Video featuring Ben Hatchell, Garrett Hill, and Best Trick winner, Chris Cole, on the Thrasher site
(Press Release from Monster)
September 25, 2010 – Las Vegas, NV – Monster Energy’s Cole takes second place and $80k home today at Dyrdek’s final Street League Skateboarding™ DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy event in Las Vegas, NV at the Thomas & Mack Center in an exciting close battle between O’Neill, who literally stole first in the last trick of the final section and took home $150k. Cole and O’Neill were neck to neck in the last section leaving fans on the edge of their seats for every trick.
Cole slaughtered the end of the contest and had pure confidence going into the final Big section boosting his score to the number one position, but in the last trick attempt O’Neill capitalized on Cole’s fall after a risky huge kickflip to flat leaving the door open for a safe back lipslide win for O’Neill. Consistent Huston takes third place and wins the overall three-stop series.
Cole impressed with every section starting in the Creative where notable moves were an airwalk over the big bump and a backside 360 one-footer. In the Line section Cole dropped a nollie crooks to backside smith, and an amazing manual down the line and held it to noseslide to close it out. In the Tech section it was a fakie front blunt and a full-speed tailslide over the high option that blew minds. Highlights of the Big section were an enormous backside 360 over the middle rail gap and a seamless backside 270 lipslide.
Monster Energy’s Greg Lutzka continued to impress with his textbook frontside flips, an array of technical tricks and incredible style in the Creative section with a huge frontside 180 melon and kickflip backside tweak.
Today was the third and final stop of Street League Skateboarding™ DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy, a true street skateboarding contest envisioned by Monster’s Dyrdek that has forever changed skate contests as we know them. With the best street skateboarders in the world, the most legit in-door street set-up, and introduction of the Instant Scoring experience (ISE), which allows spectators to see exactly what the judges are reacting to in real time, makes this contest unique to any other skate contest out there.
(Press Release from Monster)
Street League Skateboarding™ DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy finals featured the best seven street skateboarders in the world today in Ontario, CA. The all-new contest format and introduction of the Instant Scoring eXperience (ISE) allowed spectators to see exactly what the judges were reacting to in real time leaving fans on the edge of their seats for every trick.
Three of skateboarding’s youngest pros took the top three spots. Malto won $150,000 – the largest prize in skateboarding history – DC’s Ortiz took second and Huston third.
Monster Energy’s Chris Cole and Greg Lutzka impressed through finals with Cole taking the first spot in the Technical section and Lutzka earning the highest single score (6.6) in the Creative section for a respective fifth and seventh place amongst the top 24 street skateboarders in the world.
Today was second stop of Street League, a true street skateboarding contest envisioned by Monster’s Dyrdek that is changing contests as we know them. Make sure and check out the last stop on the Street League Skateboarding™ DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy on September 25th at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don’t miss any action! Check out theberrics.com, The Skateboard Mag, and ESPN as the best street skateboarders in the world battle for the largest purse ever on the most legit street set-up and scoring system.
Tune in for the inaugural Street League Skateboarding™ Arizona event on ESPN2 on Wednesday, September 15 at 5 pm (PST).
Cole will be on MTV2 where he will be talking skating, his favorite metal videos, Reign Skate Shop, and shredding the shop’s parking lot on an episode of MTV’s, Headbangers Ball. Tune in on Monday September 6 at 3 am EST on MTV2!
It’s just 10 days away! August 28th marks the beginning of Rob Dyrdek’s Street League in Glendale, AZ! For those of you that don’t know what Street League is all about…
“Street League Skateboarding has been created to reflect the power of true street skateboarding – arguably the most popular, evolved, and unique alternative to stick and ball sports. By assembling a roster of the world’s best professional street skateboarders, constructing courses that embody the characteristics of real skate spots, and creating real stakes through substantial prize money, Street League gives street skateboarding a proper forum for live competition for the first time ever.”
Chris Cole pulls a Maloof Hat Trick!! 3 time first place winner of the Maloof Money Cup. Check out the full results here: