Jake Yanko and Kody Tamanaha Advance to 2019 VPS World Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah September 6-7

Costa Mesa, CALIF. (August 26, 2019) – The 2019 Vans Park Series Americas Regionals championships concluded this past weekend in Huntington Beach, California to crown Jake Yanko (USA) and Kody Tamanaha (USA) as the new 2019 regional Americas champions. As the last VPS regionals event of the 2019 season, Yanko and Tamanaha are the final winners of the regionals tour, securing their placement into the world championships field. The 2019 VPS World Championships will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 6-7, culminating in the crowning of the new 2019 world champions of park terrain skateboarding.

With a jammed field of over 50 competitors, the 2019 Vans Park Series Americas Regional Championships opened the doors to showcase an array of regional talent at Vans ‘Off The Wall’ skatepark in Huntington Beach. Eclipsing the competition, VPS names Jake Yanko (USA) as the new 2019 VPS Men’s Americas Regional champion, and Kody Tamanaha (USA) as the 2019 VPS Women’s Americas Regional champion, both of whom demonstrated thrilling park terrain performances to earn their first VPS event victories. New to the winners circle, Jake Yanko was clearly the most consistent throughout the day, putting down an impressive run that proved his ranks as worthy competition for the Pros, while Kody at just fifteen years of age, rose to the occasion with unique lines and unbelievable tricks that placed her comfortably at the top. Heading to Salt Lake City and representing the Americas, Jake and Kody will look to spring a few surprises as they advance directly to the 2019 VPS World Championships.

Vans Park Series, the official park terrain skateboarding World Championships tour will draw to a close at the Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark on September 6-7, culminating with the crowning of two new world champions of park terrain skateboarding. For more information, visitwww.vansparkseries.com and follow @VansParkSeries, @TheBoardr, and #VansParkSeries on Instagram.




1. Jake Yanko (USA)

2. Tate Carew (USA)

3. Hericles Fagundes (BRA)


1. Kody Tamanaha (USA)

2. Jordan Santana (USA)

3. Michelle Yoon (USA)