Monster Energy’s Tom Schaar Takes 1st Place in Pro Division at Vans Pool Party 2017

Monster Energy’s Tom Schaar Takes 1st Place in Pro Division at Vans Pool Party 2017

I’m pretty stoked! That was a crazy contest; everyone really killed it. I thought Cory [Juneau] was going to beat me with his run – Tom Schaar

Monster Energy congratulates team rider Tom Schaar for taking 1st place in the Pro Division at the 13th annual Vans Pool Party contest at Vans Skate Park in Orange, California. In front of a capacity crowd and thousands of international viewers tuned in via live stream, the 17-year-old from Malibu took the win – his second Vans Pool Party victory – against the vertical pool skateboarding elite.

The Vans Pool Party is one of the world’s most respected deep bowl skateboarding events. Every year, the pioneers of modern-day pool riding join the next generation of skaters for a day-long competition in three divisions at Vans Skate Park’s legendary Combi bowl. This year’s Pro Division results mark a generational passing of the torch, as all three top-ranking skaters –Schaar followed by Cory Juneau in 2nd place and Clay Kreiner in 3rd – are 20 years and under.

Schaar started his winning run with a massive 9-foot backside 540 in the deep end and maintained his momentum by covering every angle of the Combi bowl with high-flying aerials and technical lip tricks. A huge frontside ollie on the “peninsula” hip, kickflip varial Indy air and body varial 540 in the square section, alley-oop backside ollie transfer over the hip, backside tailslide through the corner, frontside nosegrind, frontside ollie blunt, alley-oop frontside 5-0 to fakie, and a fast-footed no-comply frontside tailslide earned Schaar a 91.67 point score and the win.

“I’m pretty stoked! That was a crazy contest; everyone…

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