Last week, Element sponsored skater Nyjah Huston won the opening contest of the Street League Skateboarding tour and the top prize of $150,000, edging out second-place EU Selection winner Bastien Salabanzi, who nearly took him out with a double kickflip front boardslide. Huston also won an additional $10,000 for best trick (landing a kickflip backside noseblunt slide).
The Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy continues to present the largest purse and highest stakes in all of competitive skateboarding with 24 of the best professional skateboarders in the world competing for more than $1.6MM in prize money and the title as Street League Champion.
This was Street League win number five for Huston in three seasons of Street League. The talented 17-year-old.has earned over $1,100,000 in prize money for his feats.
The Final Results from Stop 1:
1. Nyjah Huston
2. Bastien Salabanzi
3. Chaz Ortiz
4. Paul Rodriguez
5. Chris Cole
6. Ryan Sheckler
7. Sean Malto
8. Mikey Taylor
But, it’s just the beginning so here’s the rest of the schedule for the year:
Stop Two: June 15 – 16th – Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Live on ESPN2, June 16 – 9:30PM ET
Stop Three: July 14 – 15th – Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ
Live on ESPN2, July 15 – 7:00PM ET
Championship: August 26th – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Live on ESPN2, August 26th – 5:00PM ET
We’re betting there will be a few more wins for Huston during the season. Do you agree or do you think another skater will win the next events and the overall tournament? Sound off! Continue reading