Sean Malto completed an exciting week in his life by winning the Ontario stop of Street League Skateboarding, a week that included his 21st birthday, a perfect 21 for 21 qualifying heat, and the $150,000 first place prize. Imagine that, one hundred and fifty Gs two days after you turn 21.
The contest reached its climax after Malto stuck a backside over crooked grind on the out rail of the “big” obstacle, which put him ahead of Chaz Ortiz, who had been leading for most of the contest. Ortiz was only two points behind and was the next and final skater of the day. All he needed to do was land a trick that would give him a 2.0 or higher score, a rather low score in Street League. For some reason he chose to do a crooked grind on the same out rail, his truck got stuck and kicked away his board along with the $150,000 first place prize.
“I guess I should of went to school more. I’m not that good at math,” said Ortiz when Street League founder Rob Drydek asked him why he attempted the crooked grind.
Next stop is Vegas where Ortiz will be looking to bounce back along with other Street League heaveyweights like: Chris Cole, Torey Pudwill, Shane O’Neill, Paul Rodriguez and Greg Lutzka who will all be looking for their first win of the reason.
Here are the Top 7:
1. Sean Malto
2. Chaz Ortiz
3. Nyjah Huston
4. Ryan Sheckler
5. Chris Cole
6. Paul Rodriguez
7. Greg Lutzka