While the dust hasn’t quite settled on the 2015 edition of Tampa Pro, there has definitely been some housekeeping done as the field was cut to 30 skaters moving to today’s Semi-Finals with Shane O’Neill and Ishod Wair holding Golden Tickets with first and second place respectively.
Street League has posted a full recap of the events from Saturday’s Qualifiers and a gallery of images from Mike Blabac at their site. Over at the SPoT website you can see the complete list of results from the Qualifiers and from the Independent Best Trick Contest.
The Moat Race kicks off the action today at Noon EST with the Semi-Finals beginning at 1 pm EST. The top 28 skaters from yesterday’s Qualifiers, joined by any previous Tampa Pro winners, will compete in two, one-minute runs – best counts. The top 10 advance to the Finals to meet Golden Ticket winners (Shane O’Neill & Ishod Wair) from Saturday for their share of the $75,000 purse. The webcast starts at 11 am EST at streetleague.com
Saturday was a busy day for Sewa Kroetkov. Physically, he was in Florida trying to qualify for today’s semi-finals at Tampa Pro. But digitally, he was facing off against Torey Pudwill at the Battle at the Berrics 8.
After a rough go with his first run in Tampa, Sewa tore through his second run and ended up making the cut in 25th place. Check out these clips to see how his day went at The Berrics. Look for a matchup between Felipe Gustavo vs. Will Fyock today at BATB8.
Be sure to tune into the live webcast exclusively through StreetLeague.com beginning tomorrow at 11am ET/8am PST to watch the Qualifiers where top US and international professionals, SLS pros, SOTY alumni, rookies, and old vets battle for their chance to advance to Sunday’s Semi-Finals. It will be nothing but tough love for all who put in their time and pay their dues on the Skatepark of Tampa’s newly reconfigured street course. The Independent Trucks Best Trick contest follow immediately following the Quailifers.
Sunday’s Tampa Pro webcast begins at the same time (11am ET/8am PST) with Semi-Finals followed by the much anticipated 12-man Finals.
Again, visit the live webcast this weekend, and you will also find out which two finalists will become the two new SLS Pros heading into the 2015 SLS NikeSB World Tour. In addition, all respective dates and locations are to be announced as well.
Jake Donnelly, Robbie Brockel, Jack Olson, Ellington, Westgate, Shetler and more take part in the first “Roll For Rob” even at Subliminal Skatepark. Help support Rob Pontes through his treatment for ALS by clicking here.