hoopla had a big presence at the 2013 Vans combi pool classic event over the weekend! One of the most anticipated bowl events of the year for the ladies, this year's contest was one for the books in terms of energy and progression. nora vasconcellos took top honors & won the event, w/ hoopla riders Alana Smith (4th place), Hunter Long (5th place)- and up-and-comer hoopla supporter, Nicole Hause (6th place) coming in behind her. Congrats to Nora, and all the ladies that skated this weekend!

Photos by Garret Shigenaka and Mimi Knoop

Annika Vrklan
Annika blasting a frontside air!

Mimi Knoop & Allysha Bergado
Mimi Knoop & Allysha Bergado out with injuries this year but they are both healing fast!

Alana Smith frontside blaster!
Alana Smith frontside blaster!

Legendary Cara-Beth Burnside doing it for the OG ladies
Legendary Cara-Beth Burnside doing it for the OG ladies

Newcomer Nicole Hause likes to ride her hoopla board backwards! Big frontside air
Newcomer Nicole Hause likes to ride her hoopla board backwards! Big frontside air

Style and power landed Nora in 1st place!
Style and power landed Nora in 1st place!

Grom winners!
Grom winners!

Pro podium and group shot!
Pro podium and group shot!

DIVISION 1 (14 YEARS & UNDER)

  1. Arianna Carmona $1,500
  2. Poppy Starr $1,000
  3. Jordyn Barratt $500
  4. Bryce Wettsein
  5. Madi Thomas
  6. Pauline Branom
  7. Annika Vrkian
  8. Lilly Graves
  9. Hannah Chumley
  10. Tarryn Ross
  11. Chasity Collins

DIVISION 2 (15 -27 YEARS)

  1. Nora Vasconcellos $2,500
  2. Lizzie Armanto $1,000
  3. Julz Lynn $500
  4. Alana Smith
  5. Hunter Long
  6. Nicole Hause
  7. Amelia Brodka
  8. Abby Zsarney
  9. Brenna Pawley
  10. Brittany Conrad
  11. Sara Thompson
  12. Amee Jay Papelera
  13. Beverly Flood
  14. Alex Harper
  15. Mary D’Antoni
  16. Cara Lawson

DIVISION 3 (28 YEARS & OVER)

  1. Karen Jones $2,500
  2. Katherine Folsom $1,000
  3. Jean Rusen $500
  4. Carabeth Burnside
  5. Lauren Callahan
  6. Mandy Esch
  7. Natalie Das
  8. Kim Peterson
  9. Nicole Noller
  10. Ocea Iverson
  11. Cheryl Jumao-as