Past Winners Joey Brezinski, Eli Reed and Ronnie Creager are competing again in 2012! The Red Bull Manny Mania World Finals and Pro Contest on August 18-19 are bringing out the top pros and the best amateur skateboarders from around the world to New York City for the only manual contest in existence.
The Red Bull Manny Mania World Finals and Pro Contest on August 18-19 are bringing out the top pros and the best amateur skateboarders from around the world to New York City for the only manual contest in existence. The list of pros slated to skate in the contest is a “who’s who” of technical skateboarding, and the hungry ams ready to make a name for themselves are sure to keep the contest’s skateboarding progressive.
This year’s ams hail from 12 countries around the world. Red Bull held dozens of qualifiers globally, and on August 18 the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final will bring together the best am manual skateboarder from each nation to compete for the world title, all the bragging rights that go with it and a chance to compete against the pros. The participants each earned their ticket to America after topping the competition in their home country. For many it will be their first trip to New York and the experience of a lifetime.
In 2011, the winner of the Red Bull Manny Mania World Finals was Sewa Kroetkov, a relatively unknown am from the Netherlands, and he surprised everyone when his manny skills beat many top pros and landed him in second place of the Pro Contest. Manny Mania’s unique format gives the winner of the World Finals a chance to compete in the invite only Pro Contest, so there is always a chance that an am could win the pro event.
TECH AND BALANCE
Red Bull Manny Mania is a one-of-a-kind contest that focuses on technical manual skateboarding – being challenged to combine complex lines of tricks all while balancing on two wheels. The manual is a key trick in skateboarding that requires control, patience and skill – along with the creativity to combine mannys with difficult tricks in order to impress the judges.
Both Red Bull Manny Mania events are free and open to the public, taking place at the completely rebuilt Coleman Park, Pike & Monroe, Manhattan. Thousands of people are expected to gather to see the world’s best skateboarders compete in the 6th Annual Red Bull Manny Mania events.
WIN A CHANCE TO SKATE THE COURSE
For the last five years tons of skateboarders have wanted to skate the Red Bull Manny Mania course, but until now, it has been exclusively reserved for the skaters in the World Final and Pro contests. For the first time, Red Bull is going to open the course up for an Open Session from 2p.m.-4p.m. on Saturday, August 18 to the lucky 150 skateboarders that get their hands on the 5Boro and Andale Golden Wheels invitations. These invites will be given out in New York City during the week leading up to the event. Check www.redbullusa.com/mannymania, and follow @redbullskate and @redbullNYC on Twitter for details on when and where to get your invite!
Red Bull Manny Mania Pro Final:
Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Red Bull Manny Mania World Final:
Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at Noon
USA – Dan Corrigan
Argentina - Sandro Moral
Belgium - Mohamed Saouti
Bolivia - Augusto de Ferrari Lasser
Brazil – Joao Pedro Dantas
Canada - Brandon Bundula
Columbia - Jose David Velez
Finland - Jeremias Delgado
Mexico - Fernan Origel
South Africa - Moses Adams
Sweden - Axel Wellton
UAE - Mark Issa