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Eric Koston is Now the Team Captain of USA Skateboarding

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Eric Koston, one of the sport’s most prolific and celebrated skateboarders and one of The Berrics‘ founders, is the new team Captain tasked to lead Team USA to victory in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

USA Skateboarding, the National Governing Body for Skateboarding in the United States announced their decision to make Koston the new team captain last week.

Koston was hand-selected by industry maverick and newly appointed USA Skateboarding CEO Johnny Schillereff.

USA Skateboarding, our athletes, and our country deserve a leader of tremendous skill, integrity, and accomplishment...Eric is a great role model and mentor for our team with both real-world experience in winning and a passion for helping our skaters excel. There is no one better suited to lead our team to victory both on and off their skateboards. I’m grateful to have Eric by my side for this incredible journey.”

Johnny Schillereff
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Gustavo Ribeiro, Rayssa Leal Earn Their First 2022 SLS Super Crown Titles

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Gustavo Ribeiro and Rayssa Leal won the 2022 SLS Super Crown Championships held in November 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This is Leal’s first-ever Super Crown Title and she swept all the previous qualifying stops in this series.

With an overall score of 21.1, she beat Japanese skateboarders Funa Nakayama and Momiji Nishiya who placed second and third respectively.

Nakayama was not able to land in the top four of the previous stops but she was able to make it to the finals through the Last Chance Qualifiers where she took the top spot.

This is also Ribeiro’s first Super Crown Title. He previously won the Las Vegas leg and placed third in the first two stops.

Ribeiro had an overall score of 26.9–a close fight with Vincent Milou (26.6) who came in at second place and Chris Joslin (26.2) who placed third in the finals.

Watch the broadcast of the 2022 Super Crown Championships below.

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SLS Announces 2022 Super Crown Contenders

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With a few days to go for the SLS Super Crown Championships, Street League Skateboarding announced the top four for the men’s and women’s divisions who are assured of their slots in the finals.

In the men’s division, Gustavo Ribeiro, Vincent Milou, Chris Joslin, and Yuto Horigome made it into the top four. Horigome won the first two competitions but was not able to participate in the Las Vegas leg. Ribeiro won the Las Vegas stop and was able to move up the ranks.

It is no surprise that Rayssa Leal is in the top four in the women’s division as she won all the previous SLS in this series. Joining her are Pamela Rosa, Yumeka Oda, and Momiji Nishiya.

A total of eight contenders for each division will compete in the finals. The other participants will fight it out in the Last Chance Qualifier for the remaining four Super Crown Finals slots.

The 2022 SLS Super Crown will take place at Arena Carioca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 5-6. Tickets are available here.

Go to this page for details on how to watch the 2022 SLS Super Crown Championships.

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