Tampa Am 2012 List of Skaters in the Qualifiers

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

What's up SPoT Lifers?! Catch the broadcast of Tampa Am at skateparkoftampa.com/TampaAm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Tampa Am weekend on December 7th, 8th, and 9th.

This year we're letting one of the skaters in the Qualifiers below into the Semi-Finals through your vote. It's called the SPoT Lifer's Choice award. Click the vote link next to your favorite and they have a chance to make the cut even if their skating doesn't get them there on Friday or Saturday's Qualifiers.

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Adrian McCoy: Las Vegas NV. Sponsors: Pharmacy Boardshop, Emerica (flow), Zoo York (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Pretty far down the list at 88th in his first Tampa Am last year. Hopefully we'll see Adrian do better this year. Pharmacy! [Vote for Adrian]
Adriano Lachovski: Curitiba Brazil. Sponsors: Bless Skate Shop, WarCo Skateboards, Royal, Fourstar, Lakai via Team Bk. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First met at Damn Am Woodward earlier this year, where he killed it and qualified first. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Adriano]
Aidan Campbell: . Sponsors: Girl (flow), Altamont(flow), Royal (flow), Focus boardshop.. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Aidan and this is his first Tampa Am, but if you're getting flow from Girl, there must be something good about you. Looking forward to it. [Vote for Aidan]
Alber Silva: Brazilia Brazil. Sponsors: Qix International, Blass Them All. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: 360 flip nosegrind in a line in his footage sent in for Tampa Am 2012. Our homie Felipe Macedo got him in. [Vote for Alber]
Alec Chambers: Wilmington NC. Sponsors: Another Skateshop, Ergo (flow), Post 22 Skateboards, Satori (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First met him at Red Bull Manny Mania in Charlotte in 2010. Got 24th in Tampa Am last year, 65th in Damn Am Atlanta this year. [Vote for Alec]
Alec Majerus: Rochester MN. Sponsors: 3rd Lair, Volcom, Vans, Flip Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Thunder Trucks, Nixon. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Alex has been ripping in Damn Am since 2009. He won AmsterDamn Am in 2010. 24th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Alec]
Alex Clark: Ocean Beach CA. Sponsors: CCS. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Alex]
Alex Hancock: Louisville KY. Sponsors: Home Skateshop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Just missed the cut at Damn Am Woodward this year. First met him at Damn Am Minneapolis 2010. [Vote for Alex]
Alex Knox: Davisburg MI. Sponsors: PLUSkateboarding. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Ripping video part sent in for Tampa Am. Hardflipped a huge grass gap double New York pant leg style like Muska circa 96. Looking forward to seeing him skate in person. [Vote for Alex]
Alex Midler: Calabasas CA. Sponsors: Thunder Trucks, Real, Spitfire, Etnies, Volcom, ValSurf, Skatelab, Bones Swiss Bearings, Grizzly Grip. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Also known as Weezy's favorite skater, Alex has been skating Damn Am since 2009 and has even been to AmsterDamn Am with us on a nice family vacation where he got 4th and a fistful of Euros. [Vote for Alex]
Alexis Rivera: Hormigueros Puerto Rico. Sponsors: The Room, Volcom (flow), Electric (flow), Stance (flow), Sector 9, Coors Light(P.R), Dabowls, Gullwing, Skateboard Federation. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Did you know we did an am contest in Puerto Rico way back in 2005? Alexis skated that and got 27th. He hasn't been to Tampa Am since 2007. Welcome back! [Vote for Alexis]
Andre Beverly: New York NY. Sponsors: Hopps, ICECREAM Apparel, Supreme Skateshop, Nike SB (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Drank like four Gatorades while lurking the front counter last year while I was doing registration. Stay hydrated! 69th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Andre]
Andrew Rebelo: Westerly RI. Sponsors: RVCA (flow), Etnies (flow), Oakley (flow), Hardtimes (flow), Seven Ply Skate Shop, Brick Wheels. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: 99th last year in Tampa Am, Andrew has nowhere to go but up. [Vote for Andrew]
Anthony Marshello: Holiday FL. Sponsors: Westside Skateshop, Blind (flow), DC (flow), JSLV (flow), Silver Trucks, School Yard Skatepark. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: This is Anthony's first Tampa Am. John Montesi at Westside put him in. [Vote for Anthony]
Antonio Massey: Baltimore MD. Sponsors: Vu Skateshop, Bones, Etnies (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: 37th in Tampa Am 2011. Been skating Damn Am ATL a few years. First met at Damn Am Minneapolis 2009. [Vote for Antonio]
Antonio Moya: Las Vegas NV. Sponsors: RETAKS Backpacks, 3 Loose Screws Skateboards, Dtype Wheelco. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Antonio just missed the cut at Damn Am Woodward West this year. Maybe he'll be in there for his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Antonio]
Austin Kanfoush: Pittsburgh PA. Sponsors: One Up, Vans. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Austin first skated Tampa Am in 2007. His last one was 2009 where he got 37th. [Vote for Austin]
Auttiesh Danger: Grand Rapids MI. Sponsors: Premier, Goldquest, Badnews, Wolfpack, Ceasetape. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Killed it at Emerica Wild in the Streets Detroit when we were there this summer. Skated Damn Am a few years ago but this is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Auttiesh]
Ben Paterson: Toronto Canada. Sponsors: CBMK Skatepark, Toy Machine (flow), Momentum (flow), Volcom (flow), Fallen (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: 4th in Damn Am Canada this year, Ben makes it to most of our Canada events. 61st in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Ben]
Bert Wootton: Orlando FL. Sponsors: Nike, Commune, Midtown Skatepark, The High Five. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Bert just missed the cut in Tampa Am last year at 17th. He's a manny champ and has done well in Red Bull Manny Manias over the years. [Vote for Bert]
Blake Carpenter: Flagler Beach FL. Sponsors: Toy Machine, Dekline Footwear, Thunder Trucks, RipNDip Clothing, Pig Wheels. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: 10th at Damn Am Huntington Beach this year. Blake has been skating Damn Am since 2007 and it's been amazing to see how good he's gotten in the last couple years. [Vote for Blake]
Blake Johnson: Venice CA. Sponsors: Rogue Status, Santa Cruz, Nike SB, Spyder Skate Shop, Crap Eyewear . Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Won the Zumiez Destroyer Award at Damn Am Woodward West this year. Got 5th in the Finals there. Expect to see him in the cut for his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Blake]
Brandon Bandula aka Beaster: Toronto Ontario Canada. Sponsors: Converse Canada, Skate Mental (flow), Instance Socks, The Baitshop, Dickies Canada. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Apparently got 3rd in the Manny Mania 2012 World AM Finials. I don't know him, but Cons put him in his first Tampa Am. Use those manny skills, Beaster. [Vote for Brandon]
Brandon Garrity: Grayslake IL. Sponsors: Harmony Skate Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: New to Tampa Am this from and put in by our friends at Harmony Skate Shop. Good luck, Brandon. [Vote for Brandon]
Brendan Manning: Newport RI. Sponsors: Element, Bow+Arrow Clothing, Elemental Skateshop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Brendan, but this is his first Tampa Am. He was put in by Donny Barley who's currently doing TM stuff there. Looking forward to seeing Brendan rip. [Vote for Brendan]
Brendon Villanueva: Poway CA. Sponsors: Powell Peralta, Bones, Neff, K5, Gatorade, Bones Swiss. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Brendon's been skating Damn Ams since 2009 and ended up in 33rd in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Brendon]
Brett Conti: Massapequa NY. Sponsors: Zoo York (flow), Bliss Wheels, Chapman Pro Shop, Mighty Healthy (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Brett first skated Tampa Am in 2008. Almost made the cut in 2009, blew it in 2010 and 2011. Here's to 2012. [Vote for Brett]
Brett Weinstein: Buffalo Grove IL. Sponsors: Character Skateboards, Deep Dish, FA Skates. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: 50th in Tampa Am last year. Just missed the cut in Damn Am Atlanta this year. [Vote for Brett]
Brodie Penrod: American Fork UT. Sponsors: Enties (flow), Cliche (flow), Altamont. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Brodie has a chance of winning Tampa Am. He got first in the Semi-Finals last year and ended up in 10th in the Finals. [Vote for Brodie]
Bryan Schaefer: Fort Walton Beach FL. Sponsors: Bones Wheels, Nike SB, PLUS Skateshop, Super Brand Apparel. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Bryan's in the cut in all the Sponsored Division All Ages Contests he makes it to. Got 42nd in Tampa Am two years ago and is back this year after Lee from Plus put him in. [Vote for Bryan]
Camilo Melo: Colombia South America. Sponsors: Red Bull, Mostros and Relax. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Ripping little kid. Shop in Colombia sent him to Damn Am last year. This is his first Tampa Am. I like this note from his TM: This kid has a lot of style, guts and skills. Let see how he will manage the pressure. [Vote for Camilo]
Candler Woods: McDonough GA. Sponsors: Stratosphere, Birdhouse, Rip N Dip, The Goodworth, Bender. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I don't know Candler, but if he's backed by Grant Taylor's shop in ATL, we're in for some shredding. It's Candler's first Tampa Am. [Vote for Candler]
Carlos Lastra: Long Beach CA. Sponsors: Flik, Ethika, Go Pro, Gallery Board Shop, Team BK, Elephant Skateboards. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Carlos walked from Tehachepi to Damn Am Woodward in 2011 when he arrived an found no way to make the 20 mile trek. He then won Best Trick there with nosegrind nollieflip out. This year he got 11th in the Semi-Finals at Damn Am Woodward. [Vote for Carlos]
Carlos Ribeiro: Porto Alegre Brazil. Sponsors: Converse, Chocolate, Indy, Autobahn, LRG. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Got 7th in Damn Am Huntington Beach this year. Carlos and I first met in Copenhagen years ago with some confusion over pro vs am contests, but it's settled now. He's am and well on his way to being pro. [Vote for Carlos]
Chase Webb: Murrieta CA. Sponsors: Element, DC, Thunder, Spitfire, Glassy, Active. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: BGP overdose in the Nyjah Huston 11/11/11 video. Chase got 9th last year in Tampa Am. He's been skating Damn Am since 2001. Damn!! [Vote for Chase]
Chen Qiwen: Taipei Taiwan. Sponsors: Nike SB Taiwan, Gift Skateboards, Paranoid Skate Bags, Who's Bar, Urban High Five Skate Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: No speeka Engrishhh, Chen is one of my fellow orientals, das my ninja. This will be his first Tampa Am. Got 2nd in the Taipei City Jam contest/Damn Am Shanghai last year. [Vote for Chen]
Chris Anderson: Redback NJ. Sponsors: 5Boro (flow), Circa (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Chris, by Tombo from 5Boro put him in so he must be legit. It's his first Tampa Am. Looking forward to seeing a new 5boro dude. [Vote for Chris]
Chris Blake: Orlando FL. Sponsors: 5boro (flow), Nike SB (flow), Alchemy Grip, Midtown Skatepark, Dickies, Gold Wheels (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Chris rips and this year's jam format for the Qualifiers means we will almost definitely see him in the cut. He's been skating Tampa Am since 2008. [Vote for Chris]
Chris Coffman: Atlanta GA. Sponsors: Stratosphere Skateboards, Nike (flow), Bender Hardware, Deck Specks. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Chris has been skating Damn Ams for a couple years in Atlanta. This is also his second Tampa Am after getting 72nd last year. [Vote for Chris]
Chris Colbourn: Williston VT. Sponsors: Talent Skatepark, Mt Dew, Satori, Symptoms Collective, HUF (flow), Mighty Healthy, Brooklyn Projects. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Chris is an undercover ripper that's been skating Damn Am since 2005. He'll be in the cut for sure. Last year he just missed it at 19th in Tampa Am. [Vote for Chris]
Chris Jata: Tampa FL. Sponsors: Shaqueefa, Habitat (flow), Paradise Wheels, Westside, Bottoms Up Mfg, LRG (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Check his footage in the Shaqueefa Mixtape that just droppped. Jata has been a local at SPoT for years. Best nollie inward heel around. You better vote him into the Semi-Finals. [Vote for Chris]
Chris Nichols aka Compton: Portland OR. Sponsors: Nike SB (flow), CCS, Krooked, Spitfire, Thunder. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Compton's been skating Tampa Am since 2009 and is here this year with the Nike SB crew. 38th last year, 25th the year before, in the cut this year, I'm predicting. [Vote for Chris]
Christian Bourne: Salt Lake City UT. Sponsors: BC, Fallen. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Tyson Bowerbank vouched for him Woodward 2011 where he ended up in 15th. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Christian]
Christian Dufrene: Lafayette LA. Sponsors: Heartthrob Skateboards, Screw You Hardware, Rukus Board Shop, Volcom (flow), Nike (flow. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Just missed the cut in Damn Am Atlanta earlier this year. This is Christian's first year in Tampa Am. [Vote for Christian]
Christian Elizondo: Santiago Chile. Sponsors: DC Shoes chile, Sketchy Skateboards, Vegas Apparels, Ritmo Wheels, La Negra, Metal, DeOcho. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: My homie from Chile. Dude rips and we use Google Translate to communicate. Favorite South American! [Vote for Christian]
Christian Mendoza: Ceres CA. Sponsors: Valley Spot Skateshop, Kush Pops. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Christian's been in Damn Am Woodward West the past couple years and is in Tampa Am for the first time this year. [Vote for Christian]
Christian Sereika: West Point UT. Sponsors: Civilian Skateboards, Rhythm Clothing, Rockwell, Ethika, Skull Candy, Ogio, Right. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Christian's last Tampa Am was 2008 where he got 23rd. Welcome back. [Vote for Christian]
CJ Tambornino: Minneapolis MN. Sponsors: Cal Surf, Nike, Venture, The Hundreds, Almost, Bones. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: What a nice guy to have gratitude tattooed on his lower abdomen for any lady lucky enough to undo his zipper. CJ won Red Bull's Mind the Gap this year in Atlanta with a crazy switch inward heel over the street gap. [Vote for CJ]
Clint Walker: Altus OK. Sponsors: Birdhouse, Ambiguous, Pig, Independent, Active, Bangarang Pillowcase Army, Emerica, The Good Worth. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I remember Clint from Damn Am Costa Mesa 2009 when we were first like who the f**k is this?? He won Best Trick with a gap to front board shuv it on the pyramid rail and ended up 2nd in the Contest. 20th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Clint]
Clive Dixon: Cocoa Beach FL. Sponsors: Birdhouse, Ambig, Vans (flow), Thunder, Spitfire, Insight, Skatepark of Tampa, Gatorade. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Clive should be in the cut this year, but just in case he's not, you better vote for him. He kills it and belongs in there for sure. [Vote for Clive]
Cody Davis: Ramsey MN. Sponsors: Mountain Dew, 3rd Lair, Bones Wheels and Bearings, Dakine, Destructo, Neff. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: We've known Cody since he was a little pad baby at 3rd Lair in Minneapolis where he first skated Damn Am there in 2003. He has since moved to California for the dream and hasn't been in Tampa Am since 2009. Welcome back, Cody. [Vote for Cody]
Cody Lockwood: Portland OR. Sponsors: Lifeblood, Dakine, Thunder Trucks, Power Rider Wheels, Fallen (flow), Bones Swiss (flow), CCS. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Put in by Scott from Dakine. Dude's doing kickflip backside noseblunts at Burnside in his footage. It's his first Tampa Am. Looking forward to seeing how he skates the course. [Vote for Cody]
Collin Hale: Underhill VT. Sponsors: MILITANT (about skateboarding), Symptoms Collective, Talent Skate Park and Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: OG Damn Am skater, we met Collin and his family back at Damn Am Costa Mesa 2004. His last Tampa Am was in 2010 where he got 25th. Good to see Collin back in there. [Vote for Collin]
Connor Askew: Orlando FL. Sponsors: Tork Trux, Dakline (flow), DNA Energy Drink, GSZ, Vendetta Grip Tape. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: 96th in Tampa Am last year. 26th in Damn Am Atlanta this year. Maybe continuing on the up and making the cut in Tampa Am? [Vote for Connor]
Connor Champion: Raleigh NC. Sponsors: Spitfire, Indy, Endless Grind Skate Shop, Nike SB, Skate Mental, Mighty Healthy, Bones Swiss, Paradox. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Years ago, was the first person that I heard about Gucci Mane from. Loves his ignint ass hip hop like I do. He kills it and should be in the cut, if not, please vote him in there. [Vote for Connor]
Corey Glick: Chicago IL. Sponsors: RVCA (flow), Bones (flow), DC Shoes (flow), Mystery Skateboards (flow), Stance Socks (flow), Harmony Skateshop, Blue Collar Hardware, No Coast Outré. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Corey's been skating Damn Am since 2010 in Minneapolis. He blew it last year in Tampa Am at 74th, but there's a good chance we'll see him in the cut this year like he's done at a lot of Damn Ams. Got 6th in Damn Am Canada this year. [Vote for Corey]
Corey Goonan: Plymouth . Sponsors: ALL I NEED apparel, Solstice Skateshop, Fiveboro (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Backed by Charlie Thomas at World and Anthony Shetler, this is Corey's first Tampa Am. [Vote for Corey]
Corey Huber: Waynesboro PA. Sponsors: Pit Crew, Expedition, Etnies. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Chany put him in Tampa Am last minute. We first met Corey at DC King of Chicago in 2009 and get your ass to Tampa Am was the first thing we said after seeing him skate. I hope to see him in the cut this year. [Vote for Corey]
Cris Lesh: St. Pete FL. Sponsors: Schoolyard Skatepark, Steezy Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Been killing it in the All Ages Sponsored Divisions and is now in his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Cris]
Curren Caples: Ventura CA. Sponsors: Flip Skateboards, Oakley, Hurley, Indy, Vans, Ricta Wheels, Mob Grip, Momentum Ride Shop, Bones Swiss. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: We first met Curren when he skated Damn Am Coasta Mesa Vert back in 2003. He's melted manny teenie bopper hearts since then. I thought he was going to be the next Ryan Sheckler in terms of media appeal when I first met him. Curren got 23rd last year. [Vote for Curren]
Cyril Jackson: Bakersfield CA. Sponsors: Baker, DC shoes, Independent trucks. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: The new Baker kid! Haven't met him or seen him skate in person and this is his first Tampa Am. Bake and Destroy the new course. [Vote for Cyril]
Dalton Dern: Orlando FL. Sponsors: Globe(flo), Graffiti Skate Zone, Theeve Trucks, Lifeblood, Vendetta Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Likely to do a 540 or something like that on the street course, Dalton is a tranny/vert ripper that's been skating Tampa Am vert since the womb and has now moved on to street. [Vote for Dalton]
Dan Coe: Minneapolis MN. Sponsors: 3rd Lair, Supra (flow), Krew (flow), Bones. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating Tampa Am since 2009. Got 4th in Best Trick last year with a backside tailslide big flip out on the rail. [Vote for Dan]
Dan Knapp: Clairmont CA. Sponsors: Warco, Anenberg, Active, Robot Guts Hardware, Dizm. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Dan's been skating Damn Am Costa Mesa (2009 and 2010) and got 99th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Dan]
Dane Vaughn: Oceanside CA. Sponsors: DGK, KR3W, Gold, Venture, Grandeur, DC (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Last year's Man Am of the Year, Dane got 11th in Tampa Am. He kills it and will be right up there again this year. [Vote for Dane]
Daniel Dubois: Martinez CA. Sponsors: Foundation (flow), Ambig, OJ, Osiris, Metro Skateshop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Sinclair is backing this dude in Tampa Am 2012. He's never skated a Damn Am or Tampa before. [Vote for Daniel]
Daniel Lutheran: Albuquerque NM. Sponsors: Toy Machine, Vans, Vans Apparel, Stance, Bro Style, Pig wheels, Indy, Ashbury, Beach Zone. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Daniel's first Tampa Am was in 2010 where he partied into 105th place. Welcome back for another, Daniel. There's nowhere to go but up. [Vote for Daniel]
Dante Tonella: Southampton NJ. Sponsors: Osiris, Destructo, Electric, FDR Crew, Kenetic Skate Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Kong at Osiris put Dante in this year for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Dante]
Dashawn Jordan: Chandler AZ. Sponsors: Darkstar, Nike, KR3W, Skull Candy. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Got 11th this year at Damn Am Woodward West and is here for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Dashawn]
Dave Willis: New York NY. Sponsors: Zoo York, Supreme, Venture, Vans. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Dave hasn't been to Tampa Am since 2009 where he got 58th. Welcome back! [Vote for Dave]
David Jordan: Orange Park FL. Sponsors: 8103 Clothing, Sunrise Skate. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Killed it at 2011 All Ages Contests here at SPoT and in last year's Clash of the Crews. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for David]
David Kahn: Orland FL. Sponsors: Bamboo Skateboards, Nike SB (flow), Catalyst. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: According to his TM at Bamboo, he's 'more of a video part skater' than a contest skater. That's a formula for DFL, but we'll see. Footage was pretty ripping. [Vote for David]
David Loy: Santa Ana CA. Sponsors: Birdhouse, Converse, ERGO, Thunder, Active, Spitfire, RobBrink.com, 8=D, Krochet Kids, Alchemy, Glassy, Diamond, Hex . Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: We first met Lil Spicoli at Damn Am Minneapolis way back in 2005. He then won Damn Am Costa Mesa in 2006 with that memorable ollie from the semi-truck top into the quarter. Now he's all growed up and continues the ripping. He's taller than you. [Vote for David]
David Mackay: Phoenix AZ. Sponsors: RETAKS Backpacks, Toxic Boardshop, Kalistr Clothing, Phoenix Skateboards, Dtype Wheel Co., Dtype Bearrings. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: David skated Damn Am Woodward this year and this year in Tampa is his first. [Vote for David]
David Bow Hafsteinsson: Reykjavik Iceland. Sponsors: Pharmacy, Mountain Dew, Adidas, Ashbury, Hex, Rookbrand, Cliche. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: David is from Reykjavik - wow. I've actually been there, amazing place. David was one spot away from DFL in Tampa Am last year. We first met him in 2008 at Damn Am Costa Mesa. Nice ass dude, too. Nowhere to go buy up this year, David! [Vote for David Bow]
Davis Torgerson: Plymouth MN. Sponsors: DC, Spitfire, Thunder, Familia, Real, Glassy. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First met Davis back in 2006 at Damn Am Minneapolis. Always been a nice a dude who rips. It's nice to see his career grow to what it is today. He got the Golden Ticket in Tampa Am 2008, then ended up 3rd in the Finals. Welcome back! [Vote for Davis]
Derek Elmendorf: San Diego CA. Sponsors: Thunder (flow), Grandeur Skate Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: First met Derek back in 2008 at Spring Break Yo Self. He later came to Tampa Am and qualified first that year. He ended up in 41st last year. [Vote for Derek]
Devin Abreu: Orlando FL. Sponsors: Blooze Skateboards, Midtown Skatepark. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: In the Finals every time at SPoT local All Ages Contests. Got 49th last year in Tampa Am, but I'm guessing he'll make the cut this year. [Vote for Devin]
Devin Bagnoli: Daytona FL. Sponsors: Maui Nix, Dakine. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Ripping Florida local homie who has done grow'd up and is ready for his first Tampa Am this year after skating several Damn Ams over the years. [Vote for Devin]
Dillon Constantine: West Windsor NJ. Sponsors: Vans (flow), Krooked (flow), Thuder, Spitfire, NJ Skateshop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Dillon and this is his first Tampa Am. He was put in by Ryan Dewitt heading up the team and marketing stuff at Vans. [Vote for Dillon]
Dillon Moore: Toronto Canada. Sponsors: etnies, Scotties Skate Shop, Purveyor Wheels. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Dillon]
Dolan Stearns: Kensington CA. Sponsors: Lurkville Skateboards, Brixton, Stance Socks, Theeve Trucks, Ashbury, Bones Wheels, Union Leather Works, Vans (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Our friends at Brixton are backing Dolan and put him in Tampa Am this year. It's his first one. Good luck with the butterflies. [Vote for Dolan ]
Dominick Walker: Costa Mesa CA. Sponsors: Spitfire(flow), Thunder(flow), Active ride shop, Krochet Kids. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Dominick got 33rd at Damn Am Woodward West last year and is here for his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Dominick]
Donovon Piscopo: Covina CA. Sponsors: Alien Workshop, Pawn Shop Skate, Nike, Spitfire. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First skated Volcom Damn Am way back in 2005 when he was a wee little baby. Now grow'd up and destroying on the Nike team. Last Tampa Am was 2009 where he wasn't quite on it and got 100th. It happens. [Vote for Donovon]
Dovier Chinea: Barceloneta Puerto Rico. Sponsors: Skateboard Federation of Puerto Rico, Lakai (flow), The Room Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Dovier is from the crew that our homie Orland from Puerto Rico brings every year. He ended up in 49th last year in Tampa. [Vote for Dovier]
Duarte Pombo: Carcavelos Portugal. Sponsors: Quiksilver Portugal, Fallen Portugal, Darkstar Portugal, Sample Skateshop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Got 32nd at AmsterDamn Am this year and is making the trip over from Portugal for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Duarte]
Duhamel Rodriguez: Camuy PR. Sponsors: Skateboard Federation of Puerto Rico, The Room, Cliche. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Put in by Orlando Ramos, Puerto Rican ambassador of skate. Duhamel skated that Puerto Rican Am Contest we did way back in 2005. [Vote for Duhamel]
Dustin Blauvelt: Detroit MI. Sponsors: 8103 Clothing, Nixon, Theeve, Modern Skatepark, Etnies (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We've known Dustin for almost 10 years when he first started skating Damn Am in 2005. He's been traveling the world to our events since with the support of his cool parents. [Vote for Dustin]
Dylan Perry: Tampa FL. Sponsors: Alien Workshop, Skatepark of Tampa, etnies, Dakine, Bones, Destructo, Altamont, Stance. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Dylan's first Tampa Am was back in 2006 when he graduated from being boardslide kid as a baby local here at SPoT. He grew up in Tampa and has been around the world and back with us ripping at every stop. [Vote for Dylan]
Dylan Williams: Bakersfield CA. Sponsors: Inspectrum Skateboards, Osiris, Independent, OJ, Coalatree Organics. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Won $191 on Shredit Cards with SPoT in August 2012. Got 4th at Damn Am Woodward West this year. This is Dylan's first Tampa Am. [Vote for Dylan]
Dylan Alec Jeffers: York PA. Sponsors: Exist Skate Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Dylan, but his footage ripped. Back smith bigspin out on upledges and what not. It's his first Tampa Am. We'll see how it goes. [Vote for Dylan Alec]
Edgar Barrera: Midway City CA. Sponsors: Active, Mighty Healthy, Element, Ethika, Glassy. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: This is Edgar's second Tampa Am after being half way down the list at 54th last year. [Vote for Edgar]
Eli Williams: Atlanta GA. Sponsors: Hazard County Skatepark, Pig Wheels. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Our old friend Jona's boy from Atlanta, GA and Hazard County Skatepark, Eli got 18th at Damn Am Atlanta this year and 59th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Eli]
Emmet Duffy: Oak Park IL. Sponsors: Krush, ICECREAM Apparel. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We haven't seen Emmet since DC King of Chicago where yes, we froze our asses off. Keep that weather in Chicago. Emmet was put in by Ice Cream Apparel, no more shoes. [Vote for Emmet]
Enzo Cautela: Las Vegas NV. Sponsors: Pharmacy, Bones (flow), Enjoi, Kr3w (flow), Supra. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Has some ripping footage in the Good for the Soul video earlier this year. Been skating Damn Ams since 2009. Best parental support over the years with them bringing him to Damn Am and Tampa. [Vote for Enzo]
Ethan Loy: Santa Ana CA. Sponsors: Active, Spitfire, Destructo (flow), Krochet Kids, Kogi BBQ, Element, Element Clothing, Etnies, Glassy. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: A recent star on Ride Channel's Skateline, Ethan is the BROTHER of David Loy. He's been skating Damn Am since 2009 and got 16th in the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am last year. He'll likely be in the cut again this year, too. [Vote for Ethan]
Evan Smith: Orlando FL. Sponsors: Element, DC Shoes, Bones Wheels, Swiss, Indy, Creative Life Support . Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Hey Element, Evan should be pro. [Vote for Evan]
Felipe Gouveia: San Paulo Brazil. Sponsors: Alchemy Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Felipe has broken 100th place the last two years in a row in Tampa Am, but a lot of people who rip do that. Maybe this is his year for contests. [Vote for Felipe]
Felipe Nery: Sao Paulo Brazil. Sponsors: Element, DC, Cerezini Skate Shop. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Felipe]
Fletcher Renegar: Ringgold GA. Sponsors: Zoo York, Converse, Bones, Krux, Atlanta Grip, Gatorade, Comfort Skateshop & Black Diamond Skateparks. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Fletcher's been skating our events since 2006 where we've watched him grow up and get damn good over the years. He got 12th this year at Damn Am Woodward West, 46th last year in Tampa Am. [Vote for Fletcher]
Frankie Spears: Lynbrook NY. Sponsors: Real (flow), Spitfire (flow), Brixton, Dekline (flow), Diamond, Bunger Skateshop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Frankie first skated Damn Am Atlanta this year and is here for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Frankie]
Freddy Wong: Lima Peru. Sponsors: Element, SkullCandy, Betta Footwear, Ciclon Energy Drink, Von Zipper. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: This is Freddy's first Tampa Am. I don't know him, but his footage is pretty good. He got a last minute visa to come here from Peru. Looking forward to seeing him rip in person at Tampa Am. [Vote for Freddy]
Gabriel Fortunato: Sao Paulo Brazil. Sponsors: Nike SB, Element Skateboards, Space Skate Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Gabriel and this is his first Tampa Am. He's on the Nike team from Brazil. Looking forward to seeing him skate. [Vote for Gabriel]
Gage Boyle: Simi Valley CA. Sponsors: Real (flow), Thunder (flow), Spitfire (flow), Skatelab, Concrete Culture, Musashi Designs. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Killed it on the bank to roof gap at Damn Am Woodward West. Ended up in 8th place in the Finals there. I think we'll definitely see him in the cut for his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Gage]
Garrett Miller: Orlando FL. Sponsors: Midtown, Citified Skateboards, Knowledge Clothing. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Garrett's been skating our local contests and Damn Am for a few years now with this year being his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Garrett]
Garrett Rathbone: Mcpherson Kansas. Sponsors: White Chocolate Skate Shop, Perfect Skateboards, Vox Shoes (flow), FKD (flow), Silver (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First skated Damn Am Minneapolis in 2010. Got 70th last year in Tampa Am. [Vote for Garrett]
Garrett Tindle: Birmingham AL. Sponsors: Golden Eagle, PSD, CCS. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Garrett is another shop kid getting in with footage. We'll see how he does in his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Garrett]
Gary Bolos: Shallotte NC. Sponsors: Bones (flow), Emerica (flow), Plan B( flow), Another Skate Shop, CCS Am Project, Theeve (flow), Volcom (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: It's Gary's first Tampa Am. [Vote for Gary]
George Milanes: Bronx NY. Sponsors: Zoo York (flow), Silver Trucks, DC Shoes, MISHKA NYC. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I don't know him. This is George's first Tampa Am. Jeff Pang hooks him up. [Vote for George]
Isaiah Rodriguez: Leesburg VA. Sponsors: Bones Wheels (flow), Tork Trux, Word Skateboards, Fatal Clothing, Monster Energy (Flow), Nike (flow), CCS (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Blew it in Tampa Am and Damn Am, but hoping for a comeback in 2012. [Vote for Isaiah]
Jack Olson: St. Louis Park MN. Sponsors: 3rd Lair, Osiris, Real, Thunder, Spitfire. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Card carrying member of the RGC aka Ripping Gingers Club. 28th in Tampa Am last year. Won Damn Am Minneapolis in 2010. Been skating Damn Am since 2006. [Vote for Jack]
Jacob Walder: Orange County CA. Sponsors: Warco, Silver Trucks, FKD bearings, Furnace Skateshop, Supra Footwear, Kush Pops, Pig, Fly Society. Skating on Saturday. [Vote for Jacob]
Jagger Eaton: Mesa AZ. Sponsors: Plan B (flow), DC (flow), Bones, Monster Cable, Triple 8, KTR. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: He's probably headed straight for the vert ramp after his run in Tampa Am. This kid is going to grow up to be a superstar ATV. [Vote for Jagger]
Jake Carlson: Oakdale MN. Sponsors: Summit Board Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jake blew it in Tampa Am last year, but he's back to go nowhere but up. [Vote for Jake]
Jake Ruiz: Camarillo CA. Sponsors: DC, Real (flow), Spitfire (flow), Thunder Trucks (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: New DC guy put in by Jimmy the TM at DC. I don't know him yet, but maybe after this weekend we all will. [Vote for Jake]
Jamal Campbell: Atlanta GA. Sponsors: 8103 Clothing, Sunrise Skate , etnies (flow), Autoline, Mellow Mushroom, Paradise Wheels. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating Damn Am for a couple years now, didn't do so hot in Tampa Am last year (89th), but maybe 2012 is Jamal's time. [Vote for Jamal]
Jamel Marshall: Queens NY. Sponsors: ICECREAM Apparel, Zoo York (flow), Belief Skateshop, Supra (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I don't know Jamel, but he was on the list from Ice Cream Apparel for Tampa Am 2012. We'll see how it goes. It's his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Jamel]
James Capps: San Francisco CA. Sponsors: FTC SF, Organika (flow), Lakai (flow), Spitfire (flow), Fourstar (flow), Helas Caps, Bones Swiss. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating Damn Am since 2010, making the Finals in 2011 at Damn Am Woodward West. 86th in Tampa Am last year, but there's a good chance he'll be in the cut this year. [Vote for James]
James Cobb: Tampa FL. Sponsors: DC (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: James is a ripping Tampa local who skated Tampa Am for the first time last year and nearly broke the 100th place mark. Now with some contest experience, maybe we'll see him in the cut. [Vote for James]
Jamie Foy: Deerfield Beach FL. Sponsors: Island Water Sports, Nike (Flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jamie has been an All Ages contest killer for years. This is his first Tampa Am and he will likely be in the Semi-Finals. Nickname is Heavyweight Champ. [Vote for Jamie]
Jared Cleland: Manhattan Beach CA. Sponsors: Leftover Hardware, Autobahn. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jared travels the world with us from Copenhagen to Amsterdam to Woodward. He got 32nd in Tampa Am last year and has a good chance of being in the cut this year. [Vote for Jared]
Jarrod Brandreth: Missasauga Ontario. Sponsors: Zoo York, CJ's Indoor Skatepark. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jared ripped at Damn Am Canada this year and got 11th in the Finals that secured him his spot in his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Jarrod]
Jason Siebert: Crystal Lake IL. Sponsors: Harmony Skate Shop, RVCA, IPath, No Coast Outre, Deathwish, Stance. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Not far from the cut last year in Tampa Am at 27th place. Stay on and make it to Sunday, Jason. [Vote for Jason]
Jay Sholes: Farwell MI. Sponsors: Lucid Dreams Skateboards, Bryan Schaefer. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Anytime someone lists their homie as a sponsor, I always wonder about that relationship. Jay skated Damn Am Canada this year and is making it to Tampa for his first time this year. [Vote for Jay]
Jayden Bono: Toronto Ontario. Sponsors: The Baitshop Sk8 Shop, Etnies Canada, Volcom Canada, Anti-Hero (flow), Thunder (flow), Spitfire (flow), Cj's Skate Park. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We met Jayden at Take the Cake in Montreal this year. He's ripping, super nice, and I'm looking forward to seeing how he does in his first Tampa Am. He got 23rd in Damn Am Canada this year. [Vote for Jayden]
Jeffrey Marshall: Costa Mesa CA. Sponsors: Skatepark of Tampa, Billabong. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jeffrey spent his tyke years here as a local at SPoT before moving to California years ago. He's been skating Tampa Am since 2004. He got 7th last year in Tampa Am. He will not be attending any of our Canadian events due to a traffic violation issue. [Vote for Jeffrey]
Jereme Knibbs: Tampa FL. Sponsors: Skatepark of Tampa, Altamont (flow), Nike SB(flow), Paradise, Toy Machine (flow), Thunder (flow), Bottoms Up Mfg. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Hometown hero, Jereme also works at Skatepark of Tampa. He went straight from the womb to skating Tampa Am VERT way back in 2002. All grow'd up now. [Vote for Jereme]
Jericho Smith: Las Vegas NV. Sponsors: Pharmacy, ATM, Iron Horse. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Pharmacy homie - been skating Tampa Am since 2008, got 51st last year. [Vote for Jericho]
Jimmy Mastrocolo: New Port Richie FL. Sponsors: Westsite, Sk8 Mafia (Flow), Emerica (Flow), Paradise Wheels, School Yard Skate Park. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jimmy's been in Tampa Am since 2008. His last one was 2010 where he got 93rd. Maybe it was the nightlife. Better luck this year, Jimmy. [Vote for Jimmy]
Joe Milazzo: Elgin IL. Sponsors: Harmony Skate Shop, No Coast Outre, RVCA, Stance. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Joe skated Damn Am Minneapolis back in 2010 and I'm sure has done a lot of growing up since then. Good luck in your first Tampa Am. [Vote for Joe]
Joel Mercier: Raleigh NC. Sponsors: Tork Trux (flow), Delicious Skate Shop, Mostic. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Joel got 73rd in Tampa Am 2010 and 52nd in Tampa Am 2011. Keep going with that trend up, Joel, and maybe we'll see you in the cut. [Vote for Joel]
John Baragwanath: Marathon FL. Sponsors: MIA, Bones (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: John fell off at Tampa Am last year at 103rd place, but killed it Clash of the Crews this year. [Vote for John]
John Fitzgerald: Glendora CA. Sponsors: Alien Workshop, Vans (Flow) Thunder, Spitfire, Pawnshop Skate. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: John skated Damn Ams back in 2009, then we didn't see him for a few years, at least in person. He then came through the Park for a Zero demo in 2011 full grown and skating like a man. Now it's John's first Tampa Am. Thanks for coming, John. [Vote for John]
John Gardner: Summitt NJ. Sponsors: Creature Skateboards, DC SHoes, NJ Skateshop, Domestics CLothing, Skate Jawn. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: John hasn't skated Tampa Am since 2008. Jeff Pang put him in this year. Welcome back, John. [Vote for John]
John Hill: Columbia SC. Sponsors: Bluetile, Birdhouse (flow), Converse (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: John is another SC local that we met at Red Bull Manny Mania in Charlotte back in 2010. He's been skating Damn Am Atlanta since and got 5th in the Finals there this year. It's John's first Tampa Am and he's spending it sleeping his his van in the lot. [Vote for John]
Jon Cosentino: Oakville Canada. Sponsors: Element Skateboards, Circa Canada, Nixon, Theeve (flow), Hurley, Dakine, CBMK Skatepark, Momentum (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jon has been ripping in Tampa Am since 2009. He was close to the cut last year at 25th. We'll see him in there this year, I think. He ended up in 3rd at Damn Am Huntington Beach, just missing the top two that gets you straight to the Semi's in Tampa Am. [Vote for Jon]
Jon Depoian aka Deezle: Kalamazoo Michigan. Sponsors: Reliance Skateboards, Jiberish Clothing, Destructo, Nixon (rep flow), Bones (rep flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We haven't seen Deezle since Damn Am Costa Mesa 2008. He's now here for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Jon]
Jon Scianneaux: Oviedo FL. Sponsors: Lakai (flow), Dickies (flow), Independent (flow), Spitfire (flow), Midtown Skatepark. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Jon is another Florida local who kills it at our local All Ages Contests. Last year he just missed the cut in Tampa Am at 19th. [Vote for Jon]
Jonathan Conde: Ft. Pierce FL. Sponsors: Undercover Skate Shop, Chocolate (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Got in Tampa Am last year with footage and ended up placing about half way down the list at 63rd. Ended up in 12th at Clash of the Crews this year. Welcome back to Tampa Am, Jonathan. [Vote for Jonathan]
Jonathon Reese: Minneapolis MN. Sponsors: Etnies, 3rd Lair. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: 37th in Tampa Am 2010. Been skating Damn Am since 2009. Made the Finals in Damn Am Minneapolis 2010. This is his second Tampa Am. [Vote for Jonathon]
Jordan Garland: Detroit MI. Sponsors: Transitions Skate Park, 8 and 9 Streetwear. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: One year drove to Damn Am Canada from Detroit and slept in the car. He's homies with Weezy. [Vote for Jordan]
Jordan Maxham: Barre VT. Sponsors: Warco Skateboards, Mountain Dew, Talent Skatepark, Fourstar (flow), Royal (flow), Nixon, Lakai, Raw Rolling Papers, Jessup, Quintin, Active, Skate Sauce. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Jordan first skated Damn Am back in 2005 out in Costa Mesa. Jordan kills it but tends to blow it in Tampa Am, being well past 100th place the last two years. He got 19th in 2009, though, just missing the cut. [Vote for Jordan]
Jorge Simões: Porto Portugal. Sponsors: DC Portugal, Kate Skate Shop, About Skateboards. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Been skating AmsterDamn Am for two years. Got 10th this year there. It's his first time in Tampa Am and from the looks of the SPoT Lifer's Choice Awards voting, he could be in the Semi-Finals if his skating doesn't get him there. [Vote for Jorge]
Jose David Velez: Medellin Colombia. Sponsors: Nike SB. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Jose, but Chris from MIA put him in so he must be legit. This is his first Tampa Am. His footage was ripping. He's both a jumper and a manny champ. [Vote for Jose David]
Josh Baldwin: Las Vegas NV. Sponsors: Globe, Cliche, Silver, Pharmacy. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Josh has been skating Damn Am Woodward West for a couple years. He got 55th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Josh]
Josh Love: Dallas Texas. Sponsors: Ipath, Orion, Satori, Index Skateshop, Footprint Insoles. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We met Josh at Damn Am Minneapolis in 2009. He ended up in 44th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Josh]
Josiah Gatlyn: Goldsboro NC. Sponsors: Zero, Theeve, Dvs, RVCA, Usko Headwear, Mica Watches, Ashbury, Gatorade . Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating Damn Am since 2007. Got 30th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Josiah]
JP Oliveira: Sao Paulo Brazil. Sponsors: HD Clothing. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Our Brazilian homie who travels the world with us. From Copenhagen to South Africa to Woodward West, he's been there. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for JP]
JP Souza: Curitiba Brazil. Sponsors: Lakai, Diamond, Chocolate (flow), LB Skateshop, Venture (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: JP's always just missing the cut. Maybe it's his time this year with the new jam format. He got 30th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for JP]
Julian Christianson: Denver CO. Sponsors: Finesse Skateboards, Stelth Headwear DC, 303 CLFX Boardshop, Royal Stain Group Clothing. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Julian ended up in 6th last year at Damn Am Woodward West and has been skating our events since 2009. His last Tampa Am was 2010 where he got 7th in the Finals. Broke his arm right before Tampa Am last year and couldn't skate. [Vote for Julian]
Julian Stinnett: La Mesa CA. Sponsors: Flip (flow), Sun Diego. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Skated Damn Am Woodward last two years. Got 16th in Semi-Finals this year and 2012 is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Julian]
Julien Gagnon: Montreal Quebec. Sponsors: Huh Clothing, Axis Skateshop, Technical Skateboard, Taz skatepark, Vans. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Made the Finals at Damn Am Canada this year in 10th and is now coming for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Julien]
Justin Damer: Washington DC. Sponsors: Foundation, Pig Wheels, Elite Boardshop/Palace 5ive, Dekline Footwear, Alchemy Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Justin got 18th in the Semi-Finals last year in his first Tampa Am. I'm sure we'll see him in there again. [Vote for Justin]
Kanaan Dern: Orlando FL. Sponsors: GSZ, Vendetta Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: You can find Kanaan ripping in the All Ages Contests here at SPoT and now he's in for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Kanaan]
Karsten Kleppan: Oslo Norway. Sponsors: Element, Lakai, Matix, Session Skate Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: We first met at AmsterDamn Am 2008, after which he came to Tampa and got 21st last year. Watch for Karsten in the cut again this year. [Vote for Karsten]
Keith Walsh: Dublin Ireland. Sponsors: Real Jeans, Red Bull, Supra, G1 Shop, GTF Skate. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Keith first skated Tampa Am in 2008. He got 64th in 2010 and skipped last year. Maybe the break will help him make the cut this time. [Vote for Keith]
Kevin Baekkel: Hamar Norway. Sponsors: Emerica, Creature, Burn Energy drink, Independent, Junkyard.no. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Kevin]
Kevin Bradley: Los Angeles CA. Sponsors: Emerica, Altamont, Supreme, Cliche. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Kevin got 18th at Damn Am Woodward West this year. It's his first Tampa Am. He's here with the Dwindle crew put in Tampa Am by James Craig. [Vote for Kevin]
Kevin Liedtke: Douglassville PA. Sponsors: Birdhouse (flow), Dekline (flow), Thunder (flow), Spitfire (flow), Swiss (flow), Ambler Skate Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Kevin got 8th in Damn Am Canada this year and 18th in Tampa Am last year. Time for a headshot update. [Vote for Kevin]
Kevin Love: Virginia Beach VA. Sponsors: DC, Girl/Chocolate, Spitfire, Thunder, Cardinal Skate Shop, Brostyle. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Put in by DC TM Jimmy Astleford. I don't know him, but maybe after this weekend, we all will. [Vote for Kevin]
Kevin Phelps: Groton CT. Sponsors: 7 Ply Skate Shop, Autobahn Wheels (flow), DC Shoes (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Blew it in Tampa Am last year at 89th place, but Kevin rips and maybe he'll shine in this year's new jam format for the Qualifiers. [Vote for Kevin]
Kevin Sikes: Deltona FL. Sponsors: Graffiti Skate Zone, World Industries. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: A regular in the Finals of our local All Ages Sponsored Divisions, Kevin first skated Damn Am in 2009. Just missed the Finals at Damn Am Atlanta this year ending up in 11th. You should see him in the cut in Tampa Am for sure. [Vote for Kevin]
Kevin Terpening: Canton OH. Sponsors: Alien Workshop, Dickies, Spitfire, Independent, Val Surf, HUF. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Kevin seems to come to Tampa Am every three years. His first was in 2006, then he came in 2009, and is here for his third time in 2012. [Vote for Kevin]
Kevin Tierney: Queens NY. Sponsors: Zoo York, HUF, Supreme, Bronze Hardware. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I don't know Kevin, but he's had a little bit of coverage in the mags here and there. Zoo York put him in for his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Kevin]
Kyle Walker: Oklahoma City OK. Sponsors: Volcom, Thunder, Spitfire, Real, Vans, Active, Happy Hour. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Kyle skated his first Damn Am at Costa Mesa in 2007. It's been a pleasure watching him grow up and get so damn good. Three years later in 2010, Kyle won Damn Am Costa Mesa. In 2011 Damn Am Woodward West. Kyle's no contest skater, he's just super good. [Vote for Kyle]
Kyron Davis: Harrow UK. Sponsors: Nike SB, Cliche(flow), Supreme. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I don't know Kyron and this is his first Tampa Am. Put in by Scuba Steve at Nike. Looking forward to the ripping. [Vote for Kyron]
Lacey Baker: Covina CA. Sponsors: Billabong, Indy, Bones (flow), Pawn Shop Skate, Vans (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: One of only two girls in Tampa Am this year, Lacey has a better hardflip than you. She won the XGames Womens this year, too. Lacey's been skating Damn Am since 2005. [Vote for Lacey]
Larry Schmidt: Manasquan NJ. Sponsors: ...Lost, Pig, Belmar Pro Skateboard Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Larry has been skating our events since 2008. He got 84th in Tampa Am last year. His dad Meatface is always backing his travels to Damn Am and Tampa Am. [Vote for Larry]
Lee Yankou: Toronto Ontario, Canada. Sponsors: Think Skateboards, Osiris Shoes, OJ Wheels, Ezekiel, Indy, CBMK Skatepark, Dakine. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Lee has been skating Tampa Am since 2005. All I keep thinking of is when he used to always wear red pants. He hasn't been to Tampa since 2008, but you've seen plenty of mag coverage of him since then. [Vote for Lee]
Leo Heinert: New York NY. Sponsors: TORRO! SKATEBOARDS NYC, DC Shoes, After Midnight Clothing, Rock Star Bearings, Savage Urethane and CD Skate Shop, Trophy Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Put in by Rodney Torres, Leo has been coming to our events for a couple years now. [Vote for Leo]
Liam McCabe: Rumson NJ. Sponsors: ERGO (flow), DC (flow), Bones (flow), Powell (flow), Belmar Pro Skate Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Nearly broke the 100th place mark at Tampa Am last year, but ripped at Damn Am Canada and got 13th. Also won the High Kickflip Contest there. [Vote for Liam]
Logan Summers: Salt Lake City UT. Sponsors: Blindside Shop. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Logan]
London Davis: Chicago IL. Sponsors: Bones Wheels, Asylum Skatepark, Etnies, Powell boards, KLEN, Timzsb . Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: London made the cut in Damn Am Atlanta last year and ended up 28th in Tampa Am. This is his second Tampa Am. [Vote for London]
Louie Lopez: Hawthorne CA. Sponsors: Flip Skateboards, Volcom, Indy, Ricta, Mob Grip, Vitamin Water, Momentum Ride Shop, Bones Swiss. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Louie turned a lot of heads when we first saw him skate at Damn Am Minneapolis in 2006. He's been joined at the hip with Curren Caples on all these travels around the world since then with us. Louie got 4th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Louie]
Lucas Erlebach: Boise ID. Sponsors: Prestige Skateshop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Made the cut at Damn Am Woodward West last year, then came to Tampa Am and blew it at 83rd. This is his second year. [Vote for Lucas]
Lui Elliott: Pasadena CA. Sponsors: HUF, Diamond, Supreme. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Lui]
Luke Hampton: Moorhead MN. Sponsors: Orion, Laced, Emerica (flow), Youth Shelter Skate Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Got 2nd in Tampa Am 2011 behind Trevor Colden. Luke's been skating Damn Am since 2009. [Vote for Luke]
Luke Taylor: Dana Point CA. Sponsors: Team BK, Fourstar, Lakai, Laguna Surf and Sport, Alein Workshop (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Luke's never skated Damn Am or Tampa Am and I don't know him, but when Kelly Bird puts you in, you're doing something right. Looking forward to seeing Luke skate Tampa Am. [Vote for Luke]
Major Jones: Oakland CA. Sponsors: CCS, DGK, LRG, Spitfire, Thunder, Lakai, 510. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Put in by our homie Paul K at CCS, it's Major's first Tampa Am. A career in hip hop might work with that name if skating doesn't work out. He had ripping footage. Looking forward to seeing him skate in person. [Vote for Major]
Mark Suciu: Saratoga CA. Sponsors: Habitat, Adidas, Atlas Skateshop, SML Wheels, Thunder Trucks, RVCA. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: When Mark first showed up at Tampa Am in 2009, he blew minds, turned a lot of heads, and qualified 1st, ending up in 9th in the Finals. Now if you don't know who he is, you're under a rock. 2010 was Mark's last Tampa Am. Welcome back, Mark! [Vote for Mark]
Markus Jalaber: Clearwater FL. Sponsors: ERGO (flow), Skatepark of Tampa, DC (flow), Paradise Wheels (flow), Pistol Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Local killah. Markus will likely be in the Finals. [Vote for Markus]
Marshall LaFrance: Jacksonville FL. Sponsors: Sunrise Surf Shop, Matix, DVS, Mellow Mushroom. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Show Marshall a transition and place some disco and you'll get the craziest coping dance you've ever seen. He's killing it like that. He got 40th at Damn Am Atlanta this year and 39th at Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Marshall]
Mason Silva: Manhattan Beach CA. Sponsors: Element, Autobahn, Etnies. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Blew it in Tampa Am last year at 75th, but he made the cut at Damn Am Woodward. Mason's back for his second Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Mason]
Matt Beaton: Turlock CA. Sponsors: Connetic. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Matt has skated Damn Am Woodward West the past couple years and makes the trip to Tampa Am for his first time this year. [Vote for Matt]
Matt Call: Palm Bay FL. Sponsors: GSZ(Graffiti Skate Zone), Demon Seed Skateboards, Mom. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: This is Matt's first Tampa Am, put in by our pal Dan at Graffiti Skate Zone. [Vote for Matt]
Matt Finley: Boynton Beach FL. Sponsors: Skates USA, etnies, Felony Skateboards, CCS. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Matt's been near the top of our local All Ages Contest Sponsored Divisions and graduates to his first Tampa Am this year with the backing of CCS who put him in. [Vote for Matt]
Matt Fisher: American Fork UT. Sponsors: Milo Sport, Habitat (flow), Bones (flow), Dizm Eyewear, Ace, CCS, Discrete. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Just missed the cut in Tampa Am 2011 at 21st, Matt is another friend we first met at DC King of Chicago while freezing to death. [Vote for Matt]
Matt Gottwig: Los Angeles CA. Sponsors: Huf, Think Skateboards, Skate Sauce, 35th North, Diamond. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I don't know Matt. HUF put him in Tampa Am for his first time this year. [Vote for Matt]
Matt LeMond: Santa Monica CA. Sponsors: Sugar Skate Co., 9 Star, Rogue Status, CCS. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Another one from our homie Paul K's crew of CCS ams. Matt just missed the cut in Tampa Am 2010 at 18th place. [Vote for Matt]
Matt Mendenhall: Tehachapi CA. Sponsors: World, Emerica, Pig, Pharmacy, Pile Hardware, Split. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We just met Matt his year at Damn Am Woodward West where he came with the World crew. He's here for his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Matt]
Matt Militano: Douglassville PA. Sponsors: Stacks, Lakai (Flow), Autobahn (Flow), Royal (Flow), RipnDip, Fairman's Skateshop, Pile hardware. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Matt got 72nd in his first Tampa Am two years ago and then got 31st last year. 15 more spots up and he's in the cut this year. [Vote for Matt]
Matt Zicopula: New York NY. Sponsors: Pharmacy. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Matt has the title of DFL for Tampa Am last year after he ended up at the bottom of the pile in Friday's qualifiers. Who cares because if Pharmacy is backing you, you're first in my book. Better luck this year, Matt. [Vote for Matt]
Max Catasus: Melbourne FL. Sponsors: Filtrate Eye Wear, Relience Skateboards, Catalyst Shop, Tork, Neff, Ride Nature. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Max has been killing it in the Sponsored Divisions of our local All Ages Contests here at SPoT and this year is his time to step it up for his first Tampa am. [Vote for Max]
Maxime Geronzi: Perpigan France. Sponsors: Nike SB, Cliche, Official, Spitfire, Indy. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating AmsterDamn Am since 2006 and Tampa Am since 2007. 24th at AmsterDamn Am this year. [Vote for Maxime]
Michael Davis: Portland OR. Sponsors: Nike (flow), Indy (flow), CCS, Diamond (flow), Birdhouse, Nixon, Bones, Poor Boys. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Got in Tampa Am last year with some mind blowing footage. I thought he had a chance at winning it just from seeing his video. He ended up qualifying 7th then got 30th overall. This is his second Tampa Am. Just released a ripping new part on Ride Channel. [Vote for Michael]
Michael Powley: NYC NY. Sponsors: Shut, DC Shoes, Quintin Co, OJ Wheels (Flow), UXA, Crif Dogs, The Hundreds. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Jeff Pang's been hooking him up for years and now he's coming to Tampa for his first Tampa Am in 2012. [Vote for Michael]
Micky Papa: Vancouver BC. Sponsors: Plan B, DC, RDS, One Love Shop, FKD, Silver, Bones, Nixon, Markisa. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Several people think Micky is going to win Tampa Am, me included. [Vote for Micky]
Mike Krok: Detroit MI. Sponsors: PLUSkateboarding. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Another ripper we first met at DC King of Chicago back in 2009. I get cold every time I think of that weekend. [Vote for Mike]
Miles Canevello: McHenry IL. Sponsors: Spun, Mt Dew. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Miles has been skating Damn Am since 2006 and backing all our events since then. He rips but he's been a little short of the cut on the last few. Let's see you in there, Miles. [Vote for Miles]
Miles Silvas: Sacramento CA. Sponsors: Lakai (flow), Royal (flow), LRG (flow), Organika, Bones. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: This is Miles' third Tampa Am. He go 21st in 2010 and 20th in 2011. Keep it going on the upward trend. [Vote for Miles]
Misha Kreker: Haifa Israel. Sponsors: Element (Israel). Skating on Friday. [Vote for Misha]
Mohamed Saouti: Gent Belgium. Sponsors: Enjoi, 1st8 Skate Shop, Circa, Indy, Ricta. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating AmsterDamn Am since 2006 and finally making it to his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Mohamed]
Na-Kel Allah Smith: LA CA. Sponsors: Real (FLOW), Diamond (flow), Spitfire, Thunder, Lakai, Supreme. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Is Na-Kel going to bring Earl Sweatshirt and the OF crew with him to Tampa? It's Na-Kel's first Tampa Am. He got 52nd in Damn Am Woodward West last year. [Vote for Na-Kel Allah]
Nassim Guammaz: Netherlands . Sponsors: Vans, Spitfire, Element Europe, Thunder, Volcom Europe, BenG Skate Shop, Monster, Stance. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We first met Nassim at AmsterDamn Am in 2007 and have seen him around the world killing it with his signature backside 360 ever since. He got 40th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Nassim]
Nick Franklin: Griffin GA. Sponsors: Hazard County. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Nick]
Nick Tucker: San Diego CA. Sponsors: Expedition Skateboards, Supra Footwear,Primitive, Diamond Supply Co., Nixon Watches, Grizzly Griptape, 9Five Eyewear, Bones Wheels, Andale Bearings, Remind, Dakine, Stance. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Nick's been skating Damn Am since 2006. Last year at Tampa Am he got 3rd in Best Trick for a 360 flip backside 180 down the gap. [Vote for Nick]
Nick Wallace: Dunedin FL. Sponsors: Westside Skateshop , Murder Ride, 187 Killer Pads, DVS, Matix, Bones (flow), Pistol Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Nick is another baby ATV that will grow up and skate past you before you know it. It's his first Tampa Am and my mission is to get his headshot updated without that helmet. [Vote for Nick]
Nick Zizzo: Naples Florida. Sponsors: Brixton, Etnies, Usko, Pharmacy. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Nick's a Florida local that transplanted to Vegas last I heard. He made the cut at 19th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Nick]
Nicolas Ferrando: Santiago Chile. Sponsors: Circa, The Pill Company, Burn Energy Drink, Damnpop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Coming with this Chile homies. We're going to have some Pico Sours when they get here and they have tons of friends back in Chile watching the webcast. They'll be right there next to you at the bar all weekend, too. [Vote for Nicolas]
Niels Bennett: Pensacola FL. Sponsors: DC (flow) , Stance (flow) , Waterboyz Skate Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: An old friend of Brian and Ryan put this kid in. Footage was decent. We'll see how he does in his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Niels]
Nolan Waller: Toronto Canada. Sponsors: Hammer Skate Shop, Quiksilver (flow), Krooked (flow), Word Zine, Emerica (flow), Skate Loft. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First met at King of Vancouver in 2009. Blew it last year in Tampa Am and broke the 100th place marker, but has been ripping in Damn Am Canada the last couple years. [Vote for Nolan]
Norman Woods: Los Angeles CA. Sponsors: Armourdillo, War Co, Autobahn, Venture, ERGO, Monster, Fresh Army Hardware, Active, Supra. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: The black DJ Wade. [Vote for Norman]
Paris Laurenti: Buenos Aries Argentina. Sponsors: Nike SB, Flip Skateboards, Independent Trucks, Ricta Wheels, Mob Grip, Orbital Eyewear, Tree Skateshop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Put in by Scuba Steve at Nike SB. I don't know Paris, but if Scuba's putting him in, he's going to be good. Keep an eye out. [Vote for Paris]
Pat Shaefer: Jacksonville FL. Sponsors: Sunrise Skate, DGK (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Pat regularly kills it in our local All Ages Contests. His first Tampa Am last year landed him in 86th place, but I'm sure he won practice. [Vote for Pat]
Patrick Donivan: Derby Kansas. Sponsors: Creature (flow), Osiris (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Patrick is back for his second Tampa Am this year after we first met him at Damn Am Woodward West last year. [Vote for Patrick]
Patrick Swiggs: Carlsbad CA. Sponsors: Cliche' (flow), Globe (flow), Republik of Kalifornia. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: 21st in Tampa Am last year, just a few spots away from the cut. [Vote for Patrick]
Paul Flores: Lake Elsinore CA. Sponsors: Active, Warco Skateboards, Mexico, Kush Pops, Lakai. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Our favorite Mexican who has been backing all our events for years. Could possibly qualify as the Mexican DJ Wade. [Vote for Paul]
Paul Hart: Jacksonville FL. Sponsors: 8103Clothing, Cliche, Globe, Vestal, Bones, FootPrint Insoles, Sunrise SkateShop, MonaVie. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Made the Finals at Damn Am Huntington Beach this year after almost missing the whole contest from being stuck in lame LA traffic. Been skating Tampa Am since 2008. [Vote for Paul]
Pedro Cruz: San Juan PR. Sponsors: Skateboard Federation of Puerto Rico. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I don't know Pedro. He's in our homie Orlando's crew of Puerto Rican rippers. It's his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Pedro]
Piro Sierra: Tampa FL. Sponsors: Westside, Hopps, Paradise Wheels, Bottoms Up Mfg, Cruizees, Grandma (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Smelled like Reservoir Bar at check-in last year, 4pm. Maybe the same this year, but he's still going to kill it. Vote him into the Semi-Finals! [Vote for Piro]
PJ Castellano: Tampa Florida. Sponsors: Westside Skateshop, Cruizies. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: PJ's another SPoT local riding for our friends at Westside. His last Tampa Am was in 2008 where he got 85th. He's better than that. Make the cut this year, PJ. [Vote for PJ]
Raney Beres: San Antonio TX. Sponsors: Indy (flow), Spitfire, Anti-Hero, Vans (flow). Skating on Saturday. [Vote for Raney]
Raymond Feaste aka RayRay: Tampa FL. Sponsors: Skatepark of Tampa. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: RayRay has the most hours logged skating at SPoT. He's been skating Tampa Am since 2009 and got 38th last year. Ask him why we went to jail in New Orleans on a recent SPoT road trip to Texas. [Vote for Raymond]
Reese Salken: Newport News VA. Sponsors: Cardinal Skate Shop, Foundation (Flow), Dekline (Flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: We met Reese this year at Damn Am Atlanta and now he's making the trip to Tampa for his the first time. [Vote for Reese]
Reggie Kelly: Columbus GA. Sponsors: Reveal Skateboards, Felony Wheels, Bender Hardward, Coocoo's Nest Skate Shop, Hazard County Skatepark, Krew (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First met him at Mind the Gap in Damn Am Atlanta 2011. He worked his ass off to hardflip the gap and frontside 360 it. His first Tampa Am was last year where he got 100th. Nowhere to go but up for this year. [Vote for Reggie]
Rene Perez: Miami FL. Sponsors: MIA, Bronze. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Rene's first Tampa Am was back in 2009. He got 74th in 2010. [Vote for Rene]
Riley Stevens: Phoenix AZ. Sponsors: Black Label Skateboards, Nike SB, Indy, Film Bot Grip Tape, Spitfire, Transitions Skate Shop, Roughneck Hardward, The Wunga, Flannel Street. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Riley's been destroying at Coastal Carnage every year. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Riley]
Robby Kirkland: Tampa FL. Sponsors: Skatepark of Tampa, Shaqueefa, Axion, DGK, Deck Specks, Cruizees. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Has Florida tatted on his forehead. Ripping part in the Shaqueefa Mixtape that just dropped. [Vote for Robby]
Rodrigo Albuquerque: Cascais Portugal. Sponsors: Quiksilver Europe, TMN, Eastpak Portugal. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Rodrigo has been skating AmsterDamn Am for a couple years now and is here for his second Tampa Am. 77th last year. [Vote for Rodrigo]
Ronnie Kessner: Little Egg Harbor NJ. Sponsors: Circa (flow), Jetty Clothing, Kinetic, Habitat, Small. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Ronnie got 57th in Tampa Am last year and has skated Damn Am Atlanta and Canada, where he got 12th in the Finals. From first looks, he's got a serious chance of making the cut through the SPoT Lifer's voting thing. [Vote for Ronnie]
Ryan Cooper: Chatanooga TN. Sponsors: Comfort Skate Shop, Emerica, Foundation, Paradise Wheel Co.. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Ryan got 6th in the Damn Am Atlanta Finals this year that secured him his spot in his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Ryan]
Ryan Reyes: Costa Mesa CA. Sponsors: Creature, Insight clothing, Ipath, Bones wheels, Drive Bones Nation, Krochet Kids, Glassy, Board Shop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: We first met Ryan back in 2006 when he skated Damn Am Costa Mesa. He has grown into a serious tranny ripper, getting 19th in Coastal Carnage this year. He hasn't been to Tampa since 2008 where he got 24th. [Vote for Ryan]
Ryan Thompson: Katy TX. Sponsors: Silver, FKD, Tavik Clothing, Kingpin Skate Shop, Real(flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Ryan's been skating Damn Am since 2008 and this year is his first Tampa Am. Made the cut in Damn Am Costa Mesa 2010 and ended up in 21st. [Vote for Ryan]
Ryan Townley: Anaheim Hills CA. Sponsors: Civillian Skateboards, Libery Board SHop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Ryan got 17th at Damn Am Woodward West this year. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Ryan]
Sam Hampton: Langley Canada. Sponsors: Coastal Riders, Cons, Hurley Clothing, Skullcandy, Arnette, Neff Headwear. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: We met Sam at DC King of Vancouver back in 2009. He's been skating Damn Am Canada since then and got 9th in 2010. He's finally here for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Sam]
Sandro Moral: Mar del Plata Argentina. Sponsors: DC, Volcom, Woodoo Skateboards, SkullCandy, Infinit, Independent, Casi Nuevo. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Put in by DC in Argentina. This is Sandro's first Tampa Am. His footage is looking good. We'll see how he does. [Vote for Sandro]
Scott Borkowski: Toronto Canada. Sponsors: Freedom Fighters Skateboards, CJ's skatepark, The Baitshop, Cons (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Skated Damn Am Canada the last couple years and this year at Tampa Am is his first. I wonder if it's as hard for a Canadian to come to the US as it is for an American to go to Canada? [Vote for Scott]
Scott DeCenzo: Delta BC Canada. Sponsors: Plan B, Indy, CCS, RDS Clothing, Arnette, Monster. Skating on Saturday. [Vote for Scott]
Scotty Mcdade: San Francisco CA. Sponsors: Effigy, Fairman's, Deluxe (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: I don't know Scotty and this is his first Tampa Am. I let him in this one based on some ripping footage his shop sent in. [Vote for Scotty]
Sean Davis: Naperville IL. Sponsors: Real (flow), Spitfire (flow), Thunder (flow), DC Shoes (flow), Jerics Skateshop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Sean was put in by Darin, the TM at Deluxe. I don't know him and it's his first Tampa Am, but it's always a pleasure to see new dudes from the Deluxe camp. Looking forward to seeing Sean skate for sure. [Vote for Sean]
Sean Murphy: Los Angeles CA. Sponsors: Stereo, Brixton, HUF. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Brixton put Sean in this year for his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Sean]
Sean Powderly: Baltimore MD. Sponsors: VU Skateshop (View). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: First met in Damn Am Minneapolis 2009. Skated with this brother, Brian, this year in Maryland at a backyard mini. [Vote for Sean]
Sebo Walker: Salem OR. Sponsors: Stacks, Lakai, Autobahn, Cal's Pharmacy, Altamont, We Drink Water. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Sebo skated Damn Am back in 2007 in Costa Mesa. When we met him a couple years later, he was holding it down in LA living in a deluxe house-van. This year his ollie impossible smith grind on the big hubba at Damn Am Huntington Beach blew minds. [Vote for Sebo]
Shawn Hale: Joplin Missouri. Sponsors: Ergo, Birdhouse, Indy, Krochet Kids, Dakine, Spitfire, Glassy, Gatorade, Globe (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Shawn qualified first in Tampa Am last year and ended up 5th in the Finals. He's the champ of backside noseblunts on quarters and has been skating Tampa Am since 2006. [Vote for Shawn]
Shawn Turner: Chicago IL. Sponsors: Character Skateboards, Wellborn Clothing, Lakai, Small Town Skate Shop, Street Ice Wax, Alchemy Grip. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: First met at DC King of Chicago in 2009, freezing to death. 25th in Tampa Am 2011. He rips and has a SPoT Life tattoo! [Vote for Shawn]
Spencer Lau: Neptune Beach FL. Sponsors: Vans (Flow), Nixon, Sunrise, Red Bull, Santa Cruz (flow), Paradise Wheels, Matix, Mellow Mushroom. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Been skating SPoT events since 2005. First Damn Am was in 2006 at Minneapolis. Got 6th in AmsterDamn Am 2010 Finals. [Vote for Spencer]
Steven Breeding: San Diego CA. Sponsors: Sun Diego, Ten Racks Skateboards. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: This is Steven's first Tampa Am. He skated Damn Am Woodward West this year where we first met. [Vote for Steven]
Stevie Perez: North Hollywood CA. Sponsors: Chocolate, Lakai, Dickies, Spitfire, Thunder, Val Surf, Diamond Supply Co.. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: During the premiere of Pretty Sweet in Tampa, all the old guys were cheering for Stevie's intro that spanned three decades of skateboarding history and styles. Amazing. Stevie first skated Damn Am in 2009 in Costa Mesa. He got 15th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Stevie]
Tanner VanVark: Andover MN. Sponsors: 3rd Lair, Fallen (flow), World Industries (flow), Bones. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Mark from 3rd Lair put him in. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Tanner]
Taylor Beatty: Vero Beach , FL. Sponsors: Undercover Skateshop. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Won the last Girls division Harvest Jam at SPoT. [Vote for Taylor]
Taylor Bray: Weatherford TX. Sponsors: BETA SKATEBOARDS, Alliance Skateparks, Rhythm Skateshop, DC, Red Bull. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Saw one too many flyouts in his video footage to get into Damn Am a few years ago. Apparently he's better now. This is Taylor's first Tampa Am. Don't be that backflip 50-50 kid! [Vote for Taylor]
Taylor McClung: Huntington Beach CA. Sponsors: DC, Expedition, United Board Shop, Venture, Gold, Garage Skate Shop, Skull Candy, JSLV. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Taylor's first skated Damn Am back in 2008. Shortly after discovered he had a ripping brother that took us a while to be able to tell them apart. Wait, there's three of them? Yep, Taylor got 31st in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Taylor]
Taylor Smith: Carlsbad CA. Sponsors: Vans, Independent, Foundation, Spitfire, RVCA. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Taylor was a little baby crop duster cab flipping tyke when we first met him at Damn Am 2003 when he skated the vert contest. Wow, 10 years ago now. He grew up and got amazing. So good to see that. 22nd in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Taylor]
Thalente Biyela: Durban South Africa. Sponsors: LRG, Cliché. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Got 11th at the Maloof Money Cup Am in South Africa where we first met him this year. We invited him over for his first Tampa Am after that. [Vote for Thalente]
Thomas Dritsas: Raleigh NC. Sponsors: Vertical Urge, DC (flow), Street Ice. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Put in Jeff Pang at DC and our friends at Vertical Urge Skate Shop. I don't know Thomas, but he's backed by the right people and I'm looking forward to seeing him in his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Thomas]
Tiago Antunes Correa aka Picomano: Minas Gerais Brazil. Sponsors: Blunt Skatepark. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Picomano sent footage to get in Damn Am Woodward West this year where he blew us away with his inward heelflip lipslide on the rail and won Best Trick there. He's one of the nicest and most appreciative dudes I've met. Looking forward to having him here. [Vote for Tiago]
Tiago Lemos Soares: Jaguariuna Brazil. Sponsors: DC Shoes Brazil, BLVD, Silver. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Tiago showed up at AmsterDamn Am in 2010 and blew minds. He qualified 1st and ended up 3rd in the Finals and 2nd in Best Trick. He didn't make the cut last year in his first Tampa Am, but this year, he's got it. Thanks Red Bull for getting him here! [Vote for Tiago]
Tiago Lopes: Lisbon Portugal. Sponsors: Element, Von Zipper, Etnies. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: First met at AmsterDamn Am in 2010. 36th in AmsterDamn Am this year. First Tampa Am was last year where the butterflies must have set in and caused 97th place. Better luck this year. [Vote for Tiago]
Tim Zom: Rotterdam Netherlands. Sponsors: Ben G, Skate Mental, Nike SB, Independent Trucks. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: One of my favorite damn foreigners, we first met Tim at AmsterDamn Am 2006. 37th in Tampa Am last year. I hope we see him in the cut this year. [Vote for Tim]
Timmy Johnson: Chicago IL. Sponsors: Uprise Skate Shop, Bluetown Skateboards, Nike, Rockstar Bearings, Kangol. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: This is Timmy's first Tampa Am. We first met at DC King of Chicago in his hometown back in 2009. [Vote for Timmy]
Timmy D Johnson: St. Paul MN. Sponsors: 3rd Lair, etnies (flow), RVCA (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating Tampa Am since 2009 where he blew it hard and got 96th. Got 15th at last year's Damn Am Woodward West, 62nd in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Timmy D]
TJ Harris: Orlando FL. Sponsors: Expedition (flow), LRG (flow), DC (flow), Midtown Skatepark, Gold Wheels (flow), Grizzly Grip, Diamond Supply Co. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: TJ's a Florida local who first skated Tampa Am back in 2010. He got 56th last year and skates our local All Ages Contests, too. [Vote for TJ]
Tom Remillard: San Diego CA. Sponsors: Expedition One, Ace Trucks, CONS, Diamond, Route 44, Spitfire, Dickies, Stance Socks, Daf, Bones Swiss. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Tom won Coastal Carnage last year and has been skating Tampa Am since 2007. [Vote for Tom]
Tony Christopher: Detroit MI. Sponsors: Tyrant Skate Co, People Skate and Snow, AZPX. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Homies with Dustin Blauvelt and traveling to Tampa Am with him for his first one. I don't have any info on Tony yet. Good luck! [Vote for Tony]
Tony Karr: Los Angeles CA. Sponsors: Stereo, Nike SB, Ashbury Eyewear, Heel Bruise, Brooklyn Projects, Pile Hardware. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Tony hasn't skated Tampa Am since 2009, but he made it to three Damn Am's this year. Thanks for coming back to Tampa, Tony. [Vote for Tony]
Travis Erickson: Madison WI. Sponsors: Santa Cruz, Nike, Krux, OJ, Alumni Board Shop, Bottoms Up Mfg. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: 48th in Tampa Am last year, Travis is back for another this year with the Nike team. [Vote for Travis]
Travis Glover: Atlanta GA. Sponsors: Zoo York, Mountain Dew, Force Trucks, Ambush Skateshop, Altamont, Gold. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First skated Tampa Am back in 2007 where he killed it the Qualifiers and got 9th, ending up in 33rd for the Semi-Finals. Made the cut at Damn Am Atlanta earlier this year. [Vote for Travis]
Trent Hazelwood: Richmond VA. Sponsors: 1031, Emerica (flow), Krew (flow), Theeve (flow), Landshark, CCS. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Won this year's CCS Am Project for a ripping video part he put together. Skated ATL Damn Am but blew it. We'll see for Tampa 2012. [Vote for Trent]
Trevor Colden: Virginia Beach VA. Sponsors: Emerica, Mystery, Thunder, Spitfire, Dakine, Active, Brostyle, Bones Swiss. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Trevor won Tampa Am last year. He's another one we met at DC King of Chicago in 2009. It was cold! [Vote for Trevor]
Trevor McClung: Huntington Beach CA. Sponsors: etnies, United Boardshop, Plan B, Plan B clothing, Bones, Venture. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Trevor]
Troy Betances: West Palm FL. Sponsors: LRG, Kontrol Wheels, DVS, CCS. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Paul Shier put him in Tampa Am this year. Got 57th last year, 92nd in 2009. [Vote for Troy]
Troy Cobucci: Atlanta GA. Sponsors: Stratosphere Skateboards, Converse (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Backed by Grant Taylor's shop in ATL, got 82nd in Tampa Am last year. Some comedy club sent out a press release about him being in Tampa Am: The Laughing Skull Lounge Becomes the First Comedy Club to Sponsor a Skateboarder. [Vote for Troy]
Ty Peterson: Edmonton Alberta Canada. Sponsors: West 49, Four Wheels, Theeve Trucks (Canada), Blind Skateboards, Globe. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Ty got 15th in Damn Am Canada this year and also ripped at Take the Cake in Montreal. Last year he got 44th in Tampa Am. [Vote for Ty]
Tyler Hunger: Sarasota FL. Sponsors: World Industries (flow), The Compound Board Shop, Payne Skate Park/Sk8Skool, Skate-Aid, Deuce, Colossus Apparel. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: We've watched Tyler grow up here at SPoT. When he was a little pad baby, all his little tyke homies were doing blunt nosegrabs while he was doing regular blunt fakies. We knew he would grow up good and he has. This is Tyler's second Tampa Am. [Vote for Tyler]
Tyler Pacheco aka Manchild: Santa Clarita CA. Sponsors: Blind, Billabong, Val Surf Skate Shop, Vans (flow), Autobahn (flow), Indy (flow), Paradox. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Rodney Johnson first brought Manchild around back in 2009 to Damn Am Coasta Mesa where he was everyone's instant favorite. He's all grow'd up now but will never shed the nickname. He got 70th in Tampa Am last year. [Vote for Tyler]
Tyler Thomas: Baltimore MD. Sponsors: Charm City Skatepark, Gatorade, 5 Boro (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Tyler's been to Damn Am Minneapolis, Woodward West, and Atlanta. He just missed the cut in Atlanta this year and hopefully will make up for that at his first Tampa Am this year. [Vote for Tyler]
Tyshawn Jones: Bronx NY. Sponsors: Toy Machine (flow), Supreme, Spitfire (flow), Thunder (flow), Bones Bearings (flow), Emerica (flow), Stance. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Tyshawn got 35th in his first Damn Am this year in Atlanta. This is his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Tyshawn]
Tyson Bowerbank: Salt Lake UT. Sponsors: BC Surf and Sport, Darkstar, Monster, Bones, Globe. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Tyson's been skating Damn Am and Tampa Am since 2006 and is another one we've watched grow up and destroy over the years. He skated Tampa Am Vert back in 2007. Ha, wow. He just missed the cut to the Finals last year in Tampa Am and got 11th. [Vote for Tyson]
Uncle Sam Bellipanni: Beverly Hills FL. Sponsors: Converse (flow). Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Sam kills it and works here at SPoT. This is his first Tampa Am and I think we'll see him in the cut. His mom named him Uncle Sam with him being the first in the family born on the dirt here. [Vote for Uncle Sam]
Uriel Esquivias: Hawthorne CA. Sponsors: Mt Dew, CCS, Almost, Fourstar (flow), Royal, Nike SB (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Uriel hasn't been to Tampa Am since 2009 where he got 62nd. Welcome back! [Vote for Uriel]
Vince Duran: San Francisco CA. Sponsors: World, Ezekiel, Small Wheels, Filmbot, Huf, Marquisa. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: First met at Damn Am Woodward this year where he made the cut at 27th. Our friends at World put him in Tampa Am this year for his first time. [Vote for Vince]
Vinnie Thomas: Houston TX. Sponsors: CCS, Krooked (flow) Kr3w, Adidas, Thunder Trucks (flow), Spitfire (flow), HUF. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Vinnie is another one from the CCS crew that our homie Paul over there put in Tampa Am. It's his first one. [Vote for Vinnie]
Weston Sparks: Kansas City Kansas. Sponsors: ERGO (flow), Vox (flow), Krux Trucks, Aura skateboarding, Perfect Board Company. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Can be found on BGP's in a lot of Sean Malto's hometown photos/videos. Weston's been skating Tampa Am since 2008 and got 54th last year. [Vote for Weston]
Will Pousant: Las Vegas NV. Sponsors: SkateCity Skatepark, Pharmacy. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Will got in Damn Am Woodward West with footage and is making the move to Tampa Am for his first time this year. [Vote for Will]
Woody Hoogendyk: Rijswijk Netherlands. Sponsors: Hard Core Skate Shop, Almost, Crail Trucks, Quiksilver, Jessup, Skatepark Sweat Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Been skating Damn Am since 2006. 2012 is his first time in Tampa Am! [Vote for Woody]
Yariel Melendez: Bayamon Puerto Rico. Sponsors: DC Shoes (flow), Sector 9, Kokomo, Electric. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Yariel got 60th in Tampa Am last year and has been skating Damn Am since 2009. [Vote for Yariel]
Yonis Molina: Port Richey FL. Sponsors: Altamont (flow), Bones (flow), Westside Skateshop, BottomsUpMfg, Cliche (flow), Royal (flow), Supra (flow), Cruizees. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: I wouldn't be surprised to see Yonis in the Final. He's needs to stay on and stay out of the bars and he's got it. He kills it and is part of the tight crew of our friends at Westside Skatehop. [Vote for Yonis]
Yoshi Tanenbaum: Silver Spring MD. Sponsors: Nike SB , Red Bull, Theeve, Pig, Stereo, Jiberish Clothing, Red Bull, Paradox Grip and Palace 5Ive. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: First met him at Maloof DC where he was killing it. Told him to get his ass to Tampa Am and now he's here, first Tampa Am. Blew it at Damn Am ATL this year, though. Good luck in Tampa! [Vote for Yoshi]
Youness Amrani: Hasselt Belgium. Sponsors: Nike SB, Switch Skate Shop, Almost, Venture, Swiss, Mob. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Youness first skated Damn Am back in 2007 and everything he's done since then means he needs no introduction. He's headed for the cut in Tampa Am on two wheels. [Vote for Youness]
Yuri Facchini: Parana Brazil. Sponsors: Blind, Nike (Flow), Spitfire, Independent, LB Skate Shop, Krew. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Got 12th in the Semi-Finals last year. His first Tampa Am was back in 2009. [Vote for Yuri]
Zac Kovacs aka Ducky: Modesto CA. Sponsors: Theeve Trucks (Flow), Valley Spot Skateshop, Roughneck Hardware. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Had fangs in his mouth last year. This year upon checking in at Damn Am Woodward he grow'd up and lost the blood suckers. Got 34th at Woodward West with this being his first Tampa Am. [Vote for Zac]
Zach Godlewski: Houston TX. Sponsors: Fast Forward Skate Shop, DC Shoes (flow). Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Took a few twenties from me at Woodward West dice games this year. I'm going to get them back from you in one roll when you check in at Tampa Am, Zach. [Vote for Zach]
Zach Rowe: Ft. Pierce FL. Sponsors: HUF(flow), Undercover Skate Shop. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Zach got 50th in Tampa Am last year and 12th in Clash of the Crews. This is his second Tampa Am. [Vote for Zach]
Zack Ferguson: Toronto Canada. Sponsors: Hammer Skate Shop, Emerica, Lucky, Theeve, Hubba, Think, CBMK Skatepark. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Got Damn Am Canada's Zumiez Destroyer Award this year. If he stays on, we'll see him in the cut. This dude kills it. [Vote for Zack]
Zack Wallin: San Jose CA. Sponsors: Enjoi, DVS, Brick Harbor, Matix, Pig Wheels, Bones Bearings. Skating on Saturday. Rob's notes: Paul Shier is the new DVS TM! He put Zack in Tampa Am 2012. It's his first one. [Vote for Zack]
Zane Timpson: Encinitas CA. Sponsors: Powell-Peralta (flow), Bones (flow), Dakine (flow), McGill's Skateshop, BDP. Skating on Friday. Rob's notes: Skated Damn Am Woodward last two years, including vert! Got 19th in Semi-Finals at Damn Am Woodward this year. [Vote for Zane]
Zeke Logan: Woodstock GA. Sponsors: Ambush Skate Shop ,SEC, DeckSpecks, Foundation Flow, Dekline Flow. Skating on Friday. [Vote for Zeke]
Skaters who got top two in a Damn Am this year are already in the Semi-Finals, so they are not listed here. Those are: Anthony Anaya, PIP, Matt Berger, TJ Rogers, Chen Jun An, Ben Mullinkosson, Dylan Witkin, Oscar Meza, Axel Cruysberghs, Kyle Walker, Auby Taylor, and Dan Corrigan.

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