Monster Energy team riders Tom Schaar and Ben Hatchell claimed a double-podium finish – taking first and second place, respectively – in front of a huge crowd at the Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour competition in Huntington Beach, California. Battling a knee injury and the world’s best park terrain riders, 17-year-old Schaar put together a perfect finals run for first place and $20,000 prize money. He advances as the top qualifier to the 2017 Men’s World Championships in September, where he will be joined by Hatchell, who took home $15,000 for second place.
Tom Schaar’s first place win makes him the season’s top qualifier on the 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour Challenger standings. Make sure to tune in on September 23, when Schaar, Hatchell, and Wair compete for the world championship title in Shanghai.