Vans’ Park Series Brazil Live June 2, 2018

by The Editors on June 1, 2018

The 2018 Vans Park Series kicks off live online tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 2, 2018) at 8 AM PST from the brand new Vans-built park in São Paulo, Brazil. 

Firing performances from Brazilian Tour Challengers such as Murilo Peres, Vinicius Kakinho and crowd favorite Luiz Francisco (above) ignited the course while an impressive showcase of women’s park terrain talent from Japan, United States, Australia and Brazil burst into the spotlight. Entering as the Brazil Wildcard and finishing in first place, Luiz Francisco stunned the field with clean, trick-heavy lines, proving his ranks once again since earning the 2017 VPS Nationals Brazil Champion title last year.

For all the official details, including the VPS Brazil Qualifier results, please follow the jump.

Vans Park Series Tour Challengers Light Up Brand New São Paulo Skatepark

Brazilians Luiz Francisco and Yndiara Asp Take the Lead in Qualifying Rounds;
Field Determined for Men’s Pro Tour Semis + Women’s Pro Tour Finals Live Broadcast Tomorrow

WATCH THE LIVE BROADCAST
ON ETN + VANSPARKSERIES.COM

São Paulo – Saturday, June 2, 12pm
Los Angeles – Saturday, June 2, 8am
London – Saturday, June 2, 4pm
Hong Kong – Saturday, June 2, 11pm
Sydney – Sunday, June 3, 1am

São Paulo, BRAZIL (June 1, 2018) – In South America’s first-ever, permanent custom-spec, VPS-certified park terrain skatepark built for the São Paulo community by Vans, men and women challengers from around the world met today for the 2018 Vans Park Series Brazil qualifying rounds. Firing performances from Brazilian Tour Challengers such as Murilo Peres, Vinicius Kakinho and crowd favorite Luiz Francisco ignited the course while an impressive showcase of women’s park terrain talent from Japan, United States, Australia and Brazil burst into the spotlight. Entering as the Brazil Wildcard and finishing in first place, Luiz Francisco stunned the field with clean, trick-heavy lines, proving his ranks once again since earning the 2017 VPS Nationals Brazil Champion title last year.

The Brazil stop is the newest addition to the expanded 2018 VPS Women’s Tour, which opened registration for a new crop of women’s competitors today to compete against Select Pros such as defending 2017 VPS World Champion Nora Vasconcellos, former champ Brighton Zeuner, Lizzie Armanto and Brazil native Yndiara Asp, who qualified first in today’s semis.

See below for the full results from today’s competition.

VPS Brazil Qualifiers – Results

Men’s Pre-lims Results (Challengers Advancing to Semi-Finals to meet Select Pros)
1. Luiz Francisco (BRA)
2. Tristan Rennie (USA)
3. Murilo Peres (BRA)
4. Trey Wood (USA)
5. Roman Pabich (USA)
6. Clay Kreiner (USA)
7. Keegan Palmer (AUS)
8. Vinicius Kakinho (BRA)
9. Collin Graham (USA)
10. Patrick Ryan (USA)

Women’s Semi-Finals Results (Advancing to Finals)
1. Yndiara Asp (BRA)
2. Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
3. Nora Vasconcellos (USA)
4. Brighton Zeuner (USA)
5. Nicole Hause (USA)
6. Bryce Wettstein (USA)
7. Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
8. Lizzie Armanto (USA)

VPS Select Pro Yndiara Asp

Located in the heart of São Paulo, Vans welcomes the southern hemisphere’s first-ever built-to-spec park terrain skatepark with over 2,800 square feet of never before skated park terrain, featuring a 9 1/2 foot deep end, multiple transfers, extensions, a center volcano, ledges, rails, and a mix of concrete and metal coping all around.

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live for free on ETNlive.com, the ETN app, vansparkseries.com and the VPS app.

ABOUT ETN
ETN is a digital network created by skateboarders that provides members with a one-of-a-kind experience into the world of skateboarding through unique original shows and live events. As the official live broadcast partner of skateboarding’s premiere contest series, SLS & Vans Park Series, the network continues to pioneer a growing platform for the world’s best skateboarders, while shining a light on the unpredictable, raw, culture of skateboarding. Download the ETN app now or visit ETNlive.com for more information.

ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES
The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(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 the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

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