Featuring Dustin Latimer, Brian Shima, Alex Soto, Mike Murda Johnson, Abdiel Coldberg, Josh Obert, Tyler Shields, Louie Zamora, Gonzo, Clark Kirkman, Jeff Stockwell, Randy Marino, Sam Fogerty, Frankie Morales, Lonnie Gallegos, Brian Hamm, Dustin Halleran, Aaron Feinberg, Chris Haffey & more!
Hoedown (2006) by Jason Reyna (Rolling Mission)
2006 Winner: Brian Aragon (full results).
After a decade, the Hoedown continues to demonstrate why it is the premiere contest in the world to attend for any street skater.
2006 attracted competitors from all over the world, making for an interesting Final 5 Showdown. When you have the worlds best together, judging one another, they will inevitably push one another to higher levels.
Watch as each heat of skaters destroy the Eisenbergs Skatepark and how the next heat is forced to go even bigger just to stay in the contest.
Eisenbergs 15th Annual Texas Showdown at the Hoedown will be held October 28-30 at Eisenbergs Skatepark in Plano. About fifty athletes from the around the world will compete for cash prizes in this select aggressive inline skating competition.
Past years have brought contestants from as far as Australia, United Kingdom, France, Japan, China, Germany and Spain.
Eisenbergs’ annual Showdown at the Hoedown was the first contest of its kind when it was introduced in 1997. 1996 X Games gold medalist Arlo Eisenberg conceived of the Hoedown as an alternative to the conventional contests that dominated action sports at the time.
“Choreographed runs, where skaters go out alone and perform a timed run in front of judges just seemed so unnatural to me”, said Eisenberg. “It had very little to do with the way we actually skated.”
Eisenberg conceived a format that reflected the unstructured, artistic athleticism at the heart of the individualistic action sports culture. The Hoedown format became an instant hit with competitors and spectators alike and inspired other “alternative” contests.
But the Showdown at the Hoedown remains the original most revered event of the skating season. Every October the world’s best rollerbladers make the pilgrimage to Plano, Texas for the contest that started it all.
This is the contest that started it all. The Hoedown’s unique jam session style format draws the top professional and amateur rollerbladers from all over the world.
Don’t miss the Competition Event of the year for street skaters! Every year all of the best street skaters from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Plano, Texas to compete in The Showdown at The Hoedown.
Watch Erik Bailey battle former Hoedown Champions like Chris Haffey and Aaron Feinberg as well as other top Hoedown vets like Billy O’neil, Chris Farmer, Dominic Sagona, Jon Julio and many others on his way to Hoedown Victory!