I think we all had a blast. We witnessed some amazing skating and chilled with some people we don’t usually get to see. This post is dedicated to the faces who came from the places The Iowa Connection rarely, if ever, gets to spotlight.
But first, to recap the day …
First, we skated and got sunburned.
Then we ate.
Then we drank.
And had fun all night long …
… and apparently until about 6 the next morning.
Krans is Mr. Hospitality. He purchased tons of bottled water and ice, stocked it in coolers in the back of his truck and offered it — FOR FREE — all day at the competition. He also bought several cases of beer and some pizzas for afterwards. He let everyone skate at Skate Church, the indoor park across the alley from his place where he volunteers. AND he hosted the after party.
Tien was hungry after the competition, so he bought a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. For a bunch of us. It hit the spot. By the time my greasy fingers grabbed the camera Tien was on to dessert — some tasty pudding.
Now, meet the Sioux City set. These two guys drove at least five hours from extreme northwest Iowa to the Quad Cities for this thing.
Droid was the human megaphone early on in the comp. Way to help keep things under control, man.
Looking back, I think it’s safe to say the Roll Series comp was super duper.
Oh, and in case you didn’t catch it, the title of the update about Logan Clark winning the competition was a reference to something Chris Tillman wrote. Way back in February, Tillman posted this on the Roll Series Web site:
Tillman didn’t even show up.