Vans Pro Skate Park Series World Championship contenders decided
Global Challenger Rankings set Final Field for Vans Park Series World Championships in Malmö, Sweden. Chris Russell claims victory in Huntington Beach for his second Park Series win.
All roads now lead to Malmö as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series established the final field of contenders to compete in the inaugural park terrain skateboarding World Championships to be held in Sweden this August. The fourth and final Global Qualifier of the season saw more than a hundred skaters in Huntington Beach, CA battle it out in one built-to-spec custom designed park course for the chance to earn their spot on the Malmö ticket.
Park Series Select Pro Chris Russell claimed an exceptional first place victory in Huntington Beach today to mark his second Vans Park Series Global Qualifier win of the season. Sneaking in second place, Ben Hatchell executed a stupefying final run with expert control, while Sweden’s Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg consistently delivered smooth and stylish lines to take third.
Led by Italy’s Ivan Federico, the Global Challenger rankings are now secured and the top eight Challengers from around the world will join the Vans Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the first-ever International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships this August.
Vans Park Series Global Qualifier Huntington Beach Results
1st – Chris Russell
2nd – Ben Hatchell
3rd – Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
4th – Tom Schaar
5th – Tristan Rennie
6th – Murillo Peres
7th – Curren Caples
8th – Ronnie Sandoval
Vans Park Series Global Challengers Advancing to World Championships
1st – Ivan Federico
2nd – Cory Juneau
3rd – Tom Schaar
4th – Alex Sorgente
5th – Tristan Rennie
6th – Robin Bolian
7th – Collin Graham
8th – Vinicius Kakinho
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Showcasing an international roster of top pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the Vans Pro Skate Park Series seeks to define and elevate park terrain skateboarding by establishing the premier global points ranking system and official world championships of park terrain skateboarding for men and women in order to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding worldwide.
The all-new Vans Park Series World Championship skatepark in Malmö will be the world’s first built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction and is being donated by Vans to the community of Malmö, Sweden for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through skateboard programming and activities.