• Vans Park Series Sao Paulo 2019 Riders Announcement

    Vans Park Series Top Contenders Arrive in São Paulo, Brazil
    Competition Heats Up This Weekend at the Built-to-Spec Vans Skatepark June 22-23
     
    See confirmed riders list below!
     
    GLOBAL BROADCAST TIMES
    Sunday, June 23
    São Paulo – 11 a.m.
    Los Angeles – 7 a.m.
    New York – 10 a.m.
    London – 3 p.m.
    Sydney – 12 p.m.
     
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    VPS 2019 Tour Wildcard, Chris Russell in the Brazil Finals last year
     
    São Paulo, BRAZIL (June 20, 2019) – Geared up and ready to go for the second stop of the Vans Park Series 2019 Pro Tour in São Paulo, Brazil, the long list of impressive park terrain skaters are set to compete in one of the greatest skate meccas in the world this weekend. Every VPS stop has a unique history, but Brazil has one of the oldest and most passionate skate scenes to date. In lieu of the looming action-packed weekend, Vans legend Jeff Grosso and the Love Letters crew recently headed down to Brazil to showcase just how much epic skate history they could uncover in just 8 days.
     
    With new names appearing on tour since the last stop in Shanghai, this event will be a must-watch for top contenders like Brazilian superstars Pedro Barros and Yndiara Asp, leading tour pros such as Roman Pabich and Patrick Ryan, and the return of past tour favorites Ronnie Sandoval and Chris Russell. Adding to the drama, a voracious field of local Brazilian talent have shown their teeth, eager to get onto the tour circuit and fight their way to the top. See the confirmed field of competitors for the Brazil stop, including new challengers, event wildcards and local names below, and tune in to witness the best park terrain rippers from around the globe on Sunday, June 23 on vansparkseries.com.
     
    For São Paulo spectators, the Brazil stop offers to the local audience a Village full of free activities, DJs, skate clinics, photo galleries and live concerts at the end of each day. See the full schedule down below. 
     
    VPS Brazil Schedule
     
    Saturday, June 22
    Women’s Pre-lims and Semi-Finals
    Men’s Pre-lims and Semi-Finals
     
    Sunday, June 23
    Women’s Finals
    Men’s Finals
    Best Trick
     
    Vans Park Series – Competitor Field
    BRAZIL
     
    Event Wildcards
    Felipe Caltabiano (BRA)
    Gilberto Prestes (BRA)
    Miguel Oliveira (BRA)
    Pedro Carvalho (BRA)
    Pedro Quintas (BRA)
     
    Men’s Select Pros
    Alex Sorgente (USA)
    Patrick Ryan (USA)
    Pedro Barros (BRA)
    Roman Pabich (USA)
     
    Men’s Tour Challengers
    Cedric Pabich (USA)
    Clay Kreiner (USA)
    Heimana Reynolds (USA)
    Jake Wooten (USA)
    Josh Borden (USA)
    Murilo Peres (BRA)
    Karl Berglind (SWE)
    Kevin Kowalski (USA)
    Luiz Francisco (BRA)
    Robin Bolian (FRA)
    Tristan Rennie (USA)
    Vincent Matheron (FRA)
    Vinicius Kakinho (BRA)
     
    Tour Wildcards
    Chris Russell (USA)
    Ronnie Sandoval (USA)
     
    Women’s Select Pros
    Brighton Zeuner (USA)
    Jordyn Barratt (USA)
    Kokona Hiraki (JPN)
    Sakura Yosozumi (BRA)
    Yndiara Asp (BRA)
     
    Women’s Open Challengers
    Amelia Brodka (POL)
    Ana Theodoro (BRA)
    Ana Toro (COL)
    Autumn Tust (USA)
    Bia Sodre (BRA)
    Camila Borges (BRA)
    Dora Varella (BRA)
    Emily Antunes (BRA)
    Isadora Pachecho (BRA)
    Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
    Leticia Gonsalves (BRA)
    Margaret Ugalde (CRC)
    Pietra Dona (BRA)
    Victoria Bassi (BRA)
  • Vans Park Series 2019 Pro Tour Season

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    Vans Park Series Announces 2019 Pro Tour Season
    World’s Premier Park Terrain Skateboarding Competition to Crown 
    2019 Men’s and Women’s World Champions in Salt Lake City, Utah
     
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    Pedro Barros in Malmö, Sweden, 2018
    Photo Credit: Anthony Acosta
     
    Vans Park Series, the premier park terrain skateboarding tour in the world, today announced the 2019 Pro Tour schedule. Anticipating another historic season in competitive skateboarding culminating into the World Championships, the Vans Park Series (VPS) will touch down in five major countries this year, expanding its programming to equally represent four global Pro Tour qualifiers for men and women, and sustaining its commitment to endorsing prize parity for both divisions.
     
    “Our mission to inspire youth and grow skateboarding participation around the world by promoting skateboarding’s unique and creative culture remains our number one goal,” said Bobby Gascon, global director of action sports, Vans. “With Vans Park Series now in its fourth consecutive year, we are dedicated to growing the foundation for park terrain skateboarding competition and cultivating an elite class of professional athletes who are deserving of international recognition.”
     
    In 2019 the VPS Pro Tour schedule includes two new hosts during the qualifiers, Paris-Chelles, France and Montreal, Canada. As for the World Championships, this will be held for the very first time on American soil in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 7. The prospective 2019 men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding world champions will be crowned before a roaring live audience at Utah State Fairpark. With a premium live webcast produced at every stop, the Vans Park Series will bring an exhilarating competitive skateboarding showcase for local spectators and fans abroad.
     
    Further cementing the series’ mission to grow skateboarding participation worldwide, Vans Park Series plans to support the ongoing development of skate communities through the construction and donation of three state-of-the-art, VPS-certified park terrain skate facilities at select 2019 VPS Pro Tour locations. More details are to be announced on www.vansparkseries.com.
     
    2019 VANS PARK SERIES PRO TOUR SCHEDULE
     
    Pro Tour
     
    Shanghai, China
    May 18, 2019
     
    São Paulo, Brazil
    June 22, 2019
     
    Montreal, Canada
    July 13, 2019
     
    Paris-Chelles, France
    August 10, 2019
     
    World Championships
     
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    September 7, 2019
     
    Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Vans Park Series has made historic progress in the evolution of professional skateboarding and champions its reputation as the first premier league for the park terrain skateboarding discipline. From crowning new Park Terrain World Champions every year since 2016, to building the first-ever VPS-certified park terrain skatepark in the world, Vans Park Series sustains its commitment to growing the participation of skateboarding worldwide, and will continue to promote skateboarding’s creative culture for future generations. Visit vansparkseries.com to learn more.
     
    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 in excess of $700,000(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. 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.
     
    Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series events.
     
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