Brazilian skateboarding icon Pedro Barros celebrates a poignant victory today, claiming first place at the Vans Park Series Brazil Global Qualifier. A triumphant ode to the anniversary of winning his hometown stop of Florianopolis in 2016, Barros defended his VPS Brazilian title with sheer force throughout the park course, demonstrating his signature speed, creativity, and massive airs.
Italy’s Ivan Federico returns to the podium for his second runner up win to maintain his momentum as a star player in the series, while Alex Sorgente squeezes in third place thanks to an impressive comeback run in the finals.
The 2017 VPS Pro Challenger rankings continue to be led by Australia tour champion Tom Schaar, who was edged out of the Brazil podium by Sorgente in the final minutes of competition. Trailing Schaar on the Challengers leaderboard, São Paulo native Murilo Peres proved himself as a crowd favorite throughout the semis and finals.
In addition, Vans Park Series caps off an historic week for skateboarding in Brazil with the inaugural Vans Park Series Brazil National Championships, which saw the first-ever crowning of a men’s and women’s Brazil National Champion of park terrain skateboarding.
VPS Brazil Global Qualifier – Results
- Pedro Barros
- Ivan Federico
- Alex Sorgente
- Tom Schaar
- Cory Juneau
- Murilo Peres
- Willy Lara
- Tristan Rennie