Recap: Grind for Life Series at Fort Lauderdale Presented by Marinela

Posted by Rob Meronek on Monday, May 8, 2017

The Grind for Life Series is a national series of contests for all ages and skills levels in both street and bowl. This was the fourth stop of the year at Fort Lauderdale. Next one is June 10 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sign up, check results and rankings, and get the full season schedule at

The #BoardrBoays on the scene a day early to get things set up.

Banner up!

Early morning meeting with the crew.
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Watch and learn, young Sam.
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Ready to rip.

Jake Malick with the back lip.
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Mark Carpenter getting warmed up on the vert.
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Nash Barfield, ollie down the 8 set.
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Jake holding down the Marinela booth.
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Justin Massey getting in a little session outside before his run.
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Noah Pollard, back 50-50.
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Victor Veloz with a proper 3 flip.
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Aaronn Depaulis has been killing the 13 to 15 Division. Might be time to upgrade to Sponsored. Do that at the beginning of the year next year, Aaronn.
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Nash Barfield, Tyler Loftus, and John Buda took home the top 3 spots for Street 9 and Under.
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Jonah Clark, Noah Pollard, and Noah Nagaro, took home the top 3 for Street 10 to 12.
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Aaronn Depaulis, Elijah Allred, and Mason Putzig took home the top 3 spots for Street 13 to 15.
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Autumn Tust, Emily Headson, and Carlin Makibbin took home the top 3 spots for Street Girls.
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Everyone wants to get in on the raffles.

Dog of the day goes to this cutie again.

Looks like a couple of football players got lost or maybe they heard about the Marinela snacks.

Beau with the 180 switch 50-50.
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Jake Yanko taking it the distance.
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Maligue Simpson with the front krook.
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The Man himself.
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Dillon Brown taking home 1st in Street Sponsored with this flick front board.
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Roman Hager, back 5-0.
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Everyone was stoked on Romans run.
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Rad dad alert. Marcos' and Zion's pops were here to support.
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Jake Yanko, Malique Simpson, and Mike Post took home the top 3 spots for Street 16 to 29.
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Omar Delgado, Nick Alfala, and Mike Rogers took home the top 3 spots for Street 30 and Up.
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Dillon Brown, Roman Hager, and Tyson Zane took home the top 3 spots for Street Sponsored.
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Jonny Moening new to the rock to fakie. They'll be decked before you know it.
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Aiden Collins, ollie in the deep end.
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Jordan Santana is always killing in the bowl. Thanks for making the trips to all the GFL stops!
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Our boy Jorge holding down the announcing all day here in Fort Lauderdale.
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Mike Rogers slashing into 1st place.
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Tab skated the whole contest with a total of four bolts. They were all borrowed from other people.
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Check out all those missing bolts on Tabs board. He can't even land bolts.
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Tyson Zane knows how to blast.
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Steven Herman showing us a proper madonna.
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Jake Yanko with the judo air.
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Dante Tonella with the stylish FS air.
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Nash Barfield, Phoenix Sinnerton, and Elijah Wolcott took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 9 and Under.
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Reef Orlando, Gavin Liller, and Brandon Delgado took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 10 to 12.
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Austin Schneider, Roman Desmond, and Kainalu Canubida took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Intermediate.
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Autumn Tust, Jordan Santana, and Emily Headson took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Girls.
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Pat Dewitte, Omar Delgado, and Michael Early Grab Cabot took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Masters.
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Mike Rogers, Mark Carpenter, and Tab Textor took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Grand Masters.
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Jake Yanko, Marcos Montoya, and Tyson Zane took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Sponsored.
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Everyone is a little sad when the Contest is over.

Party with Will Cox and his GFL Award winning chips and salsa.
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One last truck stop with Abdias before heading home.
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