This Week's Sports Illustrated Mag Features Female Skaters From VPS Finals!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Photos via Robert Beck for Sports Illustrated Magazine.

It was nice to open Sports Illustrated Magazine today and see that one of our favorite photographers, Robert Beck, had been on assignment in Salt Lake City, UT covering the VPS Championships! And even better, the women received a 2 page spread in the 6-page piece!

Sakura Yosozumi (JPN), Kokana Hiraki (JPN) and Poppy Starr Olsen (AU) were all featured.

Thanks for highlighting women's skateboarding Robert and SI!!

The issue is on newsstands now - it's dated Sept 23-30 and is called the MONEY ISSUE and has a football player on the cover. Grab it while you can!!

USA Women's Park Rankings After Worlds - Things Are Changing!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Minna Stess at The World Championships  /  Photo Bryce Kanights

 This news just in!

Press Release Via World Skate:

World Skate Park Skateboarding World Championships Conclude First-Ever Olympic Qualifying Season in São Paulo, Brazil

The 2019 Olympic Skateboard Park qualifying season concluded this weekend at the World Skate Park Skateboarding World Championships in São Paulo, Brazil

For the U.S. women, 15-year-old Bryce Wettstein missed the finals by just one spot, but solidified her place as the highest ranked American Woman Park Skater with a 9th place at the World Championships along with her fifth place finish at the International Skateboarding Open in
Nanjing in July.

With Brighton Zeuner and Jordyn Barratt - two of the top American women Park skaters - unable to compete in the World Championships due to injuries, skateboarding is seeing the rise of young talent including 15-year-old Jordan Santana who placed 12th at the São Paulo World Championships and 13-year-old Minna Stess who placed 16th.

Editors Note  ** We'd also like to give a big shout out to Arianna Carmona who placed 13th at the World Championships and after this event is now ranked 3rd for USA women and 15th in the world as we head towards the Olympics.

USA WOMENS PARK RANKINGS AS OF 9/16/19    (this info via World Skate Website)

1. Bryce Wettstein
2. Jordan Santana
3. Arianna Carmona
4. Minna Stess

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Brighton Zeuner In New Bronson Speed Co.Video.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wtach Brighton Zeuner shred in this new video for Bronson Speed Co.  Brighton is riding the "Nora G3's" at Prince Park.

We suggest you grab a set immediately!

The Ladies Were Battling It Out At The Park Skateboarding World Championships!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sakura, Misugu, Sky ~ Photo via World Skate

If you missed this morning's 2019 Women's Park Skateboarding World Championship live from Brazil, you really need to see a replay. The skating was insane. Although it was quite disappointing to not see one American in the women's final... Argh!! It was also odd not seeing Kokona in this final as she has been such a force at the past few comps.

Misugu Okamoto ~ Photo  Piero Capannini via World Skate

But, the eight women who did qualify put on quite a show. Sakura, Misugu and Sky battled it out for podium positions, leading the pack early on. Poppy Starr Olsen was a close fourth and we would have liked to see her on the podium as she was so very close. Lizzie was also in the mix and placed fifth - even though she is skating for Finland as we head towards the Olympics, we still think of her as a USA skater! Brazillian skaters Dora and Isadora had the crowd going wild and placed sixth & seventh, Kisa from Japan placed eighth.



4th  Poppy STARR OLSEN - AUS
5th  Lizzie ARMANTO - FIN
6th  Dora VARELLA - BRA
7th  Isadora PACHECO - BRA
8th  Kisa NAKAMURA - JPN

Watch The Women's Park Olympic Qualifiers Live From Brazil!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Kokona  ~ Photo Piero Capanninivia World Skate

This wekend is yet another Olympic Park Qualifier and it has the largest amount of points awarded so all the ladies are there battling for podium positions!

Women from countries all over the world have been in Brazil for the past few weeks practicing for this event - it is seriously going to be madness from start to finish.  Unfortuntelywe won't be able to watch open qualifiers, Quarterfinals,  or even Semi-Finals - Argh!!

But you will be able to watch the EIGHT women who compete in the finals on Saturday.

We want to say good luck and kick-ass, to our team riders Minna Stess and Gracie Cochrane who are there competing. Minna represents the USA and Gracie represents Australia. 

Lizzie ~ Photo Piero Capanninivia World Skate

SATURDAY - 09/14 - times listed below unless noted in red are San Paulo, Brazil times.

9:00am - 9:50am: Women’s Semifinals practice -  Not shown Live

9:50am - 12:10pm: Women’s Semifinals -  Not shown Live

12:10pm - 12:25pm: Pause for skatepark cleaning

3:35pm - 4:50pm: Women’s Finals -  Can be viewed LIVE!!

11:35 PT - Women's Finals Shown LIVE!!
2:30 ET  - Women's Finals Shown  LIVE!

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Women’s Award Ceremony    Can be viewed LIVE!!