2017 VPS World Championship Men’s and Women’s Competitors Decided

Tom Schaar Wins Huntington Beach for his Second Podium of the Season; Remains #1 Skater in 2017 VPS Challenger Rankings

Reigning Vans Park Series Women’s Champ Brighton Zeuner Bests Field

Cypress, CALIF. (August 10, 2017) – The official park terrain skateboarding series’ race to Shanghai is in full gear as the final 2017 Vans Park Series (VPS) World Championships lineup is now confirmed.

Concluding an intense, weeklong showcase of the final qualifying rounds of the 2017 VPS Men’s and Women’s Pro Tour in Huntington Beach, CA, Vans Park Series congratulates Tom Schaar and Brighton Zeuner for their winning performances, in addition to the incredible 2017 VPS Challengers field who have boosted their rankings all season long in hopes to earn the exclusive invite to World Championships in Shanghai on September 23. With a total of only 7 coveted spots for the taking in the Men’s and Women’s divisions, VPS invites the highest-ranking tour pros not already qualified for the World Championships to advance to the title event and join the VPS Select Pros and VPS Continental Champions in Shanghai.

The Huntington Beach final Men’s event saw an explosive performance by the number one qualifying skater in the 2017 season’s Challenger rankings, Tom Schaarwho soared through the park with massive heights and incredible speed to surpass the field yet again. Schaar secures his second podium win of the season after taking Australia back in March, and remains a significant threat for the world title showdown. Schaar is joined on the podium by VPS Select Pro Ben Hatchell whose heavy technical style landed him 2nd, followed by rising star CJ Collins’ first appearance on the podium in 3rd. Watch all of the winning runs now on www.vansparkseries.com.

“I’m really excited to be number one in the qualifier rankings – I didn’t think I was going to be doing it this time but I’m stoked to have won the best stop on the tour in Huntington Beach!” – Tom Schaar, #1 VPS Men’s Tour Challenger. 


Men's Huntington Beach Highlights


Women’s VPS Global Qualifier Huntington Beach Results, August 3

  1. Brighton Zeuner
  2. Bryce Wettstein
  3. Nora Vasconcellos 

Men’s VPS Global Qualifier Huntington Beach Results, August 5

  1. Tom Schaar
  2. Ben Hatchell
  3. CJ Collins

Men’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Challenger Rankings

Top 7 Advancing to World Championships

  1. Tom Schaar
  2. Karl Berglind
  3. Murilo Peres
  4. Willy Lara
  5. Tristan Rennie
  6. CJ Collins
  7. Roman Pabich

Women’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Challenger Rankings

Top 7 Advancing to World Championships

  1. Nora Vasconcellos
  2. Bryce Wettstein
  3. Kody Tamanaha
  4. Grace Marhoefer
  5. Hanna Zanzi
  6. Lizzie Armanto
  7. Yndiara Asp

Men’s VPS Park Terrain World Championship Field

Select Pros

Alex Sorgente
Ben Hatchell
Cory Juneau
Curren Caples
Greyson Fletcher
Ishod Wair
Ivan Federico
Jack Fardell
Kevin Kowalksi
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
Pedro Barros
Raven Tershy
Ronnie Sandoval 
Tour Challengers
Tom Schaar
Karl Berglind
Murilo Peres
Willy Lara
Tristan Rennie
CJ Collins
Roman Pabich 

Continental Champions

Bowman Hansen (NZL)
Rune Gliberg (DNK)
Patrick Ryan (USA)
TBD (Asia)
TBD (Africa) 

Women’s VPS Park Terrain World Championship Field

Select Pros

Brighton Zeuner
Jordyn Barratt
Kisa Nakamura

Tour Challengers

Nora Vasconcellos
Bryce Wettstein
Kody Tamanaha
Grace Marhoefer
Hanna Zanzi
Lizzie Armanto
Yndiara Asp 

Continental Champions

Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
Amelia Brodka (POL)
Dora Varella (BRA)
TBD (Asia)
TBD (Africa)

Women's Huntington Beach Highlights

To see the full list of 2017 results and information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit Vans Park Series online.

Vans Park Series 2017 World Tour

World Championships*

Shanghai, China
September 23 

Pro Tour*

Huntington Beach, USA
August 5 

Vancouver, Canada**
July 8

Malmö, Sweden**
May 27 

Serra Negra, Brazil**
April 8

Sydney, Australia**
March 4 

Continental Championships 

Asia Championships
August 19

Americas Championships
Huntington Beach, USA
August 1

Europa Championships
Malmö, Sweden
May 26

Oceania Championships
Sydney, Australia
March 5 

Africa Championships
Location TBA
Date TBA 

*Broadcasted live in English and Portuguese on RED BULL TV

**Men’s-only event

Download the official Vans Park Series iOS App for free or stay tuned to the Vans Park Series online for final athlete and event confirmations, and more information on the VPS World Tour events as the series continues.