Chris Russell

Red Bull’s Lost Bowl Invitational

YouTube Preview Image On Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Red Bull Skateboarding teamed up with Creature & Santa Cruz Skateboards/Indy Trucks/OJ Wheels/Bronson Speed Co. to throw a 21-man invite-only backyard bowl bash at Pat Lowery’s legendary Richmond, Virginia Lost Bowl.

With a field of some of the top ams, pros and East Coast up and comers, the day consisted of seven 7-minute 3-man heats followed by a 29-minute everyone-in chaos session set to Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” (inspired by Jim’s Ramp Jam of 1996) and three best tricks. In a rarely seen contest decision, the inmates were put in charge of the asylum and the 21 skaters were asked to judge themselves and pick the top 3 winners. The results, as voted on by the skaters in the contest are as follows:

Final Results
1st Cody Chapman
2nd Chris Russell
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th John Gardner

Best Trick
John Gardner – Boneless into the pool
Chris Gregson – Frontside kickflip over the ladder

Jack Fardell – Nose manual
Alex Sorgente – Backside flip

Josh Borden – Nosegrind
Ben Hatchell – Half Cab Front blunt

Creature Delivers Brutal Footage for Halloweekend

Creature HalloweekendCreature Skateboards has dished out a skate media assault today with parts from four of its masterful hellions. Willis Kimbel gets wickedly loose on diy parks, ramps, rails and everything in between through the Transworld Skateboarding camp’s online portal, Ryan Reyes comes back from injured reserve status with a knee brace and a vengeance over at Thrasher Magazine, Chris Russell slays every bowl and pool to shreds with The Skateboard Mag documenting his every move and David Gravette is soon to let out a heap of heavy hammers at The Berrics site. Creature gets it rolling into the Halloweekend Massacre!

Ben Hatchell Rises Above at Van Doren Invitational

YouTube Preview Image This summer’s Van Doren Invitational blew up the shores of Huntington Beach, California as a part of this past weekend’s #VansUSOpen. As the clock ticked down to its last seconds and all in attendance were left screaming for more, Virginia’s own Ben Hatchell was the guy that ultimately earned the top of the podium of the Men’s Finals.

Roll the footage from the finals above and watch it all go down thanks to the the guys at Thrasher Magazine. Also, be sure to check out Burnout’s splendid photo gallery of Bowlmasters as well as the archived (indexed by jams, intro runs, slams, etc.) webcasts at from the weekend as well.

Final Results
1. Ben Hatchell
2. Pedro Barros
3. Chris Russell
4. Raven Tershy
5. Willy Lara
6. Ronnie Sandoval
7. Alex Sorgente
8. Jack Fardell
9. Chris Gregson
10. Marlon Silva
11. Ben Raybourn
12. Curren Caples

Sam Beckett Wins Vert Attack 9

Vert Attack 6Well, that was one hell of a great skateboarding event we just experienced! In case you were still asleep, Vert Attack 9 entertained everyone in attendance at Malmö’s Bryggeriet Skatepark and around the planet via live webcast. The past 5 hours have truly shown that vert skating is alive and well and the next generation of vertically inclined rippers is progressing very quickly.

In the heated Pro/Am Final, England’s Sam Beckett powered through the intensity and usurped the field of competitors to win it big time. Cheers Sam! Tony Hawk, Alana Smith and Evan Doherty each won their respective finals as well. Check the results below. Thank you skateboarding!

Final Results
1. Sam Beckett
2. Bob Burnquist
3. Paul Luc Ronchetti
4. Jimmy Wilkins
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Corey Juneau
7. Rony Gomes
8. Chris Russell

Masters (40 and above)
1. Tony Hawk
2. Neal Hendrix
3. Mike Frazier
4. Nicky Guerrero
5. John Magnusson
6. Jocke Olsson
7. Lincoln Ueda
8. Matthias Sernklo

1. Alana Smith
2. Lizzy Armanto
3. Alicia Bergado
4. Julz Lynn
5. Brighton Zeuner
6. Gabi Ponce
7. Mimi Knoop
8. Valeria Bertaccini

Juniors (17 and under)
1. Evan Doherty
2. Matty Carlisle
3. Tate Carew
4. Alessandro Mazzara
5. Mats Hatlem
6. Tyler Edtmetyer
7. Kalle Berglind

Chris Russell is an American Psycho

YouTube Preview Image An absolute destroyer of bowls and vertical terrain, Chris Russell sounds the alarm that all is well and wild with today’s rising talent pool of transition-enabled skaters. Check this part that just dropped on Thrasher magazine’s site!

Vans Bowl-A-Rama 2015 Final Results

Bowlarama 2015After a brief rain delay earlier in the morning, 2015’s Bowl-A-Rama had no problem heating up and entertaining both those in attendance in Bondi Beach, Australia and on their computers or mobile devices around the planet. The Masters’ set the tone and the raised the bar quite high with Chris Miller’s welcomed first appearance at the Bowl-A-Rama event. Ultimately, Tony Hawk proved once again in the finals that he is the Jedi to beat as he took home the repeat victory.

Early on in the Pro Finals Team Padless Ambassador, Chris Russell set the place on fire as he continued to rip with gnarly lines and edge of the seat stunts. Unfortunately, he took a heavy fall and hit is head which resulted in some fresh stitches to take back home to the US. He’ll be fine otherwise. Bucky (now in his forties) poured on the juice and switched it up, backed it up, and held off the teenagers and others younger than him from taking away his rightful win. All in all, the level of skating stepped up once again, the webcast crew with Corbin Harris and Neal Hendrix kept it entertaining, and Bowl-A-Rama 2015 was a great event!

Final Results
1. Bucky Lasek
2. Pedro Barros
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Cory Juneau
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Josh Rodriguez
7. Vi Kakinho
8. Chris Russell

1. Tony Hawk
2. Chris Miller
3. Steve Caballero
4. Bruno Passos
5. Nicky Guerrero
6. Kevin Staab
7. Eddie Elguera
8. Sean Goff

Best Trick – Ben Hatchell

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