Andover teen wins skateboarding competition
When he was eight years old, Tanner Van Vark got his first skateboard from his grandmother on Valentine’s Day.
Now the 15-year-old from Andover annually competes in around 20 tournaments and recently beat out around 100 other skateboarders from 25 different states as well as two from Australia and one from Canada to win his age division at a competition at the 3rd Lair skate park in Golden Valley. The championship took place between June 14-17.
Tanner won the King of the AMs category for those who are 13 to 16 years old. He previously was the King of the Groms category winner for the 12 and under category a couple of years ago. The King of the Groms winner this year is from Sarasota, Fla. See more in Eric Hagen’s ABC Newspapers story.