Olympic Medalists and Skating Icons Headline 2021 Championship Tour Roster
Street League Skateboarding has announced the first wave of confirmed Pros who will battle in its premier annual competition, the 2021 Championship Tour. The hand-selected lineup of elite skaters features Olympic gold medalists Yuto Horigome and Momiji Nishiya along with Olympic medalists Kelvin Hoefler, Rayssa Leal and Funa Nakayama.
On the heels of Tokyo, Nyjah Huston and Leticia Bufoni will renew their rivalries against fellow Olympians Aurelien Giraud, Roos Zwetsloot, Felipe Gustavo, Aori Nishimura andVincent Milou in street skateboarding’s leading professional competition series. They will also face off against skate icons Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez, Shane O’Neill and Luan Oliveira as well as SLS Pros Dashawn Jordan, Fabiana Delfino, Jamie Foy and more in three events over the course of four months.
The current confirmed field for 2021 is listed below. Additional skaters will also have an opportunity to earn a tour spot through a pre-season qualifier to be held later this week at Rodriguez’s Primitive Skatepark.
2021 SLS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR CONFIRMED PROS
Joe Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports and Entertainment – SLS’ parent company, said: “We celebrate the historic performances of Yuto Horigome and Momiji Nishiya along with all of the SLS Pros who represented their countries and the sport in Tokyo this past weekend. SLS paved the way for street skateboarding’s Olympic debut, creating the format and a platform to take the sport to new heights. After a successful showcase on the world stage, we can’t wait for the best skaters on the planet to return to SLS and entertain fans from coast to coast on the Championship Tour this fall.”
2021 SLS CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR SCHEDULE
The select lineup of top street skateboarders will square off on three uniquely designed skate plazas across the United States.
- SLS Championship Tour: Salt Lake City& “Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert”: Friday, August 27 – Saturday, August 28 (Utah State Fairgrounds)
- SLS Championship Tour: Miami: Friday, October 29 – Saturday, October 30 (SkateBird Miami)
- SLS Super Crown Championship: Jacksonville: Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14(Jacksonville Landing)
Event tickets for the SLS Super Crown World Championship in Jacksonville are available for purchase now at StreetLeague.com/Tickets. More on-sale details for Salt Lake City and Miami will be announced soon.
SLS 2021 Championship Tour partners include Monster Energy, Visible, NHS, Skater XL and Tech Deck.
For more Street League Skateboarding news, including Championship Tour updates, broadcast information and more, go to StreetLeague.com and follow Street League Skateboarding on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.
About Street League Skateboarding
Since its inception in 2010, Street League Skateboarding has propelled street skateboarding from a collection of independent standalone events to a renowned global series. As pioneers of street skateboarding’s premium qualification system and competition format, SLS offers an amateur-to-professional pathway and creates thrilling live events across the globe. The SLS Championship Tour is recognized as the world’s premier professional street skateboarding competition. Events take place on custom-built, one-of-a-kind, SLS-certified plazas in major cities around the world, with the best in the sport competing for the highest stakes. For more information, visit www.streetleague.com.
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