Final Field Determined for 2019 Vans Park Series World Championships in Salt Lake City.

Vans Park Series Pros, Wildcards, Tour Challengers, and Regional Champions Meet in Salt Lake City to crown this year’s world champions

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GLOBAL BROADCAST TIMES

Saturday, September 7
Salt Lake City – 12 p.m.
São Paulo – 3 p.m.
Los Angeles – 11 a.m.
New York – 2 p.m.
London – 7 p.m.
Shanghai – 2 a.m. (Sunday, September 8)
Sydney – 4 a.m. (Sunday, September 8)

Salt Lake City, UTAH (September 6, 2019) – Capping off an eventful tour season full of expert competition and unrivaled skateboarding, the time has finally come for the 2019 Vans Park Series World Championships. The weekend is slated for an incredible grand finale in the heart of Utah, in Salt Lake City, featuring the best park terrain skateboarders from over 35 countries duke it out for the coveted championship title. The final field is set, and the top-ranking pros, challengers, wildcards and regional VPS champions have arrived for the big show! See confirmed list of riders below and tune in to see the world’s best park terrain skaters on Saturday, September 7 on vansparkseries.com

Select Pro Alex Sorgente will be looking to defend his world championship title against an intimidating field of powerhouse park skaters like Cory Juneau, Roman Pabich and Luiz Francisco. But no one is more focused on bringing home the title than the Brazilian superstar himself, Pedro Barros. Despite being one of the most dominant park skaters in the history, the title of world champion has eluded him so thus far. 

In the women’s field, Brighton Zeuner is back in action, recovered from injury and returning to the series to defend her world championship title. But competition is tougher than ever before, as skaters Yndiara Asp, Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki have all elevated their skating this season in hopes to take home their first VPS championship title. 

Adding to the drama, all but one of the exciting Tour Wildcards are here to challenge the field, along with the stacked list of top-ranking challengers who have all fought their way through the season to earn points and make it here this weekend. See below for the final list of competitors.

Vans Park Series – Competitor Field

Salt Lake City

Select Pros 

Alex Sorgente (USA)
CJ Collins (USA)
Cory Juneau (USA)
Pedro Barros (BRA)
Roman Pabich (USA)

 

Tour Challengers

Luiz Francisco (BRA)
Tristan Rennie (USA)
Vincent Matheron (FRA)
Murilo Peres (BRA)
Clay Kreiner (USA)
Karl Berglind (SWE)
Vinicius Kakinho (BRA)
Jake Wooten (USA)
Cedric Pabich (USA)

 

Tour Wildcards

Chris Russell (USA)
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE)
Ronnie Sandoval (USA)
Curren Caples (USA)

 

Men Regional Champions

Keegan Palmer, Oceania
Thalente Biyela, Africa
Alessandro Mazzara, Europa
Sota Tsuji, Asia
Jake Yanko, Americas 

Women’s

Select Pros

Brighton Zeuner (USA)
Kisa Nakamura (USA)
Kokona Hiraki (JPN)
Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
Yndiara Asp (BRA)

 

Tour Challengers

Mami Tezuka (JPN)
Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
Autumn Tust (USA)
Grace Marhoefer (USA)
Shani Bru (FRA)
Spencer Breaux (USA)

 

Tour Wildcards

Lizzie Armanto (FIN)
Nora Vasconcellos (USA)

 

Women Regional Champions

Melissa Williams, Africa
Daniela Terol Mendez, Europa
Nyimas Bunga Cinta, Asia
Kody Tamanaha, Americas
Shanae Collins, Oceania Regionals (2nd Place)

 

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2019 VPS World Championships Schedule

Friday, September 6

Women’s Pre-lims and Semi-Finals
Men’s Pre-lims and Semi-Finals

Saturday, September 7

Women’s Finals
Men’s Finals
Best Trick

Vans Park Series is broadcasted live on vansparkseries.com and distributed globally in partnership with Thrasher Magazine, Tencent, Globo, EdgeSport, and Twitch

MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Kathy Miranda, Vans – kathy_miranda@vfc.com
Mark Larson – mark.larson@fleishman.com
Event Media Accreditation: vansparkseries.com/media  

ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier competitive platform for professional park terrain skateboarding. Spanning five countries over a five-month season, the series features four global qualifiers for men and women and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in September. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros, Vans Park Series awards a total series purse of $800,000 (USD) and advocates its principal commitment to prize parity for men and women. 

Established in 2016, Vans Park Series’ mission is to inspire youth and grow skateboarding participation worldwide by defining a global foundation for park terrain competition that promotes the creative culture of skateboarding. Currently, there are two VPS-certified skateparks donated by Vans Park Series abroad, in Malmö, Sweden (2016) and São Paulo, Brazil (2018)—along with the recently renovated Vans Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA, just a few miles from Vans’ global headquarters. Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

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