Photo: Craig Benabu
Tonight (or last night) was the Bronx, NY competition “Boogie Down Show Down Invitational” which was one of the sickest events in New York rollerblading history. If you were not there, you missed out on something truly special that hopefully will happen again soon. All of New York came out and shared their love for rollerblading and supported their fellow rollerbladers who competed. There was a huge sense of camaraderie and brotherly love amongst everyone and for the first time in a long time all of New York was united. Unfortunately as with any big crowd there were some bad seeds that decided to rummage through peoples belongings and steal what wasn’t theirs. Besides that slight sense of negativity, some truly amazing stunts were done by literally everyone who competed. There was not one person who entered the invitational that did not deserve to be there. But with any competition there could only be one winner and if you couldn’t tell by the title or the picture above, that winner happened to be Trevor Johnson. Trevor not only won the overall competition, but also won best trick, which were both well deserved. His consistency, trick vocabulary, and caliber of tricks could not be matched by any other competitor. Besides Trevor’s double win there were so many other amazing things that happened such as Jesus Medina’s and Alex Nunez’s one on one battle for a spot in the finals. Coverage of the competition and full story will be up soon. Thanks to the sponsors for making this event possible, Ray Mendez (Skate Life Pro-Motion), Victor Callender (Wheels In Motion NYC), Navin Hardyal (Skeptic Media) and of course the Haven Arts gallery for allowing us to have this event.
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