Scooters are name of game at Skate Park Series

By Meg Saultry

North East Skate Park Series hit Benalla on Saturday for stop 11, with competitors taking to their skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes to battle it out on the skate park.

Overall, 36 people competed in a number of categories, with their skills on display in front of a crowd of more than 60 people.

Aerodynamic: Jayden Skretsek's tricks landed him a second-place finish in the under-16s.

In the BMX results, Elliot Buy took out the under-12 category, while Jesse Dyer triumphed in the Under-16 competition with a score of 76.5.

Shifting to four wheels, the skateboarding competition saw Amy Lowe finish first in the female category before Riley Wooley held off Will Smith and Charlie Ross in the under-16s. In the open event, Joshua Harvey took honours ahead of Mitch Young.

On form: Jay McDonald was hard to stop in the under-16 category.

The scooter competition proved to be the most fiercely contested event of the day.

In the female category, nine-year-old Bella Hately finished in first place, while Riley Adams, Zavier Hossack and Ollie Nash-Webster topped the placings in the under-12 competition.

Thrilling: Greg Moneymoon placed in the under-14 and under-16 competitions.

In the under-14s, Callum Howard defeated Greg Moneymoon and Will Botten, before Jay McDonald gained one of the highest scores of the day (91.5) to take out the under-16s ahead of Howard and Moneymoon.

Rounding out the results, 16-year-old Charlie Wrightfry came out on top in the open category, posting a score of 74.

Extreme: Charlie Wrightfry flies all the way to a first-place finish in the open category.

The finals of the skate park series will be held in Yackandandah on Sunday, December 15, coinciding with the opening of the town's new skate park.