Jagger Eaton, from Phoenix, Arizona, took first place in the Men's Street League Skateboarding 2021 Super Crown World Championship. Eaton previously earned a bronze medal in the men's course division at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Eaton was added as a wildcard to the Lake Havasu Street League prelims and advanced to the finals in Jacksonville, Florida. The Street League Skateboarding Competition consists of a run where skaters must do as many tricks as possible within the time limit of 45 seconds. After the run segment, there are four best trick sections where skateboarders take turns attempting any single difficult trick. The scores the skaters receive is based on style, cleanliness, and consistency. The judges also may take points off if a skateboarder is repetitive and performs the same tricks. The judges score the skateboarders from one to ten.
Eaton started off the men’s division of the Street League Skateboarding 2021 Super Crown World Championship in Jacksonville with a whopping 9.6 run score, setting the bar quite high. Street League Skateboarding Commentator Geoff Rowley included, “The standard is going to the moon already.” Shortly after, Australian skateboarder Shane O'Neill fired a pristine run scoring a 9.5. After Eaton’s initial run of a 9.6, he opened to the trick section with a switch-footed backside noseblunt scoring a nine, setting two very solid scores. Starting off the second best trick attempt, Gustavo Ribeiro became competition as he did a bigger flip front board coming down the handrail. Riberio scored a 9.1, landing in second place just behind Eaton. In the third best trick attempt section, Nyjah Huston hung on to a transferred kickflip backside lipslide on the long rail, bumping himself into first place. Huston’s top spot was snatched back when Eaton sent a nollie full-cab to switch backsmith down the handrail, bumping Huston down, and moving Eaton back into first. Skateboarders such as Lucas Rabelo tried to pass Eaton on the last trick segment but hopelessly failed to match his score. When the competition was over, Eaton announced, “I came out here with the intention to win. That’s what I came out here for. It’s an accumulation of a lot of hard work.” Eaton said. “This is such a team win. I’m so beyond stoked. Thank you to everybody who’s helped me over the years. Thank you Street League Skateboarding for putting on such a great contest. “I’m pumped!” When the dust settled, Ribeiro from Portugal took third place, Lucas Rabelo from Brazil took second, and the American Eaton walked away with first place and the title of the Super Crown World Champion.