Riverina Skate Competition in Leeton

Griffith skater Matt Withers finished second in the Riverina Skate Championships held over the Easter weekend in Leeton.

Competing in the open competition for skaters he was defeated by Siim Sild from Estonia.

It was the second year in a row an Estonian has taken out the competition after Edgar Kiisa won last years event.

“They must put something in the water over there,” said Nigel Cameron from Totem Skate School, who ran the event. “Siim had some really great flow for the park and he used the entire park really well.”

Ray Hearne from Darlington Point rounded out the top three in the division.

It was as close as a Griffith skater came to success with the rest of the divisions dominated by Leeton performers.

Leeton’s Jack Cantrill was a consistent performer across categories as he picked up two second places in the under 17s for BMX and under 17s in the skate competitions.

Apart from Sild, the other notable performer from out of the region was Lucas Smith and Brendan Wildman.

Smith came down from Albion Park for the competition and finished third in the open scooter competition.

Wildman coming down from Campbelltown competed in the under 12 division for skate and finished runner-up to Tyler O’Connell.