Poppy Starr Olsen

Schaar and Yosozumi Rise Up at Vans Park Series Brazil

YouTube Preview Image2018’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour kicked off in São Paulo, Brazil last week under the witness of a lively crowd that spilled out beyond the confines of the bleachers surrounding specifically built new skatepark. Their chants, rounds of applause, cheers, air horns and more added fuel to the fire and truly showed how supportive the Brazilians are for a wild day of skateboarding. In the finals Tom Schaar carried forward his impressive 2017 VPS season and ripped through the park starting his runs with a huge stalefish backed by a massive 540. He moved it forward with powerful frontal nosegrinds, front feebles and a bigspin backside lipslide to take the win over two time VPS Brazil Champ Pedro Barros. The Inland Empire’s Tristan Rennie held his own with a wild bag of tricks earning his first podium spot by securing 3rd place.

YouTube Preview ImageThe Women’s VPS Pro Tour competition fielded over twenty gals vying for a spot on the podium. Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi took home her first ever VPS win with consistency and technical skill. She started her runs with 3 foot backside airs and moved on in hers runs with switch blunts, frontside lipslides through the corner, backside nose blunt reverts and much more. Florinopolis’ very own Yndiara Asp took a bad slam earlier in the day, but toughened up to unleash frontside boneless ones and stalefishes, and Texas plants; she finished in 2nd place. 2016’s World Champ Brighton Zeuner mixed it up with backside airs and handplants, feeble grinds, a backside kickflip on the banked wall and more to land in 3rd.

Final Results
Men

1. Tom Scharr (USA)
2. Pedro Barros (BRA)
3. Tristan Rennie (USA)
4. Cory Juneau (USA)
5. Chris Russell (USA)
6. Luiz Francisco (BRA)
7. Alex Sorgente (USA)
8. Ivan Federico (ITA)

Women
1. Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
2. Yndiara Asp (BRA)
3. Brighton Zeuner (USA)
4. Lizzie Armanto (USA)
5. Bryce Wettstein (USA)
6. Nicole Hause (USA)
7. Nora Vasconcellos (USA)
8. Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)

Palmer and Olsen Win VPS Oceania Championships

YouTube Preview Image2018’s Vans Park Series is well under way. This past weekend Keegan Palmer and Poppy Starr Olsen have taken the Men’s and Women’s 2018 Oceanic Continental Championships titles at the Five Dock Skatepark in Sydney, Australia. They’ve both secured spots at the VPS World Championships in Shanghai, China this fall. Drop by the Vans park Series site for more highlights, Best trick results, photos and video recaps.
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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

2017 Vans Park Series: Australia Results

VPS Tom SchaarPushing through a rather blustery and damp string of days in Australia’s Manly Beach, the first stop of 2017’s Vans Park Series Tour was able to persevere through the multiple rain delays and pull off several action-packed and exciting rounds of competition with a field of the world’s top bowlriders, up-and-comers and all terrain enabled skateboarders.

Thursday’s Women’s Oceania Continental Championships Poppy Star Olsen stuck to her runs and guns with inverts, airs, smith grinds and an overall consistency to take home a win and earn her official entry to the ISF Sanctioned Vans Park Series Championships in Chicago. Congrats to all of the ladies that showed up to shred this skatepark on the sand!

Friday’s VPS Qualifiers continued with the theme of intermittent showers and although there were four separate rain delays through out the afternoon, the practices and skating rounds went the full distance with VPS Challenger Tom Schaar qualifying in the top position.

Saturday delivered over four hours of incessant coastal drizzle. But thankfully, a dry spell blessed the region for a couple of hours and all hands on deck quickly put the squeegees and blowers to use in order to dry the California Skateparks built course. A 30-minute practice session ensued and due to the threat of more wet weather in the forecast, the twenty semi-finalists were then given three runs of which their best would count as their final score and result. There would be no time for Finals. The delayed webcast churned out the play-by-play to viewers around the planet and the die-hard skate fans that remained in their seats with umbrellas and panchos ready were provided on hell of a show! In the end Tom Schaar held on to win the whole enchilada with diverse runs and consistency.

This morning’s VPS Oceania Continental Men’s Championships brought together nineteen talented skateboarders from the South Pacific Region for a chance to compete in the 2017 ISF-sanctioned VPS World Championships. After frequent weather delays, the regional qualifier event, which is open to local registered and approved entrants, was postponed until clear skies this morning allowed for an adjusted finals competition. New Zealand native Bowman Hansen, dialed in his run with a backside boneless revert on the tombstone to secure his keep as the first regional VPS Oceania Continental Championship winner and an invite to join the VPS Select Pros in the series’ world championship event later this year.

Upstart rippers Keegan Palmer and Jedd Mckenzie also made their way the podium for second and third place spots.

High fives and hats off to all of those that skated, and helped in any way to make this event happen. It was certainly one for the history books!

Be sure to visit and follow SkateDaily’s Facebook page for complete VPS Sydney results and a sick photo gallery from this first stop of the Vans Park Series. Additional images, videos and information of the Sydney stop can be found at the Vans Park Series website.

Final Results
Pro Men
1. Tom Schaar
2. Ivan Federico
3. Pedro Barros

VPS Oceania Continental Championships – Women
1. Poppy Starr Olsen – Advancing to VPS Women’s World Championships
2. Shanae Collins
3. Taniah Meyers

VPS Oceania Continental Championships – Men
1. Bowman Hansen – Advancing to VPS Men’s World Championships
2. Keegan Palmer
3. Jedd Mckenzie

2017 Bowl-A-Rama Results

Caballero Bowlarama The Bowl-A-Rama live webcast from Bondi Beach, Australia surely kept us entertained over the past two days. And the gnarly skate action from the Juniors, the Ladies, the Master and Pros proved once again that the progression and stoke of bowlriding remains at an all time high. Everyone that contributed to the effort was a winner in our eyes and minds, but here are the final results for those keeping track. Drop by the Bowl-A-Rama Facebook page for more photos, semi-finals results, video clips and additional linked content. Congrats everyone!

 

Final Results
Pros
1. Corey Juneau
2. Tom Schaar
3. Jono Schwan
4. Rune Glifberg
5. Beaver Fleming
6. Luke Russell
7. Clay Kreiner
8. Josh Rodriguez

Masters
1. Steve Caballero
2. Tony Hawk
3. Pat Ngoho
4. Mike McGill
5. Darren Navarrette
6. Renton Millar
7. Eddie Elguera
8. Jed Fuller

Ladies
1. Jordyn Barratt
2. Brighton Zeuner
3. Poppy Olsen
4. Amelia Brodka
5. Sari Simpson

Juniors
1. Keegan Palmer
2. Tate Carew
3. Taylor Nye
4. Luigi Cini
5. Dylan Donnini

Best Trick
Ivan Federico – Kickflip Andrecht

Highest Air
Beaver Fleming – Backside air – 10ft

Bowl-A-Rama 2017 Live Webcast Schedule

Bowlarama2017’s Bowl-A-Rama is just hours away and again this year, it will be broadcasted live and direct from Bondi Beach, Australia beginning today. Be sure to check out the schedule of events and tune into the webcast right here.

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