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2014-2015 Academy Try-Outs

KTR is holding try-outs for the 2014-2015 Academy program & team!  This is our most advanced skateboarding class! If you think you have what it takes, come show us your skills on July 28, 29 or 30. Interested skaters can register to try-out in either street only, or all-terrain which includes both street and transition courses.  As a part of the Academy program, skaters are automatically on the KTR Team.  This is a great opportunity not only to challenge and grow your skills to the highest potential, but also to  learn both the benefits and responsibilities of being a sponsored skateboarder.

To sign-up and schedule your try-out slot call our front desk at 480.844.9600.

Learn more about KTR’s skateboard programs.

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KTR at KOTG&A Championships

Last weekend was the 2014 King of the Groms & Am Championships in Minnesota. KTR has a crew of riders representing! Here are the results.

Aaron Arrieta: 5th Place Intermediate Bowl
Cage Cocalis: 7th Place Intermediate Bowl, 4th Place Beginner Mini & 4th Place Intermediate Street
Shane Short: 7th Place Expert Bowl, 9th Place Am Mini, 10th Place Am Street & Am ATV Award!
Bammer Rasor: 8th Place Expert Bowl, 5th Place Expert Mini & 5th Place Expert Street
Mikey Rasor: 8th Place Expert Mini
Chance Carr: 2nd Place Open Street
Taters: 9th Place Intermediate Street
And a big shout out to Gage Glimcher & Romen Panell for killing it in the qualifiers!

Brandon Rasor

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Alana Smith, 5th Place! KTR at X Games Recap


Congrats to Jagger Eaton and Alana Smith for laying down some amazing skating at X Games last weekend- despite  the extreme humidity and heat of Austin, TX!

Alana Smith: 5th Place Women’s Street. It was a heavy competition at X Games 2014, and Alana was the youngest girl out there. She put together two solid, crowd pleasing runs in the Final. Tricks included: boardslides, backlips, 50-50 ledge grinds, boneless plant off the oil tank, huge ollie into the bank, 360 b/s ollie, ollie of the gravel gap and rail, and a frontside ollie over the drain pipe! She killed it.

Jagger Eaton: 8th Place, Big Air SKB. 10-12knot winds and extreme heat described the conditions out at Big Air Friday evening.  Jagger put down a solid run  with a switch 180 to 540 in the elimination round. The heavy winds a top an 80ft drop, made for an extra challenge. Jagger was also the youngest out in his event.

Overall it was a great event!  Here’s a few photos to enjoy from the event.

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HashtagMag Catches Up with Jagger Eaton & Alana Smith (Video)

There’s a new online magazine in town (based out of Chandler, AZ), made by and for teens. The first issue will be published online at hashtagthemag.com on 8/1/14, with KTR skaters, Jagger Eaton and Alana Smith as their feature stories. Before these two headed for X Games Austin, the team stopped by KTR to catch up for Jagger and Alana. Check it out the teasers below. There will be more to come!

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Attend Summer Camp with X Games Pro, Alana Smith

Don’t miss summer skateboard camp, Week June 23-27! KTR skater, Alana Smith, will be attending to help you dial in new tricks! Alana is a (4x) X Games competitor, which includes a Silver Medal! Watch Alana this summer at X Games Austin, June 8th, where she will be competing in Women’s Skateboard Street.

Register for camp before this session fills up!