The 6th annual Vans Downtown Showdown was crazy. This year, Foundation, Zero, Black Label and the Pretzel grip aka Beauty & The Beast teams each built a gnarly obstacle at the Paramount studios back lot that is a replica of a New York City block. 8 of the top teams in skateboarding battle it out against each other on each obstacle. At the end of the evening, Girl and Anti-Hero (Pretzel Grip) came out on top and claimed $30,000. Vincent Alvarez completely destroyed all the obstacles he skated and was named top pro and pocketed $7,500. Foundation’s Nick Merlino claimed the top am spot and $7,500 as well.
Overall Team Results: See full results here
1. Girl/Anti Hero (Pretzel Grip)
3. Powell Peralta
7. Black Label
8. Toy Machine
The first obstacle is from Pretzel Grip. The idea behind it is speed. It is a time trial with everyone racing to have the fastest time flying through the course figure 8 style. Stay tuned for the other 3 obstacles from Black Label, Zero and Foundation tonight and tomorrow right here at skateboarding.com.
Pretzel Grip Obstacle Skater Results:
1. Omar Hassan
2. Steven Reeves
3. Nolan Monroe
4. Tony Miorana
5. Tyler Mumma
6. Tony Trujillo