Red Bull to hold skateboarding competition at Detroit’s Hart Plaza

DETROIT, MI — A May skateboarding competition is being planned for Hart Plaza by Red Bull and champion skater Ryan Sheckler.

The event will use Hart Plaza’s existing stairs, rails and ledges while adding custom-built features designed by California RampWorks, Red Bull announced Monday.

The energy drink company plans to showcase 21 of the world’s best skateboarders, including Sheckler, in the Red Bull Hart Lines event.

“This is a start-to-finish contest, including an element of speed, with a very unique course design that allows each skater to express themselves,” said Sheckler in the announcement.

“If I had to explain the contest and skateboarding in one word, it would be ‘fun’ and that’s what I am going for.”

The course will have two lanes. Skater will be required to skate each lane once, then for either for a third run.

Skaters’ top scores from each lane will be averaged to determine overall scores.

Qualifiers will take place Friday, May 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Finals are scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A list of competitors is below and an animation of the course design is above.

More information here.

1. Alec Majerus – USA – 19
2. Boo Johnson – USA – 22
3. Chris Cole – USA – 33
4. Curren Caples – USA – 19
5. David Gonzalez – COL – 24
6. David Reyes – USA – 25
7. Evan Smith – USA – 24
8. Felipe Gustavo – BR – 24
9. Ishod Wair – USA – 23
10. Justin Brock – USA – 27
11. Kyle Walker – USA – 21
12. Leo Romero – USA – 28
13. Nick Merlino – USA – 27
14. Nyjah Huston – USA – 20
15. Riley Hawk – USA – 22
16. Ryan Decenzo – CAN – 28
17. Ryan Sheckler – USA – 25
18. Sean Malto – USA – 25
19. Shane O’Neill – AU – 25
20. Torey Pudwill – USA – 24
21. Wes Kremer – USA – 25
22. Youness Amrani – BEL – 23

Article source: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/04/red_bull_to_hold_skateboarding.html

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