Harvest Jam All Ages Contest and All Ages Awards Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Harvest Jam All Ages Contest and All Ages Awards

Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

The more I learn about photography, the more I realize I don't how much about photography. I'm blowing it on so many of these with the focus and exposure. What can I blame this on? My camera! Look at these crappy photos my camera took...

The night before, Rob Welsh was in the bowl nursing a bad ankle. We had a laugh over his photo from seven years ago on the site with giant sweatpants. Is that baby Pat Stiener and Abdias in the BGP's?
Skater Profile: Rob Welsh
Early the next morning, the tykes are up. It's been a while since I've seen full blown Mongolian skateboarding.
High fives to the little homies in the 8 and Under.
9 to 12 has a serious height variance.
Porpe and Body, thanks for manning the mics and hosting.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Shak Wright - frontside nosegrind.
Skater Profile: Shak Wright
JJ Sharkey got the Too Many Tattoos For Your Age Award. That's a backside tailslide to fakie.
Skater Profile: JJ Sharkey
Mark Levins - crooked grind.
Skater Profile: Mark Levins
Tristan Hane threw in this feeble grind right as the jam time was ending.
Skater Profile: Tristan Hane
Get well soon, Jake. He busted his knee during the jam. He also got the Loyal Lurker Award this year.
Skater Profile: Jake Mills
Thanks for hanging out all weekend, Rob Welsh.
Skater Profile: Rob Welsh
Gotta love the unintended manual when you meant 5-0. That's Vincent Armstrong.
Skater Profile: Vincent Armstrong
Markus Jalaber - kickflip frontside 50-50.
Skater Profile: Markus Jalaber
Garret Mantle - feeble grind.
Skater Profile: Garret Mantle
Juan Camejo - frontside nosegrind.
Skater Profile: Juan Camejo
This dude Tyson Peterson is going to grow up and be good. After this backside 180, he did a perfect backside 360 and 360 flip down the stairs.
Skater Profile: Tyson Peterson
Crystal Solomon has a frontside 180 for the ladies.
Skater Profile: Crystal Solomon
Sebastian Vargas - smith grind. No focus, too far away like most of the other photos here. One day I will learn photography, I think.
Skater Profile: Sebastian Vargas
Shane Potter - lipslide.
Skater Profile: Shane Potter
Check Colin's footage - this gap to back lip was sick. This is Skyler Clark.
Skater Profile: Skyler Clark
Trevor Stephens - nollie. Still blaming my camera for bad photos - ha.
Skater Profile: Trevor Stephens
Piro Sierra - front blunt fakie on his way to winning a Damn Am trip in 2011.
Skater Profile: Piro Sierra
CJ Dixon - frontside hurricane not to the fakie easy way.
Skater Profile: CJ Dixon
13 to 15 top five - Devin Bagnoli won it.
Skater Profile: Devin Bagnoli
16 and Up winners - Shane Carter was in 1st.
Skater Profile: Shane Carter
The Finals in the Sponsored was like an amazing five-minute demo as usual. Congrats Piro Sierra.
Skater Profile: Piro Sierra
Hours later, we were all at The Bricks for the All Ages Awards.
Loyal Lurker - Jake Mills.
Skater Profile: Jake Mills
Overall 8 and Under - AJ Dall.
Skater Profile: AJ Dall
Overall 13 to 15 - Devin Bagnoli.
Skater Profile: Devin Bagnoli
Sponsored Overall and Trip to a Damn Am - Piro Sierra.
Skater Profile: Piro Sierra
Back For the Third Time - Alex Bowers. This is his third time fleeing the FSEC and he now slangs inventory with us in Innetech at SPoT again.
Big Al just gets an award for being Big Al.
Skater Profile: Allen Russell
Sorta Grew Up - Chris Jata.
Skater Profile: Chris Jata
Too Many Tattoos For Your Age - JJ Sharkey.
Skater Profile: JJ Sharkey
Most Unimproved Photographer - Rob Meronek. Most Improved Skateboarder - Sebastian Vargas.
Skater Profile: Sebastian Vargas
Smoke One More Cigarette Inside the Park and Join the FSEC - Jacob Krajewski.
Skater Profile: Jacob Krajewski
The award girls had their own special award for Darius and Damari Norton.
Skater Profile: Damari Norton
From Stalker Steve: Big thanks to the Kayo crew for hanging out at the Park, The Bricks, and SPoT Skate Shop all weekend. (L to R) That's Joey Pepper, Rob Welsh, and Jake Mednik, who will sell you all the Kayo gear you want along the east coast.
Skater Profile: Joey Pepper
From Stalker Steve: The kids invaded The Bricks then took it to the storefront of the newly constructed shopping center next to SPoT Skate Shop.

Colin Clark's Skate Footage

Colin's footage from the Harvest Jam All Ages Contest starts out with the tykes who skated in the morning and goes all the way through the ripping sponsored division. It's so crazy how little kids kickflip exactly the same weird ugly way that 40-year-old men kickflip. At least little kids will grow out of it. 40-year-old men are stuck with it. I can't believe this is already the "old course" now.

Colin Clark's All Ages Awards Footage

The Bricks in Ybor City hosted the 2010 All Ages Awards. We give out special awards as well as recognize the overall winners in all the divisions for the year. Check out some footage and words from host Porpe on the mic. See you in 2011.



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