Supergirl Am Jam 2010: Brooke Whip Wins In Simi Valley, California

This year's Supergirl Am Jam perfectly captured the spirit of the Supegirl series, displaying the hard work, individuality and ambition of the young female skateboarders in attendance.

Supergirl Am Jam 2010.  Photo: Event HostThe Supergirl Am Jam was the first event of the 2010 series and was held at SKATELAB in Simi Valley, California.

After an unbelievable display of tricks from the 25 amateur girls, Brooke Whipp of Salt Lake City won the title. This victorious moment for Whipp advances her to the finale at Venice Beach, the Supergirl Jam Skateboard Street on August 22.

Today’s preliminary rounds narrowed the field down to 12 skateboarders with Whipp finishing the early session and entering the finals in fourth place. Starting with a clean slate, the final twelve had a single minute to showcase their best tricks during an eight-minute jam session.

Making what the event announcer termed a “silent attack”, Brooke Whipp cleanly executed trick after trick, but it was her kick flip down the turf gap which most impressed the judges and clinched the title.

“This feels amazing – it feels great!” said Brooke Whipp. “It’s so awesome to see so many of the girls here. I never see this many girls skating at home. But, put them all together – they’re so good!”

Supergirl Am Jam 2010.  Photo: Event HostEven the judges were surprised by the difficulty of the tricks that the girls were pulling off. Abisha Alshebaiki, Supergirl Jam and X Games veteran was very impressed.

“I was so shocked. Samarria’s Brevard trey-flip down the turf gap – that’s a trick you see guys do! Now I feel like I have to step it up because thanks to events like this, these ladies are progressing so quickly.”

The next Supergirl Jam event will be the Supergirl Pro Junior Surf at Oceanside Beach Pier in Oceanside, California on August 14.

All of the 2010 Supergirl Jam events are free to spectators and and more than 100,000 fans are expected per event.

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