San Clemente Times
January 25 marked the start of the National Scholastic Skateboarding League’s 2013 season. Bernice Ayer Middle School and San Clemente High participated in the first round event held at Quicksilver’s Door 33.
Bernice Ayer had a successful first round and took home the first place overall middle school team award. Kane Sheckler, Hayden Johnson, Mateo Rael and Zach Traverrite were among the Bernice Ayer skaters who made it to the finals. Chance Power took home third place in the bowl contest and Traverrite placed third in street.
San Clemente High took care of business, sending four riders to the finals and won second place overall in the high school team division. James Whelan, Aidan Sarjeant, Iain Dickie and Griffin Crane all made it to the finals. Crane finished first in bowl while his teammate, Dickie, finished second in street.
Shorecliffs will get in on the action this week and compete in another event at Door 33. Round 2 of the season will be next month at the Volcom Outdoor event.
Third year coach David Gulotta has been coaching the San Clemente High team as well as Bernice Ayer in years past and was recently asked to coach Shorecliffs, putting him in charge of all three San Clemente based teams.