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Vans Park Series Top Riders

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Pedro Barros

Age: 22

Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil. Vans global skate team rider Pedro took third place at Australia’s VPS Global Qualifier and defended his first-place title in his hometown stop of Florianopolis, Brazil. Pedro’s unstoppable energy has quickly become a crowd favorite with his accelerated speed and colossal airs.

 

Alex Sorgente

Age: 19

Lake Worth, Florida USA

Not only is Alex the current VPS World Champion, he also claimed first-place at the VPS stop in Malmo, Sweden.

 

Raven Tershy

Age: 24

Santa Cruz, USA

Raven has quickly made an impression with his high-speed skating and endless grinds, making him a crowd favorite.

 

Chris Russell

Age: 20

Hermosa Beach, CA USA

Vans global skate team rider Chris Russell took two first-place wins in the 2016 VPS contest series, making him a top contender in the 2017 VPS series.

 

Curren Caples

Age: 21

Ventura, CA USA

From Ventura, CA, Vans global skate team rider, Curren’s clean and consistent riding style is heavily influenced by his surf background.

 

Ishod Wair

Age: 25

Bordentown, NJ USA

Thrasher Magazine's 2013 Skater of the Year, Ishod has quickly risen to become one of the best park terrain skaters in the world.

 

Tour Challengers:

Tom Schaar 

Age: 17

Malibu, CA USA

With three podium appearances for the 2017 VPS contest series, 17-year-old Tom Schaar leads the current VPS rankings and could quite possibly take the win with his precise riding and trick variety.

 

Karl Berglind

Age: 17

Malmo, Sweden

Taking 3rd place in Malmo, 17-year-old Karl is one of the youngest tour challengers and has high potential to compete against the pros at the Official VPS World Championships in Shanghai, China.

 
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