Florida Vert Series – Stop #1 – Merritt Island, Florida

A vert contest backyard jam style for skaters by skaters… What more could you ask for? Bob Umbel’s vision for the Florida Vert Series was to recreate and reinvent the “early 1980’s backyard vert jams with skaters coming together for the love of it”  and it looks like he got what he was hoping for and much more… Congrats to all! Find out more about the Florida Vert Series and upcoming stop #2 at http://rumbel.wix.com/floridavertseries

Here are the results from Florida Vert Series #1:

Merritt Island Results:

Woodward Scholarship Awarded to: Christian Frazier

Longest 1 Truck Grind: Collin Graham – 20ft

Best Trick on the Extension: Ben Johnson – Stalefish Egg Plant 540 “The Ben Over”

Highest Air: Isaac Crawford – 8.5ft 

12 & Under:

  1.  Reef Orlando – Age 11

  2.  Riley Patterson – Age 12

  3.  Grace Marhoefer – Age 12

  4.  Nash Barfield  – Age 8

  5.  Logan Radd – Age 9

  6.  Shaye McInnis – Age 12 

13 – 19:

  1.  Christian Frazier – Age 13

  2.  Jake Yanko – Age 14

  3.  Julian Lewis – Age 19

  4.  Nathan Midgette – Age 14

  5.  Parker Buxton – Age 14

  6.  Trey Ownes – Age 16

  7.  Felipe Duarte – Age 13

20 – 39:

  1.  Eric McGuiness – Age 25

  2.  Tyler Coffman – Age 26

  3.  Gary Morris – Age 26

  4.  Brandon Avery – Age 23

  5.  Ed Dottavio – Age 31

  6.  Tyler Russell – Age 27

40 – 49:

  1.  Rodney Mead – Age 47

  2.  Brian Drake – Age 44

  3.  Steve Workman – Age 42

  4.  Buck Smith – Age 48

  5.  Travis Beatie – Age 42

  6.  Brett Snyder – Age 45

  7.  Steve Hauck – Age 43

50 & Up:

  1.  Henry Gutierrez – Age 51

  2.  Bob Umbel – Age 50

  3.  Tommy Leggett – Age 52

  4.  Mark Buncy – Age 52

  5.  Dan Brown – Age 54

  6.  Robbie Weir – Age 50

  7.  Mark Carpenter – Age 53

  8. Russell Morrison – Age 52

  9. Mike Rogers – Age 50

  10. Mark Lake – Age 58

Open Sponsored:

  1.  Steve Pineiro – Age 19

  2.  Jack Winburn – Age 13

  3.  Collin Graham – Age 19

  4.  Ben Johnson – Age 26

  5.  Kevin Reynolds – Age 26

  6.  Juan Pineiro – Age 18

  7.  Isaac Crawford – Age 19

  8.  Will Cortez – Age 19

  9.  Keith Baldassare – Age 20

  10.  Ronnie O’Neal – Age 26

  11.  Dylan O’Neal – Age 18

  12.  Brandon Yarborough – Age 22

  13.  Zack Castillo – Age 19

Photos by Tom Orlando.

13-19Awards 13-19 Winners. Photo by Tom Orlando

BenJohnson1 Ben Johnson. Photo by Tom Orlando

ChristianFrazier2 Christian Frazier. Photo by Tom Orlando

CollinGraham3 Collin Graham. Photo by Tom Orlando

deck Deck with Navs and the OGs. Photo by Tom Orlando

IsaacCrawford1 Isaac Crawford. Photo by Tom Orlando

JackWinburn Jack Winburn. Photo by Tom Orlando

KevinReynolds Kevin Reynolds. Photo by Tom Orlando

stevenPiniero4 Steven Piniero. Photo by Tom Orlando

4 comments

  • bob umbel May 11, 2016

    Thank you Juice for the support!!!
    Great coverage and thanks for all ways keeping it real…..
    Cheers,
    Bob

    Reply
  • BOB UMBEL May 11, 2016

    always!

    Reply
  • Donald Davis May 11, 2016

    Radical event!!! Good stuff! Hats off to Bob Umbel and crew! Thanks Juice!

    Reply
  • Skatemore Vertical May 11, 2016

    Nice article and great pics! Next stop for Florida Vert Series is May 28th at Ramp 48 in Ft. Lauderdale. I’m sure it will be a blast. Hope Juice has some coverage of that one as well.

    Reply

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