Jake Zacharias, 18, above, a senior at Free State High School, shows the technique that brought him victory in the Lawrence Skateboard Competition. The event was Saturday at Centennial Park.
Reed Bartels, 12, of Tonganoxie, tries to do a Casper 360 flip on Saturday at Centennial Park.
Kenden Christenson,17, shows off his "Roll Forever" tattoo. "I got the tattoo about a month ago because skating is a big part of my life," Christenson said.
Skateboarders line the fence at the park, attentively watching the competition. The event's sponsors included the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, the Douglas County Safe Kids Coalition and White Chocolate, a skateboard store at 1005 Mass.
Andrew Piekalkiewicz,11, left, and Aidan Waugh, 14, watch the skateboard competition on Saturday at Centennial Park.
Abel Martens, 20, competes in a skateboard competition sponsered by Lawrence Parks and Recreation and Douglas County Safe Kids Coalition Saturday afternoon. Martens will be a junior next year at KU and has been skating for seven years.