Greetings from Tampa, Florida!

 

This weekend we’re here for the 23rd Annual Tampa Am at the Skatepark of Tampa! As our team rallies up for the occasion, I am here to tell you who you’ll see, what you’ll see, and where you’ll see it. So whether you make it up here to Tampa or are chillin’ in South Florida, this whole weekend will be covered for you to keep up with our skate team.

 

This year Tampa Am is set up a bit different from previous years. Here’s the break down of what’s about to go down!
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Jereme Knibbs takes the golden ticket in 2015. Who will it be this year? Photo: SLS

 

Friday November 11, 2016

In few words, this is like a Damn Am to skate Tampa Am. This will qualify you to skate Saturday and Sunday. Open qualifiers begin at 12:00 PM. Three minutes, three skaters per jam. Top 10 qualify. 1st place will advance to semi-finals (Sunday) and places 2nd through 10th will advance tomorrow for Tampa Am Qualifiers.

Mike Rogers doing what he does best at last year's bowl jam. Photo: SPoT

Mike Rogers doing what he does best at last year’s bowl jam. Photo: SPoT

Bowl Jam begins at 6PM! Check out retired pros, TMs, industry only peeps put it down.

Todd Bratrud Art Show at the Bricks tonight!

Todd Bratrud Art Show at the Bricks tonight!

Todd Bratud Art show begins at 8PM, if you like skateboarding and art this is the SPOT (pun intended) to be! You can find us at the show room next to the Bricks.

The Bricks will be fueling us this weekend

The Bricks will be fueling us this weekend. Thanks for the yum-yums: Kate, Krissy, Ethan, and Connor

Speaking of the Bricks they will definitely be at the skatepark all day serving us the best dishes Tampa has to offer! Hungry anyone?

Saturday November 12, 2016

Jamie Foy at Tampa Am last year, any guesses on his bangers this year?

Team Rider Jamie Foy at Tampa Am last year, any guesses on his bangers this year?

Everyone who got 2nd-10th place Friday, won an AM will be on today. This will consist of two skaters per jam, three minutes each. The top 24 will be eligible to skate Sunday. 1st place at qualifiers goes straight to finals, places 2nd-24th will advance to semi-finals Sunday.

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Best trick contest sponsored by Independent will take place shortly after! Tune into your social media outlets for live updates.

Concrete Jam 2015 kicks off with the man of the hour Brian Schaefer!

Concrete Jam 2015 kicks off with the man of the hour Brian Schaefer!

This is the one thing you don’t want to miss. The 24 year anniversary party and Converse Concrete Jam is where action happens (aside from the pro course, of course!) What will happen this year? Rumor is Pedro is going to wear a roman helmet in honor of last years collision.

Tune in at 8PM to watch it all go down on snapchat and instagram!

Sunday November 13, 2016

Aurelien Giraud wins Tampa Am 2015 Photo: SPoT

Aurelien Giraud wins Tampa Am 2015 Photo: SPoT

Street semi finals begin at noon. There will be a total of 30 skaters, 2 heats of 15 skaters. Two one minute runs – best run counts. Top 10 advance to finals. Awards and product toss will go down at 5PM.


Join the team and stay updated this weekend.

Join the team and stay updated this weekend. Photo: @Dani_Mayy

Join us all weekend!

We will update you on our team and event via Snapchat and Instagram.

Snapchat: @IWSDeerfield
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Click here for Saturday and Sunday for live webcasts.


Good luck team!!!

We’re so proud of you all!