After watching this video and seeing the results, you may be a bit confused. Dudes like Andy Buckworth, Kevin Peraza, and Pat Casey did some wild stuff and yet, they didn’t make the finals. And not knocking Andy, Kevin, and Pat, but I think what makes this Van Doren Invitational great is that it wasn’t solely judged on tricks. The judges stuck true to the roots of this bowl contest and were harsh on foot slips, a lack of speed, and flow. True bowl riders rose to the top and I’m looking forward to the finals tomorrow.

Check over 15 minutes of highlights from all thirty riders (well, except Kevin Kalkoff), with the top ten riders in ascending order.

Be sure to check out the gallery and results, too.