Tom Schaar

Vans Park Series 2017 World Championships in Shanghai

YouTube Preview ImageThe Vans Park Series World Championships are set to take place in just under two weeks in Shanghai, China on September 23rd.

Located on the world-famous Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai, the 2017 VPS World Championships will pit skateboarding’s top bowlriders against 2017’s VPS Continental Champions to showcase a global competition in a custom designed and constructed VPS-certified park. With a total purse of more than $160,000 USD up for grabs, this momentous event will officially crown the men’s and women’s 2017 VPS World Champions of Park Terrain Skateboarding and establish 2018’s elite VPS Pro Tour group.

Leading the men’s field all season, top ranked tour challenger, Tom Schaar rolls ahead as a serious threat to the competition. Will he be able to unseat current world champion, Alex Sorgente (USA) and earn his rank against an open field of select VPS Continental Champions? Europa Champion, Rune Glifberg (DEN), Americas Champion, Patrick Ryan (USA), Ivan Federico (ITA), Jack Fardell (AUS), Kevin Kowalski (USA), Ben Hatchell (USA) and others will certainly make it a battle to remember. In the women’s division, reigning VPS World Champion Brighton Zeuner (USA) will defend her title, skating against a diverse class of international contenders including Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), Amelia Brodka (POL), Kisa Nakamura (JPN) and Lizzie Armanto (USA). See below for the full list of competitors.

VPS Select Pros
Alex Sorgente (USA)
Ben Hatchell (USA)
Cory Juneau (USA)
Curren Caples (USA)
Greyson Fletcher (USA)
Ivan Federico (ITA)
Jack Fardell (AUS)
Kevin Kowalski (USA)
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE)
Pedro Barros (BRA)
Raven Tershy (USA)
Ronnie Sandoval (USA)

VPS Tour Challengers
Tom Schaar (USA) – 30,000
Karl Berglind (SWE) – 23,300
Murilo Peres (BRA) – 20,300
Willy Lara (USA) – 18,800
Tristan Rennie (USA) – 17,400
CJ Collins (USA) – 17,100
Roman Pabich (USA) – 15,601

VPS Continental Champions
Bowman Hansen (NZL), Oceania
Rune Gliberg (DNK), Europa
Patrick Ryan (USA), Americas
Kensuke Sasaoka (JPN), Asia

2017 Women’s World Championship Field

VPS Select Pros
Brighton Zeuner (USA)
Jordyn Barratt (USA)
Kisa Nakamura (JPN)

VPS Tour Challengers
Bryce Wettstein (USA) – 10,000
Nora Vasconcellos (USA) – 8,000
Hanna Zanzi (USA) – 6,500
Kody Tamanaha (USA) – 5,800
Grace Marhoefer (USA) – 5,300
Lizzie Armanto (USA) – 4,800
Yndiara Asp (BRA) – 3,800

VPS Continental Champions
Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), Oceania
Amelia Brodka (POL), Europa
Dora Varella (BRA), Americas
Kihana Ogawa (JPN), Asia

The official 2017 VPS World Championships will broadcast live from Shanghai on Red Bull TV and vansparkseries.com in English, Mandarin and Portuguese on September 23rd. To see the full list of 2017 results and information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit Vans Park Series online.

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.

Vans Park Series Hits Huntington Beach

YouTube Preview ImageThe Vans Park Series hits Huntington Beach this week for the fifth stop of the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour and the first stop of the VPS Women’s Pro Tour. With a custom designed park built to VPS specs you can expect the world best men and women bowlriders to burn the thing to the ground!

With the likes of Chris Russell, Alex Sorgente, Ben Hatchell, Ivan Federico, Karl Berglind, Kevin Kowalski, Tristan Rennie, Brighton Zeuner, Ishod Wair, Cory Juneau, Nicole Hause, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Grant Taylor, Lizzie Armanto, Tom Schaar, Nora Vasconcellos and many more in the mix, expect a high energy battle towards the VPS World Championships. Download the VPS iPhone app or log into the live stream at Vansparkseries.com on Saturday, August 5th to witness the action!

Current VPS Pro Tour Challenger Rankings
(Top 5 after Huntington Beach advance to the World Championships – Shanghai, China on September 23rd.)
1. Tom Schaar – 30,000
2. Karl Berglind – 22,800
3. Murilo Peres – 19,400
4. Willy Lara – 18,800
5. Tristan Rennie – 16,900
6. Robin Bolian – 15,600
7. Roman Pabich – 15,600
8. Trey Wood – 12,7000
9. Vinicius Kakinho – 12,5000
10. CJ Collin – 12,1000

Vans Park Series Vancouver Highlights Video

YouTube Preview ImageVans returned to the legendary Hastings Park in Vancouver, Canada for the 4th stop of the 2017 Vans Park Series. Every contest seems to get better, and this year Canada was no different. This was Pedro Barros first contest on Canadian soil, and he didn’t disappoint the rabid skate fans of Vancouver. The skating was next level, and everyone was putting together video part tricks in their contest runs, but at the end it was Tom Schaar 3rd, Karl Berglind 2nd, and Pedro Barros 1st, claiming his second win of 2017.

Check out the highlights video to see what went down.

Pedro Barros Wins 2017 Vans Park Series Stop #4

YouTube Preview ImageBrazilian ripper Pedro Barros tore into the bowls, hips and spine of Hastings Skatepark with raw determination in his first-ever visit. His Canada victory marks his second event win on the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour.

“Fortunately, I was able to come to Canada this year,” said Canada event winner Pedro Barros. “This place, everybody, the energy, these guys are true skaters. Thank you, we are all united together!”

Final Results
1. Pedro barros
2. Karl Berglind
3. Tom Schaar
4. Ivan Federico
5. Cory Juneau
6. Robin Bolian
7. Trey Wood
8. Alex Sorgente

Drop by the Vans Park Series website to see the archived webcast, action photos and VPS Tour standings. Visit The Boardr website for complete results.

Alex Sorgente Wins Back to Back in Malmö

Alex Sorgente marked his second win at Malmö’s Kroksbäck Skatepark this past Saturday which was built-to-spec for the Vans Park Series World Championships last year.

This year’s action was heated in Sweden and a changing of the guard was evident as a trio of teens took the VPS podium. Drop be the Vans Skatepark Series site to view the winning runs, complete results, European Continental Championships results, photo galleries, 2017 VPS Tour Challenger Rankings, and an archived On Demand webcast of the event as well.

Final Results
1. Alex Sorgente
2. Tom Schaar
3. Karl Berglind

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