Monster Energy’s Nyjah Huston Takes 1st Place at the SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona

Monster Energy’s Nyjah Huston Takes 1st Place at the SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona

Winning felt great, it was a very close contest as always. I feel really strong and healthy this year and my body is doing good – so let’s keep it going – Nyjah Huston

Monster Energy’s Nyjah Huston took 1st place with a dominant performance against over 50 of the world’s best street skateboarders at the SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona. In front of a high-energy crowd at Skate Agora BDN plaza and viewers in 92 countries watching via live stream on ETN, the 22-year-old from Huntington Beach, California, won the contest for the second time and secured a Golden Ticket to the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship in September. What a way to start the season! The third international SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona had it all: Nine Club scores, newly minted SLS pros, and a head-to-head rivalry down to last attempts.

Now in its third year, the Barcelona Pro Open serves as the official international qualifier for the 2017 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB World Tour. Competitors from 12 countries battled it out on the California Skateparks-designed Skate Agora BDN course – available to local skaters year-round as a permanent SLS Certified Skate Plaza – for high stakes: The two highest-ranking non-SLS pros earned a spot on the tour, while SLS Pros took their best shots at earning Championship Points and a Golden Ticket to the finals in LA.

Coming in hot off last weekend’s win at the Red Bull Hart Lines contest in Detroit, Huston coasted through the Semi Finals with two flawless runs, facing heat from last year’s Pro Open winner, Shane O’Neill, and Brazil’s Felipe Gustavo. The competition kicked into high gear…

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