS 2022 Trick of the Year

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Tristan Funkhouser, more popularly known as T-funk is the Street League Skateboarding 2022 Trick of the Year winner.

T-Funk was also one of the finalists for Thrasher’s 2022 Skater of the Year, but the title went to Tyshawn Jones.

Here are the winners of the other side awards given out by SLS and the corresponding sponsors.

  • (A Shoc Energy) People’s Champ Award –Adriel Parmisano
  • (Visible) Line of the Year Award – Carlos Ribeiro
  • (Tiger Beer) Against All Odds Award – Justin Bishop
  • (BB Seguros) Style Matters Award – Jake Wooten
  • (Skater XL) XL Combo Award -Marcelo Profeta

T-Funk got $10,000 for winning the 2022 Trick of the Year while the side award winners took home $1,000 each.

Watch the clip from the Baker Video with Tyson and T Funk that won him the award below.

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Watch the full video part here.

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The 2022 USA Skateboarding National Championships Recap

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Jagger Eaton took the top spot of the Men’s Street division of the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Championships which took place earlier this month at the CA|TF, Vista, California.

Joining him on the podium for second and third place respectively are Jake Ilardi and Braden Hoban.

Eaton excels in both street and park disciplines. In 2021, he won the Street League Skateboarding Super Crown. Earlier this year, he earned a gold medal X Games Chiba 2022 for Men’s Skateboard Park. He attempted to qualify for both the street and park games of the Tokyo Olympics but ended up competing for street skating only and winning the bronze medal.

He also placed second in the park division of the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Championships. Tate Carew took the top spot and Liam Pace landed third.

In women’s street, 14-year-old Paige Heyn won the championships. Secret Lynn and Christine Cottam joined her on the podium for second and third place respectively.

Bryce Wettstein, Ruby Lilley, and Grace Marhoefer are the top three for the women’s park division.

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