Chris Cole beat out Nyjah Huston and Paul Rodriguez, but all the skaters ripped up Newark's Prudential Center. All photos by Andrew O'Reilly.
Nike’s Street League skateboard Super Crown Finals made its way to Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, where Chris Cole took the top prize by ousting 18-year-old wunderkind Nyjah Huston and superstar Paul Rodriguez to claim the $200,000 purse.
While Cole may have been the star attraction after landing tricks such as a kickflip backside noseblunt-slide, fakie ollie frontside bluntslide, and a backside 270 to noseblunt-slide (confused yet?), Latinos like Rodriguez and Brazil’s Luan Oliveira held their own and gave the crowd inside the Prudential Center a show worth the ticket price.
Rodriguez, who sat down with Fox News Latino for an interview last week, went big during the contest with tricks such as a switch flip backside lipslide and a nollie 270 to switch backside lipslide. Unfortunately for the native Angelino he bailed on his last attempt, when he tried a switch kickflip backside tailslide, and gave Cole the top spot.
Check out above some photos from the event.