Holiday greetings to all!
I stuffed my face at Thanksgivings and Iím totally looking
forward to the rest to the season. Whatever you celebrate,
Ckannaka, X-mass or Kwanzaa, the food always rules! Right!
Well the ASA finals came and went. New faces and old places.
Leviís provides the after partyÖ.but do we really care. My
concern is if a corporate non-skate company comes in to sponsor
us, are they willing to work with us at a grass roots level? Help
out the amateurs and most of all recognize women skaters is
what I say!
OK. Enough with all that complainingÖ
at the finals I meet some
pretty impressive new girls.
13 year old Fallen Heffernan won AM
vert and took second on AM Street but unfortunately she isnít
able to turn Pro because sheís too young. She was busting 540 and
miller flips trixs I canít do for sure.
Arlo Eisenburg Skate Parkís pride and joy, Stephanie Tolle, whoís
13, did however qualify pro when she won AM Street. Sheís as
smooth as FabiolaÖno joke.
Shasta Tumillo from California
For your interest on who placed - it goes like this:
- AM Street Finals:
- 1st Stephanie Tolle
- 2ND Fallen Heffernan
- 3RD Lissa Kinn
- 4TH Renee Ugis
The Pro women were out in style. Sometimes I canít believe Iím
skating with that many kick ass women at once when I go to these
competitions. Girls from all over the world with the same
passion as me. I love it!
- AM Vert Finals:
- 1ST Fallen Heffernan
- 2ND Amanda Pennacchini
- 3RD Stephanie Tolle
- 4TH Shasta Tummillo
- 5TH Lissa Kinn
The biggest surprise of the comp was my
hometown girl (well close to my hometown, sheís from Hoboken,
NJ) Kelly Mathews taking first place.
Actually I knew she could
win because we skate together all the time, but this time she blew
it up! She pulled beautiful transfers to grinds, floating airs and
huge wall transfers. She landed everything. Congratulations
Kelly, youíre my hero!
The Pro Street results goes like this:
- 1st Kelly Mathews Hometown-Hoboken, NJ Age16
- 2nd Jenny Logue - England - 16
- 3rd Fabiola da Silva - Brazil - 19
- 4th Jenny Curry - California - 14
- 5th Katie Brown - Florida - 16
- 6th Ayumi Kawisaki - Japan - 14
- 7th Sayaka Yabe - Japan - 23
- 8th Salima Sanga - Switzerland - 23
- 9th Neda Gane - California - 23
- 10th Carrie Weldon - Texas - 17
- 11th Kate Gengo - NYC - 34
- 12th Michele Scott - Canada - 26
Pro Vert results goes like this:
Competition isnít for everyone, but I think we all know that. The
one thing I always get from these events is the opportunity to
skate with the best. Itís thrilling and challenging a rolled into
Even if you think you canít do well at a competition the
experience of it all is worth it.
- 1st Ayumi Kawasaki
- 2nd Fabiola da Silva
- 3rd Katie Brown
- 4th Judy Eilmes - California - 23
- 5th Michele Scott
- 6th Robin Miller - Ohio - 25
- 7th Jenny Cury
- 8th Donna Vano - California - 45
So try it some day or come to my
event next summer for girls only. Come jam with girls from all
over the world. Check back for an update and check out the
interview with Pam Stevens, an amateur with the heat of a Pro.
me and let me know about your skate adventures.
Kick ass and ďparty till itís 1999!Ē
Later, KateNow back to:
XTREME CENTRAL "Civilization" with Lotza good stuff!