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Yuto Horigome, Rayssa Leal are the 2022 SLS Jacksonville Winners

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Olympic Gold Medalist Yuto Horigome won the Jacksonville, Florida leg of the Men’s Street League Skateboarding Tour 2022.

Coming in at 2nd place was Sora Shirai who qualified for the SLS Tour by winning the Pre-Season Tour Qualifiers earlier this year. Gustavo Ribeiro finished third in the competition.

Former SLS Super Crown Champion Nyjah Huston ranked first in the prelims but only finished fifth in the finals.

A total of 25 male skaters competed in this event with the top eight advancing to the SLS Jacksonville finals.

Rayssa Leal came in strong in the prelims placing first and eventually won the 2022 Women’s SLS Jacksonville stop.

Yumeka Oda was a consistent 2nd placer in the prelims and finals. The 2021 Women’s Super Crown Champion Pamela Rosa placed 3rd in the finals.

Who are the participants for the 2022 SLS Tour? The Championship Roster can be found here.

The next stop of the 2022 SLS Tour will be in Seattle, WA on August 13-14 and the third leg of the tour will be in Las Vegas, NV on October 8-9.

The top four skaters based on the cumulative tour points of the three stops will automatically qualify for the SLS Super Crown Championship. The rest of the competitors will battle it out for the other four slots in the Championship Finals.

The Super Crown will be held on November 5-6 at the Arena Carloca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Watch the full broadcast of the SLS Jacksonville Finals for Women’s and Men’s below.

You can watch the live broadcast of the next stops via ESPN+ for US Audience; MCS Extreme for France, Belgium, and Luxemburg audiences; and YouTube for the rest. Go here for more details. If you want to watch the next stop in person, you can buy the tickets here.

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Watch the Tampa Am Highlights Here

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Here is what went down during the semis and finals of Tampa Am.

Daiki Ikeda from Tokyo, Japan won the 2022 Tampa Am. He is the younger brother of Daisuke who also won Tampa Am back in 2018.

Now in its 28th year, Tampa Am is considered a gateway into professional skateboarding. Many previous Tampa Am winners like Nyjah Huston, Felipe Gustavo, Ryan Decenzo, and Luan Oliveira are now professional skateboarders.

Aside from the main street skating contest, there were also side events such as the Concrete Jam bowl contest and the Independent Best Trick session. Tampa Am also featured concerts and art exhibits to celebrate the full diversity of skateboarding culture.

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Watch Battle 1 of the Queen of MACBA 2

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It’s Rooz Zwetsloot vs. Giovana Dias in the first Queen of MACBA 2 Battle.

Queen of Macba is a game of SKATE where anything in the plaza count (ledge, stairs etc…). It’s one attempt each until the word MACBA is spelled out. Spots must be alternated when in command, so you can’t pick the same spot two times in a row. The defence has 2 tries and 3 tries on the last letter. The picnic table must be used one time in the game.

Roos Zwetsloot won this battle. Watch out for more Queen of MACBA battles here.

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Daiki Ikeda Wins Tampa Am 2022

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Japanese Skateboarder Daiki Ikeda was hailed as the winner in the 2022 Tampa Am at the Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, Florida on November 13.

The 16-year-old skateboarder from Tokyo previously won two of the four stops of the Damn Am Series, the qualifying contest for Tampa Am.

Ginwoo Onodera from Yokohoma, Japan and Lazer Crawford of Glendale, Arizona joined him at the podium for second and third place respectively.

Here is Daiki’s winning run for the 28th Annual Tampa Am.

The winners for the minor events are as follows.

  • Mob G for Effort – Wesley Box
  • Skater XL Trick of the Weekend – Raimu Sasaki
  • Zumiez Destroyer – Cordano Russel
  • Independent Best Trick – JhanCarlos Gonzalez
  • Madness Concrete Jam – Nick Papa
  • Welcome to Town Bowl Jam – Logan Mozey

Watch the Tampa Am 2022 Finals below.

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