Salt Lake City, UTAH (September 6, 2019) – Capping off an eventful tour season full of expert competition and unrivaled skateboarding, the time has finally come for the 2019 Vans Park Series World Championships, hosted at the brand-new Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark. The weekend is slated for an incredible grand finale in the heart of Utah, in Salt Lake City, featuring the best park terrain skateboarders from over 35 countries duke it out for the coveted championship title. The final field is set, and the top-ranking pros, challengers, wildcards and regional VPS champions have arrived for the big show! See confirmed list of riders below and tune in to see the world’s best park terrain skaters on Saturday, September 7 on vansparkseries.com.

Select Pro Alex Sorgente will be looking to defend his world championship title against an intimidating field of powerhouse park skaters like Cory Juneau, Roman Pabich and Luiz Francisco. But no one is more focused on bringing home the title than the Brazilian superstar himself, Pedro Barros. Despite being one of the most dominant park skaters in the history, the title of world champion has eluded him so thus far.

In the women’s field, Brazilian Yndiara Asp is at the top of her game and eyeing her first VPS championship title after winning two events already this season. But competition is tougher than ever before, as skaters Sakura Yosozumi, Kokona Hiraki, and Lizzie Armanto have all elevated their skating this season in hopes to take home their own maiden VPS championship title.

Adding to the drama, all but one of the exciting Tour Wildcards are here to challenge the field, along with the stacked list of top-ranking challengers who have all fought their way through the season to earn points and make it here this weekend. See below for the final list of competitors.

Competitor Field

Men’s

Select Pros

Alex Sorgente (USA)
CJ Collins (USA)
Cory Juneau (USA)
Pedro Barros (BRA)
Roman Pabich (USA)
Tour Challengers
Luiz Francisco (BRA)
Tristan Rennie (USA)
Vincent Matheron (FRA)
Murilo Peres (BRA)
Clay Kreiner (USA)
Karl Berglind (SWE)
Vinicius Kakinho (BRA)
Jake Wooten (USA)
Cedric Pabich (USA)
Tour Wildcards
Chris Russell (USA)
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE)
Ronnie Sandoval (USA)
Curren Caples (USA)

Men Regional Champions

Keegan Palmer, Oceania
Thalente Biyela, Africa
Alessandro Mazzara, Europa
Sota Tsuji, Asia
Jake Yanko, Americas

Women’s

Select Pros

Kisa Nakamura (USA)
Kokona Hiraki (JPN)
Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
Yndiara Asp (BRA)
Tour Challengers
Mami Tezuka (JPN)
Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
Autumn Tust (USA)
Grace Marhoefer (USA)
Shani Bru (FRA)
Spencer Breaux (USA)

Tour Wildcards

Lizzie Armanto (FIN)
Nora Vasconcellos (USA)

Women Regional Champions

Melissa Williams, Africa
Daniela Terol Mendez, Europa
Nyimas Bunga Cinta, Asia
Kody Tamanaha, Americas
Shanae Collins, Oceania Regionals (2nd Place)


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Pedro Barros  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Pedro Barros Anthony Acosta

Pedro Barros Frontside Air  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Pedro Barros Frontside Air Anthony Acosta

Ronnie Sandoval & Curren Caples  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Ronnie Sandoval & Curren Caples Anthony Acosta

Sakura Yosozumi - Crooked grind  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Sakura Yosozumi - Crooked grind Anthony Acosta