THANKS FOR JOINING US AT THE
8TH ANNUAL WHEELS OF FORTUNE
FEMALE SKATEBOARDING SHOWCASE
WOF 8 RECAP REPORT
Last weekend marked Skate Like a Girl’s 8th Annual Wheels of Fortune (WOF) in surprisingly sunny Seattle, Washington. Nearly 100 skaters participated in multiple weekend activities, hailing from all over the world, representing Canada, Colombia, Russia, U.K., USA, Spain, France, and more! In total, 39 sponsors donated, 97 skaters competed, and 43 volunteers gave their time and energy to make it happen.
Friday kicked things off with MAHFIA.tv's Girlz Nite Out Welcome Party, which boasted a female skate art show put together by Luna Malia and Tori Williams, featuring photography by Nam-Chi Van, Hannah Bailey, Norma Ibarra, Olga Aguilar, Sarah Huston, Mimi Knoop, Kim Woozy, Zorah Olivia, Tori Williams and Sima S-B. In addition, we hosted the Seattle premiere of Quit Your Day Job + other trailers from New England Female Skateboarding, The Skate Witches, and Broe Squad and the Zine 8 release from The Skate Witches, and a stacked raffle! Big up's to evo for hosting, and Humm Kombucha, PBR, and Blazing Bagels for fueling up our attendees.
Saturday started off with some skate yoga from Chad Yee, followed by a Brunch and Skate session with refreshments from Chipotle and Drip City Coffee. At 1pm all skaters were gathered in a giant circle to announce this year's Queen of the Road scavenger hunt challenges. Once teams were formed, skaters hit the streets and parks to stack clips and cause a ruckus! Be sure to check the #wof8qotr hashtag to catch a glimpse of the action! QOTR wrapped up with a Sizzle Pie pizza party at All Together Skate Park, where skaters watched clips and Team Veryflex, featuring Alec and Amelia of the Tony Hawk Foundation, were crowned as victors! Shortly after, skaters gathered under the lights at Cal Anderson Park tennis court for the 1st annual NotSh*T Junk Jam to show off their maneuvers, and lack thereof, for fun and prizes from Unity Skateboards, Ancient Medicine, and Not Sh*t Zine. Thanks to 35th and Ancient Medicine Skateboards for hooking it up with multiple skate features!
Sunday came and proved to be the yet another amazing showcase of non-traditional skaters, featuring divisions for All Gender 12&Under youth, Beginner Grrls, Intermediate Grrls, 30&Up Golden Grrls, and Advanced Grrls. Hundreds of spectators and our judges panel, led by Micah Shapiro of Grindline Skateparks, backed up by Alex White, Amy Caron, and Michelle Pezel, witnessed top professionals such as Lacey Baker and Jenn Soto, as well as heart melting mother-daughter duos, and multiple up-and-coming rippers from around the world, most notably Ariana Spencer who boosted a kickflip footplant over the hubba. In the end, Alexis Sablone murdered the 3-block and rails, taking home the top spot in the Advanced Division, scoring a check for $2K!
2017 WOF 8 Advanced Results:
1. Alexis Sablone
2. Mariah Duran
3. Jenn Soto
4. Fabiana Delfino
5. Kristin Ebeling
SEE YOU AT WOF 9 MAY 4-6TH 2018!