Tampa Am Old Man Bowl Jam III

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 by

Tampa Am Old Man Bowl Jam III
Words and Photos by Rob Meronek

I skipped out on entering another Old Man Bowl Jam again this year due to the same reason as last year. It's at 10am the morning following our 12-Year Anniversary Party. I can still take photos with a bad hangover, though. The event was pretty fun and it's always good to see that people you work with in the industry actually rip. Thanks to Kevin Marks at Overboard Enterprises for organizing this event.

All the old fat guys that skated in the contest collectively decided on who should be the winner and they picked Ryan Clements. Ryan won the Team Manager and Industry VIP Street Contest last year, too. He's on fire. Can it be three in a row? I don't know. I've heard some serious talk from all kinds of people in the industry that are taking that one kind of seriously. That one is in March during the Pro Contest.

Results for the Old Man Bowl Jam III are:
  • 1. Ryan Clements weighing in at 180 pounds and riding for Cardinal Skate Shop (flow), Just For Men, DVS, SPoT at 31 years of age.
  • 2. Waldo weighing in at 150 pounds and riding for Ballistic Skateboards at 28 years of age.
  • 3. Mike Sinclair weighing in at 450 pounds and riding for Trimspa, Snickers at 31 years of age.
  • 4. Jamey Stone weighing in at 230 pounds and riding for TWS, Black Label, Brixton, FMP at 34 years of age.
  • 5. Jeff Hall weighing in at 175 pounds and riding for Rhythm Skate Shop at 40 years of age.
  • 6. Mikey Rogers weighing in at 145 pounds and riding for MR's Skate Shop, Grind for Life, Olesner YMCA at 38 years of age.
  • 6. Lance Conklin weighing in at 140 pounds and riding for 88 footwear, Independent, Red Kross at 33 years of age.
  • 7. Aaron Scott weighing in at 160 pounds and riding for Z-Flex at 30 years of age.
  • 7. Tully weighing in at 207 pounds and riding for BLP, Burg Bowl at 36 years of age.
  • Other bowl rippers include:
    • Venom weighing in at 110 pounds and riding for black label, emerica, aquanet, bones, Heavy Metal at 29 years of age.
    • Bangs weighing in at 175 pounds and riding for Jeff Velena at 30 years of age.
    • Kevin Koss weighing in at 130 pounds and riding for SPOT at 33 years of age.
    • Gabe Clement weighing in at 210 pounds and riding for DVS, Matix, Budweiser at 30 years of age.
    • Joe Picciolo weighing in at 165 pounds and riding for Hawk at 35 years of age.
    • BC weighing in at 150 pounds and riding for South Coast Uprising, INIT, IBC, his mom at 35 years of age.
    • Robert Cortez weighing in at 160 pounds and riding for at 40 years of age.
    • Redneck Eric weighing in at 230 pounds and riding for BLP, Burg Bowl at 32 years of age.
    • Ed Conte weighing in at 200 pounds and riding for Mastery's Bar, The Burg Bowl at 33 years of age.
    • Will Godfrey weighing in at 170 pounds and riding for BLP, Burg Bowl at 34 years of age.
    • John Ferguson weighing in at 170 pounds and riding for at 36 years of age.
    • Thomas Taylor weighing in at 130 pounds and riding for Stratosphere at 38 years of age.
    • Rob Dolman weighing in at 175 pounds and riding for BP Skatepark at 30 years of age.
    • Rodney Johnson weighing in at 160 pounds and riding for hawk at 30 years of age.
    • Pete Kelly weighing in at 155 pounds and riding for INIT, Spy at 32 years of age.
    • Kevin Marks weighing in at 195 pounds and riding for Overboard, Pokez, Edgemont, guacamole at 32 years of age.
Rob
Where's Waldo? You can find him in the bowl doing high speed frontside smith grinds to backside revert
Venom knows how to put on a good 80's hair band concert - check this David Lee Roth style jump
Where's Waldo? You can find him in the bowl doing large frontside melons over the hip
Venom put down the cardboard guitar for a second so he could do this frontside grind
Listen kids, just because you see grown ups smoking, drinking, and grabbing their board between their legs doesn't mean it's ok for you to do it
Mike Sinclair is smith grinding his way to third, but I know he's thinking about nothing but snacks
Ryan Clements - frontside 50-50 at speed
Rock out with your gut out
Ryan Clements crail slides his way to victory
Kevin Marks and Venom one up the air guitar move with cardboard cutout guitars - sick
Pete Kelly - frontside tailslide
When you have other peoples' flashes going off right when you take a photo, it makes for some trippy pictures like this one of Bollie doing a frontside ollie over the hip
Tampa Am Old Man Bowl Jam III
Ryan Clements takes the title

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