BUCKY LASEK CLAIMS FIRST TITLE WHILE CHRIS MILLER CONTINUES HIS PRO-TEC POOL PARTY STREAK
Julie Kindstrand Wins Ladies Comp & Christian Hosoi Takes Second in First Appearance
It took five years, but Bucky Lasek finally got his Pro-tec Pool Party title. Before a packed house Saturday night at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA, Bucky Lasek claimed his first title and $25,000 with former winners Omar Hassan (2006) and Rune Glifberg (2005, 2007, 2008) placing second and third in a Pro Division final that featured charges by youngsters including 14-year old Brazillian Pedro Barros, 20 year-old Josh Borden and 17 year-old Josh Rodriguez.
Another electrifying performance by Chris Miller sealed his fifth Pro-tec Pool Party win in as many years, while the crowd for the Masters Division final was equally awed by Christian Hosoi's contest debut after several years sitting out as a judge for the event. Dane Nicky Guerrero placed third.
With several of the veterans including three-time winner Cara-Beth Burnside sitting out the Ladies comp, the youngsters proved that the ladies bowl skating is progressing like never before. Sixteen year-old Julie Kindstrand won her first title with teens Lyn-z Adams Hawkins and Megan Brown taking second and third.
Those who missed the action live can find archives of the HD webcast at fuel.tv/poolparty.
A one hour television special will debut August 10 during Meet & Brotatoes at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sports lifestyle network.
Name (Hometown) Purse Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Julie Kindstrand (Santa Ana, CA) $4,000 1. Chris Miller (Del Mar, CA) $10,000
2. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff,CA) $2,500 2. Christian Hosoi (Huntington Bch) $6,000
3. Megan Brown (San Bernadino, CA) $1,000 3. Nicky Guerrero (Copenhagen, DEN) $3,000
Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD) $25,000
2. Omar Hassan (Costa Mesa, CA) $15,000
3. Rune Glifberg (Copenhagen, DEN) $7,500
The Pro-tec Pool Party is made possible by the support of Vans, FUEL TV, Rockstar Energy Drink and Epiphone.
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