Nyjah Huston, has confirmed he will skate in Rob Dyrdek’s new contest series Street League. Huston was the controversial runner-up of this year’s Maloof Money Cup OC with many feeling he deserved the $100,000 first place prize not event winner, Chris Cole. And it’s not the first time this has happened to Huston. In 2008 at the inaugural Money Cup many felt he should of finished ahead of first place finisher, Paul Rodriguez.
The commitment to compete in this new competitive venture will give Huston the chance to finally edge out Cole and Rodriguez, who will both be competing. The three will once again be on the biggest stage in skateboarding with a lot of money and respect up for grabs. Drydek and skateboarding super-star, Ryan Sheckler, have both gone on the record to claim this will be the next big thing in skateboarding.
The first event of Street League Skateboarding is set to kick off in Glendale, Arizona on August 28 at the Jobing.com Arena. It is a three piece tour this year and will move on to Southern California at the Citizen’s Bank Arena, and will wrap-up in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Arena.
Here’s some footage of Huston at the Street League Training Facility: