Paul Rodriguez has pulled off what seemed impossible weeks ago and beaten Nyjah Huston at Street League Portland.
In the first stop back since injury, Huston was looking a little fragile and was eliminated at the earliest point he has been this season. Who knows if the ribs were still niggling, but Luan Oliveira handed him the defeat with a super impressive stop overall.
Australian Shane O’Neill, who is having a quieter season this year, came in 5th but he managed a 9.9 for his switch 360 double flip down the drop. This ties him with the highest score ever in SLS history and sets him up for a neat bonus at the end of the season unless someone can pull out a 10. I don’t even know what that would look like.
It came down to Chris Cole and P-Rod in the impact section. Cole was in top spot but P-Rod dropped a switch frontside bigspin heelflip for an 8.8. That scored him $100,000 prize money for the day and proved that Nyjah is beatable in this arena.
Check a post comp interview with P-Rod above and some photos below. For more shots, hit the SLS Facebook page.
Photos: Bryce Kanights Photography