JULY 27TH, 2009 – ZOO YORK’s Am Getting Paid has
crowned a new winner after three days of gruelling competition; Vancouver, BC’s
Magnus Hanson beat out 115 of the world’s top Amateur skaters for
first place and $5000 US dollars. Magnus who qualified 4th
to move onto the semi finals shined all contest even after taking what
Transworld Skateboarding’s Ben Kelly said “was the slam of the
weekend”. "The new park made the
contest way better and way more fun. So many good homies there made a
really good vibe to skate. I'm just going to put the money in the
bank” said Magnus. Taking 2nd place and $2000 was Think
Skateboards rider Manny Santiago, with 3rd place going to
resident, Underworld Shop’s Mickey Papa earning him $1000.
The finals took place on Sunday afternoon seeing a capacity crowd of over
650 spectators cheering on the heated competition and checking out the
vendor village. Other notable skaters in the finals included
Baker’s Justin “Figgy” Figueroa, previous two time champ
Antoine Asselin, Zoo York’s Ron Deily, Supra’s Spencer Hamilton
and Studio skateboards Andrew McGraw.
Celebrating it’s 5th year ZOO YORK’s Am Getting Paid
moved to brand new Le Taz Skatepark just outside downtown Montreal. With the new location
also came a change to incorporate a jam format, which the riders and crowd
responded well to. The park included street elements like fire
hydrants and street signs along with real landscaping.
The “weekend” really began on Wednesday night with the opening
party featuring longtime Montreal photographer Felix
Faucher’s photo exhibition at Salon Officiel,
Thursday’s 10 Deep x Underworld party at Blue Dog, Fridays Vestal x
Underworld show with Brutal Knights and Barn Burner playing and of course
the nightlife highlight the official Am Getting Laid after party on
Saturday night featuring Oakland, California’s Souls Of Mischief
performing. With Souls of Mischief holding it down the venue was
packed and the Coors light, Monster and Jagermeister flowing no one left
unhappy. However the weekend wasn’t over yet as Sunday night
hosted the Montreal
premiere of Transworld Skateboarding’s “Right Foot Forward” video ending where it all started
at Salon Officiel!
ZOO YORK’s Am Getting Paid 2009 is presented by Underworld Shop,
Coors Light, Osiris Shoes, Oakley, Monster Energy and SBC Skateboard Mag.
Along with additional support from partners Control Skateboards,
Transworld Skateboarding, Dakine, New Era, Vestal, Dose.ca, Expose Mag,
Pentagon Productions, 33Mag and Crux Magazine.
Check out Amgettingpaid.com for full wrap up including videos and after
party photos as well as news on 2010’s contest.
For more pictures and video please visit www.amgettingpaid.com
New York, NY – February 23, 2009 – The Zoo York Institute is proud to announce that from July 24th-26th, the 2009 Zoo York AM Getting Paid (AGP) contest will be held at ‘Le Taz Skatepark in Montreal, Canada. Widely recognized as one of today’s most prestigious international skateboarding competitions for amateurs only, this year’s contest boasts a hefty prize purse of $10,000 USD. In association with Monster Energy Drink, Underworld skate shop, SBC Skateboard Magazine, New Era, Dakine, Expose magazine, Dose.ca, 33 Mag,
Established in 2004 by the Zoo Crew, AM Getting Paid is extremely important as it provides tomorrow’s pros with much needed support, experience and exposure within the global skateboarding community. AGP always brings out the world’s top ams to battle it out for the overall title and a healthy paycheck.
In celebration of AGP’s 5th Anniversary, this year’s contest will feature an exciting new format and move to the brand new 280,000 square foot ‘Le Taz Skatepark centrally located in Montreal. Scheduled to open this spring, ‘Le Taz features a state-of-the-art street course, lounges for competitors, media and VIPs, and it has plenty of room to accommodate the hordes of spectators and fans expected to attend.
Zoo York AM Getting Paid will host a few parties during the week end. Thursday night (TBA), Friday night at the new Underworld Venue and Saturday night the official Zoo york AM Getting Laid 5th year anniversary party at the Saint.
So mark your calendar, because in four short months the 2009 Zoo York AM Getting Paid contest is on!
For more information and regular AGP news updates, check out:
www.zooyork.com www.zooyork.com | www.amgettingpaid.com www.taz.ca
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