The 12th Annual PHXAM is right around the corner on April 6 & 7! Five KTR skaters will be competing in the event: Augie Lerma, Jett Eaton, Jagger Eaton, Alana Smith and Deshawn Jordan. Skating KTR together for as long as they can remember, these friends are now skating in the PHX AM together! One of the youngest riders in the competition at age 12, and possibly the only girl is Alana Smith. This will be Jagger’s 3rd year at Tampa Am, he placed 18th out of 184 competitors last year. With another year under his belt and placing 3rd at Tampa Am, this should be a good contest! Good luck guys! If you would like to purchase tickets to watch this event, click here.
If you haven’t heard, X Games has gone Global! With summer skateboarding events in Brazil, Spain, Germany and L.A., competitors have been selected to represent countries from all across the globe. KTR’s Jagger Eaton has been invited as an alternate to represent the US at the Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil, stop in the “Big Air” event, April 18-21, 2013. This means he needs to be prepared to skate at a moments notice. Jagger will be departing for Brazil a week before the event. Catch the Games on ESPN, here’s a full schedule to see FOZ air times. Invites for Barcelona, Spain- Munich, Germany and L.A. will be announced in the coming months as well.
If you didn’t catch it, the Mesa Republic printed a story on Jagger Eaton Friday morning talking about his past accomplishments at the ripe age of 11, and what’s to come for him in 2013. It’s going to be a busy year for both Jagger and Jett Eaton.
Earlier this week you might not have recognized Jett Eaton, Jagger Eaton and Trey Wood at the skatepark. That’s because they were wearing wigs for doubles in disguise for a Hyundai commercial. You’ll have to wait until Super Bowl weekend to see the whole commercial, but here’s a few shots from the set. Professional skateboarders: Mini Knoop and Ben Hatchell were also on set.
Jagger Eaton puts together a flawless run on his 3rd and final run during the 2012 Tampa AM Final! The youngest guy in the skate contest at 11 years old got 3rd place- out of 300 skaters from all over the world! Here’s his run and a few photos from the great wknd. Thanks for everyone who tuned in all wknd and cheered him on!
This year’s Tampa Am has the most competitors in the competitions history. Out of 300 skaters in Friday/Saturdays qualifiers, only 32 would make the cut for Sunday’s semi-finals. Jagger Eaton qualified 11th on Saturday, giving him a spot in Sunday’s semis. We also want to congratuale Dashawn Jordan who qualified for the semis on Friday! You can catch both Jagger and Dashawn on Sunday, live on skateparkoftampa.com/tampa. Check full results here.
Jagger’s Qualifying Run
Felipe Gustavo and Jagger Eaton hanging out at Tampa Am.
Photo by_ @fgustavo
KTR skater, Jagger Eaton, will be heading to Florida to compete in the 2012 Tampa Am, Dec. 6-9. The Tampa Am draws top talent from around the world and is one of the most anticipated and covered Amateur skateboarding events in the world. Be sure to wish Jagger good luck! Follow Kids That Rip on Twitter and Facebook for updates from the contest all weekend long.
Last summer (2012), Jagger Eaton set the world record as the youngest athlete to ever compete at X Games. He was presented with a certificate on June 28, 2012. If you haven’t read about it, the record can be viewed here at guinnessworldrecords.com. Congrats Jagger!
The new Youth Division at DC Shoes- Skateboarding has been in the works. “Rediscover Youth” was put out to introduce team riders, including Jett and Jagger Eaton. Here it is! For more information on the new team, click here.
Last weekend, a crew from KTR traveled out to compete in the DAMN AM contest at Woodward West. Competitors in this contest get a chance at being invited to the number one amateur street contest in the nation, the Tampa Am. Competing in Saturday and Sunday’s contest from KTR, were Jagger Eaton, Augie Lerma, Dashawn Jordan and Trey Wood. Considering the top Am’s in the country are battling it out at this contest, everyone did an amazing job skating that day. Dashawn Jordan placed 11th overall in the heated street final- which is huge. The contest started with preliminary heats of 75 skaters. On Vert, Trey Wood walked away with a first place! This is Trey’s second 1st place win in a month, congrats Trey! Both Jagger and Dashawn will be competing in the Tampa Am Street contest later this year, and Trey in Tampa Pro. Great job guys!