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Qualifying Street and Vert, awesome.

In preliminary skateboard action, the Men’s Street League Prelims gave a total of 21 skaters a chance to secure one of the coveted final eight positions for Saturday’s final event. In a field of veteran superstars like Eric Kosten and Ryan Sheckler, once again it was the dominance of Nyjah Huston who earned top honors in the qualifying round. Paul Rodriguez and Luan Oliveira took second and third respectively, with yesterday’s Street League SLS Series winner, Ryan Decenzo sneaking in the final, eighth position.
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On the vert ramp Pierre Luc-Gagnon showed the crowd why he is an eight-time X Games gold medalist by qualifying first with a technically impressive performance. Meanwhile, Bucky Lasek who is looking for his fourth gold of the year on the vert ramp qualified in second. Thirteen-year-old Tom Shaar who silvered in Thursday’s Big Air snuck in to the finals as well on his last and final qualifying run.
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