There was a good turnout of young skateboarders and BMX riders who performed amazing stunts at Hazelwood’s 9th Annual Summer BMX/Skate Competition held on Friday, June 20. Participants paid a $7 entry fee to compete with skateboards and BMX bikes in the following age categories: Age 15 & Under; and Age 16 & Over. Mr. Casey Otto of PlanNine Skate Park at the St. Louis Outlet Mall helped emcee the event and oversee the judging. PlanNine also provided a new BMX bike, valued at $500, and a top brand skateboard as raffle prizes.
Here are the top finishers of this year’s event: Age 15 & Under Skateboarders — 1) Dominic Hampton; 2) Drew Nguyen; and 3) Marcus Johnson. Age 16 & Over Skateboarders — 1) Tyler Peterson; 2) Tristan Lewis; and 3) David Kern. BMX top winners included 1) Jack O’Leary; 2) Andrew Hirbe; and 3) Ian Goggin.
Operating hours for Hazelwood’s Skate/BMX Park are: Mon.-Thurs., Noon to 7:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Noon to 4:45 p.m.; and Sun., 2:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Daily user fees: $1 residents and $2 non-residents. Participation waivers must be on file at the Parks and Recreation Office prior to use of the facility.
Here are some photos taken of this year’s participants in action.