AP Sports Writer
VISTA (AP) — Three-time world champion Nyjah Huston of Laguna Beach tops the 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team heading into the sport's Olympic debut in Tokyo next summer.
The 24-year-old Huston is considered the gold medal favorite in men's street.
Skaters named to the national team Sunday will receive support from USA Skateboarding but still have to earn an Olympic berth through various qualifying contests.
Huston is coming off a victory in the world championships last month in Sao Paulo.
"Without a doubt, winning the world championship and finishing on top of the world skateboard rankings in September cemented him as the leader in Olympic qualifying, not just in the United States but in the world right now," USA Skateboarding CEO Josh Friedberg