Zion Wright, Under the Spotlight at the Tampa Am

On to Tampa, the site of your dream skate driveway and the intense proving grounds of the Tampa Am.
By Theo Lewitt

Welcome back for Episode 2 of "Let's Get It Wright," a series that dives into the life of 17-year-old Zion Wright. Last week we followed the young phenom back to his hometown of Jupiter Beach, Florida, where we met with his lively family, skated the local spots that helped sharpen his blade and closed out with a seafood feast at Grandma's house. 

This week, it's back to work as Wright packs his bags for his annual trek to the Tampa Am, one of the most impactful competitions in any young skater's career. But for a Florida native like Wright, Tampa isn't all competition. Over the course of his career, he's built a network of industry support that congregates around these parts, making this time of year something like a reunion for the young gun.

With all industry eyes on the Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT), Wright feels the support and flares his way to a third-place finish alongside good friend and second-place finisher, Alex Midler. But, it wasn't all competition in Tampa. The boys made good use of their time with an action-packed visit to the "Dream Driveway," an incredible concrete creation.

Zion Wright, Tampa Am © The Boardr

So jump into the edit up top to watch it all unfold in Episode 2 of "Let's Get It Wright." Then get ready to bounce back to Wright's new Los Angeles home in Episode 3, dropping next Wednesday.

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