Salt Lake City, UTAH (September 7, 2019) – Done and dusted! The Vans Park Series World Championships ends the 2019 season with yet another incredible action-packed finale, crowning Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Sakura Yosozumi as your new 2019 Vans Park Series World Champions! Energy was peaking from massive Salt Lake City crowds at the new, permanent Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark earlier today, as the two swept everyone away with their heavy-hitting runs. Watch the full replay and highlights now on vansparkseries.com.
Touted by the skaters as one of the best park designs in Park Series history, the new Vans-Utah Sports Commission skatepark proved to be the perfect terrain for 2019 VPS Champion Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg. Hallberg showed unswerving determination early on in the competition, with consistent runs mastering the new course. Oski’s creativity and improvisation ultimately made for one of the most exciting runs of the Park Series to date. His inspiring mix of tricks and lines got the crowd’s attention as they chanted his name, and placed him atop the leader board unrivaled by the field. This win marks Hallberg’s second world championship title.
Former world champion Alex Sorgente laid down the best of his technical style in hopes for a third championship title, but fell slightly short in his later runs, while Tristan Rennie, one of the most consistent skaters all season, earned 3rd.
Barging the women’s podium fast and furious, Japanese skaters Sakura Yosozumi, Kokona Hiraki and Mami Tezuka surely made their country proud at today’s competition. VPS Women’s World ChampionSakura Yosozumi has been an obvious title contender, having won multiple events, and consistently advancing into finals at every tour stop she attends. Yosozumi’s trick selection continues to progress, and her clean execution of every run earned her the championship title today.
Not far behind in second place, 11-year-old Kokona Hiraki was constantly at Yosozumi’s coattails, showing hunger for the win, while style wunderkind Mami Tezuka was a crowd favorite, placing third.
The 2019 VPS Pro Tour has been a wild ride, spanning 5 countries in 5 months, and ending an unbelievable season in Salt Lake City to showcase the world’s best in park terrain skateboarding. The talent witnessed on this tour has been unmatched, with rising stars and seasoned park terrain experts coming together showcase the unique culture of skateboarding at its best. Looking ahead to next year, the 2020 class of Vans Park Series Select Pros has been determined by the Top 8 ranking skaters in each division. VPS looks forward to showcasing a new generation of park terrain talent next year!
Congratulations to all the winners! The full replay of the Vans Park Series World Championships will be available on www.vansparkseries.com.
VPS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
2019 VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Salt Lake City
2019 Women’s Pro Tour, Salt Lake City
3rd - Mami Tezuka, 1st - Sakura Yosozumi, 2nd - Kokono Hiraki Anthony Acosta
2019 VPS Men's World Champion Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg at the Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark Anthony Acosta