Open Qualifiers Bryce Wettstein, Sakura Yosozumi, and Poppy Starr Olsen Advance into Finals
VPS Men’s Pro Tour Qualifiers are LIVE tomorrow at 2PM PST on ETN
2018 VPS Americas Continental Champions Jake Wooten and Dora Varella Advance to 2018 VPS World Championships in China this October
Los Angeles – Friday, August 3, 2PM PDT
New York – Friday, August 3, 5PM EDT
London – Friday, August 3, 10PM GMT+1
Hong Kong – Saturday, August 4, 5AM HKT
Sydney – Saturday, August 4, 7AM AEST
Huntington Beach, CALIF. (August 2, 2018) – The 2018 Vans Park Series Women’s Pro Tour prelim and semis rounds came to a close today, to determine the top eight lineup for finals on Saturday, August 4. Taking the lead early and topping the field in both the prelims and semi’s, open qualifier Bryce Wettstein made a strong impression on the judges, earning the highest score of the day with a 91.73, while Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi trailed closed behind, returning to the VPS spotlight after winning the Brazil tour stop earlier this year. Select Pros Kisa Nakamura and Lizzie Armanto also made a comeback with clean and flowy lines, followed by a last minute score shuffle by current Women’s park terrain World Champion Nora Vasconcellos, who snuck into 7th place at the last minute in her final run of the day.
For complete results of this week’s contests, visit www.vansparkseries.com for more information.
Up next, the 2018 VPS Men’s Pro Tour open qualifier will commence on Friday, August 3, for another elite showcase of park terrain skateboarding. Invited tour challengers from all over the world will have a chance to compete against top-seeded VPS Men’s Select Pros, in pursuit of valuable points toward their global rankings and a chance to compete in the World Championships in China this October.
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 today’s competition, visit www.vansparkseries.com for more information.
2018 Men’s Americas Continental Championship Results:
2018 Women’s Americas Continental Championship Results:
Vans Park Series reveals a brand new, custom-spec concrete park built directly on the sand in Huntington Beach, in conjunction with the Vans US Open, the largest action sports festival in the world. With new and unique elements to challenge and inspire the VPS pros, the park features a subtle twist on the center island jump box that incorporates a jersey-barrier inspired spine, along with a variety of re-designed hips, layback banks, and extensions, all arranged in an open-flow format to allow the riders an abundance of different ways to take over the course.
With thousands of spectators descending upon the Vans US Open, the highly-anticipated summer event will feature an immersive creative experience, filled with world-class surf, skate and BMX competitions, in addition to the interactive Van Doren Village, which will host art exhibitions and hands-on creative workshops for attendees. Visit www.vansusopenofsurfing.com for more information.
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ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES
The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the 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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