USA Skateboarding Kicks off 2020 Road to Tokyo and Prepares for Second Season of Olympic Qualifying with National Team Summit in Los Angeles

Skateboarders Face Twelve Upcoming Olympic Qualifying Events March Through May; Olympic Skateboarding Team to be Announced in June

Orange County, Calif. (January 23, 2020) — The first events of the second season of Olympic Skateboarding qualifying for Americans began in October at the USA Skateboarding Toyota 2019 National Championships in Vista, California followed by the World Skate Oi STU Open Park and Street competitions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in November 2019. For 2020, the second season continues with a packed schedule of 12 qualifying events in 5 countries, on 4 continents in 3 short months, on the way to Skateboarding’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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2020 USA Skateboarding National Team
Front Row (L to R): Jordan Santana, Minna Stess, Alana Smith, Samarria Brevard, Mariah Duran, Zion Wright, Alexis Sablone, Jamie Foy; Back Row (L to R): Jordyn Barratt, Mark Waters (Men’s Team Manager), Bryce Wettstein, Nyjah Huston, Dashawn Jordan, Maurio McCoy, Tom Schaar, Alex Sorgente, Jagger Eaton, Cory Juneau, Heimana Reynolds, Tristan Rennie, Brighton Zeuner, Mimi Knoop (Women’s Team Manager), Arianna Carmona

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2020 Women’s Park National Team (L to R): Brighton Zeuner, Bryce Wettstein, Jordan Santana, Jordyn Barratt, Minna Stess, Arianna Carmona

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2020 Women’s Street National Team (L to R): Mariah Duran, Alexis Sablone, Alana Smith, Samarria Brevard

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2020 Men’s Street National Team (L to R): Dashawn Jordan, Nyjah Huston, Jagger Eaton, Maurio McCoy, Jamie Foy

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2020 Men’s Park National Team (L to R): Cory Juneau, Tristan Rennie, Heimana Reynolds, Alex Sorgente, Zion Wright, Tom Schaar

Josh Friedberg, CEO, USA Skateboarding said, “The 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team Summit was a great chance to get all 21 team skaters together to calibrate our efforts ahead of what is going to be an extremely hectic qualifying season beginning in March. The USA Skateboarding staff shared information on qualifying, logistics around Tokyo, and took all questions from the team and their support in order to help get everyone prepared for the journey. We spent the second day working with our media partner, The Berrics, to gather content for the Toyota USA Skateboarding Road to Tokyo content series and TV shows we’re producing. Huge thanks to our sponsors Nike SB and Toyota, and the USOPC, without their support none of this would be possible. We’ve got an amazing group of skaters on the team and have built a great staff to support them. I’m excited for our chances in Tokyo and I wish all of our skaters the best of luck this season!”

“I love competing at the highest level and continuously pushing myself—there is no better feeling. I’m really looking forward to Tokyo and hopefully representing the United States and skateboarding on the largest global stage.” - Heimana Reynolds

Current Top 3 American Rankings (*World Ranked #1):

Women’s Park
1. Bryce Wettstein
2. Brighton Zeuner
3. Jordyn Barratt

Women’s Street
1. Mariah Duran
2. Alexis Sablone
3. Alana Smith

Men’s Park
1. Heimana Reynolds*
2. Cory Juneau
3. Tom Schaar

Men’s Street
1. Nyjah Huston*
2. Jake Ilardi
3. Maurio McCoy

2020 Qualifying Schedule:

March 15 - 22, 2020
Lima, Peru
World Skate Lima Open
5-Star Street event, Pro Tour Park event

March 27 - 28, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
World Skate Street League World Tour Las Vegas
Pro Tour Street event

April 5 - 12, 2020
Yancheng, China
ISO Yancheng 2020
5-Star Street event, Pro Tour Park event

April 14 - 19, 2020
Nanjing, China
ISO Nanjing Street 2020
5-Star Street event

April 22 - 26, 2020
Samukawa, Japan
ARK League
5-Star Street event

May 2 - 3, 2020
Beijing, China
World Skate Street League WorldTour Beijing
Pro Tour Street event

May 4 - 10, 2020
Long Beach, CA
Dew Tour
5-Star Street event, Pro Tour Park event

May 22 - 24, 2020
London, UK
World Skate Street League World Championship

May 25 - 31
Nanjing, China
World Skate Park World Championship

 

There are five levels of events in the Olympic Skateboarding Qualification System. National Championships are worth a maximum of 3,330 points for first place, Continental Championships are worth a maximum of 13,330 points for first place, 5-Star events are worth a maximum of 40,000 points for first place, Pro Tour events are worth a maximum of 60,000 points for first place and World Championships are worth a maximum of 80,000 points for first place.

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