2021 USA Skateboarding National Championships Presented By Toyota

May 11, 2021

2021 USA Skateboarding National Championships Presented By Toyota

 

 

The USA Skateboarding National Championships presented by Toyota Celebrated Olympic Hopefuls Alongside New Talent Hosted by The Berrics and CA Training Facility
From Virtual Qualifying to First In-Person Competition in More Than a Year, USA Skateboarding Kicks Off 2021 Olympic Qualifying Season

 

Vista, Calif. (May 11, 2021) — Together with Toyota, The Berrics, and CA Training Facility, USA Skateboarding - the governing body for skateboarding in the United States - created a new contest format combining both video submissions and an in-person finals round. USA Skateboarding developed a virtual national championships event format to allow skateboarders to earn Olympic Qualifying points at the national championships while minimizing the risks of hosting an event and gathering in large groups during the pandemic. The National Championships were open to all athletes who met the eligibility requirements of USA Skateboarding competing in Men’s and Women’s Park and Men’s and Women’s Street.

“Our Covid-19 Mitigation Plan gave us a level of comfort that we could deliver on our number one priority with the national championships – keeping our athletes and staff safe while hosting four Olympic Qualifying points-earning events in two separate venues,” said Josh Friedberg, USA Skateboarding, CEO. “The outcome went well beyond our expectations – it was heartwarming to see everyone together again for the first time since November of 2019 and the skateboarding was incredible. Huge congrats to our repeat Street National Champions Mariah Duran and Dashawn Jordan, and our new Park National Champions Minna Stess and Jagger Eaton.”

USA Skateboarding national team member and National Street Champion, Dashawn Jordan: "When USA Skateboarding announced the finals were in person, I was stoked knowing I was going to be able to interact and vibe with other skaters in a contest environment again. It had been too long, and when you got dope energy around you while competing, it makes it that much better. My mindset heading into these next three qualifying contests is to skate my hardest and have fun because no matter the result, I can't get mad knowing I gave it my all."

National Championships Results:

Men’s Park

Best Run         

Men’s Street

Top 4 Scores Total

1. Jagger Eaton

75.52

1. Dashawn Jordan   

306.41

2. Tristan Rennie    

72.60

2. Jake Ilardi

279.15

3. Tate Carew

70.29

3. Chris Joslin

253.75

4. Liam Pace

64.10

4. Mike Piwowar

214.04

5. Raphael Ueda

61.54

5. Chris Pierre

186.03

6. Kevin Kowalski

57.72

6. Becker Dunn

171.73

7. Josh Dirksen

47.76

7. Tyler Peterson

105.81

Women’s Park

Best Run     

Women’s Street

Top 4 Scores Total

1. Minna Stess

59.02

1. Mariah Duran

190.74

2. Jordan Santana

57.62

2. Poe Pinson

99.69

3. Bryce Wettstein

53.85

3. Samarria Brevard  

98.79

4. Jordyn Barratt

46.61

4. Meagan Guy

59.08

5. Grace Marhoefer   

44.70

5. Paige Heyn

55.13

6. Nicole Hause

41.68

6. Celina Meehan

43.47

7. Kody Tamanaha

41.48

7. Jordan Pascale

25.65

8. Ruby Lilley

40.52

8. Jamie Kutcher

5.4

Skateboarders currently have the opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics based on their two best results in World Skate sanctioned events during the first qualifying season (ended September 30, 2019) combined with their three best results during the second qualifying season ending June 30, 2021. There- fore, the National Championships were one of only two opportunities for American Olympic Park Skateboarding hopefuls to compete this year before the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

USA Skateboarding will host the Junior and Adaptive National Championships this coming fall.

*** All in-person event participants and non-participant attendees were required to follow USOPC recommended COVID-19 protocols.