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Palmer Gets 3rd at Dew Tour

Amongst the best park skaters in the world, in the first Olympic qualifier ever for skateboarding, Keegan Palmer made the podium in 3rd place. Skaters came from all over the world to try and compete and get valuable qualifying points for 2020. Based on world rank, Keegan advanced straight to semi-finals where he put down a perfect first run to get a score high enough to advance him to 7th place. In finals, he faced the heaviest hitters in the world and came out swinging right out of the gates with a 75 point ride. That garnered him a score high enough to hold on to second place for most the contest. In the end he was edged out but stayed on the podium at 3rd.

Christian Vera Inks Podcast Deal

Christian Vera has signed a deal to host her own podcast on the BLEAV Network. BLEAV is a network of podcasters that originally started in sports and has since branched out to cover all lifestyle topics. Christian will begin recording her show this summer and it will mirror the content she typically covers on a day-to-day basis for ABC’s “Right This Minute.”

Kerley Bronze’s X Games China

Chad Kerley rode a super tech run in Shanghai and brought home another piece of hardware to add to his collection. In the end Chad wound up with a bronze medal chasing Garrett Reynolds. Chad’s run of tech manuals, bar spins and fakie tricks were signature CK.

Congrats Chad!

Raiford and Barboza Book National

Broc Raiford and Jarren Barboza were both tapped to shoot a new campaign for a sports retailer. Set to shoot in Orlando, the spot will air in summer and will feature both riding BMX.

Congrats Broc and Jarren!

Mancino For Nissan

Roberta Mancino recently starred and did stunts for the new national Nissan Leaf campaign. Produced by TBWA/Chiat Day for Nissan USA, the commercial features Roberta flying her wingsuit through downtown SF as well as driving the all-new electric Leaf.

To see the spot you can go HERE.

Blanco Books Two Nationals

Tia Blanco was tapped for not one, but two, national spots this week. Details to be revealed later but one was for a car company and the other a large multinational company. Tia was picked by long time stunt coordinator Sean Graham (who happened to also work on the car commercial Roberta Mancino did the week prior) for both gigs.

Both spots involve surfing and will be out summer 2019.

Beyond Meat IPO

Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND) launched its IPO today with shares surging 135% on opening. As early partners, Tia Blanco and RPRT, were lucky enough to be involved in this wild ride. Not showing signs of slowing down with growth over 200% a year, Beyond Meat is a revolution in how people perceive and eat protein.

Big Congrats to the team at Beyond Meat and Tia Blanco!

Jeb Corliss on Real Sports

Jeb Corliss makes another cameo tonight on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Jeb joined the show to talk about the perils and thrills of being an action sports filmer/photographer. The piece examines the dangers shooters face when shooting athletes in extreme environments. You can watch the show tonight or on-demand.

RPRT Brings “Unbreakable” to LA for Premiere 6/11

RPRT has been brought on by Seattle Sounders legend Steve Zakuani, and his producing partner Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price, to produce an LA premiere of their documentary film “Unbreakable.” The film will be shown on June 11th at the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood and will be followed by a Q+A (hosted by RPRT’s Christian Vera) and VIP party sponsored by TCL USA.

The film documents Steve’s meteoric rise to stardom in the MLS and his game time accident which was called the worst in MLS history. The story is about overcoming adversity and Steve’s personal story and how he dealt with his career being cut short at the young age of 26.

Keegan Wins Vans Park Series Oceania Championships

Keegan Palmer is the Vans Park Series Oceania Champ for the second year in a row. Winning the first stop of the regional championships guarantees Keegan a spot in the World Championships Final no matter how he does at the other stops in the series.

Great work Keegan.