RED BULL MANNY MANIA BRINGS IT BACK TO THE BRIDGE WITH ALL-STAR LINEUP
THE 3RD ANNUAL MANUAL PRO CONTEST RETURNS TO MANHATTAN JUNE 7TH
New Yorkers should prepare for a two-wheel rumble, as Red Bull Manny Mania returns with a heavy-hitting line up of pro skaters ready to fight for the crown at the capstone event of Skateboard Weekend in Manhattan.
Last year, skateboarding pro Joey Brezinski battled it out with Brandon Biebel for top honors, after taking second place in 2007 to Ronnie Creager. Competition will be in the air as this year marks the return of Creager as well as Biebel and a number of newcomers. Last year's reigning champ will sure feel the pressure with returning guests like pro Stevie Williams, who admits he's been training for months, revving up the competition.
In its third year, Red Bull Manny Mania will showcase more pros and bigger names involved as the Skateboard Weekend progresses to a four day affair. Skate scene legends Jeff Pang and Dave Ortiz return to MC the event and three generations of East Coast talent will serve as judges: Stereo's Chris Pastras, Zoo York's Donny Barley and Queens native Rodney Torres. Also on the 1s and 2s is no other than NYC music luminary, Bobbito Garcia.
Red Bull Manny Mania caps off a weekend full of festivities, starting on Thursday with the premiere of Zoo York's "State of Mind," the 5boro 13 Year Anniversary Party on Friday, and Saturday's 5Boro's Back To The Banks Jam.
Come Sunday, June 7th, the Manhattan Bridge will be rocking with all the skate talent gathered in one spot. They might want to reinforce the pillars.
Red Bull Manny Mania
Free to the public
June 7, 2009 at 3pm
Coleman Park, underneath the Manhattan Bridge at intersection of Pike St & Monroe St.
Adelmo Jr, Anthony Correa, Brandon Biebel, Chico Brenes, Chris Roberts, Danny Falla, Eli Reed, Forrest Kirby, Gary Smith, Guillaume Dulout, Jack Curtin, Jahmal Williams, Javier Nunez, Jereme Rogers, Joey Brezinski, Joey Pepper, Josh Kalis, Karl Watson, Kelly Hart, Kenny Anderson, Kyle Leeper, Lenny Rivas, Malcolm Watson, Philip Schuster, Rob Gonzales, Rodrigo Peterson, Rodrigo Tx, Ronnie Creager, Shuriken Shannon, Stevie Williams, Tim O'Connor, Vincent Bressol, Zered Bassett
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