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UPDATE: Here’s the Recap of This Year’s Dime Glory Challenge

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There’s no arguing that contests are a thing in 2018. We can’t think of a time in skating that they were taken as seriously as they are now since the onset of the street era. Dime’s Glory Challenge is pretty much the opposite of everything that’s happening on the contest circuit. It’s a much-needed parody of the points-driven Olympic run-up era that we’re currently witnessing.

The latest installment happens on September 15. It will consist of Wallride, Speed, Gladiator, Pyramid, Volcano, and Street Challenges. And Wade Desarmo will be back once again to defend his World Championship Game of S.K.A.T.E. title.

Head over to Dime’s site to peep the full roster of this year’s competitors.

UPDATE 9.16.18: Yesterday’s Dime Glory Challenge was absolutely incredible. If you weren’t tuned into Dime’s Instagram Story, you can watch the below edit to check the highlight reel of what you missed.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnxSZ4VH4UV/

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Here are the Damn Am Japan Winners

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Japanese skateboarder Toa Sasaki won Damn Am Japan held last weekend earning him a straight shot to the Tampa Am semi-finals which will be held on November 13.

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Niko Sugimoto took the top spot in the women’s division. She and the rest of the top six will qualify for the 2023 SPoT Women’s Open. Raimu Sasaki won the Best Trick contest.

The competition is the last leg of the Damn Am Series for this year. Damn Am serves as a pathway to Tampa Am. Over 10,000 skaters, some of them now top pros, have participated in the event since its inception in 2001.

Watch the Qualifiers and Best Trick Contest below.

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Watch the Highlights of the GFL Series Brandon Here

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Watch the highlights of the Grand for Life Series held in Brandon, Florida last September 10. This is the 4th stop of the GFL series for 2022.

Grind for Life Series is a national, all ages and skills skateboarding contest series organized by The Boardr. It features men’s and women’s street and bowl contests as well as adaptive skate.

The competition results for the latest and past events can be found here.

Part of the proceeds from the series benefits the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.

The next GFL stop will be at Charleston on October 1st.

The season finals and annual awards will be held on December 2-3 in Tampa, Florida.

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SPoT’s Harvest Jam All Ages Contest Set on October 15

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The Harvest Jam All Ages Contest 2022 is happening on October 15 at the Skatepark of Tampa.

The contest has the following divisions.

  • 8 & Under
  • 9 – 12
  • 13 – 15
  • Girls
  • 16 – 29
  • 30 & Up
  • Sponsored

As this is the last All Ages Contest by SPot for this year, they will also be doing their annual All Ages Awards on this day to recognize all those who ripped hard this year.

The All Ages Skateboard Contests are held annually by the SPot. Elite Pros like Jamie Foy, Zion Wright, Tyson Peterson, Jereme Knibbs, Clive Dixon, Pedro Delfino, and Fabiana Delfino have all started out competing in this event.

Visit SPoT’s website for more information about the Harvest Jam.

Watch last year’s coverage of the Harvest Jam All Ages Contest below.

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