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Name: BOB BURNQUIST
Residence: Carlsbad, CA
Hometown: Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Birthdate: 10-10-76

Sponsors: Activision,Hurley,Oakley,Nixon,Ogio,Pro-Tec,Reflex Bearings,Ricta,The Familie,The Firm,Zoomamboo E-Ehop

Career Highlights
  • 1995 - 1st Place - Slam City Jam, Vert
  • 1996 - 1st Place - Grand Prix, Vert
  • 1996 - Bronze Medal - X Games, Vert
  • 1997 - 1st Place - England Best Trick Contest
  • 1997 - Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year
  • 1998 - 1st Place - Grand Prix, Vert
  • 1998 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Vert
  • 1998 - Bronze Medal - X Games, Vert Doubles
  • 1999 - 1st Place - Czech Republic Best Trick Contest
  • 1999 - 1st Place - Germany Best Trick Contest
  • 1999 - Bronze Medal - X Games, Vert Best Trick
  • 1999 - Gold Medal - Gravity Games, Vert
  • 1999 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: Reader's Choice Best Overall Skater
  • 1999 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
  • 2000 - 1st Place - B3, Havasu AZ, Vert
  • 2000 - 1st Place - B3, Louisville KY, Vert
  • 2000 - 1st Place - Slam City Jam, Vert & Vert Best Trick
  • 2000 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Ohio, Vert & Best Trick Vert
  • 2000 - Gold Medal - X Games, Vert Best Trick
  • 2000 - Silver Medal - Gravity Games, Vert
  • 2001 - 1st Place - Red Bull Skate Pro Brazil, Vert
  • 2001 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Vert
  • 2001 - 2nd Place - B3 Anaheim, Vert
  • 2001 - 3rd Place - Skate Pro of Tampa, Vert
  • 2001 - Bronze Medal - X Games, Vert Best Trick
  • 2001 - Gold Medal - Gravity Games, Vert Best Trick
  • 2001 - Gold Medal - X Games, Vert
  • 2001 - NEA Awards, Munich Germany: Best Skateboarder of the Year
  • 2001 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
  • 2001 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: WCS Award for Highest Points Vert
  • 2002 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Vert
  • 2002 - Alternative Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2002 - Laureus World of Sports Alternative Sports Person of the Year
  • 2002 - Silver Medal - Gravity Games, Vert
  • 2002 - Silver Medal - X Games, Skateboard Vert
  • 2002 - Silver Medal - X Games, Skateboard Vert Doubles (w/ Lasek)
  • 2002 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
  • 2002 - Voted OP "King of Skate"
  • 2003 1st place - Oceanside Triple Crown finals Vert
  • 2003 1st place - Oceanside Triple Crown finals Vert
  • 2003 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Vert
  • 2003 3rd Place Boost Mobile Pro, Skateboard Vert
  • 2003 6st Place - X Games Global Championships Vert
  • 2003 Gold Medal X Games, Vert Doubles (w/ Lasek)
  • 2004 2nd place Huntington Triple Crown Finals - Vert
  • 2004 - 3rd place Rio Skate Jam Brazil - Vert
  • 2004 3rd place T-mobile Ramps and Amps Vert
  • 2004 Silver medal Latin X Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Vert
  • 2005 1st place Rio Skate Jam Brazil - Vert
Bob Burnquist grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and began skateboarding at age 11. In 1995, he showed up at the Slam City Jam in Vancouver, BC and competed against every top skateboarder in the world. An unknown to most, he amazed everyone with his technicality and switch-stance lines, and ended up taking first place. And that's how the story begins.

Bob symbolizes motivation, progression and passion. Once a young lost soul, Bob has evolved into a remarkable human being and role model. He has accomplished more in the last few years than most people do in a lifetime. He has won almost every award and contest possible, leaving a legacy of versatility and style for generations to follow. He is not only respected by his peers, (Tony Hawk considers him one of the best skateboarders) he has also been recognized by the mainstream sports community, including an ESPY nomination for Action Sports Person of the Year and the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award for Alternative Sports Person of the year which was presented to him by his hero Michael Jordan.

Bob specializes in skating switch-stance (backwards), skating vert switch as well as, or better than, most pros wish they could forward. He recently astounded the skate community by completing the loop switch at the SPOT in Tampa, FL. In 2002 Bob proved his untouchable skills when he was crowned the OP "King Of Skate"; skating switch-stance in the loop with the top removed. You have to see it to truly appreciate it.

Although Bob is now recognized around the globe as a leader for skateboarding's progression, he has not forgotten his roots and is a role model for other Brazilian skaters. He has brought notoriety to the country, and opened the gates for other gifted Brazilian skateboarders. He has appeared on Fox's "Best Damn Sports Show"; played a main role in MVP 2, is a playable character in Tony Hawk Pro Skater and X Games Skateboarding video games. Bob has graced the cover for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED For Kids, featured in ESPN The Magazine and many of Skateboarding magazine covers. Bob recently was featured in the "Got Milk?" Mustache campaign and endorses large corporate companies such as Activision, Oakley and Lego.

Since Bob moved to California, he has purchased a home in Vista, CA and added his own backyard skate pool and ramp. In 2000 Bob became a father when his girlfriend, fellow professional skater Jen O'Brien, gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Lotus.

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