There was one incident, which occurred during the
Jousting Finals where 2 contestants collided during their run. “Good
News”, both were OK after a period of time. This
is a big reminder of why helmets and other protective padding is a
requirement for this event and should always be worn anytime you are
Jousting is where 2 competitors enter the course at the same time to
compete for the judges. The preliminary competition has only one
contestant at a time in the course whereas the Jousting occurs during
the finals only.
This is a very fast paced event with the rounds lasting for only one
minute. These guys and gals are really moving as they cover the entire
course, flying through the air, right side up and upside down. When the
contestants complete a great run, the other skate boarders clap their
skateboards on the side of the bowls in a great show of sportsmanship.