September is WITP season over here and this year was no exception. On Friday we packed up the car and headed south to Swedens skate capitol - Malmoe. During the summer they have rebuilt the whole park and just five days prior to the WITP they reopened it!
As always we started out with the qualification in the -14 category. Every year we just get amazed how good the kids are becoming. With 30 kids entering we did two heats to decide which lucky 10 would end up in the finals. This year we had a total of 90 kids entering the WITP.
After the -14 it was time for the 15 and over category. To some of the kids in +15 Bryggeriet Skatepark is actually their school yard since they attend the skate program at Bryggeriet Highschool. Their teachers are doing an amazing job. The kids rip!!
In the Open it was time for the heavy hitters such as Gard Hvaara, Andreas Laustsen, Didrik Galasso, Petter Wang and Amandus Mortensen among others to enter the park. Two heats later we were blown away by the level of skating we just witnessed.
After a well deserved lunch break with plenty of drinks and Bryggeriets great sandwiches it was time to kick off the finals.
Once again we were blown away by the kids in the -14 category. They were killing all three obstacles during their 15 minute final. Julius Schmock Rohrberg and Alexander Elfving were battling it out for first to the very end.
In the +15 category the "Bryggeriet-school-kids" once again made their teachers proud by absolutely ripping the park apart. Insane level! In the end it was Eric Hedberg who walked away with first price, a ton of products and a ticket to the finals in Copenhagen.
We ended the day in best possible way - the Open final. If the judges had a hard time up until now this was going to be a nightmare. So much good skaters! Well, check the video and you´ll see
Big thanks to John and his staff at Bryggeriet Skatepark . You guys are the best!!
Thanks to judges Fredrik, Christian and Christopher.
Thanks to speaker Brage for doing an excellent job. Big thanks to all the riders!!! Thanks also to XSories (xsories.com) for the extra prizes!!
See you all next year!!!
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Full report, results and pictures: vol.cm/1bqLkT6