(August 19, 2009 - Tehachapi, CA) – Leticia Bufoni of Sao Paulo, Brazil, bested the line-up of 20 professional and amateur skateboarders this afternoon in the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam Skateboard Street contest, taking home the overall title and the $3,000 top prize. As the top-scoring amateur in the contest, Abby Zsarnay qualified to compete in the Supergirl Jam Skateboard Street professional competition, scheduled to be held at Venice Beach over Labor Day weekend. New to the event series this year, the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam is the second stop on the 2009 Supergirl Jam, the action sports industry’s only large-scale, all-female competition and lifestyle event designed to promote female empowerment, strength and independence. Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA, opened its Hangar 18 Big Street course for the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam, providing a diverse and competitive layout for the skaters who ranged in age from five to 25. Supporting the progression of females in action sports and infusing the industry with new talent is the basis for both the Supergirl Jam and Woodward West. This is the first Supergirl Jam Skateboard Street contest win for Bufoni, who has competed in this event since its inception in 2007. She took the lead from the first run of the afternoon, proving early that she was the skater to beat. “I am so happy to win,” said Bufoni. “I’ve been practicing everyday for this contest.” Hot on Bufoni’s heels was camp favorite and Woodward West staff member Amelia Brodka, originally of Nowa Sarzyna, Poland. Turning 20 on Tuesday, Brodka celebrated with a second-place finish and thanked the camp attendees who cheered her to the end. “I was so tired going into the finals,” said Brodka. “The cheers pushed me so much and helped me keep going.” Amy Caron of Huntington Beach, CA, rounded out the top three finishers. The Supergirl Jam opened an entry for the top-scoring amateur in today’s contest to compete in the series’ finale on September 6 at Venice Beach. Zsarney was moved to tears when learning she had qualified for this honor. “I didn’t expect it at all,” said Zsarney. “I just went out there and did my best no matter what anyone else says. That’s what being a Supergirl is all about.” On September 6 the Supergirl Jam will host the Skateboard Street, Snowboard Rail Jam and Inline Best Trick contests at Venice Beach. Starting at 11:30 a.m. PST, all the competitive action will be streamed LIVE on GO211.com and TheWB.com, the official online destination for the 2009 Supergirl Jam events and competitions. Coverage of the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam and the Supergirl Pro Junior surfing contest which took place on August 15-16 will also be included in the webcast. Programming featuring all three contests in the series – the Supergirl Pro Junior the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam, and the Supergirl Jam - will be televised this fall on networks to include CBS Sports, FUEL TV and Fox Sports Net. ASA Entertainment, the leading action sports events, TV and content production company in the U.S., produces the Supergirl Jam with its partner, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. For complete results, photos and footage of the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam visit www.supergirljam.com. About ASA Entertainment Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment, LLC (an Omnicom Company) is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA's events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, free-skiing, freestyle motocross, surfing, snowboarding and music, are broadcast domestically on CBS, Spike, VERSUS, FUEL TV, WGN, CBS College Sports and Fox Sports Net, and distributed during 937 hours of programming to more than 1 billion HH globally via 32 international broadcast partners. ASA's productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the LG Action Sports World Championships to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions and mobile tours. As one of the most established organizations in action sports, ASA Entertainment develops premium content around the fastest growing sector of American sports. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com or ActionSportsTour.com. About ASP The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing's undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the Foster's ASP World Tour, the ASP Women's World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world's best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About DC Comics DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com. About TheWB.com TheWB.com (www.thewb.com; Twitter @thewbdotcom) is a premium, interactive video network featuring original digital series such as "The Lake" — executive produced by former WB Network CEO Jordan Levin and executive produced/directed by Jason Priestley — and a collection of popular series from Warner Bros. Television and The WB Network, including "The O.C.," "Veronica Mars," "Babylon 5" and "Gilmore Girls," among others. SUPERGIRL and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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