Collegiate Skate Tour's first official trip to Oregon was last year, to the home of the Ducks - Eugene! The skate community of Eugene, Tactics, and the University of Oregon welcomed us with a lot of love and support. But this year, we headed up Interstate 5 to the bigger city of Portland.
We were stoked to have a great turnout for our First Annual event at Ed Benedict Skatepark, but we were blown away by the talent that came out for the big day! Dubbed "Rip City Roll Call", there was no shortage of actual ripping from the locals and students, local AND from out of town.
We had pizza, water, and Monster Energy, as well as great raffles for the public! Some very lucky people walked away with decks, hoodies and other product from Capture Skateboards, Bones Wheels, Monster Energy, adidas Skateboarding and more.
As usual, we ran a jam-format contest (5-person, 3-minute heats). There were Student and Non-student Divisions, so everyone got down with their best tricks! All skaters were killing it. Final results came out to:
We also held an open Best Trick Jam and a product toss at the end of the day. It got wild!
Special shout out to Portland Parks & Recreation for supporting and helping get the word out around the local non-skating community to help spread our National mission!
Thanks to Capture Skateboards for being there with us in running the event that day and to Monster Energy for keeping the fuel in the tank.
Cory Woods (@corywoods) did a sick job shooting and editing this video!
Ethan Walsh (@coolguyethan) killed it with the photography of the event!
Big thanks to
And a huge shout-out to all of our product sponsors:
Ambush Board Co.
Chapel Clothing Co.
Portland, thank you so much for the great time! And we will see you next year. :)