Transworld Skateboard Championships 1986

Transworld Skateboard Championships 1986Location: Vancouver, Canada

Event Information

This event took place between August 18th and 27th and was one of the largest and best attended contests the skateboarding world had ever seen. The Brazilian freestylers wore matching outfits and spent the weekend camping in Monty Little’s back yard. Dave Crabb competed in all 6 disciplines at the event, including the amateur freestyle and 360 spin contests.

Transworld Skateboard Championships 1986

Due to time constraints, in the finals, all riders were only given a single two minute run. Pierre Andre was serving in the French army at the time of the event and was initially unable to attend, however following Monty Little, the event director, writing to his commanding officer and continued requests, he was eventually able to attend. Rodney Mullen received a 98/100 score for his semi-final run and a perfect 100 in the finals.

Vic Ilg, Stefan Johansson, Christian Seewaldt, David Campbell, Diane Desiderio and Daniel Gesmer also competed in the professional freestyle contest but their placings are not known. The event was covered extensively in the “Radical Moves” event documentary which was narrated by Kim Blackett who perpetually made creepy comments about the female freestylers.

Results (Professional)

1. Rodney Mullen
2. Per Welinder
3. Pierre Andre Senizergues
4. Bob Schmelzer
5. Jean Marc Vaisette
6. Primo Desiderio
7. Kevin Harris
8. Steve Rocco

Results (Amateur)

1. Gunter Mokulys
2. Andre Walton
3. Doug Zyskowski
4. Tim Morris
5. Hans Smit
6. Rogerio Antigo
7. Victor Starr
8. Henry Sarria
9. Jose DeMatos
10. Jean Paul Alavoine
11. Randy Lessard
12. Lucio DeLima
13. Mike Blake
14. Gogo Spreiter
15. Ruedi Matter

Results (Amateur Women)

1. Gogo Spreiter
2. Sue Hazel
3. April Hoffman
4. Sophie Bourgouis
5. Michelle Sanderson
6. Stephanie Person

Results (Professional High Jump)

1. Ludek Vasa (61 inches)
2. Christian Seewaldt (59 inches)
3. Ken Park (54 inches)
4. Jack Smith (49 inches)
5. Brian Martin (49 inches)
6. Chuck Bell (49 inches)
7. Brad Kasha (48 inches)

Results (Amateur High Jump)

1. Marcel Flunacher (61 inches)
2. Matthias Beauer (58 inches)
3. Jose DeMatos (54 inches)
4. Henry Sarria (52 inches)
5. Dave Crabb (51 inches)
6. Detleft Rehbock (51 inches)
7. Ruedi Matter (50 inches)
8. Rogerio Antigo (49 inches)
8. Victor Starr (49 inches)
8. Mike Blake (49 inches)
11. Lucio DeLima
12. Doug Zyskowski
13. Buck Smith
14. Art Gracey

Results (Professional 360 Spins)

1. Vic Ilg (112)
2. Rodney Mullen (86)
3. Russ Howell (82)
4. Kevin Harris (78)
5. Pierre Andre Senizergues (49)
6. Daniel Gesmer (46)
7. Primo Desiderio (41)
8. Per Welinder (24)

Results (Amateur 360 Spins)

1. Andre Walton (85.5)
2. Victor Starr (53)
3. Tim Morris (37)
4. Lucio DeLima (22)
5. Rogerio Antigo (21)
6. Henry Sarrio (19)
7. Doug Zyskowski (13.5)
8. Mike Blake (11)
9. Jose DeMatos
10. Dave Crabb
11. Hans Smit
12. Colin Ruloff
13. Adrian MeMain

Articles

Article and results in Thrasher Magazine part 1
Article and results in Thrasher Magazine part 2
Article and results in Thrasher Magazine part 3
Article and results in Thrasher Magazine part 4
Article and results in Thrasher Magazine part 5
Dan Gesmer discussing the event in ‘The Skateboarder’s Journal’

Media

“Radical Moves” – Full event highlights

Highlights from 360 Spin Contest – from “Radical Moves”