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UPDATE: USA Skateboarding Unveils the United States’ Olympic Team

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We’re a little over a year away from skateboarding’s Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Given the limited amount of time between now and then, it’s a bit surprising that we don’t know who will be representing the United States yet. That’s about to change on March 19 when USA Skateboarding unveils the U.S. Olympic skate team at an event in San Diego. Even the strongest opponent of skateboarding’s inclusion in the Olympics has to be a little bit curious about which 16 skaters are included on this list. Head over to Shop-Eat-Surf to read the full press release about the event. We’ll update with the list of names on the 19th.

UPDATE 03.19.19: USA Skateboarding unveiled the United States’ Olympic team this afternoon. Have a look at the full roster below.

Men’s Street

Jagger Eaton
Nyjah Huston
Chris Joslin
Louie Lopez

Men’s Park

Tristan Rennie
Tom Schaar
Alex Sorgente
Zion Wright

Women’s Street

Lacey Baker
Mariah Duran
Alexis Sablone
Jenn Soto

Women’s Park

Jordyn Barratt
Nicole Hause
Bryce Wettstein
Brighton Zeuner

Image Via USA Skateboarding

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Watch the Tampa Am Highlights Here

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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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Watch Battle 1 of the Queen of MACBA 2

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It’s Rooz Zwetsloot vs. Giovana Dias in the first Queen of MACBA 2 Battle.

Queen of Macba is a game of SKATE where anything in the plaza count (ledge, stairs etc…). It’s one attempt each until the word MACBA is spelled out. Spots must be alternated when in command, so you can’t pick the same spot two times in a row. The defence has 2 tries and 3 tries on the last letter. The picnic table must be used one time in the game.

Roos Zwetsloot won this battle. Watch out for more Queen of MACBA battles here.

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Daiki Ikeda Wins Tampa Am 2022

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Japanese Skateboarder Daiki Ikeda was hailed as the winner in the 2022 Tampa Am at the Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, Florida on November 13.

The 16-year-old skateboarder from Tokyo previously won two of the four stops of the Damn Am Series, the qualifying contest for Tampa Am.

Ginwoo Onodera from Yokohoma, Japan and Lazer Crawford of Glendale, Arizona joined him at the podium for second and third place respectively.

Here is Daiki’s winning run for the 28th Annual Tampa Am.

The winners for the minor events are as follows.

  • Mob G for Effort – Wesley Box
  • Skater XL Trick of the Weekend – Raimu Sasaki
  • Zumiez Destroyer – Cordano Russel
  • Independent Best Trick – JhanCarlos Gonzalez
  • Madness Concrete Jam – Nick Papa
  • Welcome to Town Bowl Jam – Logan Mozey

Watch the Tampa Am 2022 Finals below.

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