Sydney, AUSTRALIA (March 4, 2017) – Back to back rain delays did not stop the 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Qualifiers in Australia today, as twenty of the world’s most talented park terrain skateboarders battled through a lightning round of finals heats, to inevitably crown Tom Schaar the winner of the VPS Australia Global Qualifier. With an exceptional performance leading the qualifiers and flawless runs in today’s finals, the 17-year-old perfectionist swept the crowds with his dynamic flow and precision throughout the custom-spec park terrain course. Tom Schaar’s conclusive win not only grants him the Australia Global Qualifier title, but also places him in the lead in the 2017 VPS Men's Tour Challenger Rankings.
In a well-deserved 2nd place, Ivan Federico’s calculated form and variety of tricks were in full force, while Pedro Barros’ undeterred speed and velocity earned him 3rd. For the full list of rankings and more information on the VPS Men’s Pro Tour, visit www.vansparkseries.com.
VPS Australia Global Qualifier – RESULTS
1. Tom Schaar
2. Ivan Federico
3. Pedro Barros
4. Murilo Peres
5. Raven Tershy
6. Cory Juneau
7. Alex Sorgente
8. Willy Lara
9. Tristan Rennie
10. Clay Kreiner
2017 VPS Men’s Tour Challenger Rankings
1. Tom Schaar
2. Murilo Peres
3. Willy Lara
4. Tristan Rennie
5. Roman Pabich
The 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier league for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of five men’s global qualifiers and one women’s global qualifier spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. The 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships are sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation and will be held in September with final date and location to be announced on vansparkseries.com along with live event Webcast and additional Pro Tour details.
Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Vans Park Series is the defining event series for global competitive park terrain skateboarding and the first and only point system culminating in the official ISF-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding Continental and World Championships for men and women.
Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the 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 vansparkseries.com.
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