Taylor Bray Wins Gatorade's Free Flow Tour Event
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Taylor Bray Wins Gatorade Free Flow Tour Event at Alliance Skatepark
Advances to Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals in Salt Lake City
June 29, 2009 – Out of a field of 31 skaters, Taylor Bray won the skate park competition Saturday at the Gatorade Free Flow Tour’s stop in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Sixteen-year-old Bray from Weatherford, Texas earned the skate park victory at Alliance Skatepark after executing a backflip and a nollie bigspin during the final jam session. Josh Love took second place and Jordan Halley rounded out the top three.
“The contest was sick!” Bray said. “I’m glad I won, but I’m glad it’s over too. It was so hot today.”
“It was a solid event today,” Mark Laue, owner of Alliance Skatepark, said. “We’ve hosted the Gatorade Free Flow Tour two years in a row now, and the crowds and the athletes keep getting bigger. It’s really great to see Gatorade taking an interest in supporting amateur skaters. I look forward to seeing how Taylor does in SLC!”
Bray is a two-time finalist on the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, having won the skate park competition at last year’s Tour event at Alliance Skatepark. With the win, Bray earns an automatic bid into the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals that will take place at the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, September 17-20, 2009.
Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Alliance Skatepark Results
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Grand Prairie, Texas
1. Taylor Bray, Weatherford, Texas
2. Josh Love, Grapevine, Texas
3. Jordan Halley, Lake Charles, Texas
4. Austin Mabrey, Austin, Texas
5. Joey Nicotra, Bedford, Texas
The 2009 Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the official amateur series of the Dew Tour, will include a total of 33 skateboarding competitions (five skate vert and 28 skate park) and 20 BMX contests (four BMX vert and 16 BMX park) at 33 parks across the United States. The winners in each of the 53 skate and BMX competitions will be flown to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, taking place at the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, September 17-20. Encompassing the “Flow to Pro” theme that is the cornerstone of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the two overall skate and BMX park champions and the two overall skate and BMX vert champions earn a spot to compete against the pros at the final stop of the Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro in Orlando, Fla., October 15-18.