EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAshland Hosts Skateboarding Competition
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Reported by: Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 22, 2013 6:26 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 22, 2013 6:59 PM EDT
Ashland , Boyd County , Kentucky
One city in the region was home to a major skateboarding competition this weekend.
Cone Fest wrapped up Sunday in Ashland.
Skaters from as far away as California, Canada and even the United Kingdom competed as they weaved in and out of cones while racing downhill.
Some pretty big names were there, including the world's number one ranked slalom skateboarder, who competed.
Organizers said the event has gained international traction and they have felt the pressure.
"It’s exciting and intimidating being the head organizer,” Lenny Poage of Ashland said. “If things go wrong, there are a lot of eyes looking at Ashland right now."
This is the ninth year for the event, which is one of the largest downhill skateboard competitions in the world.
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