Monster Energy’s Nyjah Huston wins street skateboarding competition at CPH Open 2022
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (PRWEB)
June 20, 2022
Europe’s most legendary skate contest is back! Monster Energy Congratulates Team Driver Nyjah Huston winning first place in the street skateboarding competition at the 2022 CPH Open in Copenhagen, Denmark this weekend. In the official competition inside the Royal Copenhagen Skatepark, the 27-year-old from Laguna Beach, California took first place among the A-list pros.
From June 16 to 19, the popular skateboarding event attracted hundreds of professional skateboarders from around the world to the Danish capital. In a festival atmosphere, CPH Open showcased top-notch skateboarding in cash-for-tricks competitions all over the city. Massive crowds witnessed some of the best skateboarding on the planet, complemented by concerts and art exhibits with a wild energy that is unique to CPH Open.
Launched in 2007, the CPH Open ranks among the most legendary and authentic skateboarding events, alongside Tampa Pro in the United States. A true ‘skateboard contest’, the event celebrates creativity and the art of living at the heart of skateboarding, alongside the art and culture of movement. After a brief hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the CPH Open came back stronger than ever in 2021 and all the stars were out for its 2022 edition.
The official street competition inside the Copenhagen Skatepark featured a roster of top pros from around the world. The wooden technical street course provided plenty of opportunities to show off your creativity and technique.
Creative and technical happen to be Huston’s business card! In his last run, the American street skater pulled off technical tricks such as nollie heelflip varial, switch frontside kickflip and Caballerial kickflip the kicker, nollie frontside heelflip lipslide, switch heelflip and switch frontside heelflip the gap to flat, huge frontside bigspin fakie the hip , half Cab twisted revert, half Cab kickflip noseslide, and switch heelflip frontside 5-0 the Hubba for the win.
At the Best Trick event presented by Independent Trucks on a rail-in-bank obstacle, Huston also ended the contest and scored a few hundred dollars by landing a noseblunt rear slide, a nollie heel rear lip slide, a Smith grind back kickflip and a huge frontside flip into the bank.
What else happened during the CPH Open 2022? Tons of skateboarding and hijinks! Here are some of the Monster Energy team’s actions from Copenhagen:
For the official opening event, skaters tackled a series of street obstacles on The Red Plaza. The crowd witnessed tricks such as the return of Huston’s half-cabin crooks and the backside nosegrind to 180 heelflip on the ledge of the shoebox, as well as the fakie kickflip in the quarter pipe and the twisted kickflip by- above the hip. French team rider Aurelien Giraud de Lyon landed a hardflip return on the hip. Crowd favorite and former CPH Pro MVP Ishod Waire posted a perfect kickflip and a nollie heelflip from the bridge into the quarter pipe.
On day two of the 2022 CPH Open, crowds headed to the city’s concrete pool for the Rune’s Bowl event. Brought to you by Team Monster Energy rider and skateboarding icon Glifberg Rune, the event included a Best Trick on Rail and Bowl session in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Danish green skating legend Nicky Guerrero graced the contest with iconic inverts and Madonnas in flowing style. Japanese rider and new pro Granny Tezuka drop eggplant in the deep end, quick five-o tailslide and frontside tunes. Next rookie Liam Pace has turned a twisted fakie into a cabin disaster along with a huge nose and body pot Indy 540. Aussie rookie Kieran Woolley had the crowd on their feet with rare tricks like a frontside Indy reverse varial reverse kickflip, a frontside 5-0 to fakie and a massive frontside air above the hip. When the dust settled, Woolley was declared the winner of the event.
Later in the day, the action moved to the outskirts of town for the prison court session at the former penitentiary known as Vridsløselille Prison. In the jam-packed prison yard, skaters navigated a wooden street course flanked by construction equipment as obstacles. Monster Energy’s Giraud went big through 360 flip and backside 360 kickflip off the long kicker.
On the final day of the CPH Open 2022, it was time for skaters from 16 countries to shine in the Fælledparken Open Qualifier contest. This made it possible to participate in the professional event at the Royal Copenhagen Skatepark as the official final of the whole festival, which Nyjah Huston closed.
With so much non-stop action, CPH Open once again cemented its reputation as the “Champagne of Skateboarding”. Congratulations to the Copenhagen Open team in Denmark for another historic event!
To learn more about Nyjah Huston, Kieran Woolley, Aurelien Giraud, Ishod Waire, Glifberg Runeand the visit of the Monster Energy Skateboard Team http://www.monsterenergy.com. Follow Monster Energy on Youtube, Facebook, instagram, Twitter and ICT Tac for exclusive updates as the action sports season continues.
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