VANS APAC (April 17, 2019) - Vans Park Series, the definitive World Championship park terrain skateboarding competition series for men and women, proudly presented the first stop of the 2019 Regional Championships last Sunday at the historical Five Dock Skatepark in Sydney, Australia. 2018 Vans Park Series men’s and women’s Oceania Continental defending champions Keegan Palmer and Poppy Olsen rose to the top of the podium once again by both executing jaw-dropping flawless runs within the 30 second time limit, claiming first-place VPS Oceania Regional Championship wins back to back and their coveted invites to the series’ World Championships this September in Salt Lake City USA.

Following Palmer in 2nd place Kieran Woolley at age 15 Kieran with his man-sized bag of tricks, and in 3rd place big guy George Richards displaying his clean solid style performing his tricks to perfection. In the women’s division, Shanae Collins aggressively attacked the coping behind Olsen in 2nd with lengthy grinds and slides, while Taniah Meyers floated around the park with ollies and bonelesses granting her 3rd. All three of the girls being close friends making their wins all that more special.

2nd - Shanae Collins, 1st - Poppy Starr Olsen, 3rd - Taniah Meyers

2nd - Shanae Collins, 1st - Poppy Starr Olsen, 3rd - Taniah Meyers

Keegan Palmer and Poppy Starr Olsen will be joining the VPS select pros and the remaining series’ regional champions to compete at the 2019 Vans Park Series World Championships. Congratulations to Keegan and Poppy.

Keegan Palmer boneless off the top of the custom-built extension  Photo: Andrew Mapstone</span>

Keegan Palmer boneless off the top of the custom-built extension Andrew Mapstone

Poppy Olsen frontside air over the Five Dock channel

Poppy Olsen frontside air over the Five Dock channel

Jackson Pilz shredded all the RedBull Best Trick Obstacles skating away with a pocket full of cash

Jackson Pilz shredded all the RedBull Best Trick Obstacles skating away with a pocket full of cash

2019 VANS PARK SERIES PRO TOUR SCHEDULE

Pro Tour

Shanghai, China
May 18, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil
June 22, 2019

 Montreal, Canada
July 13, 2019

Paris-Chelles, France
August 10, 2019

World Championships

Salt Lake City, Utah
September 7, 2019

Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Vans Park Series has made historic progress in the evolution of professional skateboarding and champions its reputation as the first premier league for the park terrain skateboarding discipline. From crowning new Park Terrain World Champions every year since 2016, to building the first-ever VPS-certified park terrain skatepark in the world, Vans Park Series sustains its commitment to growing the participation of skateboarding worldwide and will continue to promote skateboarding’s creative culture for future generations. Visit vansparkseries.com to learn more. 

ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier competitive platform for professional park terrain skateboarding. Spanning five countries over a five-month season, the series features four global qualifiers for men and women, and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in September. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros, Vans Park Series awards a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD) and advocates its principal commitment to prize parity for men and women. 

Established in 2016, Vans Park Series’ mission is to inspire youth and grow skateboarding participation worldwide by defining a global foundation for park terrain competition that promotes the creative culture of skateboarding. Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

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