German skates off with the top honour at World Freestyle Round-Up

Guenter Mokulys is first in the pro freestyle category at the World Round-up Freestyle Skateboard Championships at the Cloverdale Rodeo.

Delta's Delta's Ryan Brynelson 21

Delta's Delta's Ryan Brynelson 21

German Guenter Mokulys skated off with the top prize at the World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboard Championships in Cloverdale over the wekeend.

Mokulys placed first in the pro freestyle category. Seya Nakano of Japan was second and MIke Osterman of the U.S. was third.

Competitors were vying for $10,000 in prize money at the event, presented as part of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair.

Mokulys also placed third in the 360 spin off, behind Canadian Kevin Harris in second and Russ Howell of the U.S. in the top spot.

Best trick at the four-day competition went to American Dan Garb.

Delta, B.C.’s Ryan Brynelson was first in the amateur freestyle category. Brazil’s Kaue Araujo was second, and White Rock’s Andy Anderson was third.

The second annual World Round-Up Freestyle Skateboarding Championships took place at a packed Cloverdale Curling Rink. More than 40 competitors from 10 countries participated in the championships May 17 to 20.

In freestyle, the emphasis is on technical tricks performed on flat ground using a small skateboard, a signature of the discipline’s old school roots.

See related: World Round-Up Returns to the Cloverdale Rodeo.