The 2019 Vans Park Series Americas Regionals Championships saw Jake Yanko and Kody Tamanaha win the men’s and women’s titles respectively. Both champions have advanced to the 2019 VPS World Championships to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on the 6th and 7th of September.
Press Release: The 2019 Vans Park Series Americas Regionals Championships concluded this past weekend in Huntington Beach, California to crown Jake Yanko (USA) and Kody Tamanaha (USA) as the new 2019 regional Americas champions. As the last VPS regionals event of the 2019 season, Yanko and Tamanaha are the final winners of the regionals tour, securing their placement into the world championships field. The 2019 VPS World Championships will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 6-7, culminating in the crowning of the new 2019 world champions of park terrain skateboarding.
With a jammed field of over 50 competitors, the 2019 Vans Park Series Americas Regional Championships opened the doors to showcase an array of regional talent at Vans ‘Off The Wall’ skatepark in Huntington Beach. Eclipsing the competition, VPS named Jake Yanko (USA) as the new 2019 VPS Men’s Americas Regional champion, and Kody Tamanaha (USA) as the 2019 VPS Women’s Americas Regional champion, both of whom demonstrated thrilling park terrain performances to earn their first VPS event victories. New to the winners’ circle, Jake Yanko was clearly the most consistent throughout the day, putting down an impressive run that proved his ranks as worthy competition for the Pros, while Kody at just fifteen years of age, rose to the occasion with unique lines and unbelievable tricks that placed her comfortably at the top. Heading to Salt Lake City and representing the Americas, Jake and Kody will look to spring a few surprises as they advance directly to the 2019 VPS World Championships.
Vans Park Series, the official park terrain skateboarding World Championships tour will draw to a close at the Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark on September 6-7, culminating with the crowning of two new world champions of park terrain skateboarding. For more information, visit www.vansparkseries.com and follow @VansParkSeries, @TheBoardr, and #VansParkSeries on Instagram.
Vans Park Series 2019 Americas Regional Championships – Huntington Beach, CA Results
1. Jake Yanko (USA)
2. Tate Carew (USA)
3. Hericles Fagundes (BRA)
1. Kody Tamanaha (USA)
2. Jordan Santana (USA)
3. Michelle Yoon (USA)
About Vans Park Series
The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier competitive platform for professional park terrain skateboarding. Spanning five countries over a five-month season, the series features four global qualifiers for men and women and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in September. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros, Vans Park Series awards a total series purse of $800,000 (USD) and advocates its principal commitment to prize parity for men and women.
Established in 2016, Vans Park Series’ mission is to inspire youth and grow skateboarding participation worldwide by defining a global foundation for park terrain competition that promotes the creative culture of skateboarding. Currently, there are two VPS-certified skateparks donated by Vans Park Series abroad, in Malmö, Sweden (2016) and São Paulo, Brazil (2018)—along with the recently renovated Vans Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA, just a few miles from Vans’ global headquarters. 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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