Elissa receives her gold medal at last year's X Games while Lauren checks out her bronze
First things first, happy birthday to Elissa Steamer!
Now back to your regularly scheduled skate team report…
Birthday girl Elissa and her gold medal
X Games 11 is just around the corner on August 4-7, and both Elissa and Lauren Perkins will be there representing etnies, along with etnies European rider Evelien Bouilliart from Belgium. The girl’s contest is next Friday, August 5, and since three out of the 10 girls competing are etnies riders, good things are bound to happen—especially since Elissa is the defending champion and Lauren placed third last year!
Lauren and Evelien in Rotterdam
Elissa is currently up in San Francisco skating everyday since the weather has been nice, getting ready for the X Games and hopefully having a big birthday blowout. She’s coming down to L.A. a couple of days early next week to hang at etnies and with friends before the X Games begin.
Lauren just got back from a trip to Europe, where she checked out the Snickers World Cup of Skateboarding contest in Rotterdam, Holland, (it was a guy’s contest, so she was a spectator) and attended Girlie Camps in Montpellier, France. She said she had a great time and can’t wait to go back. Other than that, she’s just been chilling at home in Huntington Beach and getting ready for the X Games next week.
If you want the chance to check out Girlie Camps for yourself, make sure to enter to win a trip to Girlie Camps in Europe by August 2!