Recap: Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Knoxville

Posted by Rob Meronek on Monday, June 12, 2017

Stop number five is in the books for the 2017 season of Grind for Life. Next up is Houston this weekend! The Boardr Bus is driving straight from there to Texas as we speak. Thanks to everyone who skated at this stop. Nate has a video recap and Chaz has photos below. Check updated seasons rankings and the full schedule for the rest of the year at

Between running all these skateboarding shindigs like The Boardr Am and Grind for Life Series, we have some downtime during the week while the Boardr Bus drives across the country. Nate has a bit of nature in Knoxville and some street skating we got in here, too.

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Contest Recap

Good morning, Knoxville.

Mike makes the trip to every GFL stop.
Profile: Mike Rogers

Looks like Trap Nate's new intern is having a little trouble?
Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body

Ryan Saueracker with the board slide.
Profile: Ryan Saueracker

Dayshaun Bunch has one stylish feeble grind.
Profile: Dayshaun Bunch

This smith helped Felix Meyers take home 1st in the 13 to 15 Division.
Profile: Felix Meyers

Will Chittenden on a board slide.
Profile: Will Chittenden

The dog of the day goes to this little guy.
Profile: Dog of the Day

If we gave out a best dressed award it would go to Shiloh Thornton.
Profile: Shiloh Catori

It was a hot one today. Most people found some shade, but some braved the sunny bleachers.

Gabriel Vigliotti, Beck Erskine, and Leif Trasser took home the top 3 for Street 10 to 12.
Profile: Gabe Vigliotti aka Minnow

Felix Meyers, Dayshaun Bunch, and Caden Matthew took home the top 3 spots for Street 13 to 15.
Profile: Felix Meyers

Arianna McGuckin and Shiloh Thornton took home the top 2 spots for Street Girls.
Profile: Arianna McGuckin

Josiah Jones, Mac Lowry, and Elijah Wolcott took home the top 3 spots for Street 9 and Under.
Profile: Josiah JoJo Jones

We finally got Paul his Host With the Most Award from 2016. He might take it home this year, too.

Jeff Wolcott, feeble grind.
Profile: Jeff Wolcott

Paul and Dylan coming in with a stack of the best pizza money can buy from Hard Knox Pizza.
Profile: Dylan Perry

Jake with the blunt slide.
Profile: Jake Wooten

The good ol' shade tree, all natural, non-GMO shade.

JP Messner, nose blunt.
Profile: JP Messner

Calvin Roper, Terry Riley, and Justin Massey took home the top 3 spots for Street 16 to 29.
Profile: Calvin Roper

Matt Feiore, Kevin Shelton, and J.D. Muir took home the top 3 spots for Street 30 and Up.
Profile: Matt Feiore

Tim Fabry, Calvin Roper, and JP Messner took home the top 3 spots for Street Sponsored.
Profile: Tim Fabry

When you buy 100 tickets, you're bound to win something.

Best judges in Tennessee.
Profile: Beaver Fleming

Cam Noren was so stoked on the Cariben~as, he snuck away with a whole box.
Profile: Cam Noren

Serres Rossing, stale fish.
Profile: Serres Rossing

Kevin Shelton headed right in to 1st place in the Grand Masters Division.
Profile: Kevin Lee Shelton

Mike Rogers putting that front truck up there. That counts as a nosegrind if you're 50+.
Profile: Mike Rogers

Nate Holder with the layback air.
Profile: Nate Holder

Felix Meyers getting up there.
Profile: Felix Meyers

Cam Noren, smith grind.
Profile: Cam Noren

Jake Wooten has a proper stale fish.
Profile: Jake Wooten

Cam and Jake getting down with some bowl doubles.
Profile: Jake Wooten

Josiah Jones, Elijah Walcott, and Ryan Saueracker took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 9 and Under.
Profile: Josiah JoJo Jones

Serres Rossing, Beck Erskine, and Tyson Butler took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 10 to 12.
Profile: Serres Rossing

Serres taking home the Clip of the Day.
Profile: Serres Rossing

Kainalu Canubida, Cole Versteegh, and Orlando Miller took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Intermediate.
Profile: Kainalu Canubida aka Kai Kai

Nate Holder, Pat Dewitt, and J.D. Murr, took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Masters.
Profile: Nate Holder

Kevin Shelton, Mike Rogers, and Jay Cabler, took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Grand Masters.
Profile: Kevin Lee Shelton

Jake Wooten, Leif Trasser, and Cam Noren took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Sponsored .
Profile: Jake Wooten

It's a tight fit but we are out of here. See you next year, Knoxville.
Profile: Mike Rogers