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Aussies Take Off for the World Circuit

This weekend six Australian downhill skateboarders head to Europe to compete in the European leg of the IGSA World Cup for downhill skateboarding. Steve Daddow, Jackson Shapiera, Kev O'Hara, Jeremy Rodgers, Corey Leeson, and Austin Nitsua will be representing Australia - go boys!

They'll be racing at Peyragudes, Almabtrieb, and Rock & Roll 2008, and some of the group will continue on to the World Championship of Slalom Skateboarding in Gothenburg, Sweden.

These guys have been training hard since Newtowns Playground in March this year, so they're ready for anything. Good luck guys!

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Tags: IGSA, downhill, world cup

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 20, 2008 at 23:33
The unofficial results are in for Almabtrieb:
1. Scott Smith (Canada)
2. Kevin Reimer (Canada)
3. Alexander Dietz (Germany)
4. Stefan Rueffli (Switzerland)
5. Mischo Erban (Canada)
6. Martin Seigrist (Switzerland)
7. Patrick Rizzo (USA)
8. Eric Lundberg (Sweden)

Number one Women's qualifier Brianne Davies (CAN) skims the hay bales during a practice run.
Photo Yorck Dertinger

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 21, 2008 at 12:54
The official results are now in. Against a very strong field totalling 122 riders, Jackson Shapiera was the best placed Australian in 20th, with Steve Daddow in 26th.

Pos Surname Firstname Nat
1 Smith Scott CAN
2 Reimer Kevin CAN
3 Ulrich Alexander FRA
4 Rueffli Stefan SUI
5 Erban Mischo CAN
6 Siegrist Martin SUI
7 Rizzo Patrick USA
8 Lundberg Eric SWE
9 Zietsman Mike RSA
10 Sakamoto Noah USA
-- -- -- --
20 Shapiera Jackson AUS
26 Daddow Stephan AUS
53 Nischel Kurt AUS
58 Rodgers Jeremy AUS
60 Moncriff Austin AUS
73 O'Hara Kevin AUS
97 Leeson Corey AUS

"Scoot" Smith scored a very popular Almabtrieb victory.
Photo Marcus Rietema

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 23, 2008 at 18:52
Here's Jackson's video of the Almatrieb action:

ASRA Admin
Comment by Bugs on July 26, 2008 at 12:36
Mischo Erban from Canada has qualified in first place in the Rock and Roll World Cup after rain has cur short the amount of practice that racers have been able to have on the course. Jackson Shapiera was the fastest Australian in the qualifiers:

1. Mischo Erban CAN
2. Douglas Silva BRA
3. Fredrik Lindström SWE
18. Jackson Shapiera
28. Stephen Daddow
31. Corey Leeson
46. Austin Moncrieff
48. Jeremy Rodgers
74. Kev O'Hara

The finals will be starting soon, good luck to the Aussies!

Jackson takes on a corner in the rain

Comment by SteveC on July 27, 2008 at 12:41
There's reports coming out that Jackson Shapiera took 2nd place at the Rock 'n' Roll!

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