Florissant-based Deep Impact Skateboards hosted this skate competition at Ramp Riders on the South Side, with local punk bands Cobrangutan, Dude Nukem, the Humanoids and Cross Examination closing out the night. Photos by Nick Schnelle.
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Skateboarders enter into Ramp Riders Saturday for the Deep Impact skateboard contest.
Carrie Davenport signs in Brandon Cole, 18, for the advanced division of the skateboard competition. Skateboarders paid $10 to enter the competition.
Randall Young, 16, makes sure his board is ready to go by tightening his trucks.
Skateboarders wait their turn to get practice runs in before the start of the competition.
A skateboarder flips his board up a gap during practice.
Competition organizer Willis Davenport, right, calls on all skateboarders who entered in the competition to gather around the street course. A total of 39 skateboarders entered the competition.
Competition judges, left to right, Jackson Meyer, Jimmy Golson and James Pilla evaluate skateboarders during the beginners heat. Skateboarders from each level begin with a jam session where up to six riders skate at a time.
Malcolm Meeks, 13, flips his board up a gap during the beginners heat. Meeks won first place in the beginners division.
A skateboarder flips his board over an obstacle during the singles intermediate session. After jam sessions each skateboarder from each level are given one minute to show their best tricks.