Lizzie Armanto

Vans Park Series Begins 2018 Pro Tour in São Paulo, Brazil

YouTube Preview Image2018’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour kicks off in São Paulo, Brazil at a brand new skatepark next weekend where Select Men and Women VPS Pros will go head to head with Challengers, Wildcards and regional hopefuls pushing for a piece of the season’s first VPS podium.

VPS tour vets Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (2017 Men’s Park Terrain World Champion), Ivan Federico, Jack Fardell, Cory Juneau and others. Florianópolis’ Pedro Barros will defend his 2016 and 20117 VPS Brazil titles and blaze against top contenders Tom Schaar, Alex Sorgente, and new Wildcard Fernando Bramsmark looking to claim a 3-peat in his home county.

The Brazil stop is also the newest addition to the expanded 2018 VPS Women’s Tour, open for registration to all women’s competitors to compete against Select Pros such as defending 2017 World Champion Nora Vasconcellos, former champ Brighton Zeuner, Lizzie Armanto, Jordyn Barratt and Brazil native Yndiara Asp. Prospective competitors are encouraged to enter here.

Located in the heart of São Paulo – the biggest city in Brazil and in the region—Vans will debut its brand-new park, a public, free access built-to-spec skatepark with over 2,800 square feet of never before skated park terrain, featuring a 9 1/2 foot deep end, multiple transfers, extensions, a center volcano, ledges, rails, and smooth concrete coping all around.

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live in English and Portuguese for free on ETNlive.com, the ETN app, and vansparkseries.com. The broadcast times and the final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.

Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Invitees

Tom Schaar VPSVans Park Series has proudly announced the official 2018 VPS Pro Tour roster, inviting the top-ranking men and women pros from the 2017 season along with new Tour Challengers and Wildcards. VPS Select Pros are pre-seeded directly into the semi-finals at every VPS Pro Tour qualifying event, to be met by exclusive qualifying Tour Challengers in pursuit of valuable points toward their final year end rankings and a chance to compete in the 2018 VPS World Championships.

For the Women’s division, Vans Park Series expands the qualification series for the 2018 Women’s Pro Tour with events in Brazil, Sweden and United States, and announces open registration at each stop for all women’s competitors who are not currently on the VPS circuit. Prospective competitors are encouraged to enter here.

The final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.

Vans Park Series
2018 World Championship Tour Invitees*

Select Pros
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
Pedro Barros
Tom Schaar
Alex Sorgente
Karl Berglind
Ivan Federico
Cory Juneau
Jack Fardell

Men’s Tour Wildcards
Chris Russell
Fernando Bramsmark
Grant Taylor
Jaakko Ojanen
Kevin Kowalski
Raven Tershy
Ronnie Sandoval

Women’s Select Pros
Nora Vasconcellos
Brighton Zeuner
Kisa Nakamura
Lizzie Armanto
Grace Marhoefer
Jordyn Barratt
Kihana Ogawa
Yndiara Asp

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live and for free on the ETN app, ETNlive.com, and vansparkseries.com.

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Nicole Hause Wins 2018 Girls Combi Pool Classic

YouTube Preview ImageIt’s great to see the participation level and progression of female skateboarders surging over the past year. What’s truly respectable is that Vans has stepped up and matched the prize purse of the men for this year’s Girls Combi Pool Classic. Three division of gals competed this past Saturday and put together one hell of a great day for women’s bowlriding. When all was settled and the scores were tallied, Bella Kenworthy, Dora Varella and Nicole Hause rolled away with top honors in their respective divisions. Congrats ladies!

Final Results
Pro
1. Nicole Hause – $28,000
2. Jordyn Barratt – $14,000
3. Brighton Zeuner – $7,000
4. Lizzie Armanto – $3,500
5. Poppy Starr Olsen – $3,000
6. Sakura Yosozumi – $2,500
7. Arianna Carmona – $2,000
8. Grace Marhoefer – $1,800
9. Minna Stess – $1,700
10.Lea Taylor – $1,500

15 and Older
1. Dora Varella – $1,000
2. Michelle Yoon – $600
3. Gabrielle Brownfield – $400
4. Jessie Frietze
5. Tuling Lam
6. Lauren Canoura
7. Michelle Burnett
8. Stacie Roberts

14 and Under
1. Bella Kenworthy – $1,000
2. Jordan Santana – $600
3. Ruby Rockstar Trew – $400
4. Karen Muto
5. Isadora Pacheco
6. Stella Reynolds
7. Lilly Stoephaius
8. Carlin Makibbin

Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Schedule

Vans Park Series has announced its 2018 Pro Tour schedule. For 2018, Vans Park Series reinforces its ongoing commitment to the development of women’s skateboarding by expanding the 2018 season with the addition of two additional Women’s World Championship qualifying events to establish park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Women’s World Championship global qualifying series.

2018 select VPS Continental and National Championship dates will be released via updates on www.vansparkseries.com.

VPS 2018 Pro Tour
São Paulo, Brazil – June 2nd

Vancouver, Canada* – July 14th

Huntington Beach, CA – August 4th

Paris-Chelles, France – September 8th

VPS World Championships
China – October 27th

*Men’s Only Pro Tour Event

Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Results and Recap

Ben HatchellVans Park Series stop #5 in Huntington Beach, California is a wrap with Tom Schaar nailing down another first place finish and Brighton Zeuner taking command of the Women’s podium. The results are below.

Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Final Results
Men
1. Tom Schaar
2. Ben Hatchell
3. CJ Collins
4. Keegan Palmer
5. Tristan Rennie
6. Karl Berglind
7. Cory Juneau
8. Jagger Eaton

Women
1. Brighton Zeuner
2. Bryce Wettstein
3. Nora Vasconcellos
4. Jordyn Barratt
5. Hanna Zanzi
6. Kody Tamanaha
7. Grace Marhoefer
8. Lizzie Armanto

If you’d missed the VPS action from Huntington Beach you can watch the On Demand live stream feeds of the Women’s and Mens competitions right here.

VPS Pro Challenger Rankings
1. Tom Schaar
2. Karl Berglind
3. Murilo Peres
4. Willy Lara
5. Tristan Rennie

VPS Continental Champions
Oceania – Bowman Hansen
Europe – Rune Glifberg
Americas – Patrick Ryan
Asia – ?
Africa – ?

* Top 5 VPS Tour Pro Challengers and Continental Champions at the end of the 2017 season earn a spot in the Vans Park Series World Championships to skate against the Vans Park Series Select Pros for the 2017 VPS World Championship title in Shanghai, China. Drop by the Vans Park Series site for more info.

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