Los Angeles, CALIF. (June 6, 2016) – The race to Malmö continues as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever world championship park terrain point series, advances to the beautiful locale of Florianópolis, Brazil for the second Global Qualifier event on Saturday, June 11. The high-stakes competition will challenge the world’s best skateboarders to earn valuable qualification points in pursuit of competing in the Vans Park Series World Championships finale, sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the definitive first-ever park terrain crowning event, to be held in Sweden this August.
The new global qualifier Challenger rankings have determined 16-year-old Cory Juneau as the highest scoring Challenger to date, placing him in the running for one of five coveted spots to compete against the exclusive Park Series Select Pros in the World Championships. Joining the field in Brazil for their first appearance on the tour and expected to up the ante are Select Pros Grant Taylor, Jack Fardell and Collin Provost.
Global Qualifier Series Challenger Rankings
1st – Cory Juneau
2nd – Tom Schaar
3rd – Alex Sorgente
4th – Brad McClain
5th – Colin Graham
World-renowned as a global epicenter for the next generation of bowlriders, Florianópolis is the mecca of bowl skating in Brazil, boasting the most private skate bowls per square mile and being the beloved hometown to the one and only, icon of bowl domination, Pedro Barros. With over 5,000 square feet of concrete paradise, the Brazil Global Qualifier will be held at Costeira Skatepark, featuring a newly remodeled bowl and snakerun focus to guarantee new flow lines and unexpected maneuvers for Saturdays’ live event.
The top five Challengers to emerge from the Mens Park Series Global Qualifier system will challenge the fifteen exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the inaugural International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships. Visit www.vansparkseries.com for the latest updates, contest schedules, rider profiles, and follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.
A fresh upgrade to the Costeira Skatepark ready for the worlds best to give it a workout. Helge Tscharn