Vans' Own Pedros Barros Wins Vans Park Series Brazil

Brazilian skateboarding icon Pedro Barros celebrates a poignant victory today, claiming first place at the Vans Park Series Brazil Global Qualifier. A triumphant ode to the anniversary of winning his hometown stop of Florianopolis in 2016, Barros defended his VPS Brazilian title with sheer force throughout the park course, demonstrating his signature speed, creativity, and massive airs.

1st Place Run, Pedro Barros 94.45 | Serra Negra, 2017 Pro Tour | Vans Park Series

Hometown hero and one of the heaviest park skaters of all time, Pedro Barros, added another win to his epic contest career by winning the second stop of the 2017 Vans Park Series in Serra Negra, Brazil. Watch his winning run to see how Pedro took 1st. You can watch the full contest On Demand on Red Bull TV and



Crediting the passionate Brazilian skate scene in his victory speech, Barros said, “it’s skateboarding. It’s the heat. It’s that flame that will always be alive. When it’s done with passion, and truly done, you’re going to see everyone give all they’ve got.”

Italy’s Ivan Federico returns to the podium for his second runner up win to maintain his momentum as a star player in the series, while Alex Sorgente squeezes in third place thanks to an impressive comeback run in the finals.


2nd Place Run, Ivan Federico 87.31 | Serra Negra, 2017 Pro Tour | Vans Park Series

Ivan Federico continues to impress the crowds, and the judges. He took his signature bad of tricks to Serra Negra, Brazil and went home with a 2nd place finish! Check out Ivan’s top run at the second stop of the 2017 Vans Park Series. Watch the full contest On Demand on Red Bull TV and SHOW MORE



The 2017 VPS Pro Challenger rankings continue to be led by Australia tour champion Tom Schaar, who was edged out of the Brazil podium by Sorgente in the final minutes of competition. Trailing Schaar on the Challengers leaderboard, São Paulo native Murilo Peres proved himself as a crowd favorite throughout the semis and finals.

In addition, Vans Park Series caps off an historic week for skateboarding in Brazil with the inaugural Vans Park Series Brazil National Championships, which saw the first-ever crowning of a men's and women's Brazil National Champion of park terrain skateboarding.

VPS Brazil Global Qualifier – Results
1. Pedro Barros
2. Ivan Federico
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Tom Schaar
5. Cory Juneau
6. Murilo Peres
7. Willy Lara
8. Tristan Rennie

VPS Men’s World Championship Tour – Pro Challenger Rankings
1. Tom Schaar
2. Murilo Peres
3. Willy Lara
4. Tristan Rennie
5. Roman Pabich

VPS Brazil National Champions
Luiz Francisco
Dora Varella

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