The weather today was as hot as the skating at Ollies Skatepark in Florence, KY as the Gatorade Free Flow Tour came to the tri-state area. The talent was coming from all over with competitors from Ukraine, Philippines, and Venezuela. Everyone who came out today gave it their all and was putting on a great show for the judges and crowd.
The kids in the junior jam division put it on to start things off at Ollies. Drake Allen, hailing from Versailles, KY, took third place. Coming in second place was Brock Pickett with a fakie big spin on the hip and a backside boardslide on the flat bar. Micah Wu took first with an impressive run including a krooked grind on the box, a kickflip over the small side of the pyramid, and a smooth melon grab over the larger side of the pyramid.
Junior Jam Results
1). Micah Wu, 12, Lexington, KY
2). Brock Pickert, 7, Bay Village, OH
3). Drake Allen, 13, Versailles, KY
The vert guys weren’t holding anything back today. Drew Trosclair took fifth place with an assortment of nice backside handplants and inverts. In fourth place was Eli Reams and his boneless 540’s, pressure flip indy’s, and a fingerflip. Third place went to Beaver Fleming and his frontside kickflip indy, judo grab, and madonna’s. Jimmy Wilkins, a GFFT vet, came in a close second with his 540 melon and stale grab, and a gap from the over vert to frontside tailslide. Mitchie Brusco, our second-place finisher at Rye Airfield, took the top spot and a trip to the finals with his kickflip indy, back to back 540’s, and kickflip rock to fakie.
Skate Vert Open Results
1). Mitchie Brusco, 13, Kirckland, WA
2). Jimmy Wilkins, 16, Columbus, OH
3). Beaver Fleming, 16, Knoxville, TN
4). Eli Reams, 13, Hamilton, OH
5). Drew Trosclair, 17, Newnan, GA
In the open park division there was a lot of local talent coming out to compete. Fifth place went to Beaver Fleming and his kickflip indy late flip and backside melon 360 out of the quarterpipe. Cody Heil came in fourth place with a backside blunt, frontside noseslide, and half cab krooked down the a-frame box. Third place went to Zach Coyne and his backside smith, frontside lip 270 out, and backside blunt shove it out. In a close second was former GFFT finalists Alex Longcamp and his frontside flip from the top of the pyramid to flat, kickflip backside boardslide, and nollie backside lip slide. In first place was local skater Bern Iseli and his backside 180 late flip up the euro gap, frontside flip to flat, and a frontside feeble on the hubba.
Skate Park Open Results
1). Bern Iseli, 17, Walton, KY
2). Alex Longcamp, 17, Aurora, IN
3). Zac Coyne, 14, Florence, KY
4). Cody Heil, 16, Lawrenceburg, IN
5). Beaver Fleming, 16, Knoxville, TN