Vans Presents Cowtown's 15th Annual Phoenix Am Skateboard Contest

Check out Thrasher Magazine's recap of the 2016 PHXAM and re-live the entire event right here!


Cowtown Skateboards is proud to announce the 2016 PHXAM Skateboard Contest presented by Vans. The world’s top amateur skateboarders will unite in Phoenix at Desert West Skateboard Plaza on Saturday April 2nd for Qualifiers. The top 40 of day 1 will advance to Sunday’s Semi-Finals where they will compete for a piece of the $8,500 in cash and prizes. 1st will take home $3,000. 2nd place $2,000 and 3rd $1,000. Following the Finals, all participants will be eligible to skate in the Red Bull Best Trick Contest, vying for the $2,500 cash prize! PHXAM will begin at 10am Saturday, and 11am Sunday with a LIVE webcast of the entire competition.



Pre-sale tickets will be available online at as well as at all Cowtown locations for $5 per day. The first 500 spectators through the gates will receive a free gift bag including a 2016 PHXAM t-shirt and raffle ticket as well as goodies from our sponsors. Purchasing pre-sale tickets lets you avoid the ticket line and allows for first dibs on the gift bag. All weekend long there will be raffles with awesome prizes from our sponsors including trucks, wheels, clothing, boards and even a years supply of Vans shoes. During the breaks in skating and in between raffles, kids and parents alike will be roaming Tent City, a mecca for skate enthusiasts to interact with their favorite companies while playing games, checking out new product lines, participating in fun contests, eating some local fare and maybe even bumping into their favorite skateboarders. 


Make sure to be there Saturday night for the official PHXAM After Party at The Pressroom in Phoenix. Starting at 8pm, doors open to local sounds and smells featuring a local mariachi band with taco trucks and beer carts. Arctic, a band made of Pro Skateboarders Figgy and Nuge will then take over the stage before a quick intermission in the music to premiere the new Pyramid Country promo video. Finally, as an encore, Ghostface Killah will take the stage for a full set to round off a night of insane fun in downtown Phoenix. For tickets to the show head to the After Party website


Cowtown’s PHXAM continues to grow into one of the top national skateboarding contests thanks to the support from our sponsors. This year’s PHXAM weekend is lining up to be one you will not want not to miss!


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