Sk8Mass hits new limits
Dear Editor:The Snowmass Recreation Center held its third annual SkateMass Skateboard Event on Saturday, July 23. The contest was composed of three divisions: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Skaters from 9-26 years of age came out to compete in a variety of events such as best trick, pool jam, street course and vertical. The beginner division had eight competitors. Nolan Johnson took home the first-place prize, followed by Gianni Tullio in second and Dane Defrates in third. Jack Coyne placed first in the intermediate division, runner-up was Mak Grandy followed by Cooper Campisi in third place. Taking home cash prizes in the advanced division were Derek Seyrunk in first, David Kamtaris in second and Ricky Ryan in third.A big thanks to all the sponsors of this year’s Sk8Mass Event; without your generous prize donations this event would not be possible. Thank you to our long list of sponsors: Radio Boardshop, Red Bull, Alpine Bank, Snowmass Hospitality, The Viceroy Hotel, Casual Culture, Sidewinder Sports, Tasters Pizza, Aspen Snowmass, D & E Sports, Blazing Adventures, Goodfellows Pizza, Aspen Valley Hospital and the Town of Snowmass Village. A huge thank you to Travis McLain from Radio Boardshop for his entertaining and professional emcee skills. Thank you to judges Justin Whitney, Jesse Dempsey and Ben Fentress for their skateboard expertise. Your help was much appreciated.Finally, thank you to all the competitors for attending and pushing the boundaries of your sport. Your passion and skill for the sport was appreciated by all spectators and fellow competitors. Cheers to another great year and we will see you again next year for the fourth annual SkateMass contest.Sarah AldersonRecreation Program specialist, Snowmass Village Parks & Recreation
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