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First-Ever Park Terrain World Champions Crowned in Malmo, Sweden


The Vans Park Series World Championships celebrate an historic finale as Alex Sorgente and Brighton Zeuner were crowned the first-ever champions of park terrain skateboarding in Malmö, Sweden, today. With an incredible finals matchup to salute an exciting international tour, Alex Sorgente dominated the built-to-spec park course with a staggering set of back to back near-perfect runs in both the semis and finals. Not far behind, the inimitable Pedro Barros skated with sheer force, achieving one of his best scores from the entire season to earn second. Finally, the series dark horse and the ultimate challenger to rise from the field, Italy’s own Ivan Federico places third to record a feat of three podium placements in the series overall.


Vans Park Series Championship Men's Highlights

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Championship - Malmo Sweden




Setting the tone for the ISF-recognized World Championships of park terrain skateboarding earlier in the afternoon, 12-year old phenom Brighton Zeuner swept the packed stands away with a fantastic 360 melon over the ski jump to land her winning score. Brighton is joined by Jordyn Barratt, who rose from last place in the final minutes to claim a glorious second place win. And finally for a true Cinderella story, Japan’s Kisa Nakamura, a contender who has traveled far and wide to enter today as first alternate, triumphs with excellent form and speed to secure third.


Vans Pro Skate Park Series Womens Championship Highlights

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Championship Malmo, SWE


2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series Champions

Alex Sorgente and Brighton Zeuner


“I’m speechless. I’m just pretty hyped to be out here skating with my friends, and to be able to win this contest is amazing. Pedro was ripping, too! I’ve always looked up to him.”

–Alex Sorgente, Vans Park Series Men’s World Champion


“I’m so happy. All the girls killed it. It has been so much fun. This is my third time [in Malmö] and every time it’s the best vibes ever—and I’m picky with my vibes!”

–Brighton Zeuner, Vans Park Series Women’s World Champion


VPS Mens Challengers

Men’s Final Results


1st – Alex Sorgente

2ndPedro Barros

3rd – Ivan Federico

4th – Cory Juneau

5th – Ben Hatchell

6th – Kevin Kowalski

7th – Grant Taylor

8th – Jack Fardell


VPS Womens Challengers

Women’s Final Results


1st – Brighton Zeuner

2nd – Jordyn Barratt

3rd – Kisa Nakamura

4th – Allysha Le

5thLizzie Armanto

6th – Yndiara Asp

7th – Nora Vasconcellos

8th – Nicole Hause

9th – Julz Lynn Kindstrand

10th – Bryce Wettstein


The 2016 Vans Park Series World Championship is live on demand online.