Will Nyjah Huston reclaim the title at tonight’s 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown?
No doubt about it, Nyjah Huston has earned his place into the 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown. He qualified for tonight’s World Championship event not only on the strength of winning two Golden Tickets during the season, but also by finishing on top of the leaderboard with 280 season points, a solid 25-point lead on the next competitor.
But until the last moment, it was not clear whether the most winning skater in Street League Skateboarding history would be able to compete at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles tonight.
Because on September 6, Nyjah was out skating a handrail with his friends in the Los Angeles area when he suffered a heavy fall to the head. The 22-year-old from San Juan Capistrano had to be taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynnwood, where he was hospitalised with a concussion and head trauma, putting his Super Crown participation in limbo.
The good news is that he has now been cleared by his doctors to compete in the Super Crown. But in the aftermath of this head trauma, plus the hamstring injury sustained at the SLS Chicago tour stop only weeks ago, the question remains: Will Nyjah be able to face the season’s top seven skaters – including heavy hitters such as Dashawn Jordan, Louie Lopez, and Carlos Ribeiro – and reclaim the Super Crown Championship title tonight?
After all, Nyjah Huston has won more SLS competitions – a total of 19 wins, and counting – than any other rider on the circuit. He has won millions in price money and claimed the title of SLS World Champion three times (2010, 2012, and 2014). And after finishing in second place at the 2016 and 2015 Super Crown events, it’s safe to say that Nyjah wants that title back, whatever it takes.
We here at Monster Energy are crossing our fingers for Nyjah to be able to step on his board tonight and take back the Super Crown.
Stay tuned…And check out this 3D animation giving us a detailed look at the 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship course.