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New Yorker Wins Damn Am NYC



Nicholas Ramos of Bronx, New York wins the Damn Am NYC on September 10.

His win gets him a straight shot to the Tampa Am semi-finals which will be held on on November 13.

Ramos has been participating in Am contests for several years now. His other big wins include the Boardr Open NYC 2021 and 2022 where he finished first and second respectively.

Tyler Kirshenbaum of Jacksonville Beach, Florida came in at second place while Damn Am LA and Amsterdam winner Daiki Ikeda from Tokyo, Japan finished third in the competition. Cordano Russel won the SKNDL Best Trick contest.

Since Daiki Ikeda previously won two Damn Ams this year, he also has a straight shot to the Tampa Am Semi-Finals. The rest of the top 12 automatically qualify for the Tampa Am Saturday Qualifiers on November 12.

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A global amateur skateboarding contest series, Damn Am NYC is the third of the Damn Am series for this year. It 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.

The year’s last stop for the Damn Am series will be on September 23-25 at the Murakami City Skatepark, Murakami, Japan. Damn Am Japan will have Men’s and Women’s disciplines. Registration is now open.

To qualify for Damn Am, a skater must meet any ONE of the following criteria:

  • Prior participation in Damn Am / Tampa Am events
  • Support and backing of established industry brands
  • Footage showing ability and skill that we think could be potentially enough to place in the top 12

Those who did not qualify for the Tampa Am via the Damn Am can still get their shot through the Last Chance Open to be held on Friday, November 11. Interested participants may register via this link.

Watch the 2022 Damn Am NYC Finals and Best Trick below.

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Here’s What Went Down at the Miami Open



Joao Lucas Alves from Brazil took the top spot for the Men’s Division of the Miami Open 2022 held at Lot 11 Skatepark.

Matias Dell Olio and Michael Premet finished second and third respectively.

In the Women’s Division, 14-year-old Shilo Catori placed first. Ana Rendon and Ricci Tres came in at second and third place respectively.

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Here are the USA Skateboarding National Championships Semi-finalists



Mariah Duran secured her spot at the Semi-finals of the USA Skateboarding National Championships Women’s Street after winning the Women’s Street Digital Qualifiers.

Duran was last year’s champion in the Women’s Street Competition.

Ten other riders will join her on the semis to be held on the 3rd of December.

Ruby Lilley took the top spot for the Women’s Park Category. She is one of the 16 qualifiers for the semis.

Tyler Peterson and Gavin Bottger finished first for Men’s Street and Men’s Park respectively. The top 20 from each division will advance to the semis.

See the full results here.

The top 10 in the semis for each category will advance to the finals which will be held on December 4 at CA|TF, Vista California.

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Watch the Tampa Am Highlights Here



Here is what went down during the semis and finals of Tampa Am.

Daiki Ikeda from Tokyo, Japan won the 2022 Tampa Am. He is the younger brother of Daisuke who also won Tampa Am back in 2018.

Now in its 28th year, Tampa Am is considered a gateway into professional skateboarding. Many previous Tampa Am winners like Nyjah Huston, Felipe Gustavo, Ryan Decenzo, and Luan Oliveira are now professional skateboarders.

Aside from the main street skating contest, there were also side events such as the Concrete Jam bowl contest and the Independent Best Trick session. Tampa Am also featured concerts and art exhibits to celebrate the full diversity of skateboarding culture.

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