Again, Happy Birthday to Rune Glifberg, who celebrated another year on this planet we call Earth last Friday, October 7th. Arto came over and celebrated, as well as a bunch of Rune’s friends, and of course his family. Check out the cake! Rune just made the trek out to Orlando, Florida for the final Dew Series contest of the year. This is your last chance to move up in the rankings and win more money…Rune is currently in 8th place overall, and could definitely move up. Next week we’ll have updates on how he does. Good luck Rune!
Ryan Sheckler and Ronnie Creager are also headed out to Orlando for the Dew contest. Ryan, as you may know, already won the street series, and locked up $75,000 and a new Toyota truck; but he has a chance to win a bonus $25,000 if he finishes with the highest points between skate, BMX, and moto. I think he’ll pull it off, good luck Ryan! Either way, congrats on winning the street series! Ronnie is currently in 11th place overall, but like Rune, can also move up in the overall standings with a good result over the weekend. He could potentially move up as high as 4th, which would give him a nice chunk of change for the series. Good luck to Ronnie as well!
Arto Saari is in Arizona filming and shooting photos. He’ll be out there for a bit before coming back next week for the etnies GvR contest…more updates on GvR and who from the team will be in attendance next week…stay tuned.
Bastien Salabanzi is in France anxiously awaiting renewal of his work documents for the States. Every three years, non-Americans have to renew their work documents so they can work (skate) here in the States. Hopefully he’ll get it soon, ‘cuz the Goofy vs. Regular contest is in two weekends, and he is the defending champ!
Kyle Leeper and Stefan Janoski are in Spain filming and shooting photos with TransWorld. They went out there a week ago; Kyle is coming back next week in time for the GvR contest, and Stefan will be staying a little longer to finish work on his interview. Keep your eyes peeled for an article in an upcoming issue, and look for Kyle’s team page here on the etnies site to be posted sometime very soon. Some of the photos from this trip will probably be up on Kyle’s page as well.
Conhuir Lynn has been back in Ireland since the etnies East Coast Canadia tour. He is flying out to California next Thursday to stay for a month. He is anxious as the weather is starting to turn sour in Belfast.
Check back next week as results from this weekend’s Dew Series contest will be posted, news about the GvR contest will be posted, and a bunch of other shit.