Bunbury hosts Action Sports Games

Bunbury was filled with action sport fans and competitors over the March long weekend for inaugural Drug Aware Action Sports Games.

On Saturday Bunbury’s skate park hosted the scooter, bmx and skateboard competitions.

It started with a beginners competition then intermediate and ended the day with the open category.

In the BMX division Dylan Schmidt finished third with 218 points, Luke Tooze was second with 226 points and first prize went to David Pinelli on 231 points.

In the scooter division, 12-year-old Ethan Rowland got a special mention for his awesome effort for his age and who he was competing against but he finished in fifth.

Jacob Wells finished third, Kieran Ramsay was second and Kody Law took out the top prize.

It was a tight competition in the skating with only one point separating first and second.

Sixth place Jack Foreman from Busselton got a special with the judges saying he showed alot of promise for a skater his age.

In third was Dylan Tomlinson on 212 points, second was David Wilson on 219 and first was Brendon Cross on 220.

First prize winners received $500 for their efforts.

On Sunday it was all about the wakeboarding which saw international and interstate competitors battle it out.

The water conditions were poor in the morning which saw the tournament be put on hold until the easterly winds backed off enough for the competitors.

Australian Wakeboard legends Harley Clifford, Tony Iacconi, Nick Rapa and Cory Teunissen, were ready to take on USA stars Mike Dowdy, Noah Flegel in an all-out battle of Bunbury.

It was Iacconi’s day with his awesome run winning the top prize.

America’s Dowdy was second and Clifford was third.

Action sports games event director Tim Thirsk said overall the weekend was a great success.

“Couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out, fantastic weather, great crowds and excellent support from our sponsors,” he said.