CHRIS MILLER CLAIMS SIXTH MASTERS WIN AS PEDRO BARROS SCORES FIRST PRO TITLE AT THE 2011 PRO-TEC POOL PARTY

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Chris Miller, who saw a streak of five wins snapped a  year ago, claimed his sixth Pro-tec Pool Party Master’s title before a capacity crowd Saturday night at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Miller pocketed $18,000 while defending champ Steve Caballero took home second and Lance Mountain third.  The Masters’ field became even more interesting in the past few days as first time entrant Tony Hawk entered the fray.  Hawk, who was skating in his first contest in a decade, was fourth in his first Pro-tec Pool Party.
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The Masters comp was followed by an exciting Pro Division final that saw 16-year old Brazilian phenom Pedro Barros score his first Pro-tec Pool Party win and $30,000 while edging out veteran Pros Rune Glifberg who took home second and Andy Macdonald who placed third.  Two-time defending champion Bucky Lasek had to sit this one out due to a recently fractured ankle.  The Pro division is seeing an influx of new talented skaters as in addition to Barros, the top ten also included 18-year old Nolan Munro in fourth, 20-year old Alex Perelson in fifth, 14-year old Steve Pineiro in 7th place and 16-year old Sky Siljeg in 9th place.

Masters
Name (Hometown)       Purse
1. Chris Miller (Del Mar, CA)       $18,000
2. Steve Caballero (San Jose, CA)       $9,000
3. Lance Mountain (Alhambra, CA)       $5,000

Pros
Name (Hometown)       Purse
1. Pedro Barros (Florianopolis, BRA)       $30,000
2. Rune Glifberg (Copenhagen, DEN)       $18,000
3. Andy Macdonald (Boston, MA)       $10,000

Those who missed the action live can find complete event coverage including the webcast, in-depth blogging, photos and videos at vans.com/poolparty.  Also, visit offthewall.tv for tons of video highlights as well as heats on demand, which will be available for Masters and Pros finals.