The Globe Wildcard Finals went down Sunday November 21 at the Torrance Skatepark. Watch the attached video to see heavy shredding from Magnus Hansen, Matt Mumford, Mike Peterson, Andrew Cannon, Dominique Johnson, Uriel Lubcke, Tyler Hawkins, and others.

GLOBE WILDCARD SERIES WINNING FINALISTS CHOSEN!

Uriel Lubcke and Andrew Cannon were awarded the two wildcards into the Globe World Cup Skateboarding in Australia 2005  

Globe would like to congratulate the two winning finalists of the Globe Wildcard Series on their wins. Uriel Lubcke from Denver, Colorado took first place, and Andrew Cannon from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania took home second. Both winners will receive wildcard entries into the ‘invitation only’ Globe World Cup Australia in February 2005. 

While the storm was coming down on most of southern California, it seemed that the only place it wasn’t raining was the square mile surrounding the Torrance Skatepark. As the Globe crew worked to get the park dry and ready, fans and skaters began to arrive. After three months and twelve stops throughout north America, the Globe Wildcard Series Final had arrived. On Sunday November 21, 2004, the thirty-six winning finalists from all over north America traveled to the Torrance Skatepark for one final chance to showcase their talents, and skate to win one of the two coveted wildcard entries into the Globe World Cup Skateboarding in Melbourne, Australia.

Divided into three heats, each of the competitors had one minute runs followed by a jam session with their entire heat. The three heats were narrowed down to eight finalists ending with Uriel and Andrew landing in the top two spots.

Congrats to both Uriel and Andrew on their wins, and cheers to all the competitors for making it to the finals! See you next year! 

For more information on the Globe Wildcard Series and the Globe World Cup, we invite you to take a look at www.globeworldcup.com/wildcard.

US FINALIST DECIDED FOR AUSTRALIAN GALLAZ SKATE JAM

Lacey Baker will be the eighth skater invited to compete in the Australian Gallaz Skate Jam

The final stop of the Gallaz Skate Jam tour took place this past weekend on Sunday November 21, 2004 at the Torrance Skatepark in Torrance, California. Thirteen year old Lacey Baker walked away with the grand prize, securing her a spot to compete in the ‘invitation only’ Australian Gallaz Skate Jam in February 2005.

This past year the Gallaz Skate Jam invaded countries from the UK to Germany with record numbers of competitors from six countries around the world. The 7th Annual Gallaz Skate Jam set a precedent, coming to the United States for the first time this past weekend at the Torrance Skatepark.

Fans and skaters triumphed over the rainy weather and came out to witness the highly anticipated finale that included top skaters Lauren Mollica, Violet Kimble, and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins. Lacey Baker from Covina, California sealed the deal with her stylish frontside flip, landing her in first place. She will be taking the coveted final spot to compete in the ‘invitation only’ Australian Gallaz Skate Jam held in conjunction with the Globe World Cup Skateboarding in February 2005.

For the past six years the Gallaz Skate Jam has been the only all girls skate competition to bring together competitors from around the world. This global event has been hugely responsible for introducing the talents of up and coming athletes, and for propelling girls’ skating to the highest levels. The Australian Gallaz Skate Jam has traditionally been the final destination for the Gallaz Skate Jam tour. With only eight competitors, all must be invited to participate in the event. Past and present competitors have included such talented riders as Vanessa Torres, Cara-Beth Burnside, Elissa Steamer, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Lauren Mollica, and Violet Kimble.

For more information on the Gallaz Skate Jam, we invite you to visit www.gallaz.com.