Recap: GFL at Bradenton Presented by Marinela

Posted by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The 9th stop of the Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela is in the books. GFL is a national series of all ages contests in both bowl and street. At the end of the year, we recognize the top skaters in each category at the Annual Awards in Tampa. Check the Season Ranking's update here. Trap Nate has the video recap and Chaz has photography from this stop below.

We're up and working before the sun comes up. Thanks to the brands you see on these banners for backing the cause and all the good things we're up to with Grind for Life.
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Braden with early morning hurricane.
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The registration line was shorter than ever at this stop? Why? Because most of you are signing up online now. That means you can completely skip this wait in line and go right to skating. You also save $5. Register online next time and make it easier on not just yourself, but the whole process in general. Thanks, y'all!
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Zion with the back 50-50 into another 1st place for him. Check his profile, he has stacks of 1's in there.
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Snack break! Thanks, Marinela.
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Adrian Davis, 360 flip.
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Noah Pollard with back 50-50.
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Lots of people catching the shade under the bridge today.
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Noah Nagaro, front board.
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Dog of the Day goes to this cutie.
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Jonah Clark with a proper feeble grind.
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Violet has become one of our favorite skaters over the past year. She's got the most supportive dad, too.
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Street 9 and Under with Zion Effs, AJ Vargas, and PJ DeBlasi in top three.
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Street 10 to 12 with Noah Pollard, Myles Gentry, and Noah Nagaro in top three.
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Street 13 to 15 with Blaze Helgerson, Hunter Soechtig, and Santiago Flores in top three.
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Julie Zylis and Violet Boulter in Street Girls.
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Mike handing out the first of the raffles.
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Tim Fabry, smith grind.
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Reese Watson, back 50-50.
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Jake Yanko with a slob fast plant on the big wall.
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Looked like Jimmy Dennis was having a good time ripping around.
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Not too many dudes in the over 30 Division hitting this rail, but it helped Tim take home 1st.
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Nick lost the nose of his board somewhere.
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Backflips please the crowd, but not the critics.
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Jordi with the nosegrind.
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Street 16 to 29 was Aaronn Depaulis, Jake Yanko, and Nathan Payne in top three.
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Street 30 and Up was Tim Gasiorski, Nic Hamersly, and Chad Slagle in top three.
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Street Sponsored was Jordi Zapata, Keenan Lewis, and Adam Tyler in top three.
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Roman Desmond, frontside air.
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Andres Vega, frontside invert.
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Who wore it best?
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Aiden Collins, frontside ollie.
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Brewce from Skatetopia stopped by for the day. He even skated the contest.
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The Greek waiting out the rain.
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Robby Kohnen had the matching hat and board kit going.
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Kainalu on a lip slide.
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Smith grind from Jordan.
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Jimmy on a frail, which is a frontside air to lein to tail. Not many people know that one.
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Brewce on a 50-50 through the tight corner.
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And that's how you do it.
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It was so windy that my camera strap couldn’t sit still.
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Braden is an undercover ATV. Here's a lein to tail where he got 3rd in the Bowl Sponsored.
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Jake Yanko flying into 1st.
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Bowl 9 and Under was Elijah Wolcott, Hagan Key, and Jack Reed in top three.
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Bowl 10 to 12 was Gavin Liller, Aiden Collins, and Beck Erskine in top three.
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Bowl Intermediate was Kainalu Canubida aka Kai Kai, Jacob Jensen, and Roman Desmond in top three.
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Jodan and Violet in Bowl Girls.
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Bowl Masters was Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek, Ted Stracuzzi, and Pat Dewitte in top three.
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Grand Masters was Kevin Lee Shelton, Tommy Leggett, and Mike Rogers in top three.
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Bowl Sponsored was Jake Yanko, Steven McKaig, and Braden Stelma in top three.
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Steven Mckaig took home the MovieTickets.com Clip of the Day. And that's a wrap for Bradenton!
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The bowl crowd scattered quick when the rain hit, but they all came right back.
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Tampa Timmy.
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Chaz playing in traffic on the bridge.
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