Street League champ and X Games Los Angeles 2012 bronze medalist Nyjah Huston came up on another sizable piece of competitive cash on Sunday, winning the $20,000 first-place check at West 49's Take the Cake.
Held at Canada's Wonderland theme park, located just outside Toronto, the contest pitted Huston's seemingly unstoppable momentum against a handful of fellow Street Leaguers -- such as Chris Cole and Sierra Fellers -- and many of Canada's finest, including Micky Papa, Matt Berger and the Decenzo brothers.
Advancing with the highest scores from qualifying rounds, top amateur Papa and top pro Manny Santiago each won a custom Nixon watch and a golden ticket to join a dozen riders in the finals on a custom one-off course of intimidating proportions.
"It's not the smallest course I've ever seen," Fellers said before the competition, referring to the massive gap-to-rail and stair-set hits that offered no room for warmup.
The layout didn't phase Papa one bit, however, as the Plan B and DC sponsored crowd favorite held his own against arguably the best competitive skateboarder on the planet right now. Right behind Huston, Papa finished in second. Canadians Berger and Ryan and Scott Decenzo rounded out the top five, in that order.
Huston's win comes on the heels of his August 26 performance at the final event of this year's Street League series in New Jersey, where the 17-year-old won the winner-takes-all 2012 Street League Championship. His take-home included $200,000 in cash, a diamond-encrusted Nixon watch and matching ring set valued at $100,000, and a metallic orange Chevy Sonic.
West 49's Take the Cake results:
1. Nyjah Huston
2. Micky Papa
3. Matt Berger
4. Ryan Decenzo
5. Scott Decenzo