Malmö, Sweden (PRWEB)
May 30, 2017
Monster Energy congratulates team rider Tom Schaar for taking 2nd place at the Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour competition at Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden. In a no-holds-barred Final session against the world’s best park terrain riders, the 17-year-old from Malibu, California, landed a perfect run – ceding the victory to reigning champion Alex Sorgente – for a 2nd place finish and the top spot in current Vans Skate Park Series rankings.
Rounding out a successful weekend, Schaar’s Monster Energy teammates Rune Glifberg and Sam Beckett took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the Vans Park Series European Continental Championships in Malmö yesterday.
For the second consecutive year, the Vans Park Series (VPS) attracts hundreds of riders from all over the globe to compete in ranked events at skate parks in places like Brazil, Canada, Europe, and the United States. On September 23, the season’s top-ranking skateboarders will battle it out in the Vans Pro Skate Park Series World Championship in Shanghai, China.
Today’s event took place on the Dreamland Skateparks-designed Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden, known as one of the world’s most skateboard-friendly cities with a vibrant scene. Schaar came in as a strong contender, fresh off winning the 13th annual Vans Pool Party contest in Orange, California, as well as the Vans Skate Park Series season opener in Manly Beach, Australia, in March.
But past achievements held little weight in Malmö today, as the heavily contested Semi Final saw some of the most competitive skateboarders on the circuit eliminated early. Only eight skaters advanced into the Final…