Recap: Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas at Lakeland

Photos and HiDefJoe's video recap from Lakeland this weekend. Thanks to all 140+ of you that entered.

Recap: Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas at Lakeland

Posted by Rob Meronek 7 years ago on February 2nd, 2015

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The Line at GFL Forms Here

This crowd is early to rise. The line forms at 9am with Cap'n Casey checking you in.

The Boardr Pop Up Store at Lakeland

We set up The Boardr Pop Up Store with some basic skate supplies and a selection of adidas. Parents are kitting up the kids here.

enjoi Banners at GFL Lakeland

When we did The Boardr Am at Stoner in Los Angeles, the cops were called because of that enjoi banner. No one in Lakeland is that uptight.

Roman Hager Ollie at GFL Lakeland
Roman Hager Photo

The tykes start things off in the Street Divisions. Roman and his golden parachute ollie down the stairs here.

Profile: Roman Hager
Tailgating at GFL Lakeland

These parents have all the tailgating supplies.

Harry Boardsliding at GFL Lakeland
Harry Fredlund Photo

Harry Fredlund on a boardslide. Nice hat, Harry. And nice shoes, too.

Profile: Harry Fredlund
VHS Dad Cam at GFL Lakeland

Is that an OG VHS dad cam?

Mason Nosesliding at GFL Lakeland
Mason Munar Photo

Mason Munar committed and took the spill multiple times on this noseslide, but kept on it and made it.

Profile: Mason Munar
Corey Smith Grinding at GFL Lakeland
Corey Bolo Photo

Corey Bolo has a grown man looking smith grind.

Profile: Corey Bolo
Tyson Kickflipping at GFL Lakeland
Tyson Zane Photo

Tyson's a young ATV that's going to be fun to watch grow up. He's kickflipping the stairs here shortly before going to shred the bowl.

Profile: Tyson Zane
Tuckered Out at GFL Lakeland
Roman Hager Photo

Nice to see even the little dudes get winded after a Jam like us old dudes.

Profile: Roman Hager
Jake on a Lipslide at GFL Lakeland
Jake Yanko Photo

I wonder if Jake's favorite color is green? That's a lipslide.

Profile: Jake Yanko
Tyler Feeble Grinds at GFL Lakeland
Tyler Wolford Photo

Tyler Wolford on a feeble grind for the onlooking parent's lounge.

Profile: Tyler Wolford
Madysen Carrera Crooked Grind at GFL Lakeland
Madysen Carrera Photo

Madysen Carrera on a crooked grind.

Profile: Madysen Carrera
Z-Flex Always Radical Award at GFL Lakeland
Dane Dowding Photo

Dane Dowding had all the judges hyped so they gave him the Z-Flex Always Radical Award for this stop.

Profile: Dane Dowding
Street 9 and Under Division at GFL Lakeland
Roman Hager Photo

Top three from the Street 9 and Under Division.

Profile: Roman Hager
Street 10 to 12 Division at GFL Lakeland
Tyson Zane Photo

Top three from the Street 10 to 12 Division.

Profile: Tyson Zane
Street 13 to 15 Division at GFL Lakeland
Landon Swan Photo

Top three from the Street 13 to 15 Division.

Profile: Landon Swan
Street Girls Division at GFL Lakeland
Meagan Guy Photo

Top three from the Street Girls Division.

Profile: Meagan Guy
GFL Tent at GFL Lakeland

So much raffle madness coming from the GFL tent. Hope you got some.

Ricky Rosay at GFL Lakeland

Ricky Rosay BMF at The Boardr Store.

Jake Boneless at GFL Lakeland
Jake Wooten Photo

The frontside boneless was a popular move on this big bank.

Profile: Jake Wooten
Backside 360 at GFL Lakeland
Daniel Martinez Photo

Daniel Martinez has a nice back 360 off the bump.

Profile: Daniel Martinez
Eric McKenney 360 Flip at GFL Lakeland
Eric McKenney Photo

Eric McKenney brought the whole SPoT crew and ripped right along with them. That's a 360 flip off the bump.

Profile: Eric McKenney
Uncle Sam at GFL Lakeland
Uncle Sam Bellipanni Photo

Uncle Sam had all the creative moves like this ollie over to firecracker finished with a nose manual into the sunset.

Profile: Uncle Sam Bellipanni
Derick Wynn at GFL Lakeland

Derick Wynn has a nicely snapped straight no comply.

Eric 5-0 Kickflip at GFL Lakeland
Eric McKenney Photo

Eric wasn't going to skate but we threw him in there to even out a jam. Thanks for jumping in to shred. That kickflip out of this 5-0 looks like it was done out of a launch ramp!

Profile: Eric McKenney
Omar Boardslides at GFL Lakeland
Omar Delgado Photo

Omar and his NASCAR shorts go racing down the rail.

Profile: Omar Delgado
Backside 5-0 at GFL Lakeland
Jason Soper Photo

Jason Soper on a backside 5-0 in the old street guys division.

Profile: Jason Soper
Boardslide Guy at GFL Lakeland
John Paul Grebe aka John Party Photo

Once boardslide guy, always boardslide guy. John Party slides into third.

Profile: John Paul Grebe aka John Party
Mall Grabber at GFL Lakeland

After a certain age, it doesn't matter.

Amelia and Joe at GFL Lakeland
Amelia Allen Photo

Watch for Amelia's chats with the crowd that HiDefJoe is capturing.

Profile: Amelia Allen
Two Hogaiez at Grind for Life Lakeland
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

For the first few minutes, it was funny that this classic small town Florida kid who works for Publix wanted to take over the mic with his rap skills. He referred to himself as 3 Chainz. We called him Two Hoagiez instead.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
540 Jake Not 540ing at Grind for Life Lakeland
Jake Ilardi Photo

540 Jake not 540ing.

Profile: Jake Ilardi
Alejandro Wallies at Grind for Life Lakeland
Alejandro Burnell Photo

The fishing star poster boy of Street League, Alejandro, has a good leveled out wallie over the whole bench.

Profile: Alejandro Burnell
JC Mazza at Grind for Life Lakeland
JC Mazza Photo

JC Mazza on a front bluntslide. JC has two homies from Peru here to skate The Boardr Am next week.

Profile: JC Mazza
Angelo Caro at Grind for Life Lakeland
Angelo Caro Photo

Angelo is here from Peru. We'll see him in The Boardr Am this weekend at Brandenton. That's a backside 180 nosegrind.

Profile: Angelo Caro
Marcos Montoya Hurricane at GFL Lakeland
Marcos Montoya Photo

Marcos Montoya is growing up and getting super sick. That's a hurricane on the rail.

Profile: Marcos Montoya
Marcos Montoya Front Crook at GFL Lakeland
Marcos Montoya Photo

A damn good looking front crook from Marcos.

Profile: Marcos Montoya
Jordi Front Blunt at GFL Lakeland
Jordi Zapata Photo

Jordi on a front blunt.

Profile: Jordi Zapata
Josh Front Noseblunt at GFL Lakeland
Josh Douglas Photo

Josh on a frontside noseblunt slide.

Profile: Josh Douglas
Robbie Hardflips the Rail at GFL Lakeland
Robby Kirkland Photo

Robbie can hardflip anything.

Profile: Robby Kirkland
Street 16 to 29 Division at GFL Lakeland
Gregory Holt Photo

Top three in the Street 16 to 29 Division.

Profile: Gregory Holt
Street 30 and Up Division at GFL Lakeland
Robert Holbrook Photo

Top three in the Street 30 and Up Division.

Profile: Robert Holbrook
Street Sponsored Division at GFL Lakeland
Uncle Sam Bellipanni Photo

Top three in the Street Sponsored Division. Uncle Sam even has tricks when he's getting his trophy.

Profile: Uncle Sam Bellipanni
The Locals at GFL Lakeland
Andrew Reynolds Photo

More samples of the locals. Is Andrew Reynolds really from this town?

Profile: Andrew Reynolds
Autumn Invert at GFL Lakeland
Autumn Tust Photo

It's time for the Bowl Divisions. Autumn has an invert.

Profile: Autumn Tust
Second 2 None at GFL Lakeland

I hope you made some time to get trimmed up at Second 2 None Barber Shop.

Grace Marhoeffer Backside Air at GFL Lakeland
Grace Marhoefer Photo

Grace on a nicely twisted backside air over the hip.

Profile: Grace Marhoefer
Grace Marhoeffer Boneless at GFL Lakeland
Grace Marhoefer Photo

Grace has a boneless on the boneless spot.

Profile: Grace Marhoefer
Autumn Boneless at GFL Lakeland
Autumn Tust Photo

Autumn has a boneless on the boneless spot, too.

Profile: Autumn Tust
Hannah on the Cover at GFL Lakeland
Hannah Chumley Photo

The Editor can't remember if there's ever been a girl on the cover. This could be a first.

Profile: Hannah Chumley
John Pingston at GFL Lakeland
John Pingston Photo

There's some sub-coping slashing in the older bowl divisions. I hope we're all still rolling and shredding when we get up there. Take care of yourself. This is John Pingston.

Profile: John Pingston
Ben Andrews Sweeper at GFL Lakeland
Ben Andrews Photo

Ben on a sweeper.

Profile: Ben Andrews
Scott Hallyburton at GFL Lakeland
Scott Hallyburton Photo

Scott Hallyburton slashing sub-coping.

Profile: Scott Hallyburton
On the Cover at GFL Lakeland
Ben Andrews Photo

The Editor got busy at this stop.

Profile: Ben Andrews
Omar On the Cover at GFL Lakeland
Omar Delgado Photo

I wonder what Omar's closet looks like.

Profile: Omar Delgado
The Greek at GFL Lakeland
Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek Photo

The Greek came in and tail smacked his way to the top.

Profile: Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek
Lapper at GFL Lakeland
Guy Hoffman Photo

You know what a lapper is? Is that a home made one that Guy has here?

Profile: Guy Hoffman
Two Hoagiez Career at GFL Lakeland
Jared Currey Photo

Hours later, Two Hoagiez still trying to start a rap career.

Profile: Jared Currey
Nick Wallace One Foot at GFL Lakeland
Nick Wallace Photo

Nick Wallace kicks a foot off.

Profile: Nick Wallace
Jake FS Ollie at GFL Lakeland
Jake Wooten Photo

Jake on a big frontside ollie.

Profile: Jake Wooten
Red Bull Worthy Award at GFL Lakeland
Miles McKinney Photo

A king sized gap jump got Miles the Red Bull Worth Award and $100.

Profile: Miles McKinney
Bowl 9 and Under Division at GFL Lakeland
Brandon Delgado Photo

Top three in the Bowl 9 and Under Division.

Profile: Brandon Delgado
Bowl 10 to 12 Division at GFL Lakeland
Corey Bolo Photo

Top three in the Bowl 10 to 12 Division.

Profile: Corey Bolo
Bowl Intermediate Division at GFL Lakeland
Marse Farmer Photo

Top three in the Bowl Intermediate Division.

Profile: Marse Farmer
Bowl Girls Division at GFL Lakeland
Autumn Tust Photo

Top three in the Bowl Girls Division.

Profile: Autumn Tust
Bowl Masters Division at GFL Lakeland
Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek Photo

Top three in the Bowl Masters Division.

Profile: Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek
Bowl Grand Masters Division at GFL Lakeland
Mark Buncy Photo

Top three in the Bowl Grand Masters Division.

Profile: Mark Buncy
Bowl Sponsored Division at GFL Lakeland
Nick Wallace Photo

Top three in the Bowl Sponsored Division.

Profile: Nick Wallace
Intern Nate at GFL Lakeland
Nate Ilardi aka Trap Nate Photo

After it's all done, Intern Nate is already at work logging it for HiDefJoe. Thanks to everyone that came out and see you at the next stop!

Profile: Nate Ilardi aka Trap Nate

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