RAS 2002 “Best of the West” Labor Day Weekend

Illenium Skateboards, Emerica Shoes, Thrasher Magazine, Hawk Skateboarding, Ecko Unlimited, KISS FM Denver, KTCL FM Colorado Springs brings you the RAS 2002 “Best of the West” Labor Day Weekend in Colorado.

RAS 2002 “Best of the West” is part of a national network of Amateur skateboard competition series internationally. These events are qualifiers for the international “stAMpede” Amateur Championships in December. Skateboarders from all regions will compete to qualify for the event.

In Colorado the top 10 Skaters from each group at Canon City and Colorado Springs will qualify to compete in the Colorado Finals at Boulder Valley YMCA on Labor Day. Then the Top 5 from each group at Boulder Valley YMCA will qualify to compete in the RAS 2002 “Best of the West” Finals in October. The Top 3 from each group qualify to compete in the international “stAMpede” amateur championships to be held in Texas. Go to www.unitedskate.com for more information on the “stAMpede” event.

RAS 2002 “Best of the West” Labor Day Weekend in Colorado kicks off at Colorado’s newest skateboard park Canon City on Saturday 8/31. Then on Sunday 9/1 its on to Colorado Springs. Then we will determine who is the “Best of the West” in Colorado at The Boulder Valley YMCA.Tune in to KISS FM Denver and KTCL FM Colorado Springs where we will be advertising the events heavily from 8/16-9/2. The radio stations will be at the events doing live remote broadcasts. Prizes for the riders will be provided by Illenium Skateboards, Emerica Shoes, Thrasher Magazine, Hawk Skateboarding, Transworld Skateboard Magazine, Ecko Unlimited, Zoo York, Flip, Fury, The Firm and TSA.

Illenium Skateboards is manufacturing trophy plaques for the top 3 in each group. The entry fee is $15 for each event. registration is open to anyone. The groups are as follows: Groms 12 and under, Beginner (unsponsored) Intermediate (shop team riders)Women, (Qualifier for the All Girls Skate Jam), Masters 30 and over, and Advanced (Factory Team Riders). Sponsorship is NOT required to enter any specific group.

RAS 2002 “Best of the West” runs on a Jam format. Skaters ride in 30 minute heats. They ride one at a time in order skate until you bail with a first trick rebate. This format is designed to relieve the usual contest pressure. It creates a more relaxed atmosphere. See You in Colorado,
Michael Miller
RAS 2002 “Best of the West”
4745 Coronado Ave. Ocean Beach, CA 92107
Phone 619 501 1341 Fax 619 224 5089
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