This past weekend we got a chance to catch up with the Rome SDS crew for some premiers, some shenanigans, and of course, the Downtown Throwdown. Winter is in the air as the national tour for “The Shred Remains” comes to an end. Having traveled from coast to coast in a van they call home, it was nice for the team to get out and peruse the town, and even do a little guest judging and competing. The 6th Annual DTTD, set in Pioneer Square, attracted a mixed crowd of die hard fans and first time spectators. We joined LNP, Johnny Lazz, Marie France-Roy, Rusty Ockenden, John Cavan, Riley Nickerson, and Derrek Lever for a little taste of snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest.

The Downtown Throwdown, put on my Snowboy Productions, was once again perfect. Attendees were especially happy about the pole jam. Front flips and back flips earned major fan votes with echoing “ooohs” and “aaahs.” Rome Am riders Riley Nickerson and Derrek Lever were throwing down with the best of them. They are no strangers to competition. Having spent the whole summer at Windells, these guys were ready to ride. It was a happy day for everyone. The sun was shining, the crowd was stoked, and the lucky winners went home with a hefty prize purse. Check out the results and photos below. Thanks to the Rome SDS crew for showing us a little bit of what Seattle has to offer and make sure to download their new movie “The Shred Remains” today!


1st – Brandon Hobush

2nd – Dylan Thompson

3rd – Ryan Paul

4th – Dylan Alito

5th – Scott Stevens

Zumiez Destroyer Award – Stefan Krum

LNP looking very serious going over the roster before heading to the judges tower.
Multi-tasking mini shreds. They came to skate and to cheer.
Rome SDS Amarmy members Riley Nickerson and Derrek Lever.
Windells friends Nick Visconti and Nial Romanek looking wonderful and supporting Arnette.
The Seattle Crew: John Shaw, Kevin Hanson, Austen Sweetin, and Derrek Lever.
Kevin “Kenny” Hanson doing work in the second heat.
DTTD Winner Brandon Hobush signing a soon to be priceless skateboard.

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