Blading Cup 2017

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Blading Cup 2017

For the 7th consecutive year this west coast blade contest has taken over the streets of Santa Ana California.  Assembled by the living legend Jon Julio and a team of dedicated skaters.  Special thanks to Tim Franken, Jason Reyna, Miguel Ramos and Matt Mickey.  

We'll start this recap with the Bladies...

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BLADIES

This event is the only annual contest in the United States with a Bladies division.  It's so awesome to meet so many girls from around the world here!  Grazyna (Poland), Catherine (Brazil), Chihiro (Japan), Rosie (UK), Gaby (Florida), Aarin Gates (Texas), Melissa (Arizona/nomad), Coco and Becky (California).... getting to skate together with so many ripper ladies is so rad!

Winners:

  1. Grazyna
  2. Chihiro
  3. Coco
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the main event...

from the Open on Friday to the Pro's on Saturday.

People took over the roof tops of surrounding buildings, the streets and sidwalks of downtown Santa Ana to witness the main event.  Who know rollerblading was so... aggressive?

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Open:

1st: Mike Dempsey

2nd: Andrew Broom

3rd: Dustin Jamison

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Vets:

1st: Jon Julio

2nd: Randy Spizer

3rd: Anthony Luna

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Pro:

1st: Gavin Drumm

2nd: Derek Henderson

3rd: Brian Freeman

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Megan Petersen