2014 Street League Super Crown
Street League Super Crown World Champs
Street League's 2014 season came to a close Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. After a night of heated competition, the 2014 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship was won by none other than Nyjah Huston, who leaves New Jersey with a $200,000 check and the Super Crown trophy. What follows is a rundown of the finals.
Super Crown trophy
Coming into the high-stakes Super Crown event, the question on everyone's mind was: Will the undefeated Nyjah Huston win the contest and secure the first full season sweep in Street League history?
Rob Dyrdek, Chaz Ortiz
Street League creator Rob Dyrdek (left) went from hosting TV personality Larry King on his MTV show "Ridiculousness," to flying across the country to host Street League on the East Coast. Here, he chats with finalist Chaz Ortiz prior to the finals.
Backside tailslide en route to fourth place in the Super Crown Championships.
Street League skater Chris Cole did not qualify for the Super Crown Championships, but he was on hand to offer commentary and man the Fox Sports 1 Twitter feed throughout the competition.
Frontside blunt en route to third place in the Super Crown Championships.
The competition came down to the last round of Control Section attempts, after Ishod Wair cemented a lead with a frontside ollie transfer over the 10-foot quarterpipe channel gap. He was eventually surpassed by Torey Pudwill and Nyjah Huston.
Street League fans
For the past several years, the Street League Championships have descended on the Prudential Center in Newark, and now, fans of all ages eagerly anticipate the competition each August.
"Obviously I'm super stoked on this year, it was really ideal," Nyjah Huston said after claiming the win. "Having a straight sweep is something you cannot expect or set a goal for, but this season really just went well. I have been practicing a lot and added a lot of new tricks," he added, including this backside flip.
Cab flip for the win at the end of the night. "Rather than doing a trick to beat the score, the key is to do a trick you feel comfortable doing," said Huston. "I had landed the caballerial kickflip multiple times in practice and I knew that I could land it."
Switch flip tailslide en route to sixth place for P-Rod, who flew to the New York area to ring the opening bell for NASDAQ on Friday.
Backside smith en route to second place in the Super Crown Championships.
From left to right: Torey Pudwill (second place), Nyjah Huston (first place) and Ishod Wair (third place).
"It's also a little sad that the season is over, because I have so much fun skating these Street League events every time," said Huston. "I have been able to win on all the different courses they made all season, and there was some especially dangerous stuff out here tonight. It feels good to know that I can go out on a course and be able to adapt."