VPS Women's Pro Finals Rider List Announced!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Select Pro Jordyn Barratt at the 2017 VPS World Championships in Shanghai, China / Photo Acosta


The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals to Culminate in Shanghai, China on October 27 - the  Newly-titled Vans Park Series Pro Finals Event to Determine 2018 VPS Park Terrain Skateboarding Champions




Costa Mesa, CALIF. (October 4, 2018) – Vans Park Series, the premier league for professional park terrain skateboarding since 2016, will bring a dramatic live action season finale to Shanghai, China on October 27, to crown two new VPS park terrain champions. Saluting an incredible international tour across five continents to showcase the world’s best park terrain skateboarders, the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals culminates in yet another historic year in skateboarding’s progression onto the world stage. The confirmed field of competitors has been revealed today on vansparkseries.com including defending champions Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos, leading Tour Challengers Tristan Rennie and Sakura Yosozumi, and select VPS Continental Champions from Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Europe and Australia.


The VPS Pro Finals will pit the top-ranking 2018 Pro Tour athletes against select VPS Continental Champions to present an extraordinary exhibition of men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding in a custom-designed and purpose-built, VPS-certified park terrain competition course, built by California Skateparks.


Vans Park Series Pro Finals – Competitor Field


VPS Continental Champions


Americas
Dora Varella (BRA)

Africa
Mellisa Williams (ZAF)

Asia
Kokona Hiraki (JPN)

Europa
Amelia Brodka (POL)

Oceania
Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)


Select Pros - Women

Nora Vasconcellos (USA)
Brighton Zeuner (USA)
Kisa Nakamura (JPN)
Lizzie Armanto (USA)
Grace Marhoefer (USA)
Jordyn Barratt (USA)
Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
Yndiara Asp (BRA)



VPS Top-Ranked Tour Challengers - Women

*Earned their way through Pro Tour circuit to secure coveted invites to VPS Pro Finals


Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
Bryce Wettstein (USA)
Nicole Hause (USA)
Arianna Carmona (USA)
Hunter Long (USA)



The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals will take place on October 27 in Shanghai, China.  You can watch it LIVE - stay tuned for more details in the next few weeks!



ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series Pro Finals. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the 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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