Top 3 finishers Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Chris Russell and Ben Hatchell. Photo: Anthony Acosta
Jul 30, 2016

Chris Russell Claims Vans Park Series HB. World Championship Contenders Decided Today

Huntington Beach, CALIF. (July 30, 2016) - All roads now lead to Malmö as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series established the final field of contenders to compete in the inaugural park terrain skateboarding World Championships to be held in Sweden this August. The fourth and final Global Qualifier of the season saw more than a hundred skaters in Huntington Beach, CA battle it out in one built-to-spec custom designed park course for the chance to earn their spot on the Malmö ticket.

Russell's winning run

Park Series Select Pro Chris Russell claimed an exceptional first place victory in Huntington Beach today to mark his second Vans Park Series Global Qualifier win of the season. Sneaking in second place, Ben Hatchell executed a stupefying final run with expert control, while Sweden’s Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg consistently delivered smooth and stylish lines to take third.

Led by Italy’s Ivan Federico, the Global Challenger rankings are now secured and the top eight Challengers from around the world will join the Vans Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the first-ever International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships this August.

Chris Russell hyped up the crowds with tricks like this. Photo: Anthony Acosta

Vans Park Series Global Qualifier Huntington Beach Results

1st - Chris Russell
2nd - Ben Hatchell
3rd - Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
4th - Tom Schaar
5th - Tristan Rennie
6th - Murillo Peres
7th - Curren Caples
8th - Ronnie Sandoval

Vans Park Series Global Challengers Advancing to World Championships
1st - 
Ivan Federico
2nd - Cory Juneau
3rd - Tom Schaar
4th - Alex Sorgente
5th - Tristan Rennie
6th - Robin Bolian
7th - Collin Graham
8th - Vinicius Kakinho

Oskar ripped today, finishing the event in third. Photo: Anthony Acosta