Tom Schaar

Vans Pro Skate Park Series 2016 World Championships Set to Roll

YouTube Preview ImageBe sure to tune into the Vans Pro Skate Park Series live and direct from in Malmö, Sweden on August 20th for the 2016 World Championships. Sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the bonafide event in park terrain competition, the Vans Park Series gathers thirty talented skateboarders to vie for the inaugural championship titles in men and women park terrain skateboarding. Kroksbäck Skatepark, a premier built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction that will be donated by the Vans Park Series to the city of Malmö for their leadership in skateboarding.

Beginning with the Women’s division, 10 highly skilled ladies are ready to put together some progressive runs for a World Championship title and $15,0000. In the Men’s division, 9 international VPS Challengers have advanced to meet and battle it out with 11 VPS Select Pros.

VPS Select Pros
Pedro Barros, Jack Fardell, Greyson Fletcher, Oskar Rosenberg Hallberg, Ben Hatchell, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Kevin Kowalski, Chris Russell, Ronnie Sandoval, Grant Taylor and Raven Tershy

VPS Mens Challengers
Tom Schaar, Ivan Federico, Cory Juneau, Alex Sorgente, Robin Bolian, Tristan Rennie, Colin Graham, Murillo Peres and Brad McClain

VPS Womens Challengers
Lizzie Armanto, Jordyn Barratt, Brighton Zener, Nora Vasconcellos, Allysha Le, July Lynn, Bryce Wettstein, Yndiara Asp, Nicole Hause and Kisa Nakamura

The 2016 Vans Park Series World Championships can be viewed live on vansparkseries.com Be sure to follow @vansparkseries on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook as well.

Broadcast Times
Malmö (local time) 2:30pm
Los Angeles 5:30am
New York 8:30am
London 1:30pm
Rio De Janeiro 9:30am
Melbourne 10:30pm

Vans Park Series Global Qualifier Huntington Beach Results

YouTube Preview ImageThe Vans Pro Skate Park Series in Huntington Beach wrapped up its final stop of Global Qualifiers for dozens of hungry competitors. On Friday more than a hundred skaters battled it out for just nine spots available to the semi-finals in in one built-to-spec custom designed park course for the chance to earn their spot to the World Championships in Malmö, Sweden later this month.

Park Series Select Pro Chris Russell nailed down a first place run in Huntington Beach on Saturday to claim his second Vans Park Series Global Qualifier win of the season. But Ben Hatchell surely gave him a run for his money with an assortment of heavy stunts with technical control. Sweden’s Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg took home third place with speed, style and great combined use of the entire park.

Italy’s Ivan Federico didn’t advance into Saturday’s Final, but now sits atop of the Global Challenger rankings where seven additional rippers from around the world will join him and the Vans Park Series Select Pros in Malmö.

Visit www.vansparkseries.com for the latest updates and follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.

Final Results
1st Chris Russell
2nd Ben Hatchell
3rd Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
4th Tom Schaar
5th Tristan Rennie
6th Murillo Peres
7th Curren Caples
8th Ronnie Sandoval

Vans Park Series Global Challengers – Advancing to World Championships
1st Ivan Federico
2nd Cory Juneau
3rd Tom Schaar
4th Alex Sorgente
5th Tristan Rennie
6th Robin Bolian
7th Collin Graham
8th Vinicius Kakinho

Barros Wins Vans Skate Park Series Stop 2 in Brazil

Pedros BarrosAfter bailing his previous runs and sitting in 7th place, Pedro Barros turned up the heat and put the peddle to the metal in his fourth and final run to win the second stop of the Vans Skate park Series. It all played out in his hometown of Florinopolis, Brazil where the crowd in attendance fueled his fire and he delivered. Italy’s Ivan Federico held onto second place with a great display of technical ability and style and Kevin Kowalski killed the park in his own unique way and returned to the podium in third place.

Compiled scores from the two Vans Skate Park Series stops has Tom Schaar now sitting in first place in the challenger rankings. The next stop takes place in Vancouver, BC on July 9th.

Final Results
1st Pedro Barros
2nd Ivan Federico
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th Miguel Oliveira
5th Tom Schaar
6th Alex Sorgente
7th Jack Fardell
8th Tristan Rennie

Vans Park Series Challenger Rankings
1st Tom Schaar
2nd Alex Sorgente
3rd Ivan Federico
4th Cory Juneau
5th Miguel Oliveira

The top five Challengers to emerge from the Mens Park Series Global Qualifier system will challenge the fifteen exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the inaugural International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships.

Drop by www.vansparkseries.com for the archived webcast feed, latest updates, contest schedules, rider profiles, and follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.

Hawk and Lasek Retake Bowl-A-Rama

Dodging a wet weather forecast, both Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek skated tough to defend their Bowl-A-Rama titles this weekend in Bondi Beach. Roll the highlight reel. Be sure to check back with the Bowl-A-Rama site for the soon-to-come replay of the live webcast.

Final Results
Pros
1. Bucky Lasek $16,000
2. Cory Juneau $9000
3. Tom Schaar $5000
4. Alex Sorgente $3000
5. Joshua Rodriguez $2500
6. Ivan Federico $2000
7. Trey Wood $1750
8. Pedro Barros $1500
9. Vi Kakinho $1000
10. Kevin Kowalski $1000
11. Chris Russell $1000
12. Danny Leon $1000
13. Rune Glifberg $1000
14. Jonathan Schwan $1000
15. Luke Russell $1000
16. Daniel Cuervo $1000
17. Brad McClain $1000

Masters
1. Tony Hawk
2. Pat Ngoho
3. Renton Millar

Juniors
1. Ryan Helm
2. Jedd McKenzie
3. Ethan Copeland

X Games Austin 2015 Results

YouTube Preview ImageThe sophomore year of X Games Austin is a wrap and the skateboarding events delivered many highlights despite the relentless early summer heat. Drop by The Boardr and CA Productions sites for more info along with photos and video clips from the past three days.

Skate Street
1. Nyjah Huston
2. Chaz Ortiz
3. Ryan Sheckler

Skate Vert
1. Pierre Luc Gagnon
2. Paul Luc Ronchetti
3. Sam Beckett

Big Air
1. Bob Burnquist
2. Elliot Sloan
3. Tom Schaar

Skate Park
1. Curren Caples
2. Pedro Barros
3. Ronnie Sandoval

Big Air Doubles
1. Bob Burnquist / Morgan Wade
2. Elliot Sloan / Steve McCann
3. Tom Schaar / Zack Warden

Womens Skate Street
1. Alexis Sablone
2. Pamela Rose
3. Vanessa Torres

Skate Street Ams
1. Tyson Bowerbank
2. Alex Midler
3. Dustin Blauvelt

Head over to the X Games site for complete results.

Tom Schaar Wins 2015 Vans Pool Party

YouTube Preview Image 15-year old Tom Schaar put his diverse skills to work and captured the top spot on the Pro podium at this years Vans Pool Party. Bruno Passos repeated his win in the Masters and Chris Miller threepeated with power and style in the Legends division.

And if you haven’t already seen or heard, Pedros Barros and Matt Boyster broke new ground for skateboarding’s history books and successfully launched and transferred (backside and frontside respectively) over The Combi Pool’s Duncan peninsula following the day’s competition schedule. Insane!

The full 5-hour webcast is archived and can be viewed over at Redbull.tv

Stay tuned for a full video recap over at Thrasher Magazine.

Final Results
Pros
1. Tom Schaar
2. Chris Russell
3. Pedro Barros

Masters
1. Bruno Passos
2. Steve Revord
3. Darren Navarrette

Legends
1. Chris Miller
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eric Nash

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