Recap: GFL at New Smyrna Presented by Marinela

Posted by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Grind for Life Series is a national, all ages and skills series benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.

This year's first stop was in New Smyrna, Florida where 144 entries went down in 14 divisions in bowl and street skateboarding.

Tyler Kirshenbaum Frontside Heelflip
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You don't see anyone doing heelflips like this. Damn, Tyler!
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We're the first one here in the morning setting up for the day.
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Rob and Dylan setting up registration, which you can skip if you register online. Do that so you can go straight to skating.
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Hanging banners is an art form.
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The Body has all the power in the world right now.
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If you're running contests, I hope you're using The Boardr Live. It removes all the stress caused by the boring stuff like arranging jams and crunching numbers. Even with 144 people in the Contest today, towards the end of the day, we had to stop and take breaks because we were getting too far ahead of published schedule. Hit us up at Help@TheBoardr.com if you want to use our tools.
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Nash Barfield, front board.
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Little man is currently in negotiations to take an entire box of Marinela.
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Jake Malick, smith grind.
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Lauren Canoura on the big quarter. Thanks to the record number of girls that entered this weekend. That was nice to see, especially with so many of you in your first contest ever.
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Leave things around, and skateboarders will make it skateable. Interesting how that happens even with noobs like this.
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Landon Swan, back lip.
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Nash Barfield, Myles Gentry, and Ryan Saueracker took home the top 3 spots for Street 9 and Under.
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Jonah Clark, Noah Nagaro,, and Travis Miller took home the top 3 for Street 10 to 12.
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Elijah Allred, Preston Arey, and Jake Malick took home the top 3 spots for Street 13 to 15.
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Georgia Martin, Lauren Canoura, and Carlin Makibbin took home the top 3 spots for Street Girls.
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Thanks to the Wings Team.
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Jeff Wolcott with a board slide.
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Skater Mom selfies. Thanks for supporting your kids and GFL.
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Omar Delgado slashing a mean 5-0.
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Braden Stelma with a proper Indy.
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Thanks to everyone that came to watch.
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Roman with the feeble grind minus golden hair cape.
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Best Grip of the Day goes to whoever owns this board.
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Chucky joined us on the road trip across the state. That's a back smith up there.
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Tyler Kirshenbaum, kickflip.
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Jake Yanko, Chris Hatten, and Malachi Macera took home the top 3 spots for Street 16 to 29.
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Michael Wiegner, Omar Delgado, and Tary Valle took home the top 3 spots for Street 30 and Up.
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Braden Stelma, Tyler Kirshenbaum, and Landon Swan took home the top 3 spots for Street Sponsored.
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Tyler's front heel is unreal.
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Not my lucky day.
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Ryan Saueracker killing it in the Bowl 9 and Under.
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Reef took home 1st in the Bowl 10 to 12.
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Family day in the park with Ben Dannemiller.
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Lauren Canoura has a mean smith grind.
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The Greek is always fun to watch rip around the bowl.
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Dan Booger Brown with a 55 year old invert.
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Mike putting both trucks on the coping.
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The legend Lenny Byrd with a proper invert.
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Rodney Mead has a bag full of inverts.
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Jake Yanko blasting out the deep end.
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Nash Barfield, Myles Gentry, and Ryan Saueracker took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 9 and Under.
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Reef Orlando, Gavin Liller, and Xavier Schwarz took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 10 to 12.
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Tary Valle, Kainalu Canubida, and Dan Boulter took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Intermediate.
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Omar rolling up to pick up his award,
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Lauren Canoura, Jordan Santana, and Stacie Roberts took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Girls.
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Jimmy Marcus, Rodney Mead, and Omar Delgado took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Masters.
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Lenny Byrd, Mike Rogers, and Dan Booger Brown took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Grand Masters.
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Jake Yanko, Brandon Yarborough, and Drew Hoffman took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Sponsored.
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Tyler took home the Movie Tickets Clip of the Day for that front heel.
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Dog of the day goes to this little guy.
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Thats all for from the #BoardrBoys. Time for the road captain to get us home.
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Anyone know what Joe is doing?
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Buds, Amelia and Clements.
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Brandon Delgado, frontside air.
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Braden Stelma on the move.
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Braden Stelma, hurricane.
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Braden Stelma, backside air.
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Brandon Yarborough, lien air.
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Clem always knows when I'm about to shoot a photo of him.
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Drew Hoffman, invert.
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Drew Hoffman, slob fastplant.
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Drew Hoffman, smith.
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Dylan getting set up.
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Francisco Penunuri was my favorite skater of the day.
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Georgia Martin, frontside grind.
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Grind For Life tent up and ready to go.
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I think Tab was giving Rodney some pointers on inverts.
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I'm going to have to start asking Michael Wiegner to start naming all his tricks.
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Jake Malick, front blunt.
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Joe's favorite time is morning time.
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Justin on sticker duty.
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Register ahead of time and you can skip this line.
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Lauren Canoura, layback air.
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Lauren Canoura, frontside air out the deep end.
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Lenny Byrd, smith grind.
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Mike coming in hot.
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Nash with the layback air.
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Omar Delgado, frontside air.
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Rob hanging out with the locals.
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Roman with a back lip.
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Set up time with Clem and the boys.
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Tyler Kirshenbaum, front board.
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Tyler Kirshenbaum, frontside ollie.
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Tyler Wolford, back lip.
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Will Cox getting his truck on the coping.
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Zack Keller, back smith.
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