São Paulo, BRAZIL (June 24, 2019) – The Brazilian crowds went off the rails this past weekend at the second stop of the 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour, closing out a sensational ending that crowned local heroes Pedro Barros and Yndiara Asp as the winners of the VPS São Paulo event. Defending their home turf with pride, Barros and Asp not only proved their mastery of the São Paulo course design with power and precision, but also expressed deep gratitude for Brazil’s devoted support. Learning from each other throughout the years, the camaraderie between the two winners was an emotional moment for all to witness. Watch their winning runs here.

This was the second consecutive year Vans Park Series hosted its Brazilian stop at the built-to-spec legacy skatepark, donated by Vans in 2018 to the city of São Paulo and its passionate skateboarding community.

Winner Pedro Barros said to the fans, “Thank you to the Brazilian crowd, for sharing the real and true energy of skateboarding. With the vibe these people bring, this is skateboarding. We’re having fun, and it’s real. We gotta keep this going.” Asp also shared, “I’m speechless. Here we have the best crowd ever. You give me the best energy, and I just want to skate the best I can for you.”

The Brazilian winners were in great company on the podium, with fellow Brazilian and São Paulo native Luiz Francisco coming in 2nd, with an impressive clinic of speed, trick selection and sheer force, while Tristan Rennie, 3rd, with an unrelenting bag of tricks and use of the entire course.

In the women’s division, Sakura Yosozumi, 2nd, continues her podium streak from China, impressing the judges with a mix of advanced tricks, while defending 2018 world champ Brighton Zeuner snuck into 3rd place, securing her place back on the podium after a 7th place finish in China earlier this year.

With two stops down and two more to go, the 2019 Tour Challenger rankings are shaping up in the race to the World Championships—the top five season-end rankings will earn their place in the field at Salt Lake City, United States this September. See the latest rankings updated below.

Congrats to all the winners! The full replay of the São Paulo stop will be available on vansparkseries.com.

Pedro Barros (BRA)  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Pedro Barros (BRA) Anthony Acosta


2019 VPS Men’s Pro Tour, São Paulo

  1. Pedro Barros(BRA)
  2. Luiz Francisco (BRA)
  3. Tristan Rennie (USA)

2019 VPS Women’s Pro Tour, São Paulo

  1. Yndiara Asp (BRA)
  2. Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
  3. Brighton Zeuner (USA)

2019 VPS Men’s Tour Challenger Rankings

Top 5 Season-End Rankings Advance to World Championships

  1. Luiz Francisco (BRA)
  2. Tristan Rennie (USA)
  3. Heimana Reynolds (USA)
  4. Karl Berglind (USA)
  5. Vincent Matheron (FRA)

2019 VPS Women’s Tour Challenger Rankings

Top 5 Season-End Rankings Advance to World Championships

  1. Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
  2. Mami Tezuka (JPN)
  3. Isadora Pacheco (BRA)
  4. Shani Bru (FRA)
  5. Doria Jiayi Lou (CHN)

1st Place - Pedro Barros (BRA) 88.63 | Sao Paulo, BRA

Yndiara Asp  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Yndiara Asp Anthony Acosta

1st Place - Yndiara Asp (BRA) 88.90 | Sao Paulo, BRA

Luiz Francisco (BRA)  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Luiz Francisco (BRA) Anthony Acosta

Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Sakura Yosozumi (JPN) Anthony Acosta