This year’s Riverside Skate Jam will most likely be the last on the iconic 20-year-old blue ramps (originally built by the late Andy Kessler) as they’re set to be replaced by a cement park in the future. 250+ people came through and enjoyed a beautiful day in New York and got to watch some great skateboarding, all in memory of skateboarding legend – Andy Kessler! Andy’s sister Jodi was able to attend thanks to the Andy Kessler Foundation and so did many of Andy’s friends/OG’s. DJ Pork Chop and Mr. Vacation deejayed (vinyl of course) playing all genres as Brian Coscuk MC’d the event.
Photos by Tony West, Lori Weinstein, Jeffrey DeCeglia & Ray Sunwoo
DJs Mr. Vacation & Pork Chop | Photo: Ray Sunwoo
A bunch of contests for guys & girls of all different ages went down [results below], this year there were two girls in the under 40’s vert ramp heat – Jessie Frietze and Ashley O’Gorman. Congrats to first place winners: Tim O’Neill, Bryan Montez, Weston Macari, Ashley O’Gorman and Kyle Cielencki!
Under 40s Vert Jodi Kessler, 3) Malachi Makaveli, 1) Tim O’Neill, 2) Duncan McGillivray Smith, Saffy Sajil | Photo: Lori Weinstein
Vert 40 & Under Results:
1st – Tim O’Neill 2nd – Duncan McGillivray Smith 3rd – Malachi Makaveli 4th – Michael Massagli Best Doubles – Jessie Frietze & Dean Mendez
Masters Ivory Serra Jim Murphey, SharkDog | Photo: Lori Weinstein
Vert Masters Results:
1st – Bryan Montez 2nd – Jim Murphy 3rd – Ivory Serra 4th – Shelter Serra 4th – John Fudala 4th – Robert Winslow
Juniors Matais Preston, Weston Macari & Kate Sowa | Photo: Lori Weinstein
1st – Weston Macari 2nd – Matais Preston 3rd – Kate Sowa
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