Former Powell pro Lance Conklin
Former Powell pro Lance Conklin was marking up skin at the Atomic tent all weekend. I remember way back in the day when he won what was basically the Tampa Am of the time, the NSA Finals, and turned pro shortly after. That was back when contests could turn you pro. Even with being partially in the contest business these days, I still think contests shouldn't be that important and I'm glad they aren't. Just take them as a good time and great excuse to get together with friends. If your'e into a challenge, put some effort into doing well. If it works out, great, otherwise, it's whatever. Put the real work and creativity into your video part where it belongs.