Skateboarding’s Top Competition to Rock the Garden State

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(DGIwire) – Love skateboarding? Circle Sunday, August 28, 2016 on the calendar! The 2016 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour returns to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey that day. Get ready to witness a full roster of the best skateboarders in the world competing to advance to street skateboarding’s official world championship as sanctioned by the sl: the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, this year being held in skateboarding’s hometown of Los Angeles on October 2.

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.22.21 AMHeading the Season leaderboard as top 10 leading into the contest in Newark, NJ are Shane O’Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Nyjah Huston, Tom Asta, Luan Oliveira, Cody McEntire, Ryan Decenzo, Ishod Wair, Chris Joslin, Evan Smith (and Manny Santiago as a slaying crowd favorite!) With only six exclusive spots left in the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, the pros will have to give it their all in Newark in order to advance to the Season finale.

There’s plenty of drama to look for on the 28th. As the most winning pro ever, Nyjah Huston is still in his longest streak without a SLS win—will he break his streak in New Jersey? After five seasons, Tom Asta is now putting in the best performances of his SLS career—will he take his hot streak to the next level with a New Jersey win, a career first on his home turf? Luan Oliviera, the 2014 People’s Champ, is off to a cooler start for 2016—will he top the podium for a second time at the Prudential Center? Plus, several SLS Pros currently sit on the bubble where a top performance in Newark could help them squeak into the final spots for the World Championship—if they can bring the consistency and the right trick selection, they have a real shot at advancing.

SLS is the first-ever professional league for street skateboarding. SLS features 29 of the world’s most exciting skateboarders competing in an easy-to-follow, instant scoring format on one-of-a-kind concrete skate plazas around the world, all for the largest prize purse in skateboarding history. Each Season, the elite SLS Pros compete for valuable points to advance to the Top Eight that will compete for the title of Champion.

Can’t make it to Newark on the 28th? No problem—U.S. fans can watch on FOX Sports 1 and customers of participating cable and satellite TV providers may access the live stream through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. International fans can watch each event webcasted live exclusively on StreetLeague.com.

The SLS Nike SB World Tour in Newark goes down live on August 28 with the Prelims starting at 1:25pm ET and the Final at 5:00pm ET. Get ready for an epic weekend of street skateboarding madness!

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