Am Scramble Premiere Photos


It's easy to see why Thrasher's newest trending baby, the Am Scramble, is one of the most anticipated trips of the year. The formula? Grab the best up-and-coming ams from across the board, put 'em in a van, and see what happens. Sure, most of them don’t know each other all too well prior to the trip, but it definitely didn’t stop them from tearing up every piece of Floridian terrain that was put in front of them. Thrasher once again opened up the doors of Bradford's studio in Long Beach to host the premiere for the 2019 Am Scramble, with free drinks as always and a photo show from Burndog. For the third year in a row, the Scramble has yet to disappoint. 

Words and photos by Alex Papke

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 1Firsts things first

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 2Five bucks goes a long way. Thanks again for everything you did for skateboarding, Kurt
AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 3It’s not a premiere at Bradford's without a photo show

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 4Featuring Squish’s crazy cover for the March issue with our favorite Brazilian ginger getting the door

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 5Future’s looking bright for these Scramblers 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 6Don’t forget to grab all the Thrasher merch your little heart desires

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 7Our favorite door guy and event planner, Dylan Christopher 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 8First ones in the building. Where’s Chief?

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 9Quickly followed by Tim Tim and Franky Villani. Frank doesn’t like getting his picture taken at these things

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 10But he comes out of his shell once there’s a dog

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 11Or when he has to get a wristband. Sorry, Franky! 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 12Some prefer the mag, some want to stay glued to their phones. Pick your poison

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 13Best dad and TM combo in the game, Mustafa Wright and Nate Alton

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 14Half the brains behind editing this one. Thanks again, Rye! 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 15Inside we got all Clawed up. Ryan Lee joined by Ronnie Kessner

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 16Griffin tends to stress out a little bit with these premieres

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 17Jack Olson with Tyson Bowerbank, watching skate videos at a skate premiere. Go figure

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 18I guess there’s still a little bad blood with the Zero squad ever since Franky left

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 20A broken finger isn’t gonna stop Thrasher's own Gary Rogers from coming down for this thing

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 21Just when we thought the parking lot scene was getting stale, a van full of Scramblers pulled into the building

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 22Straight to the smoking section to get rid of those pre-premiere jitters 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 23Marello and Rick, out for the night to support Breezy and Griff 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 24Rail chompers Clint Beswick and Patrick Praman. Who knows, might see these two in a Scramble sooner than later

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 25Oh shit, what up, Ish?

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 26Joined by the good homie Thomas Dritsas 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 27The Willard Squad. Very excited to see what Myles put down for this one, as always

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 28It’s a red puffer kind of night for Big Kev and Neil Chester 
AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 29Two dudes that go way back, Dalton Dern and Blake Carpenter. It’s all about that Florida love, baby

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 30Sorry, Niels, not tonight

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 31The crowd slowly moved from the smoking section to inside

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 32Selfies for days with Clive Dixon and Trevar Cushing 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 33Mike Wine, the designated Primitive rep, came out to see Gio shine in all of his tech glory

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 34Not sure if Dane is reminding himself with the note on his hand to watch Mason Silva's new Huf part, but you can be damn sure he definitely loves Jack O’Grady

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 35Add Malto to the mix and it’s a done deal!

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 36Reminiscing on the two weeks spent in Sinclair’s van for this one. Oh, the good times

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 37Kevin from Look Back Library doing what he does best. Never a dull night when you get Geoff to sign a classic cover 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 38Two out of the three Dern brothers, definitely a Florida staple. Where’s Destin? 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 39The players behind the scenes. Rye Beres, Matt Bublitz and MB are a media team that won’t let you down!

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 40All of a sudden, hurricane Ryan came through and managed to spill a drink all over Rye’s face. How that’s possible? No idea

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 41“Lemme wipe that off for ya”

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 42He still tight though

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 43Masterlensmen Tom Mull and Jon Miner. Can we all agree Miner has the most badass facial hair in the game right now?

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 44Really big rings for Reese Salken 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 45Let’s make this straight, it’s not a party unless you got Al Krohn and Dakota Mullins firing it up in the parking lot 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 46Not to mention Amelia and Ginger 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 47He left skateboarding to really focus on nature. Hope it all pans out, Cole

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 48Back inside, we have the biggest speech of the night!

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 49As all the onlookers try and get the best seat in the house 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 50So far, so good

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 51And by the looks of those hands, everyone agrees 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 52Once those lights come on, you know what time it is

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 53Of course Mia had to get this one of Gage. She’s his biggest fan!

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 54Jack came up on this one of fellow Pyramid Countryman Aaron Goure. Speaking of these two, did anyone else see the reality TV show Aaron made on the last PC trip? Check out Crumple + Flow on YouTube to see some of your favorite skaters duke it out on the mic. You’ll thank me later


AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 55That’s a wrap! John Dilo and Ish Cepeda did not let Florida down 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 56Gio was seeing doubles of himself all night

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 57Dalton came up on a rad one of Jesse Lindloff while Austin Leleu got a thumb tack in his beverage

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 58Pedro’s finest was happy as ever with his new prints of Aaron and Breezy 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 59See, it wasn’t that bad, Griff! Take a chill pill next time, dude 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 60No shame in getting that cover signed by the man of the night 

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 61Mustafa was persistent for me to get a flick of him with his girls. Can’t let him down on that one

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 62Just when you thought we forgot about grabbing the cover…

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 63Since Jack can’t fit this one on the flight back to Oz, Franky’s gonna keep it warm back here in the States

AMSCRAMBLE2020 photoPAPKE 64Gotta get at least one photo of the big dog with his prize. Congrats again on your first cover with the mag, Jack! I know there will be more to come. Thank you to everyone who came out to Scramble! To get all your gnarly needs covered, make sure to click your way over to the 2020 Am Scramble when it goes up on the site.
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