The first Globe Wildcard Series stop took place in Grapevine,Texas outside of Dallas at the ESPN X-Games park. Participants came from all over Texas to compete for the 3 trips to the Los Angeles Finals in November. A separate Globe Wildcard jam contest was held alongside the Tejas Chaos Series allowing all unqualified riders a chance at the Wildcard spots.
After a long day of skating, top finishers were: Jordan Johnson from Coppell, Texas in 1st place, and the final two spots going to Jonathan Sturgeon of Garland, Texas, and the man in pink Ke’Chaud Johnson of Dallas, Texas.
Congrats to these talented skaters, and to all who skated in this event! Many thanks also go out to the helpful staff at Grapevine’s ESPN park!
Milton,Washington was the location of the 2nd Globe Wildcard Series stop. Riders from all over the Pacific Northwest showed up at Milton’s recently completed ‘Grind Line’ cement skatepark. Skaters displayed their skills in the concrete bowls as well as on the small street course.
The winners from this contest include: in 1st place, Globe flow rider Casey Heath, and in 2nd place, Florida’s Robert Aaron. The 3rd place spot was taken by young gun Max Hohlbein. There were also a few best trick contests taking place on the monster rail and the vertical doorway. ‘Bubba’ took home $100 for a back lip on the big rail and a free board for the harshest sack! Robert Aaron, 2nd place finisher, took $100 for his ollie stalefish grab off the vertical doorway into the park’s tight transition corner pocket.
The whole contest went off without a hitch, thanks to the city of Milton, Globe rep Scott Downing, and his helpful crew including: DJ Mullet for supplying the tunes throughout the day and Marshall Reed for the MC’ing of the entire contest. Oh yes, and let’s not forget the guest skaters: Globe Team Riders Al Partanen, DJ Chavez, and Aaron Artis.