Visayan skater wins nationwide Crimson Bull Do-it-yourself solo competitors

VISAYAN SKATER JOHNPAUL HORTEZA of Lapu Lapu Town in the Visayas topped the not long ago held Purple Bull Diy Solo Level of competition. (Purple Bull)

VISAYAN skater Johnpaul Horteza topped the not long ago held Crimson Bull Do it yourself Solo Level of competition, beating 4 others from unique sections of the country for the major prize.

Horteza, 18, from Lapu Lapu Metropolis, grew to become the first winner of the Red Bull Do-It-Your self (Diy) Solo Level of competition, wherever contributors were being asked to make their have skate places to showcase their expertise and creative imagination.

In winning the top rated prize, Hortaleza, who has been skating as an amateur for 7 years now, beat out Trunks Manalo (2nd place), also of Lapu Lapu Metropolis, Marvin Pescador (3rd) of Cebu City, Cesar Mancera (fourth) and Kim Bonifacio (fifth) Kidapawan, Mindanao.

“I often love skateboarding. It’s a tough activity, but when you get the dangle of it, every little thing is truly worth it. Rain or shine, I normally skate. Of all the sports, this is what I enjoy the most,” explained Horteza in Filipino.

Including, “I did not count on Purple Bull would be keeping a levels of competition like this. But when I heard of it, I grabbed on the opportunity and I’m delighted I received.”

Crimson Bull Do-it-yourself Solo Opposition was an extension of the Crew Level of competition held in September.

The competitions ended up a thing the local skateboarding neighborhood welcomed, observing them as a great platform to more the enhancement of the sport in the region.

“Red Bull Do-it-yourself goes hand-in-hand with skating, from constructing some thing to skate on to undertaking tips. For Crimson Bull Diy, to shell out aid not just to make a person place, but to unfold the love for skateboarding all over the country is head-blowing,” claimed pro skateboarder Demit Cuevas, who was component of the panel that selected the finalists.

“There’s a thing for every person who’s down to do it and it has introduced so significantly publicity to different spots even though bringing folks collectively. Everybody is hyped for the a great deal-wanted help. It introduced the activity nearer to household,” he additional.

Asserting the winner was nationwide athlete and veteran skateboarder Margielyn Didal.

As an additional incentive, all five finalists in the Solo Competition were being awarded with further methods to totally acquire their Do it yourself skate setups. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo