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Mark Suciu Crowned 2021 SOTY



Clearly, hard work pays off because hot on the heels of a November to remember, Mark Suciu claims his crown as Thrasher’s Skater of the Year.

Not that he wasn’t up against some outstanding competitors (Yuto and Chima had a real shot) but the ultra-prolific, ultra-determined Suciu has more than earned his title. Good thing, too, because based on fan reactions, there’d have been a riot if he didn’t get it.

Last year’s run didn’t pan out, but in an interview with The Nine Club this summer, Suciu said he’d go hard in November. Here we have a man of his word who’s earned top spot.

And of course, Gary’s announcement has 100% style.


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Let’s recap what earned Suciu his SOTY. 

Almost a decade ago, a pre-pro Suciu crashed onto the scene with “Cross Continental” – a part that fans have been watching on loop ever since.

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Jump ahead to 2019’s “Verso” for 12 minutes of unforgettably sophisticated footage.

And November 2021 sealed the deal. His four rapid-fire parts demanded fans’ attention and boy, did he get it.

By the way, huge shoutout to the camera people and video editors. Haven’t seen a Suciu part that wasn’t outstanding.

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Here are the Damn Am Japan Winners



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



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



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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