Vans Park Series

Jake Wooten and Dora Varella Crowned 2018 VPS Americas Continental Champions

Dora VarellaWith a stacked field of nearly 100 eager competitors, the 2018 Vans Park Series Americas Continental Championships opened the floodgates to showcase a variety of talented park skaters in Huntington Beach yesterday. At the end of the day, Jake Wooten emerged as the 2018’s VPS Men’s Americas Continental champion, and Brazil’s Dora Varella repeated as the Women’s Americas Continental champion. Representing the Americas, Wooten and Varella advance directly into the 2018 VPS World Championships in China this October, bringing them both one step closer to the VPS world championship title.

Later this week, the 2018 Vans Park Series Women’s Pro Tour open qualifier will begin on Thursday, August 2nd, to bring together prospective contenders from all over the world to have a chance to compete against top-seeded VPS Women’s Select Pros.

The live webcast of the VPS Tour Stop #3 in Huntington Beach, California begins on Vanparksseries.com on Friday, August 3rd and continues Saturday, August 4th on ETN.com.

Vans Park Series, the official park terrain skateboarding World Championships tour, continues a jam-packed week of elite skateboarding action in Huntington Beach, CA as part of the Vans US Open action sports festival. For complete results of yesterday’s competition, visit www.vansparkseries.com for more information.

2018 VPS Americas Continental Championship Results
Men
1. Jake Wooten (USA)
2. Heimana Reynolds (USA)
3. Ben Hatchell (USA)

Women
1. Dora Varella (BRA)
2. Arianna Carmona (USA)
3. Hunter Long (USA)

Pedro Barros Repeats VPS Victory in Vancouver

YouTube Preview Image Pedro Barros put his proverbial pedal to the metal during stop #2 of the 2018 Vans Park Series at Vancouver’s Hastings Skatepark last Saturday and took home a repeated win for his fans worldwide.

Final Results
1. Pedro Barros
2. Ivan Federico
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Trey Wood
5. Keegan Palmer
6. Murilo Peres
7. Karl Berglind
8. Jagger Eaton

Drop by the Vans Park Series site for all video recaps, photos, 2018 VPS tour rankings and a replay of the webcast as well!

Vans Park Series Vancouver Live Webcast Info

vps vancouver 2018Just a reminder that the second stop of 2018’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live from Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, BC this Saturday, July 14th at 3pm ET/12pm PST. This live feed is available for free on ETNlive.com, the ETN app, and vansparkseries.com.

Vans Park Series Stop #2 in Vancouver, BC

YouTube Preview Image The Vans Pro Skate Park Series returns next week to the acclaimed Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, Canada for the 2nd stop of this year’s Men’s Pro Tour. Drop by the Vans Park Series site or The Boardr for updates and more info.

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)

Vans Park Series 2018 Rider Profile: Pedro Barros

YouTube Preview ImageVans Park Series sparks off its third year in São Paulo and for its first Rider Profile of 2018 they take a dive into the history of Brazil’s native son, Pedro Barros. Pedro finished in 2nd place at the 2017 VPS Championships in Shanghai China, and has won every VPS event held in Brazil. VPS sits down with Pedro to discuss his recent move to Huntington Beach, California, his upbringing in Florianopolis and the pressure of competing in front of the hometown fans.

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