Watch Brighton, Jordyn and Kisa's Podium Placing Runs!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

all photo images and video via Vans Park Series

12 year old Brighton Zeuner pulled out all the stops and landed every single trick in this truly awesome run to earn her 1st place and the Women's 2016 World Champion status.

Jordyn Barratt was sitting in 10th place with 1 run left, and we were all biting our nails to see what would happen. Luckily Jordyn thrives on pressure and put down an epic run that moved her all the way up to 2nd place!

Kisa Nakamura technically wasn't even making the trip to Malmo, Sweden for the Championships, but when 1st place qualifier from the Huntington Beach contest, Hanna Zanzi, had to drop out, Kisa came on-board as the alternate, flying in from her home in Japan.  She kicked butt and ended up going from alternate to 3rd place!

 Huge thanks to Vans and The Boardr for an amazing event!

Pics From The Women's Event At The Vans Park Series Championships.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Brighton Zeuner

Jordyn Barratt
Kisa Nakamura
Allysha Le
Yndiara Asp
Nicole Hause

 Photos by Joanne Barratt - please feel free to share on your social media but make sure you credit @joannebarratt_photo - thank you!

We're starting to get in some pics from photographer Joanne Barratt who shot for us at the Vans Park Series Championships in Malmo, Sweden today, and here's a taste of what's to come...

We can't wait to see more!

Congrats to all the girls for skating hard and tearing it up. If you want to catch the video of Julz doing that insane drop in,  see our previous posts. CRAZY!

Huge thanks to Vans and The Boardr for an amazing event!

12 Year Old Brighton Zeuner is The Vans Park Series Women's World Champion!

1st place - Brighton Zeuner
2nd place Jordyn Barratt
3rd place Kisa Nakamura
  All images and info via Vans Park Series

Malmö, SWEDEN (August 20, 2016)  Setting the tone for the ISF-recognized World Championships of park terrain skateboarding, 12-year old phenom Brighton Zeuner swept the packed stands away with a fantastic 360 melon over the ski jump to land her winning score. Brighton is joined by Jordyn Barratt, who rose from last place in the final minutes to claim a glorious second place win. And finally for a true Cinderella story, Japan’s Kisa Nakamura, a contender who has traveled far and wide to enter today as first alternate, triumphs with excellent form and speed to secure third.

“I’m so happy. All the girls killed it. It has been so much fun. This is my third time [in Malmö] and every time it’s the best vibes ever—and I’m picky with my vibes!” 

–Brighton Zeuner, Vans Park Series Women’s World Champion

Women’s Final Results

1st – Brighton Zeuner
2nd – Jordyn Barratt
3rd – Kisa Nakamura
4th – Allysha Le
5th – Lizzie Armanto
6th – Yndiara Asp
7th – Nora Vasconcellos
8th – Nicole Hause
9th – Julz Lynn Kindstrand
10th – Bryce Wettstein

The Winner Of The Womens Division Of The Vans Park Series Championships is...

The contest was INSANE the girls were ripping!  This was the FIRST time the women have ever competed for the World Championship, and they were stoked!

The park was designed with some usual features that made for some rad runs:

Big Love Seat
The Extension - tile & pool coping
The Kicker - aka the launch ramp
The Tombstone - 15 feet top from bottom and 6 inches is set back from the back - very tricky

Contest  Format:

4 runs each
45 second runs,  skate until you fall
First wall rebate - clock resets
Best run counts
Top 3 finishers become 2017 PS select pros

Girls were scored on:

Difficulty of tricks
Style, speed, consistency, use of park
0-100 Judging scale
Best run counts

Some of the highlights were:

* Julz Lynn still ripping, even with a recent knee injury & dropping in off the tombstone
* Jordyn Barratt packed 7 tricks into the first 15 seconds of her 1st run
* Nora Vasconcellos - with a backside air while stylishly tweaking the tail out
* Lizzie Armanto pulled off an ollie off the tombstone
* Brighton Zeuner with a rad boneless on the tombstone & a 360 over the kicker
*A frontside 360 transfer onto the bank by Kisa Nakamura
* Nice foot plant off the tombstone and a 50/50 off the love seat by Yndiara Asp
* Tail grab Nose bump in the deep end by Allysha Le
* Nicole Hause with her HUGE stylish airs
* Bryce Wettstein making full use of deep end and every other part of the park

Julz did an INSANE drop in off the tombstone... and made it!

The top 3 girls here are guaranteed into the semi finals at any of the 2017 Vans contests and guaranteed a spot into the world championships next year.


1st   Brighton Zeuner
2nd   Jordyn Barratt
3rd   Kisa Nakamura

Allysha Le
Lizzie Armanto
Yndiara Asp
Nora Vasconcellos
Nicole Hause
Julz Lynn
Bryce Wettstein

Congrats Brighton - you are the new World Champion!!

Brighton's last run was the stuff champions are made of, in fact both Brighton and Jordyn showed that under pressure they are ones to watch, and don't count them out until the final runs are taken. Women's skateboarding has gotten very exciting to watch!

Huge thanks to Vans and The Boardr for an amazing event!

Watch The 10 Female Skaters Compete LIVE On Saturday At The Vans Pro Skate Park Championships!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bryce Wettstein
Yndiari Asp
Nicole Hause
Jordyn Barratt
Kisa Nakamura
 All Photos By Joanne Barratt - if you choose to share on social media please be nice and credit @joanneBarratt_photo - thanks!

Make sure you set your phone alerts to wake up in time to watch the Vans Pro Park Series Championships LIVE from Malmo, Sweden tomorrow AM. For those of you on the West Coast it's going to be EARLY, but well worth it.

With an insanely rad  park, that was built just for this event, the women's skateboarding comp is going to be off the charts.

The 10 Women Competing:

Lizzie Armanto
Jordyn Barratt
Brighton Zeuner
Nora Vasconcellos
Allysha Le
Julz Lynn
Bryce Wettstein
Yndiara Asp
Nicole Hause
Kisa Nakamura

Here's the info on when to watch the women's event LIVE on August 20 - depending on your time zone:

Malmö (local Time)   2:30 PM
Melbourne, AU   10:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA   5:30 AM    (Yikes!)
New York   8:30 AM
London  1:30 PM

Watch the Women's Finals LIVE ----->  HERE