VANS POOL PARTY 2013
VANS SKATEPARK, ORANGE, CA
MAY 11, 2013
PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY
Now in its ninth year, the re-titled Vans Pool Party presented by Pro Tec, exudes an energy unlike any other contest of the year. If you’re looking for coping-cracking, jam-packed skateboarding action, this is it.
What was glaringly obvious from this year’s event is that now is the time, if you haven’t already, to place your bets on the next generation of pool skaters and vert specialists. This is a crew of relentless, young warriors. Skating fast and furiously is the standard for this crew, so the future promises to be bigger and better than we could have ever imagined.
And there’s no lack of skate attitude with bros like Greyson Fletcher and his one-footed sock-foot run through the combi, staying on board, while managing to pick up his lost shoe mid-carve and entertaining the fans with his butt-boarding antics. The Fletcher bloodline is in perfectly capable hands with Greyson, and skateboarding should be stoked that he’s killing the concrete and not just the waves.
In the pro division: Bucky, Pedro and Rune placed first, second and third respectively, while Omar, Bucky, Rune and Andy Mac left their indelible mark on the combi with signature moves and endless lines.
You could see the pure dedication and commitment to skateboarding in every line by Pedro Barros, Tom Schaar, Josh Rodriguez, Cory Juneau, Austin Poynter and Giorgio Zattoni.
Miller, Cab and Hosoi, respectively staked their claim to the winnings in the Masters division. McGill, Elguera, Grosso, Guerrero, Ngoho, Sluggo and Duane Peters were all crowd favorites and gave the combi its just due: blood, sweat and plenty of grinds.
Congrats to everyone that entered the contest and much respect to Vans for keeping the stoke going for bowl riding. Hope to see you there next year.
BUCKY LASEK CLAIMS 3RD PRO TITLE AND
CHRIS MILLER DEFEATS CAB FOR 7TH MASTERS CROWN AT THE 2013 VANS POOL PARTY
Vans Skatepark, Orange, CA (May 11, 2013) – Bucky Lasek makes a defiant comeback as the winner of the 2013 Vans Pool Party unseating defending champion Pedro Barros for his third Pro title since 2010. Bucky claimed $28,000 with former winners Pedro Barros and Rune Glifberg placing second and third after a heated Pro final featuring impressive runs by young guns Cory Juneau, Tom Scharr and Austin Poynter.
The Masters final had its own exciting head to head battle as six-time Masters winner Chris Miller took the crown from defending champion Steve Caballero. Miller’s historical five-year winning streak was previously defeated by Cab in 2010. Still a crowd favorite, Cab came in a close second with Christian Hosoi placing third. The night ended with an inspiring change of guard, as old victors regained the throne making next year’s Pool Party truly unpredictable.
Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Chris Miller (Del Mar, CA) $15,000
2. Steve Caballero (San Jose, CA) $7,500
3. Christian Hosoi (Huntington Beach, CA) $4,000
Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Bucky Lasek (Encinitas, CA) $28,000
2. Pedro Barros (Florianopolis, BRA) $14,000
3. Rune Glifberg (Copenhagen, DEN) $7,000
Those who missed the action can log on to the Vans Pool Party hub at http://www.vans.com/poolparty for complete coverage including photos, videos and rider info.
The Vans Pool Party is made possible by the support of Vans Pro Skate, PRO-TEC, vitaminwater and truth.
COMPLETE VANS POOL PARTY 2013 CONTEST RESULTS
FINAL RESULTS FROM PRO DIVISION FINALS:
1st Bucky Lasek
2nd Pedro Barros
3rd Rune Glifberg
4th Omar Hassan
5th Tom Schaar
6th Josh Rodriguez
7th Andy Macdonald
8th Cory Juneau
9th Austin Poynter
10th Giorgio Zattoni
FINAL RESULTS FROM MASTERS DIVISION FINALS:
1st Chris Miller
2nd Steve Caballero
3rd Christian Hosoi
4th Mike McGill
5th Eddie Elguera
6th Jeff Grosso
7th Nicky Guerrero
8th Pat Ngoho
9th Duane Peters
10th Rob Sluggo Boyce