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Maloof Skateboarding

August 24, 2011 14:14 ET

Maloof Money Cup Announces Pro and Am Rosters for First-Ever Washington DC Contest Sept. 3-4 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds

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IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - The Maloof Money Cup (www.maloofmoneycup.com) -- presented by Vans -- today announced the list of pros who will compete in the first-ever Washington, D.C. contest September 3-4 at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. Skaters who finish in the top 16, based on combined scores from New York and D.C., will earn a spot on the Maloof All Pros, which was started by Joe Maloof this year to recognize the top skateboarders in the world, and send them to the Maloof Money Cup World Championships in Kimberley, South Africa Sept. 28-Oct 2.

The Maloof Money Cup is held on custom built, cement street courses designed by the pros and incorporating features that replicate real street skating. The D.C. skate park was inspired by Freedom Plaza and the architecture up and down Pennsylvania Avenue. The DC skate park marks the second world-class skate park that the Maloofs have built and left behind for the community. Once again, the contest will utilize the head-to-head jam format that was first introduced at MMC New York. Created by skateboarders, the new format is widely praised for encouraging the hardest tricks in a fast-paced, energized environment that is closest to real street skateboarding.

MMC D.C. Pro Roster

Adam Dyet
Alex Olson
Andrew Reynolds
Anthony Schultz
Anthony Shetler
Bastien Salabanzi
Bobby Worrest
Brandon Westgate
Brian "Slash" Hansen
Bryan Herman
Caswell Berry
Chima Ferguson
Chris Pfanner
Chris Troy
Collin Provost
Corey Duffel
Danny Cerezini
Darrell Stanton
Darren Harper
Dennis Busenitz
Dustin Dollin
Eli Reed
Garrett Hill
Geoff Rowley
Greg Lutzka
Jack Curtin
Jake Duncombe
Jimmy Carlin
Johnny Layton
Jordan Hoffart
Justin Brock
Justin Figueroa
Keegan Sauder
Lizard King
Manny Santiago
Matt Miller
Mike Anderson
Nick Merlino
Pete Eldridge
Ryan Decenzo
Ryan Gallant
Shuriken Shannon
Sierra Fellers
Silas Baxter-Neal
Stefan Janoski
Theotis Beasley
Tom Asta
Tony Trujillo
Vincent Alvarez

vitaminwater Invitational Roster

Alec Majerus
Andrew Langi
Ben Hatchell
Brodie Penrod
Cody Davis
Curren Caples
Daniel Lutheran
David Loy
David Reyes
Davis Torgerson
Evan Smith
Filipe Ortiz
Ishod Wair
Kevin Romar
Kyle Walker
Louie Lopez
Luis Tolentino
Matt Berger
Morgan Smith
Neen Williams
Scott Decenzo
Sebo Walker
Trevor Colden

"In New York it came down to Greg Lutzka and Dennis Busenitz in the final head-to-head matchup," said Joe Maloof, founder of Maloof Money Cup and whose family owns the NBA's Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. "It's going to be interesting to see what happens here in D.C. This is a brand new city with a brand new skate park that none of these guys has mastered, so it will be exciting to see who comes out and stakes their claim for the title."

World Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley, South Africa
The 16 top skaters from D.C. and New York will be named Maloof All Pros and will be invited to compete in the first-ever world skateboarding championships in Kimberley, South Africa, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2.

"This will be the greatest field of pro skaters to ever compete in an international contest in the history of skateboarding," said Maloof. "And it's only going to grow from here as we expand to more countries in the near future."

About Maloof Skateboarding
Maloof Skateboarding (www.maloofskateboarding.com) produces the Maloof Money Cup. Presented by Vans, the Maloof Money Cup is the world's greatest skateboarding event and the premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding. In 2011, the Maloof Money Cup hosts three U.S. contests, returning to Queens, NY June 4-5 and Orange County, Calif. plus a new host city, Washington, D.C., on Labor Day weekend, September 3-4. In addition to the U.S. contests, the Maloof Money Cup expands internationally this year with the first ever Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley, South Africa, September 30 - Oct 2. Join our online community to share the competition experience with a global audience and be the first to know about exciting upcoming MMC announcements. Go to www.maloofmoneycup.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @MaloofMoneyCup.

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