This year in Utah showed more stoke and improvement than ever before. Spring and Summer weekends were full of outlaw racing, longest slide contests, and early morning mountain pass bombing. Skating progressed more quickly in our scene than it ever has before, and we now are faster than ever. Many fast locals traveled to Canada, Washington, California, Oregon, Colorado, and even El Salvador for racing.
The year started out with mellow outlaws almost every Saturday during March and April
Micah Green and Scott Hamilton were both invited to the Laguna Seca Invitational in Californa mid spring
- Scott Hamilton in front of some of the world’s fastest (Connor Wagner photo)
A small crew of OG SL,UTs got invited to race in the Catalina Island Classic presented by Riviera Skateboards a few weeks afterwards
Come April, Utah Dawn Patrol formed into it’s own entity, with a small group of fast skaters hitting some of the gnarliest hills in the state before the dawn rises
The fastest filmed run of our favorite road
EK Shaffer threw the most awesomely sketchy event of the year, and made it FREE for all entrants, most of which got 2 or 3 prizes each.
Utah’s biggest crew yet hit up the Maryhill Loops Road for the Festival of Speed this year.
A solid caravan of SL,UTs raced in the World Championships at Calgary this year
A 2 day outlaw happened in Huntsville that ended in half the racers getting tickets. I got last place
Buffalo Bill made our state and sport famous with the help of Ryan
Curt Chapman and myself hosted Daybreak # 2 the biggest race Utah has seen yet, with 75 registered racers. Bryce Brady took home 1st place in both Downhill and Overall.
Ryan Vitale passing Jake
The 5th annual Halloween Mystery Skateboard race happened at Memory Grove park this year, full of sketchy pavement and pedestrians everywhere, a fun time was had.
The most recent event, Skatesgiving went down for the second year in a row, and Taylor Osborn won it, along with 2 garage races and a slide jam all in one week
A lot of notable things happened this year; I beat Ryan at Maryhill, Jake Wilkinson got his flow, Young Buck Vitale hit a deer and got famous for two weeks. Shit, Ty Gregg even learned how to skate fast. This year was truly the best and most progressive years of skating I’ve seen, and hopefully it will be even better next year.