The Emerica team was out in full force yesterday at the Downtown Showdown contest. Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and Braydon Szafranski held it down for team Baker.
Although the Baker team didn’t win, Andrew ended the day nine thousand dollars richer by doing the Best Trick on the Scion obstacle with a kickflip backside grab over the car, and for his overall ripping all day.
The Hermanator went home with four thousand dollars for doing the Best Trick on the ledge / gap combo obstacle. He killed it even after smacking his head on the corner of a nearby building. Bryan ended up going to the hospital to get his wound closed up. He got four staples, which adds up to a thousand dollars a staple. Not bad. Bryan came back to the contest later to visit and hang out for the results.
Emerica pro Tosh Townend killed it for team Element. He bluntslid the top of the Scion, boosted a huge nollie halfcab down the big 5 and charged 5-0s through the steep hubbas.
Emerica pro Aaron Suski, with team Birdhouse, shredded everything in sight. He did a gnarly backside tailslide across the top of the Scion. The overall destruction that the Emerica team did to the contest was so sick to watch. Nice work, guys.
Emerica pro Ed Templeton’s Mined Empty art show opened last week at the Nils Staerk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was a huge hit. Ed will be in Helsinki, Finland this Saturday, September 10 for another art show opening at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.
We’d like to wish Emerica pro Heath Kirchart a belated happy birthday, yesterday, September 5. Heath is on a road trip with some friends right now from Texas to Alabama. Hope you had a good one, Heath!
Emerica pro Leo Romero just got home from a two-week trip out to New York. He was out late last night in Victorville on a mission with Emerica filmer Jon Miner.
Emerica pro Austin Stephens is resting a sprained ankle that he got last week in New York. He was at the Downtown Showdown contest yesterday, showing his support for the Toy Machine team, who won the contest.
Emerica pro Chris Senn is heading up to San Jose, California this week for the Toyota Challenge contest, which is part of the Dew Action Sports Tour, going on September 8-11.
Summer break is over for Emerica am Brandon Westgate. He started school this week and will continue to make trips to New York on the weekends to finish up filming for his part for the 5boro video.
Emerica am Matt Allen hung out with his family this weekend in Victorville, California. Matt has also been shredding it up in the high desert and racking up some footage and photos in the process.