Skateboard fans flock to ‘Wreck the Deck’ event

By Gary Alan Ruse….

Pictured are David Caballero (left) and Jahorace Epps, top finishers in the Advanced Category.

The “Wreck the Deck” skateboarding competition, conducted on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the skate park at Palmetto Bay Park, turned out well despite rains earlier that morning that threatened to dampen interest in the event.

The skies cleared in time and the attendance was great, according to Mary Shie Fernandez, program and events coordinator for the village.

“It was a huge success,” Fernandez said. “Thank goodness the weather held out for us. Close to 50 skaters participated and many more people attended. Our sponsors also really stepped it up and provided great prizes.”

The event was a “Play Day” hosted as a part of the village’s recent designation as a 2010 Playful City by the KaBOOM! organization, which promotes more playgrounds and more play for children.

The winners of the skateboarding competition were:


First place: David Caballero

Second place: Jahorace Epps

Third place: Austin Salcedo


First place: Josh Mijares

Tied for second: Alex Vazquez and Tylynne Williams


Moises Alvarado

Similar events are anticipated for the future at Palmetto Bay Park and other park locations.

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6 Comments on "Skateboard fans flock to ‘Wreck the Deck’ event"

  1. ummm u guys made a mistake for intermidiate and beginers for intermidiate me ( kelvin martir) and alex vazquez and beginer was 1st place joshua pas 2nd place mario jimenze and 3rd place was a tie between noam harel and alejjandro garcia

  2. 2nd place for intermidiate kelvin martir and alex vazquaz not tylnee

  3. admin here. i’ll forward your comment to the author and get back to you

  4. Gary Alan Ruse | October 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Reply

    The winners list was provided to us by Village Hall staffers. Your comments have been forwarded to them for clarification. We will post/publish their response.

  5. we spoke with the programs and events coordinator. send an email to miller.jeff2010{at]gmail and i’ll forward the conversation over to you.

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