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Freestyle Scooter Jam at Maidstone Max

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Fierce competition at the Freestyle Scooter Jam at Maidstone Max

An impressive number of Upper Hutt young people turned out for the freestyle scooter competition held at Maidstone Max on Saturday 8 March.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 MAR 2014—Activation and Youthtown Upper Hutt joined forces in the weekend to deliver a fantastic scooter competition for Upper Hutt’s young people at Maidstone Max. The competition was part of Activation’s Parks and Places programme and over 150 spectators enjoyed seeing flips, tricks, and flares.

28 young people registered to take part in the event, with the majority participating in the junior competition (10 – 14 years of age). Heats kicked off at 11.00 am, and the judges were impressed by the level of skill and focus within the young competitors. The three judges live locally, are well known for their expertise in the scene, and are sponsored by a number of scooter companies.

The event was compered by both Sam Twomey from Youthtown and local college student ‘MC Skippy,’ who was a master at naming all the tricks being pulled out by competitors. A free sausage sizzle and music gave the park a great atmosphere and spectators were treated to some fantastic entertainment throughout the day.

Prizes were provided by Scooter Centre to the following place-getters.

Juniors: 1st – Cody Hannan, 2nd – Louis Betoni, 3rd – Trent Fearon

Seniors: 1st – Mason Anderson, 2nd – Joshua Mooar-Tangi, 3rd – Cameron Wilson-Meek

Best trick landed: Michaela Cross

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