Sac City Throwdown brings out talented youth
March 17, 2017
Thomas R. Throssell
Gila River Indian News
Just one day before the main festivities of the 55th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo began, skaters from around the Gila River Indian Community descended upon the District 3 Skate Park for the Sac City Throwdown Skateboard Competition on the evening of March 10.
Over 20 skateboarders making up three age categories, the 7-10 year-olds, 11-15-year-olds, and 16 and up, gave their all in an attempt to grab the top position in their respective categories. Skaters participated in timed sets of two 1-minute runs where three judges scored them based on their overall style and tricks landed.
According to event organizer Reuben Ringlero, first place winners of the skate competition each received a skateboard, and second and third placeholders received a skateboard deck and tickets to the rodeo and fair.
The event also had a raffle where competition organizers gave away two skateboards, several backpacks, and a multitude of other prizes. Ringlero said that funds raised during the raffle will be used to purchase prizes for future Community skating events.
The Sac City Throwdown Skateboard Competition was sponsored by the Mul-Chu-Tha Fair and Rodeo, Seven Layer Army, and Cowtown Skateboards.
Results of the competition are below:
Sac City Throwdown 2017 Winners
7 to 10-year-old category
1st Fabian Norris
2nd Sakima Nahee
3rd Nicholas Lewis
11 to 15-year-old category
1st Jacob Jones
2nd Jacob Lewis
3rd Antonio Hernandez
16 & Up category
1st Adrian Thomas
2nd Taymen Chatlin
3rd Keyshawn Coleman
For upcoming Community skating events visit sevenlayerarmyskateboards.com.