Damn Am at Minneapolis 2007 Saturday
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2007 by Rob
Damn Am at Minneapolis 2007 SaturdayWords by Ryan Clements
Photos and Captions by Rob Meronek
Usually in the top am contests that we run there are several guys in there that make you say, “What in the hell is this guy doing in the Contest?” Some busters sneak through the cracks and make it in some way or another and we’re watching the skating and kicking ourselves in the asses on how we let it happen. That was NOT the case during the Qualifiers at Damn Am MN.
Although the day was excruciatingly long, with runs lasting from about 11:15am until nearly 8pm, the level of busters was at an all-time low. With that being the case, it made getting a spot in the Semis very difficult. You could have a pretty decent run and not fall at all and STILL not make the cut in the field of 123 skaters.
Everyone got two, one-minute runs and we took the top 32 skaters for the Semi-Finals, with the top two (Anthony Schultz and Dustin Blauvelt) receiving the Golden Tickets right to the Finals. Amazingly, Anthony Shultz won the Bowl Jam on Friday night and came back to be the top qualifier on Saturday. Click here to see the rest of the guys that made the cut.
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