Ivan Federico Advances, Others Out After Men’s Park Open Qualifier at Dew Tour Long Beach 2019

International elite, legends and up-and-comers take their shot at Olympic qualification.

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Hailing from 22 different countries, an international lineup of 64 skaters dropped in for the Men’s Park Open Qualifier during day one of competitions at Dew Tour Long Beach 2019. Athletes traveled from around the world for a chance to earn valuable Olympic qualifying points, but only the top 14 individuals were allowed to advance.

Kieran Woolley from Australia blasting a kickflip from low hip to big bank. Photo: Dangaard
Edouard Damastoy planting a tall one down on the Mountain Dew can extension. Photo: Dangaard

It was a display of controlled chaos as three skaters at a time took to the bowl for three-minute jam sessions to win the judges over based on overall impression.

Trey Wood is flippin’ madness for sending this one in the deep end. Photo: Durso
You can hear Rune Glifberg’s tail cracking from this photo before it even gets to the pool coping. Photo: Dangaard

Familiar faces from near a far, such as Trey Wood from Arizona and Rune Glifberg from Denmark mixed in with international unknowns of ages as low as 10. There were familiar faces from other sports participating, like Ayumu Hirano, the Japanese snowboard superstar.

Karl Berglind backing up Rune with the all-white kit. Photo: Durso
Collin Graham stretching out his front leg on this tail grab. Photo: Dangaard

“I think it is great for skateboarding to showcase this international interest in skateboarding,” said Rune Glifberg directly following his heat. Glifberg also commented on the ‘Olympic’ atmosphere of the event saying, “It makes [Dew Tour] a priority event. I’m competitive by nature, so any contest I am in want to do my best.”

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Adam Hopkins stretching those hamstrings before pumping back into the park: Photo: Durso
Jedd McKenzie, lipslide. Photo: Dangaard

By the end of the Open Qualifier most of the most familiar names were advancing on, including all of those named above. However, a few familiar names were surprisingly not moving on, Clay Kreiner, Josh Rodriguez, Mitchie Brusco and Team USA member Zion Wright.

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Ayumu Hirano using his snowboard style for this stalefish. Photo: Dangaard
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Vinicius Goetzke Barbosa tackling the deep end. Photo: Durso

Tune in Friday at 6pm PT to catch the Men’s Park Quarter Final on DewTour.com/LIVE.

Great to have another one of Aussie mates Jack Fardell join us at Dew Tour Long Beach. Photo: Durso

Men’s Park Open Qualifier Results 

1.) Ivan Federico, ITA 82.33
2.) Kieran Woolley, AUS 79.76
3.) Edouard Damestoy, FRA 78.46
4.) Trey Wood, USA 78.00
5.) Alessandro Mazzara, ITA 73.22
6.) Rune Glifberg, DEN 71.00
7.) Karl Berglind, SWE 70.33
8.) Collin Graham, USA 68.00
9.) Adam Hopkins, CAN  66.00
10.) Jedd McKenzie, AUS 65.00
11.) Ayumu Hirano, JPN 63.86
12.) Vinicius Goetzke Barbosa, BRA 62.60
13.) Hugo Boserup, DEN 60.43
14.) Jack Fardell, AUS 60.00

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