24th Annual Tampa Am

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The first Tampa Am to attract skaters from all around the country was held in 1996, three years after SPoT opened its doors. Donny Barley set the tone for the future of the contest by winning it and going on to a legendary pro career. The contest’s success was not only due to the high level of skating, but the good times that Ybor City still provides today. The event continues to grow and is now the de facto Amateur World Championships, attracting 200+ skaters each year from around the world. Besides the interest from throngs of amateur skaters, the contest is followed by the entire industry. Tampa Am has been a launch pad to the pros for skaters like Luan Olivera, Felipe Gustavo, and Nyjah Huston. The event is webcast live on ETNLive.com, offering everyone a taste of the Tampa Am experience.

Details


24th Annual Tampa Am 2017 & SPoT 25-Year Anniversary
November 9-12, 2017
Partnership Opportunities: paul@skateparkoftampa.com

Please note below that we’ve instituted a new two-tiered Qualification system
  • Friday Open Qualifier: Open to select skaters without a top ten finish in a 2017 Damn Am
  • Saturday Tampa Am Qualifier: Open to premier amateurs and skaters with a top 10 finish in a 2017 Damn Am
  • The winner of Tampa Am will automatically Qualify into the 2018 SLS Nike SB Pro Open

LOCATION


Skatepark of Tampa
4215 E. Columbus Dr. / Tampa, FL 33605

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

  • 12:00PM - Doors Open
  • Registration and Open Practice
  • Skating open to public
  • 10:00PM - Park Closes

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

  • $5 Admission
  • 9:00AM - Doors Open
  • Registration and Open Practice
  • 5:00PM - Riders Meeting
  • 6:00PM - Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
  • 10:00PM - Park closes

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

  • 9:00AM - Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00PM - Open Qualifiers
    • Three skaters per jam, three minutes each
    • Top 10 skaters advance
      • 1st place advances to Semi-Finals
      • 2nd thru 10th place advance to Tampa Am Qualifiers
  • 4:00PM - Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
  • 10:00PM - Park closes
  • Friday Nightlife

    • SPoT 25 Year Anniversary Party
      • Details TBA
      • $15 Admission (unless you have a weekend pass or a Friday contest ticket)

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 11

LIVE WEBCAST AT ETNLIVE.COM BEGINS AT 12:00PM
  • $10 Admission
  • 9:00AM - Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00PM - Tampa Am Qualifier
    • Two skaters per jam, three minutes each
    • Top 24 skaters advance
      • 1st place advances to Finals
      • 2nd thru 24th place advance to Semi-Finals
  • Independent Best Trick Contest Immediately Following Qualifiers
  • 7:00PM - Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
  • 10:00PM - Shop Closes
  • SATURDAY NIGHTLIFE

    • Converse Concrete Jam
      • Located at SPoT - 4215 E Columbus Dr / Tampa, FL
    • Details TBA
    • $10 Admission (unless you have a weekend pass or a Saturday contest ticket)

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 12

LIVE WEBCAST AT ETNLIVE.COM BEGINS AT 11:00AM
  • $10 Admission
  • 9:00AM - Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00PM - Street Semi-Finals
    • 30 Skaters / 2 heats of 15 skaters
      • 1st place from Open Qualifiers
      • 23 skaters from Tampa Am Qualifiers
      • 2017 Damn Am winners
      • 2016 Tampa Am winner
        • Dashawn Jordan
    • Two one-minute runs, best run counts
    • Top 10 advance to Finals
  • 2:00PM - Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
  • 3:00PM - Street Finals
    • 12 Skaters
      • 10 from Semi-Finals
      • Damn Am of the Year winner
      • 1st place from Tampa Am Qualifier
    • Three one-minute runs, best run counts
  • 5:00PM - Awards & Product Toss
  • 8:00PM - Shop Closes
  • SUNDAY NIGHTLIFE

    • Contest After Party
      • Located at The Bricks - 1327 E. 7th Ave. / Tampa, FL
      • 7:00pm
        • Celebration of the Tampa Am 2017 winner
      • All ages


Previous Tampa Am Winners

  • 1996 - Donny Barley
  • 1997 - Judd Hertzler
  • 1998 - Nathan Smith
  • 1999 - Mike Peterson
  • 2000 - Kyle Berard
  • 2001 - Colt Cannon
  • 2002 - Caswell Berry
  • 2003 - Kevin "Spanky" Long
  • 2004 - Sierra Fellers
  • 2005 - Nyjah Huston
  • 2006 - Cody McEntire
  • 2007 - Felipe Gustavo
  • 2008 - Ryan Decenzo
  • 2008* - Luan Oliveira
  • 2009 - Luan Oliveira
  • 2010 - Elijah Berle
  • 2011 - Trevor Colden
  • 2012 - Alec Majerus
  • 2013 - Jack Olsen
  • 2014 - Jagger Eaton
  • 2015 - Aurelien Giraud
  • 2016 - Dashawn Jordan


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