Skateboarder & Redbull’s Manny Mania Weekend Photos

Words & Photos: Jaime Owens
Our friends over at Redbull hooked up another great event and another killer weekend in New York City for this year’s Manny Mania Pro and Am contest. Both contest had some of the sickest manual sessions I’ve ever seen. Blind’s Sewa Kroetkov dominated the Am contest with some really solid and technical manuals. And the same thing went for Joey Brezinski, who on Sunday crushed it by skating every obstacle the course had to offer and just landing pretty much everything he tried. Congrats to both dudes for winning each contest. Beyond the contest, the entire Skateboarder crew skated until 4 a.m. every night pushing through the streets and ate great New York food. It was such a great trip. Thanks to everyone involved and we’ll see you next year. Check out some photos below.

We went street skating with Justin Strubing and Kenny Anderson the day before the contest. Style and speed for days with those guys.

Our longtime friend, Josh Stewart, and his pro cruiser for Magenta Skateboards that he borrowed from someone. He doesn’t normally ride is own board. Just FYI.

Despite some gnarly thunderstorms and rain, it stayed dry long enough to have a great weekend.

Redbull hosted a free beer and pizza party at Dave’s Wear house. Nieratko, Dave and ESPN’s Adam Salo.

Al Davis and Curtis Rapp.

Joey, Nesser, Sabback and Kenny.

The next day 31 ams from around the world competed.

Skateboarder’s Roger Bagley and Jonathan Mehring.

Torey Pudwill and his girl.

Kenny Anderson, Luis Tolentino and NYC legend Harry Jumonji.

DC’s Jeff Pang interviews Joey.

Sewa Kroetkov spanked the competition.

Creager approves.

Josh Stewart’s camera rig was pretty ridiculous.

Andre wants your skull.

Day Two

The Manny Mania course set up.

Steve Berra, Rodney Torres, Charlie Wilkins and Justin Strubing were the judges.

Marty “the party” Murawski is always in a great mood.

Jeru Tha Damaja was Dj’ing

The kids love them some Biebel.

Busenitz sporting his new “cop stash.”

Busenitz with a NBD dead body manual.

Guess who was killing it.

David Gonzales has got crazy manny skills. This guy can skate every fucking thing. And his brother was in the Am contest representing Colombia.

David Gonzales nose manual. Photo: Jonathan Mehring.

Joey and Dennis.

Tim O’Connor and NikeSB’s Andy Henry.

Rare Danny Garcia and Raymond Molinar sighting. So sick.

JoJo takes first.

Pang scoots out before the champagne pops.

Joey and Creager finishing up their weekend movie.

Congrats Joey!

Joey won this awesome I-Roc from Redbull.

Sequences below by Jonathan Mehring:


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Kenny. The end.