Sean Malto is making his first appearance on the Tour tomorrow at Stop Two: New Jersey after missing most of this year and all of 2014 with ankle injuries. Malto last skated a full SLS tour in 2013, where he finished in 5th place. That year he had an average trick score of 7.5 and his highest scored trick was a 9.5.
In 2013 he broke a truck on a hubba at the stop in Kansas City and later that year broke his ankle. After having surgery, he made a comeback and skated a few contests before deciding to have an arthroscopic procedure on his ankle to help it heal and aid in his recovery.
Now he’s fully healthy and the fans are stoked for his return.
As an added treat for the fans both tuning in and attending they’ll get to see a majority the SLS Pros skate tomorrow. Everyone except Torey Pudwill will be there, with the technically-sound Youness Amrani stepping in as an alternate.
Going into tomorrow’s action all eyes will be watching Nyjah Huston and the man currently ahead of him, Luan Oliveira. Oliveira won Tampa Pro. Huston won the Barcelona Pro Open and Oliveira won the last stop in LA, which was his first Street League win ever.
Kelvin Hoefler is the 2015 top-performing rookie and he’s currently in 4th place and showing no signs of fading away. In LA he finished 6th but recently won the Dew Tour, so expecting him to come in skating like he could win it all.
Newcomer Evan Smith, aka Mr. Alley Oop Backside 360, is the reason every course since the Barcelona Pro Open has had a quarter pipe wall, and no one has complained about it because they’ve been too busy enjoying the action. Currently in 5th place he’s in a prime position to make it to the Super Crown as long as he keeps his high-flying, high-energy repertoire going in New Jersey.
Cody McEntire’s been on a tear since getting promoted into the league from the Barcelona Pro Open. His best result was finishing in 4th in Los Angeles. He’s in 6th place due to some solid skating. He finished 8th in Tampa and 10th in Barcelona.
Felipe Gustavo is the fourth new addition to the tour this year. He qualified for Street League at the Tampa Pro. He’s in 12th and could move up in the standings and possibly make the Super Crown on October 4th in Chicago, with a third place finish or better.
Watch all of the Stop Two: New Jersey excitement unfold tomorrow, August 23rd, live on FS1, FOX Sports Go, and street league.com.
2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey Schedule:
Sunday, Aug. 23
1:00 p.m. ET (LIVE) Semifinals WEBCAST
4:30 p.m. ET (LIVE) Finals on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO
6:35 p.m. ET (LIVE) Diamond Supply Co. Presents #DIAMOND Best Trick WEBCAST