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.
Jett Eaton, Jagger Eaton and Trey Wood, all in the Academy class at KTR, will be competing in the Sony Big Air Triples Pro skateboarding event on Saturday, Sept. 22nd in Venice Beach, CA. The Triples ramp is 26’ high roll-in ramp, to two 25’ wide jumps and ends at a 14’ high quarter pipe. In the Triples skateboard event, athletes compete head to head, showing off their three biggest airs and tricks in elimination style rounds. With plenty of practice under their belts, it should be a great event for Jett and Jagger. Other confirmed riders in the event include names like, Jake Brown, Adam Taylor and Andy MacDonald. Full information on the event can be found at www.asaentertainment.com
Here is a clip of Jett and Jagger skating the Triples ramp at “Air in the Square” last year. Good luck guys!
While KTR was holding the Kids of Summer Contest street contest series, Jagger Eaton- who normally would have been competing in this, was in Ocean City, Maryland for the 2012 Dew Tour competition. Jagger placed 9th in the Mega 2.0 Final, holding his own at only 11 years old against veterans like, Bob Burnquist, PLG, Elliot Sloan and Andy Mac. In only his 2nd professional contest, Jagger is quickly climbing the ranks.
Congrats Jagger Eaton for winning all 3 EXPERT Divisions (Street, Bowl, Mini Ramp) at King of the Groms! Thank you skaters and families of skaters for coming out and making it such a great event. Check kingofthegroms.net for full results, pics and vids from the contest.
Top 3 Results: Beginner Bowl 1. Jacob Walters 2. Ben Azelart 3. Ferri Deigo
1. Tyson Zane
2. Cole Foudy
3. Nick Papa
If your flying or driving in from out of town, and wondering when you are going to get some practice time in before King of the Groms, here’s the Open Skate Schedule.
Tuesday, Feb 14th – 9am-12p, 12-3p Wednesday, Feb 15th- 9am-12p, 12-3p, 7-10pm Thursday, Feb 16th- 12-3p, 3-6p, 6-9p
*Vert Jam starts at 5pm * No classes Friday, Feb 17th- 12-3p, 3-6p, 7-10p
* Mini-Ramp qualifier starts at 5pm * No classes Saturday, Feb 18th- Contest all day, doors open at 9am. *No classes
Open Skate to public will be normal hours: 12-3p, 3-6p, 6-9p- some courses will be closed due to contest Sunday, Feb 19th- Contest all day, doors open at 9am
Open Skate to public: 12pm – some courses will be closed due to contest