What did Mimi Knoop do at the Pool?

To put it bluntly, she slayed it. No pool-side lounging, reading US Weekly and sipping fruity drinks adorned with mini umbrellas for this Nikita gal. On May 17th, the Vans Combi pool in Orange, California was host to the fourth annual Pro Tec Pool Party. Mimi took first for the ladies leaving four grand richer and adding a win to her impressive resume.

The 100-degree weather added a feeling of discomfort to the already intimidating concrete Combi monster. Slick transitions and a rowdy vert gave even the legends a wobble in their knees when approaching this pool. Mimi skated strong, sporting a cast on her broken wrist she had injured at the very same pool just two months before.

Cara-Beth Burnside, previously three-time winner of the Pool Party, was out with injury this time around but according to Mimi: “A few of the other girls were skating really well so I knew it was still going to be a fight even without Cara-Beth.” Lin-Z Adams Hawkins, Amelia Brodka, Julia Kindstrand and the youngster of the bunch, Allysha Bergado all kept Mimi on her toes throughout the heated competition.

Though the weather and competition were hot, Mimi held strong and came out on top: “In the end I basically just went for it! I was stoked to win!”


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