We at Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning have hand picked our judges for the upcoming 2015 Scottsdale Parkour Freerunning Festival. These are individuals who have an extensive backgrounds in movement and take great pride in what they do. The freestyle rounds will be judged based on three judging criteria including difficulty, execution, and flow. In addition to the three performance criteria we also have a fourth measure to further test your skills. A competitors over all crowd response will be playing a part in determining a competitors final score for the freestyle rounds.
My name is Erica Madrid, I've been doing this wonderful movement art known as freerunning for 5 years, and love it more and more every day. I did gymnastics for 15 years before hand and skateboarding for two. I am blessed to be able to do freerunning as my job and am a member of the APEX Movement pro team, and I also work as an instructor at APEX Movement. I also made it onto Art of Motion as a competitor in 2013. I was born and raised in Colorado and feel so lucky to have such an amazing, supportive, balanced community there.
I was overweight and out of shape, when I started, people made fun of me and told me to quit before i hurt myself or other people.
It didnt help, I was still terrible and afraid of every little move, but I met some friends along the way who really helped me out.
Over the years I watched as parkour communities would rise and fall, I started to fade away from the idea of a community
But after that time away, my parkour&Freerunning got weird.
I started to incorporate more tumbling and tricking into my parkour lines, as well as delved deep into the world of power moves and even made up some of my own moves.
I was lucky enough to find a place in the Hollywood Film Industry and work alongside some amazing stunt coordinators. Ive done Feature Films, YouTube Work, Music Videos, Print Ads, National&International Commercials, and TV Shows, and at the end of it all, Im still a guy in sweatpants who likes to be weird and jump on stuff!
After leaving APK later that year, Jereme founded Parkour San Antonio, (Parkour SA), where he is the director and head instructor. Jereme still travels, competes, teaches, and performs full time as an active member of the international Parkour community. Parkour SA has grown so much that it is no longer manageable by just one person, and Jereme has been joined by other talented members of the community in San Antonio with the united goal of sharing Parkour with the world!
Judging Crowd Response and Performance
Hailing from Sebastian, Florida, Robbie Corbett has been freerunning far before the sport even had a name. Whether it be climbing up or down or flipping off any surface he could, Robbie would meet the challenge with a verve unlike any other.
In high school he participated in all things athletic, from wrestling to cheerleading, even diving off bridges, waterfalls, hotel balconies, or whatever challenged him. In 2004 he found himself enrolled in a local fitness center where he studied and taught all levels of gymnastics. He also became a nutritional/physical trainer during his time there.
In 2006 he saw a movie called District B 13 that inspired him to move out to LA and make a name for himself in the Free Running Community. Since moving to California in 2008, he has become a Head Manager at a recreational gymnastics facility, hosted four parkour jams, judged three gymnastics meets, trained with Team Tempest, The Lost Boys, and A.P.K., and done Free Running in music videos, movies, live performances and commercials.