September 02, 2009

Chapo skates to Red Bull victory

Hot n’ Funky:  Red Bull Manny Mania Am Series Los Angeles Hits the Streets of Long BeachWith abundant sunshine and beats bumping out the speakers, Red Bull Manny Mania Los Angeles put the feet of So Cal’s hot ams on the streets of downtown Long Beach. Taking place during the Long Beach Funk Fest, this Red Bull Manny stop had its own fresh vibe, with plenty of hot tricks to rival the hot weather.

The finals were a heated battle between local favorite Steve Webb, previous Manny Am stop winner Spencer Brown and a relative unknown Bryant Chapo. Overcoming the mid-day sun, it was Chapo who came away with the victory and $2500. Chapo will be entered into the Red Bull Manny Mania digital finals, where he will compete for online votes against the 14 other Am series’ best to win a $7,000 prize back. Taking pride in his 100% Navajo heritage, Chapo is also the first full-blooded Native American to podium in the three-year history of Red Bull Manny Mania.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Skateploitation! at Indian Market and Skateboarders at the NMAI.

Below:  Bryant Chapo (center).

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