Joey Lombardo, 17, of Simi Valley, came to the competition "to see what everyone's got," he said. "I know everyone here. I come here a lot. I skate every day. It's a passion."
Also competing for the first time was 8 year old Lulu Notaro, one of very few female skateboarders in the contest. She won third Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Windrunner Blue
"A lot of my friends were doing it, so I started doing it," he said. "I really didn't think I was going to win today, but I guess I did because I ollied the bank on the first try."
Six competitors won first place awards Sunday in the skateboard portion of the two day Triple Crown Jam at Borchard Community Center Skatepark in Newbury Park.
Tanner Bodraska, 8, of Camarillo, won the grom division. The boy said the competition was his first, even though he has been skating since about age 1.
"I'm hoping to have fun, too," Weaver said. "Obviously it would be nice to win, but if I can have fun, that's all that matters."
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Her father, Pat Notaro, said he brings Lulu and her 5 year old brother, Sully, to the program at the Park Recreation Center every Saturday.
25, and Shawn Weaver, 19, came from Palmdale to compete in the amateur division.
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Thousand Oaks resident Alan Gamboa, 12, who won the junior division, has only been skateboarding for five months.
"What Aaron Council and the other instructors do is amazing," he said. "The program is great and so affordable, whereas so many other sports are very expensive."
"I've been skateboarding since the sixth grade," Flores said. "I'm here to have fun and see what happens."
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seven categories, was the culmination of the event, which began Saturday with scooters and bicycles.
Skateboarders compete in Newbury Park
"My dad gave me advice for this to go down a quarter pipe and do a turn," Lulu said. "Skateboarding makes me really Nike Hoodie Royal Blue happy."
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