Skateboard Park came to Nitro World Games in 2018 and made an immediate impact in the action sports competition scene. Not only did it add another tentpole event to the overall schedule, it also marked the first time a women’s division competed at Nitro World Games.
In the women’s division, Lizzie Armanto took home the top prize, with Kisa Nakamura earning second and Sakura Yosozumi in third. In the men’s division, Alex Sorgente won it all, with Ben Hatchell and Cory Juneau rounding out the podium.
Also for the first time, one competitor in each division won their spot through a competition of up-and-coming skate talent. Huge congrats to Kody Kody Tamanaha and Liam Pace, the first two winners of Nitro World Games Unlocked: Skate Park.
Skate Vert is one of the most intense freestyle sports, with a high degree of difficulty and wall to wall excitement throughout. So when Nitro World Games welcomed the discipline in 2018, it felt like a no-brainer.
When the dust settled, Moto Shibata edged out a stacked field, with Elliot Sloan and Jono Schwan also making the podium. In a noteworthy result, Tate Carew, the first-ever winner of Nitro World Games Unlocked: Skate Vert, finished in sixth. Unlocked is a competition where up-and-comers compete for a spot in the semifinal, so to finish sixth overall was a huge accomplishment for the young athlete.
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Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology, and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut.