Tag Archives: Transworld Skateboarding Awards

Transworld Skateboarding Awards

Friends, awards, booze, remembrance, celebration, poppin pixels, and of course everything skateboarding were all encompassed in last nights 12th Annual Transworld Awards at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood.

transworld1

transworld

transworld3

transworld2

transworld31

With Pat Duffy and Skate Park of Tampa’s Brian Schaefer acting as the night’s hosts, their spotlight was borrowed at the beginning of the night when Eric Stricker’s widow, Arnette Stricker, introduced the awards ceremony. Although it has been less than a year since the late Transworld editor’s passing, the hosts did a wonderful job reminding everyone of his contributions & kept the night going on positive thoughts and reminders of why we were all there.

The awards commenced with the following results:

BEST ROOKIE
Brandon Westgate

best-rookie

BEST VIDEO PART
Grant Taylor – Debacle

best-video-part

BEST TEAM
Flip

best-team

BEST STREET
Chris Cole

best-street

BEST TRANSITION
Grant Taylor

best-transition

BEST VIDEO
Extremely Sorry

best-video

TWS READERS’ CHOICE
Lizard King

lizard-king

Matt Hensley was granted the prestigious ‘Legends’ award, commenced by a great speech by friend, and fellow skateboarder, Danny Way.  Danny shared memories of him & Matt growing up skating together, and as if we all didn’t already know, reminded us of the great impact Matt had on street tech in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Matt shares this honor with greats such as Lance Mountain, Christian Hosoi, and Tony Hawk.

matt-hensley

After Matt finished his speech filled with memories and thank you ‘s, the crowd was antsy for the premiere of the Transworld video Hallelujah.

video

As predicted, Torey Pudwill clinched the last part in the video.  While his part was on, jaws were hitting the floor left & right. Be sure to check out the video when it’s available, everyone else also threw down good parts, and I think everyone left more than satisfied with what they saw as a whole. The awards ceremony then came to a close, and all the shenanigans began.

Here’s a taste on how the rest of the night played out:

torey

party

party1

party2

(photos: MorGnar&FullyClaired)

Voting Poll: Transworld Skateboarding Awards

picture-44

Attention skate freaks, we are going to play a little game here. Transworld has announced their nominees for this years 12th annual Transworld Skateboarding Awards, below is a list of the nominees. What we want to do is have you vote for who you want to see win and we’ll see how close you get! The winners will be announced on June 15th in Hollywood, CA.

*NOTE – This poll has nothing to do with the actual results of the TWS Skate Awards. Vote On!

BEST ROOKIE

  • Luan Oliveira (58%)
  • Brandon Westgate (49%)
  • Grant Taylor (37%)
Loading ... Loading ...

BEST VIDEO PART

  • Grant Taylor - Debacle (56%)
  • Bob Burnquist – Extremely Sorry (47%)
  • Zered Bassett – State Of Mind (31%)
Loading ... Loading ...

BEST TEAM

  • Flip (82%)
  • Sk8mafia (38%)
  • Zoo York (13%)
Loading ... Loading ...

BEST STREET

  • Chris Cole (74%)
  • Dennis Busenitz (54%)
  • Zered Bassett (6%)
Loading ... Loading ...

BEST TRANSITION

  • Bob Burnquist (68%)
  • Grant Taylor (45%)
  • Jake Brown (18%)
Loading ... Loading ...

BEST VIDEO

  • Extremely Sorry (100%)
  • Sk8mafia Am Video (20%)
  • State Of Mind (14%)
Loading ... Loading ...

TWS READERS’ CHOICE

  • Lizard King (62%)
  • Sean Malto (55%)
  • Chris Cole (26%)
Loading ... Loading ...

We should also mention that Matt Hensley will be receiving the TWS LEGEND AWARD (we’re not worthy!) and look for the new transworld video featuring Ryan Decenzo, Pete Eldridge, Taylor Bingaman, Tyler Bledsoe, and Torey Pudwill.