July 5, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 26

Harvey, Sundberg lead skate contest

Randy Harvey and Keegan Sundberg took top awards at the Mike’s Bikes and Boards Skateboard Competition Saturday.

Seven skaters entered and about 50 people watched the competition held at the public skate park at Haines Highway and Sawmill Creek Road.

“We had a great turnout,” said coordinator Stuart Wood. “A lot more people showed up than expected.”

Skaters competed in intermediate and advanced brackets.

Judges Stuart Wood, Teddy Hart and Gus Rasmussen rated each trick on a scale from one to five. The skateboarder with the highest score at the end of the round won.

Dustin Swift and Zach Lambert placed second and third, respectively, in the intermediate bracket won by Sundberg. Phillip Griffighs, Cody Hotch and Collin Griffighs followed winner Harvey in the advanced competition.

Prizes included hats, T-shirts, skateboard decks and mini cruisers, and $50 and $75 gift cards. Alaska Backcountry Outfitter sponsored gift cards.

“Everyone did amazing,” said advanced bracket champion Harvey. “We didn’t have as many skaters as we wanted, but everyone that was there did spectacular.”

There will be another Mike’s Bikes and Boards skateboard competition on Saturday, July 27.