Skateboarders around the world are taking to their nearest skateparks to participate in Red Bull’s global skateboard series, the Manny Mania. Skaters across twelve countries and five continents will be competing against their countrymen for the chance to make it to New York City where the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final and Pro contest will be held at Coleman Park on August 18-19, 2012.
Get all of the event details below:
Santa Monica, California – The technical based trick contest will challenge skaters amateur and pro alike. The amateurs compete against their country mates, with the cream of the crop earning a ticket to New York City.
In the U.S. nine regional qualifiers will be held from Boston to Sacramento, sending the best to Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania on July 21st to compete in the National Final to represent the U.S. Only one will move on in the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final in August, carrying the hopes of the U.S. on the back of their board.
The series will culminate in two marquee events, the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final and the Red Bull Manny Mania Pro, taking place August 18-19 in New York City. The winner of the World Final will quickly step into the big leagues, earning a spot to compete against the pros the next day.
If you think this newbie will have no chance against skateboarding’s elite, think again: last year’s Am champ Sewa Kroetkov from The Netherlands came in 2nd overall in the Pro, shocking and delighting the crowd with his unbelievable skill level. Entering into its 6th year, the invite-only pro event has brought some of the best skaters to New York City, including past winners Brezinski, Ronnie Creager and Eli Reed as well as other top skaters such as Dennis Busenitz, David Gonzalez and Eric Koston among many others.
Born from the mind of skate pro Joey Brezinski, Red Bull Manny Mania has grown into one of the biggest global contests, while maintaining a relaxed vibe as it seeks to award the highest level of technical trickery on two wheels. Based on the simple balancing trick of the manual, Red Bull Manny Mania awards skill and creativity as skaters try to link their best combinations together.
For some, the contest series will end in a once-in-a-lifetime visit to New York, for many pros it’s a time to see old friends, and for all it’s chance to witness the best of skateboarding go head to head, two wheels at a time.
List of Participating Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Finland, Mexico. South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United States
Red Bull Manny Mania 2012 U.S. Am Event Series: Kansas City, MO – May 20, Baltimore, MD – May 20, Pittsburg , PA –May 20, Sacramento, CA – June 2, Rochester, NY – June 9, Virginia Beach, VA – June 16, Washington, DC – Jun 21, Rockaway Beach, NY – June 23, Boston, MA – June 30
Red Bull Manny Mania National Final: Woodward, PA – July 21
Red Bull Manny Mania World Final: New York, NY – August 18
Red Bull Manny Mania Pro Final: New York, NY – August 19
For USA info and registration information for the Am series, visit www.redbullusa.com/mannymania
For a complete list of global contests and updates, visit www.redbullmannymania.com