Michal: This year I would like to tell you how I saw the Born to Trick Challenge 2020 trough my eyes. It’s 24th July 2020 I wake up at 4:44 am. I make my morning routine. After my morning routine I prepare the scoring tables for the competitions. Everyone else from the team is also working on tasks that need to be done till the first people will arrive. Around 5:00 pm first people arrive and register. Kristína and Katka are helping them out at the reception. Some of them join the parkour style onsite-qualification. We give the registered athletes some space to prepare their runs. Jakub is the moderator and announces the beginning of the event. This years judges for the parkour style competition are Krystian Kowalewski, Martin Šimora and me. I had to replace Tomáš Zonyga because he could not arrive at the event. We take our seats. Michal Pudela starts the onsite-qualification. What an amazing run! We all are surprised by his performance.
Parkour Style Qualifiers:
Both girls make it to the final round tomorrow. But only 4 guys made it to the finals: Michal Pudela, Vladimir Kolaev, Adam Holub and Matěj Srovnal.
After the qualification round there is free space for training. People train till they cannot anymore.
I wake up at 5:30. Yesterday I was going to bed later. Again I make my daily routine while everyone is still sleeping. Quietly I take a shower and make some posts on Born to Trick Challenge 2020 event’s page. 8:45 I decide to wake up everyone by playing the music Ramstein – Du Hast. I turn the volume up till everyone is awake. Slowly they get out of their sleeping bags. Many people went to the local shop to buy their breakfast. Those who ordered the meal had their breakfast prepared already.
Parkour Skill Competition
At 10:00 the qualification round for the Parkour Skill Competition begins. This is a whole new discipline at the Born to Trick Challenge 2020! People and the athletes really enjoyed this contest. In the first round competitors had to make 10 single challenges. First 8 athletes make it to the finals. In the final round they had 4 Challenges. First 3 challenges are put together from 3 smaller challenges/checkpoints. Athletes can make it as a whole run or as single challenges. If they make it as a whole run they get extra points. Everyone has 2 minutes to accomplish the challenges!
People who made it to the finals (bold):
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Parkour Skill Results
|PLACE – ATHLETE|
|1st – Place – Matěj Srovnal|
|2nd – Place – Branislav Benkovsky|
|3rd – Place – Tomáš Veľký|
Parkour Freerunning style semi-finals and finals
While and after the skill contest athletes started to prepare their semi-final and final runs for the parkour style competition. In the mean time I had time to put together the results. I also put together the table for the semi finalists in Parkour style. When everyone was prepared we could start!
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We make a short break with the judges till we get the results for the finals! The athletes made awesome performances! I really enjoyed it! The atmosphere is hiped! Time to continue with the finals! 4 male athletes are ready and 2 females are fighting for the best female title!
Parkour style finals results
|PLACE – ATHLETE||POINTS|
|1st Place – Sebastian Dratva||93,5|
|2nd Place – Matěj Srovnal||90|
|3rd Place – Adam Holub||81,5|
|Best Trick – Matěj Srovnal – Sitting gainer of a bar|
The registrations for parkour speed run, workout run and street workout start at 10:00 am. First street workout athletes arrive and register. For the parkour speed run we have 10 competitors, for workout run there are 8 competitors and for street workout 6. We decide that there will be only finals in street workout.
Lets start with parkour speed run! The competitors had to make two runs. The second run was the same course but reversed. I was pleasured by some of the runs! Really nice to watch! We also had 3 compiting girls! We did not expect that. So we decided to count their times separed.
Parkour speed run results:
1st place – Branislav Benkovský
2nd place – Tomáš Veľký
3rd place – Šimon Forrai
1st place – Lucia Melcerová
2nd place – Zuzana Žiaková
3rd place – Kristína Spačková
Besides the speed run. Street Workout Athletes are already preparing their freestyle sets. I arrive there when Samuel Figur starts his freestyle. As always he did a great performance! Some days later he accidently passed. Rest in peace my friend. You are a big inspiration for many athletes and the upcoming generation. One day you’re here smiling with your friends and the other day someone of you could pass. That’s why you always should be enjoying every moment in your live. Weather it is good or bad. It is the experience we have and gather. That is life about.
Street Workout Freestyle results:
|1st Place – Dominik Klimek||28,5|
|2nd Place – Samuel Figur||23,2|
|3rd Place – Damián Rebro||21|
|Best Trick – Jakub Štefanec – Reverse dislocated giant|
|Best Female – Nikoleta Hricová|
Workout run started right after freestyle. We had 8 competitors. This is what the athletes have to accomplish as fast as they can:
5+5x squat on each leg, 5x muscle-up, 20x pull-up, 40x dip, 20x squat with high jump, 40x push-ups, running to the finish line
3x pistol squats each leg, 10x pull-up, 15x dip, 20x squat with high jump, 20x push-ups, running to the finish line
Workout run results:
|1st place – Michal Delglovič||4:14.40|
|2nd place – Šimon Forrai||5:45.82|
|3rd place – Damian Rebro||8:23.24|
|BEST FEMALE||TIME (min:sec.hun)|
Workout run was the last discipline on that day. After that people started to leave. Some of them stayed for longer and trained. I would like to thank to everyone who was a part of this great event! Thank you very much!
If you would like to see all pictures check out the album on facebook.
If you would like to see some runs check out Born to Trick instagram.
Thank all the partners that supported the event!
Trečín Hosipital – for sending us the medic onsite.
Kebabizňa – for caring about our hungry bellies.
Wolf Academy – for free enteries to their academy.
In Motion Academy – for free enteries to their Academy.
Lucka Melcerová – for the photographies she took.
DJ Silvester Chorvát – for keeping us with music alive!