State qual­i­fiers at skate park

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport - Holly Thomp­son

The Aus­tralian Scooter As­so­ci­a­tion held one of its State ti­tle qual­i­fier rounds at Man­jimup Skate Park at the week­end.

The com­pe­ti­tion had eight dif­fer­ent age cat­e­gories, from un­der-7 to un­der-25, in­clud­ing a pro cat­e­gory.

Event vol­un­teer Dar­line Jen­nings said all par­tic­i­pants had to com­pete in two of the three qual­i­fier rounds to make it to the State com­pe­ti­tion in Perth.

“The top 10 in each cat­e­gory from States will go to na­tion­als in Queens­land and then af­ter that they could head off to the world com­pe­ti­tion in Barcelona,” she said.

Each par­tic­i­pant on Sun­day was al­lowed two runs of 45 sec­onds and was judged on five cat­e­gories worth about 20 points each.

Mrs Jen­nings said more peo­ple than ex­pected had trav­elled to Man­jimup to com­pete.

“We were only ex­pect­ing about 15 peo­ple for this qual­i­fier round be­cause the other two rounds were held in Perth,” she said.

“To­day we ac­tu­ally have 37 com­peti­tors and so we might con­sider do­ing more of the qual­i­fier rounds here in the fu­ture, this park is re­ally good and di­verse and the coun­cil made it very easy to book it.”

Pic­tures: Holly Thomp­son

Brody Groth mid-trick at the skatepark on Sun­day.

Tyler Jen­nings prac­tises some moves be­fore his run at the com­pe­ti­tion.

Dy­lan Van-Padua at Sun­day’s com­pe­ti­tion.

Jared Col­well per­forms a trick at the com­pe­ti­tion.

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