Russell, Barros, and Kowalski Take Top Three in First Ever Global Points Series in Park Terrain
The first event of the world’s first terrain park skating global series kicked off this past weekend in Melbourne, Australia. This past Saturday, April 16th, at St. Kilda skate park, riders competed in the first event of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, with hopes to make it to the first Terrain Park Skating World Championships this summer.
Chris Russel claimed first at the event, and Cory Juneau leads Qualifier Series Rankings on the road to the World Championships in Malmö, Sweden.
Vans Park Series Global Qualifier, Melbourne Results
1st – Chris Russell
2nd – Pedro Barros
3rd – Kevin Kowalski
4th – Cory Juneau
5th – Ben Hatchell
6th – Tom Schaar
7th – Ronnie Sandoval
8th – Alex Sorgente
Global Qualifier Series Rankings
1st – Cory Juneau
2nd – Tom Schaar
3rd – Alex Sorgente
4th – Keegan Palmer
5th – Brad McClain
The top five skaters to emerge from the Mens Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the title of 2016 Vans Park Series Men's World Champion.Visit www.vansparkseries.com for the latest updates and follow the drama on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.
ABOUT VANS PRO PARK SERIES
Showcasing an international roster of top pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the Vans Pro Skate Park Series seeks to define and elevate park terrain skateboarding by establishing the premier global points ranking system and official world championships of park terrain skateboarding for men and women in order to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding worldwide.
The all-new Vans Park Series World Championship skatepark in Malmö will be the world's first built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction and is being donated by Vans to the community of Malmö, Sweden for leading the world with their progressive support of the city's youth through skateboard programming and activities.
Vans Park Series
Melbourne, AUS* | April 16
Florianopolis, BRA* | June 11
Vancouver, CAN* | July 9
Huntington Beach, USA | July 30
Malmö, SWE | August 20
*Men's-only Global Qualifier
The Vans Park Series Men’s Global Qualifier system is made up of four events. Each Qualifier stop of the Vans Park Series will feature participating Park Series Select Pros and is open to established ams and pros. Competitors will receive points for their placements at each event and their final rankings will be based on an average of their top three placements over the course of the series. The top five skaters to emerge from the Mens Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the title of 2016 Vans Park Series Men's World Champion.