Skateboarding champion brings competion back home


A skateboarding champion is bringing competition to his local skate park.

8-year old Ryan Saueracker won the gold medal at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina. The skateboarder started up a non-profit organization called The Awake Skate Foundation — geared towards getting other kids involved with skating.

Saueracker is hosting an all ages skate competition at the Waxhaw Skate Park on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Check-in is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and pre-registration can be made at or Waxhaw Town Hall.

Prizes will be given out to winners.

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