Members and homies of the CST team have been on trips to Eugene before, but this was Collegiate Skate Tour's first Official trip there and very first college contest in the Northwest! Eugene is a beautiful town in Oregon, about two hours south of Portland, with one of the best skateparks in the nation and a great public university in U of O.
Skaters showed up from local Lane Community College and the well-known University of Oregon. Tactics held it down, as always, being the local core shop and constant source for skateboarding in Eugene. Huge shout out to their team and all their help!
We had food trucks - The Piglet and Izzy G - and Monster Energy for the crowd, as well as great raffles for the public! Some very lucky people walked away with a Shenanigans Boards deck signed by Hart Lines finalists, money to Off The Waffle and Track Town Pizza, and product from Bones Wheels, Monster Energy, adidas Skateboarding and more.
As usual, we ran a jam-format contest (4-man, 5-minute heats). There was a college student-only division, followed by an open division for the rest of the locals. Everyone was killing it! Final results came out to:
1st- Blake McDonald - University of Oregon
2nd - Boran Israel-Megerssa - University of Oregon
3rd - Elijah Winningham - Lane Community College
4th - Tim Thornton - Lane Community College
1st - Justin James
2nd - Sean Donnelly
3rd - Gabe Nelson
4th - Beau Cummins
We also held an open Best Trick Jam and a product toss at the end of the day.
Special shout to Eugene, Cascade and Coast Sports Commission for sponsoring and helping get the word out around the local non-skating community to help spread our National mission!
Thanks to Level Up Arcade for hosting the after-party and to Tactics to comping some drink tickets for competitors.
Props to Jordan DeMoss (@jordand3mo55) for shooting and editing this video!
Thanks to Rita Herbstman (@rherbstman) for taking the photos!
Big thanks to
And a huge shout-out to all of our product sponsors:
Ambush Board Co.
Herschel Supply Co.
Eugene, we are stoked on you! And we will see you next spring... :)