TAMPA, FL – Its on and the Tampa Pro 2014, presented by Nike SB is back for their 20th annual contest & competition. If its like anything from last year the event promises to be a showdown of elite skater athletes. Thereâ€™s $75k on the line for the pro purse. The United States Whos Who of skateboarding is about to unfold and this is the official update from the authority of Florida skateboarding.
It all takes place March 21st through the 23rd. The regular admission to skate starts on Thursday March 20th noon to 9p.m. The nighttime activities include an Art Show of Assorted Collectives featuring 20+ artists with a passion for skateboarding in their nostalgia-based artwork, happening at The Bricks. The $75,000 purse is split between the top skaters of the contest as follows: 1st: $20,000, 2nd: $15,000, 3rd: $10,000, 4th: $5,000, 5th: $4,000, 6th: $3,000, 7th: $2,000, 8th: $1,750, 9th: $1,500, 10th: $1,250, 11th: $1,000, 12th: $1,000.
IMHO the most exciting part of last years competition for FL skateboarding comes when the pros throw-down at the annual best trick contest, sponsored by Silver Trucks. This year a solid ante is one the line valued as follows: 1st: $3,000, 2nd: $2,000, 3rd: $1,000, 4th: $1,000, 5th: $1,000 On Friday the doors open early at 9a.m. so get your early-bird cap on and hit the bleachers to watch the pros get it on in practice-mode all day long.
That means Nyjah is skating on Saturday and a reason everyone should attend the qualifiers.“
The events organizer and host, the Skatepark of Tampa announced 5 professionals who will be competing in it. They are Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Shane O’Neill, Ishod Wair and Nyjah Huston! Also confirmed are Justin Brock, Grant Taylor, Brad Cromer and Ben Raybourn.
You wont see these skaters compete on Saturday as they are previous winners the Tampa Pro. They go straight to the Semi-Finals on Sunday.
|Mike Vallely (1995)||Kyle Berard (2001)||Greg Lutzka (2006, 2008, 2009)|
|Chris Senn (1996)||Eric Koston (2002, 2007)||Paul Rodriguez (2010)|
|Andrew Reynolds (1997, 1998)||Tony Trujillo (2003)||Torey Pudwill (2012)|
|Gershon Mosley (1999)||Bastien Salabanzi (2004)||Luan Oliveira (2013)|
|Kerry Getz (2000)||Dennis Busenitz (2005, 2011)|
SCHEDULE Saturday, March 22 – 12pm – Pro Street Qualifiers – Two, one minute runs, best counts
- Silver Trucks Best Trick immediately following Pro Qualifiers on the pyramid and rail
- Sunday, March 23 – 12pm – Pro Street Semi-Finals – Pro Street Finals
- 5pm (Approximately) – Awards