Skateboarder Magazine’s Tampa Am 2012 Recap

This year SPoT celebrated it’s 20th year of the Tampa Am contest. All the young up and comers came out to try to make their mark and performances were made by Souls Of Mischief, Killer Mike, The Shrine, and Cuates. Here are some photos to recap the weekend.

-Jonathan Mehring

Best hotel award

Best hotel award

The infamous Moat Race was one the weekends highlights.

The infamous Moat Race was one the weekends highlights.

Evan Smith gap to bluntslide transfer.

Evan Smith gap to front bluntslide.

Davis Torgerson - fakie 5-0.

Davis Torgerson - fakie 5-0.

Nassim Guammaz - gap to noseblunt.

Nassim Guammaz - gap to noseblunt.

Youness Amrani - nollie front feeble.

Youness Amrani - nollie front feeble.

Louie Lopez - frontside flip.

Louie Lopez - frontside flip.

Pat Shaefer - switch flip.

Pat Shaefer - switch flip.

Shawn Hale - gap to smith.

Shawn Hale - gap to smith. Nice work Rodent.

Evan Smith - Stalefish.

Evan Smith - Stalefish.

Shawn Hale - backside noseblunt slide.

Shawn Hale - backside noseblunt slide.

Nassim Guammez - gap to back lip.

Nassim Guammez - gap to back lip.

Alec Majerus - Half cab crook.

Alec Majerus - Half cab crook.

Ryan Reyes - wallride to flat.

Ryan Reyes - wallride to flat.

Top 3 - Alec Majerus, Davis Torgerson, Jagger Eaton.

Top 3 - Alec Majerus, Davis Torgerson, Jagger Eaton getting champaigned by the Souls of Mischief.

Out back on the vert ramp. Anthony Furlong was doing madonnas.

Out back on the vert ramp. Anthony Furlong was doing madonnas.

Post Moat Race.

Post Moat Race.

Erica Yary interviewing the Moat Race winners about their strategies. This kid trained for 5 months to prepare for the big event.

Erica Yary interviewing the Moat Race winner Tony Christopher about his strategy. He trained for 5 months to prepare for the big event.

Cuates playing at The Bricks in Ybor City.

Cuates playing at The Bricks in Ybor City.

Killer Mike

Killer Mike

Taje of Souls of Mischief.

Phesto of Souls of Mischief.

Tajai of Souls of Mischief.

Tajai of Souls of Mischief.

Opio of Souls of Mischief.

Opio of Souls of Mischief.

Hunter Muraira was hyped.

Hunter Muraira was hyped.

A-Plus of Souls of Mischief.

A-Plus of Souls of Mischief.

Brian Schaefer took a stage dive after learning of the Converse/SPoT shoe designed for him.

Brian Schaefer took a stage dive after learning of the Converse/SPoT shoe designed for him.

The Shrine played in the next room.

The Shrine played in the next room.

Josh Landau of The Shrine gettin some.

Josh Landau of The Shrine gettin some.

Ryan Reyes = Stoked.

Ryan Reyes = Stoked.

Youness Amrani and Hunter Muraira.

Youness Amrani and Hunter Muraira.

Regrettable decisions 101.

Regrettable decisions 101.

New Zoo - Kevin Tierney and Dave Willis.

New Zoo - Kevin Tierney and Dave Willis.

Scuba Steve and Ishod Wair.

Scuba Steve and Ishod Wair.

Evan Smith and Paul Shier - breakfast of champions.

Evan Smith and Paul Shier - breakfast of champions.

Hunter Muraira, , and Scuba Steve at the Nike booth.

Hunter Muraira, Oliver Flores, and Scuba Steve at the Nike booth.

Leo Romero and Jamie Hart.

Leo Romero and Jamie Hart.

The future is now. Donovan Piscopo, Stevie Perez, and Kevin Terpening.

The future is now. Donovan Piscopo, Stevie Perez, and Kevin Terpening.

Blake Carpenter and his lady.

Blake Carpenter and his lady.

Danlu and friends.

Reese Salken, Taylor Smith, Daniel Lutheran, and Justin Damer.

Ian Deacon, Jamie Hart, Justin Regan, and Chris Nieratko.

Ian Deacon, Jamie Hart, Justin Regan, and Chris Nieratko.