Get ready to see skateboarding’s top pros and ams vie for their piece of $85,000 as the 6th Annual Downtown Showdown presented by Rockstar Energy Drink invades Paramount Studios’ Back Lot this Saturday, October 2. The top teams in skateboarding including Girl, Zero, Toy Machine, Foundation, Black Label, Blind, Element and Powell Peralta submitted plans for obstacles and Vans has picked the best of the lot.

Black Label, Girl, Zero and Foundation’s designs have been chosen and custom built as part of this year’s Showdown course. Each team will session the four unique obstacles in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, top am and best performance by obstacle.

Expected riders include: Brian Anderson, Tony Trujillo, Frank Gerwer, Rick Howard, Vincent Alvarez, Chris Pfanner, Chris Cole, Garrett Hill, Tommy Sandoval, Jamie Tancowny, Ben Hatchell, Leo Romero, Billy Marks, Johnny Layton, Matt Bennett, Daniel Lutheran, Collin Provost, Nick Merlino, Elijah Berle, Marquis Preston, Taylor Smith, Abdias Rivera, Adam Alfaro, Chris Troy, Omar Hassan, Peter Raffin, Tyler Mumma, Ronnie Creager, Jake Duncombe, Kevin Romar, Sean Sheffey, Chad Tim Tim, Levi Brown, Nick Garcia, Boo Johnson, Jordan Hoffart, Chad Bartie, Josh Hawkins and more.

Those that can’t make it to this year’s Showdown can catch a live webcast of the entire event at, Saturday, October 2 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Viewers will also have a chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes from Vans and the board companies participating in this year’s contest.


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