Bragging rights and a fun day at Guy Coles Skatepark were the attractions of the seventh annual Ketchum Skatepark Skateboard Contest on Saturday, Aug. 2 in Ketchum.
Top three skaters in the finals were Quinn Baser in first place, Scott Pike in second and Brian Dressel in third place.
Judges looked at overall impression including amplitude, style and things like linking trick-to-trick. Each skater was graded on the best of two runs. The top 10 scores out of all the age groups made the finals.
"That was kind of cool because some of the younger kids were in there with the older guys for the finals," said contest participant and Saturday's announcer Andy Gilbert.
Zeb Stroebel-Haft made custom stencil trophies for the first-place winners and The Board Bin and its vendors supplied swag for contestants.
Age group results
Men 26-plus: 1—Ben Verge 41. 2—Andy Gilbert 39. 3—Zack Benson 37. Also: Russel Marino 36, Denim Dale 34, Clam Manfinger 34, Chris Henzel 33, Justin Pidgeon 31 and Mark Bear Oliver 30.
Men 18-25: 1—Jens Peterson 54. 2—Quinn Baser 53. 3—Scott Pike 51. Also: Scooter Fairfax 41 and Steff Carter 40.
Boys' 15-17: 1—Brian Dressel 48. 2—Cody Swenke 34. 3—Eric Romo 33. 4—John Burbridge 31.
Girls' 13-and-up: 1—Steff Carter 40.
Girls' 12-and-under: 1—Haley Cutler 25. 2—Molly Whittington 17.
Boys' 12-14: 1—Ryan Roemer 47. 2—Wyatt Caccia 45. 3—Ben Parker 44. Also: Stephen Siegel 42 and Jack Keogen 33.
Boys' 9-11: 1—Beck Vontrer 39. 2—Leo Casse 37. 3—Alexis Gonzalez 34. Also: George Kane 33, Mikey Levy 31, Brody Buchwalter 30, Callan Veytia 30, Spencer Wright 28, James Mehl 25 and Louis Weston 25.
Boys' 8-and-under: 1—Jedson Waters 45. 2—Jake Albright 32. 3—Ervin Gonzalez 28.