Jake Wooten got buckwild in Huntington Beach last weekend for Vans Park Series’ Continental Championship, taking the top spot. If, perchance, you’re thinking, “Jake Who-ten?”… 18-year-old Wooten is from Tennessee, and he made a bit of a splash in the Woodward TV series, Camp Woodward [streaming on Hulu]. He’s entered over 3 dozen contests since then, notably winning the Woodward miniramp SKATE contest "Mano a Mano" a few months ago.
Wooten’s winning run (included in full courtesy of Santa Cruz Skateboards’ Instagram account) demonstrates a little old mixed with new, and a resilient Energizer bunny-esque stamina—the two tricks he ends with are virtually impossible when even lightly fatigued.
Congrats Big Jake! Next stop: the VPS 2018 World Series in China, coming in October.
Wooten in the middle. Photo: Anthony Acosta