Amongst the sold out crowd and his peers and competitors – Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriguez, Cody McEntire, Ryan Decenzo, SLS Pick Chris Joslin, Luan Oliveira and Chaz Ortiz – Shane O’Neill racked up the most points in the 8-man Final of the 2016 SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona, Spain yesterday to bring home $20,000.
And with his win, Shane has earned the Golden Ticket to this year’s SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, his second of the year after winning Tampa Pro in March of this year. Keeping his momentum going after the contest, he took home an additional $5,000 at Diamond Supply Co.’s Best Trick event with a backside bigspin fakie 5-0 fakie flip out for the win. Congrats Shane!
Drop by the Street League site for all news, photos and recaps from Barcelona and information on the remaining stops of the 2016 SLS Nike SB World Tour.
SLS Nike SB Pro Open Results
1. Shane O’Neill – 34.8
2. Nyjah Huston – 32.8
3. Cody McEntire – 31.8
4. Paul Rodriguez – 31.0
5. Luan Oliveira – 29.9
6. Ryan Decenzo – 28.9
7. Chaz Ortiz – 28.4
8. Chris Joslin – 22.2
Street League Skateboarding (SLS) has announced this year’s dates and locations of Pro contests in the SLS global qualification structure towards the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. As the official street skateboarding world championship series as sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF), the SLS qualifying contests and the SLS Nike SB World Tour are skateboarding’s most prestigious contests in professional competitive skateboarding.
For the second year in a row, SLS will include a Women’s Division as part of the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, allowing the world’s best female street skateboarders to compete for the title of World Champ. 2015 was a historical year as eight of the best skaters competed for the highest first-place prize in women’s street skateboarding with Brazilian Leticia Bufoni taking the first-ever female Championship.
International fans can watch each event of the 2016 SLS NikeSB World Tour webcasted live exclusively on StreetLeague.com. Fans in the United States can watch SLS on FS1 and customers of participating cable and satellite TV providers may access the live stream through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Head over to the SLS site for the complete press release and more info.
SLS Season Dates and Venues
• March 5–6 Tampa Pro – Skatepark of Tampa – Tampa, Florida, USA
• May 21–22 SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Skate Agora BDN I Barcelona, Spain
• July 2 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Olympic Park – Munich, Germany
• August 28 SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ, USA
• October 2 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Galen Center at USC – Los Angeles, CA, USA
FS1 Telecast Schedule
SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Sunday, May 22 (9:30 PM – 11:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Saturday, July 2 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Sunday, August 28 (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Sunday, October 2 (10:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET)
Paul Rodriguez and the Primitive Skateboarding team visit Miami Beach for a signing at the M.I.A skate shop. Check out the antics with Spanish Mike and the rest of the guys.
The crew at Street League has rounded up the best video footage from their 2015 NikeSB World Tour and have generated a stack of edits for you to enjoy. In your free time drop by the SLS YouTube channel and watch 2015 SLS Champ Luan Oliveira along with Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler, Paul Rodriguez, Evan Smith, Chris Cole, Cody McEntire, Matt Berger and Chaz Ortiz get down.
Street League is in the final weeks of harnessing the power of technology to find the Trick of the Year for 2015. It can be anybody’s trick, by anyone, Pro or Joe. All you need is an Instagram account and you can compete against Nyjah, Luan, and the rest of the SLS Pros. You’ve still got time to get into the mix!