USA Skateboarding Names National Team

by The Editors on October 21, 2019

First Row (l to r): Stess, Wettstein, Carmona; Second row (l to r): Zeuner, Duran, Santana, Smith, Baker, Brevard, Sablone, Barratt; Third row (l to r): Huston, Eaton, Jordan, Rennie, Schaar, Reynolds, McCoy, Wright, Juneau PHOTO CREDIT: Robert Brink/ USA Skateboarding

In the latest sign of the apocalypse or skateboarding’s continuing rise to respectability USA Skateboarding has named the official 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team uniforms and all. All this because men’s and women’s skateboard park and street events will make their Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.


 “There wasn’t a better way to cap off five national championship events than being able to announce our 2020 national team,” said Josh Friedberg, CEO of USA Skateboarding. “With the support of Toyota, Nike, and the USOPC, we have been able to evolve as an organization to better support the needs of more skateboarders during the second season of qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo. We’re really excited to be a part of skateboarding’s impact on the Olympic movement and can’t wait to watch our American skateboarders do what they do best in Tokyo next summer!”

For the official word from USA Skateboarding, please follow the jump.

The USA Skateboarding 2019 National Championships Concludes Today with a Newly-Named 2020 National Team

Twenty-Two Skateboarders Named to 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team

Vista, Calif. (October 20, 2019) — USA Skateboarding – the governing body for skateboarding in the United States – announced 22 members would join the 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team. Men’s and Women’s Skateboard Park and Street events will make their Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

“There wasn’t a better way to cap off five national championship events than being able to announce our 2020 national team,” said Josh Friedberg, CEO of USA Skateboarding. “With the support [from sponsors], and the USOPC, we have been able to evolve as an organization to better support the needs of more skateboarders during the second season of qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo. We’re really excited to be a part of skateboarding’s impact on the Olympic movement and can’t wait to watch our American skateboarders do what they do best in Tokyo next summer!”

“The talent here at the inaugural USA Skateboarding Toyota 2019 National Championships is impressive and there’s so much energy and excitement in the air,” said Dedra DeLilli, group manager, Olympic and Paralympic marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “Congratulations to all the athletes who were named to the 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team, including our own Team Toyota athlete, Jordyn Barratt. We’re honored to be part of this monumental moment in partnership with USA Skateboarding and its athletes. We can’t wait for what the next year holds for them in their journey to Tokyo 2020.”

The skaters named to the 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team include:

Women’s Park
Ariana Carmona (Buena Park, CA)
Brighton Zeuner (Encinitas, CA)
Bryce Wettstein (Encinitas, CA)
Jordyn Barratt (Haleiwa, HI)
Jordan Santana (Houston, TX)
Minna Stess (Petaluma, CA)

Women’s Street
Alana Smith (Fort Worth, TX)
Alexis Sablone (Old Saybrook, CT)
Lacey Baker (Covina, CA)
Mariah Duran (Albuquerque, NM)
Samarria Brevard (Riverside, CA)

Men’s Park
Alex Sorgente (Lake Worth, FL)
Cory Juneau (San Diego, CA)
Heimana Reynolds (Honolulu, HI)
Tom Schaar (Malibu, CA)
Tristan Rennie (Rialto, CA)
Zion Wright (Jupiter, FL)

Men’s Street
Dashawn Jordan (Chandler, AZ)
Jagger Eaton (Mesa, AZ)
Jamie Foy (Deerfield Beach, CA)
Maurio McCoy (Reading, PA)
Nyjah Huston (Laguna Beach, CA)

Skateboarders will have the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics based on their two best results in World Skate sanctioned events during the 2019 qualifying season (ended September 30, 2019) combined with their five best results during the 2020 qualifying season (October 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020). The 2020 World Championships will also be a direct qualifier for the games for the top three podium spots at each event.

For more information on events, qualifying and athletes log on to www.usaskateboarding.net or follow on social media to stay in the loop for all announcements.

About USA Skateboarding

As the recognized governing body for skateboarding in the United States, USA Skateboarding (USAS) is responsible for the selection, training, and fielding of national teams that compete in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and other sanctioned team events. USAS is also responsible for the development of youth skateboarding initiatives that support grassroots programs, education, licensing, and safety while respecting and enhancing the existing culture of skateboarding in the United States. USAS is dedicated to promoting and supporting the sport of Skateboarding while striving to guarantee that Skateboarding con- tinues to provide the unique characteristics relevant to the sport’s participants, and maintaining the in- tegrity and authenticity of Skateboarding as a sport, a passion, and a lifestyle. For more information, visit USASkateboarding.net.

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