Photos From The Vans Girls Combi Pool Contest.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Relz Murphy
Bella Kenworthy
Michelle Yoon
Spencer Breaux
Leticia Goncalves

Thais Gazarra
Isadora Pachero
Paige LaBare
Hanna Zanzi
Hannah Chumley
Nora Vasconcellos
Amelia Brodka
Brighton Zeuner
Hunter Long
Kat Folsom
Kisa Nakamura
Poppy Starr Olsen
Nicole Hause
Lizzie Armanto
Zoe Safanda
Bryce Wettstein
Dora Varella
Minna Stess
Yndiara Asp

Isadora Pachero
Jordyn Barratt
14 and under podium

15 and over podium

Pro Podium
Poppy Starr - winner of Pro division
All Photos by Joanne Barratt Photography - please be respectful if you share an image on social media by making sure to credit/link back to Joanne. These photographers donate their time to cover girls skateboarding, so lets make sure we all give them the respect they deserve. xo

The Vans Girls Combi Pool contest is always a great event, that's a given. But this year was insane. The girls in every age group were going off! Back to back tricks, insane height - did you catch Alana Smith's air?,  Julz Lynn with her aggressive and powerful roll-ins, skates combi as if it's her personal backyard bowl,  & Nora Vasconcellos landing that kick flip had the crowd going crazy. The girls were using every inch of the entire combi - nothing was off limits.

We got to see 11 year old Brighton Zeuner and 15 yr old Poppy Starr Olsen skate in their very first pro contest. After qualifiers it was Brighton leading, but at the end of the day it was Poppy who took the win - not a bad way to start a pro career for both girls!

Jordyn Barratt threw down solid run after run and took the win for the 15 and over group, and it was Dora Varrella from Brazil who won the 14 and under group.

There was a whole group of girls that came all the way from Brazil that gave the USA girls a run for their money, they were all charging hard, but best of all, having so much fun.

This years Vans Girls Combi felt like the best one ever - a great way to start of 2016.

Thanks to Vans, WCS, Dave Duncan, all the judges, and volunteers for putting on an amazing contest!

Complete Contest Results:

Pro Division:

1. Poppy Starr Olsen     $8,000
2. Nora Vasconcellos    $4,000
3. Lizzie Armanto         $2,000
4. Brigton Zeuner          $1,400
5. Kisa Nakamura         $1,200
6. Julz Lynn                  $   500
7. Alana Smith              $   400
8. Nicole Hause             $   250
9. Amelia Brodka          $   150
10. Lea Taylor               $   100
11. Arianna Carmona
12. Sarah Thompson
13. Hunter Long
14. Pauline Branom
15. Katherine Folsom
16. Bia Sodre

AM 15 and Over:

1. Jordyn Barratt             $1,000
2. Yndiara Asp                $   600
3. Hanna Zanzi                $   400
4. Hannah Chumley
5. Leticia Goncalves
6. Paige LaBare
7. Thais Gazarra
8. Nicole Noller
9. Olivia Black
10. Michelle Barnett
11. Jesse Kudin

AM 14 and Under:

1. Dora Varella               $1,000
2. Spencer Breaux          $   600
3. Bryce Wettstein          $   400
4. Zoe Safanda
5. Minna Stess
6. Isadora Pachero
7. Michelle Yoon
8. Jordan Santana
9. Relz Murphy
10. Bella Kenworthy
11. Charity Tahoe Smith

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