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Skate contest fills Applegate Park with high-flying fun


Mercedians were treated to an awesome display of talent and athleticism last Sunday afternoon at Applegate Park’s skatepark.

The family-friendly “Super Sunday” event was run by the “Super Market” social media event organizer in conjunction with the Aby55 Skateshop, and brought together dozens of local businesses and food vendors throughout the grassy area surrounding the skatepark.

Highlighting the event was a best trick competition that brought together dozens of local skaters for a friendly competition that would yield bragging rights, recognition, and a free custom skateboard deck for the winner.

Spectators looked on as skaters of all ages soared into the air, and along handrails, bowls and stairs. A group of judges kept track of the skaters as they competed for 10 minutes and pushed their skills as they brought out their best tricks.

The top spots would go to Vincente Pineda in First Place, followed by Ricky Brawley in Second Place, and one of the group’s youngest skater, Nathan, rounding out the pack with third place.

Those who missed out on the first event at Applegate Park can look for the next one, which is slated to take place on July 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, details are still being worked out by organizers, so stay tuned for updates. During last Sunday’s event, Eli Torres from the Super Market noted that the next event is likely to make use of the Applegate Park’s MOAT stage and add music to the mix by bringing together local bands.

Those interested in getting more information about the upcoming event as it draws near can go online to:

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