Windy City Riot 2009 Results

Skating

The Windy City Riot is one of the longest running street contests in rollerblading, and one of the few street contests even happening these days. The Riot is a staple in the Chicago scene, and has a strong core group of skaters that have helped keep this competition at the level its at. It seems every year the Riot brings a random batch of rollerblading A-Listers, and usually whichever one of them is wearing a pair of TRS takes the trophy. But finally this year the curse was broken when Steve Lerner (Palos Hills) destroyed every spot with his smooth, effortless skating, and switch/natural repertoire of tricks.

Thanks to Collin Martin and Juan Herrera for putting the event on again this year, and to everyone who came out and continues to do so year after year.

Here are videos of the comp. courtesy of Vince Z and Razors News after the jump and the results:

PRO/AM RESULTS

01. Steve Lerner (Palos Hills, IL) 102 points
02. Keegan Coussee (Grayslake, IL) 93 points
03. Blake O’Brien (Minneapolis, MN) 34 points
04. Travis Rhodes (Chicago, IL) 22 points
05. Logan Clark (Des Moines, IA) 18 points
06. Mark Wojda (Louisville, KY) 15 points
07. Brian Bruno (Chicago, IL) 7 points
08. Sean Darst (Chicago, IL) 5 points
10. Marc Clune (Minneapolis, MN) 2 points
10. Jon Snyder (Hoffman Estates, IL) 2 points
11. Dan Barnes (Buffalo, NY) 1 point

Precontest

Flatland: Rory Melehan
High Jump: Travis Rhodes and Dwight H at 56? (4?8?)
Long Jump: Travis Rhodes at 257? (21?5?)

17 & UNDER

01. Nick Labarre (15)
02. Malcolm Heard (15)
03. Thinh Le (15)
04. Jimi Paszkiewicz (16)
05. Steve Matiasek (13)
06. Max Orant (16)
07. Patrick Siciliano (14)

OTHER AWARDS

Best Trick : Blake O’Brien
Best Style: Travis Rhodes
Worst Fall: Keegan Smith
Way Cool: Phil Leroux
Biggest Chest: Paul John
Most Flamboyant: Brian Bruno
Should Have Skated: Rory Melehan
Old Man: Blake O’Brien
Biggest Baby: bran^don:

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