Monster Energy congratulates team rider Tom Schaar for taking first place at the Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Qualifiers in Manly Beach, Australia. Battling frequent rain interruptions and twenty of the world’s best park terrain riders, the 17-year-old from Malibu, California, landed a perfect run for his first win at a Vans Skate Park Series event.
Now entering its second year, the Vans Park Series (VPS) attracts hundreds of riders across the globe to compete in ranked events. Competitions are held in some of the world’s best skate parks, including Pro Tour stops in São Paulo, Brazil; Malmö, Sweden; and Vancouver, Canada. In September, the season’s top-ranking skateboarders will be invited to determine the world’s best park skater at the Vans Pro Skate Park Series World Championship in Chicago, Illinois.
Tom’s fellow Monster Energy team rider Raven Tershy was also in the mix, earning himself a 5th place finish.