|(Posted 10/9/2002) |
(Provided by Vans)
SEAHOLM CLAIMS VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SKATEBOARDING OVERALL TITLE AT THE
XBOX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SKATEBOARDING IN OCEANSIDE
16-Year-Old from Anaheim Takes Home Keys to Ford Ranger FX4, while
Burnquist Puts on Show in Vert Sunday at the $300,000
Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding
Oceanside, CA (October 6, 2002) ? The Xbox World Championships of
Skateboarding concluded on Sunday with sixteen-year old Anaheim native
Austen Seaholm taking home the keys to a Ford Ranger FX4 as the 2002 Vans
Triple Crown of Skateboarding Champion. Seaholm followed up his 10th place
finish at the Slam City Jam in Vancouver in May and win at the Mountain Dew
Nationals in Cleveland in June with a third place finish in the Street on
Saturday. In addition to the Ford Ranger FX4, Seaholm won $17,500
including Best Trick in Street on Sunday with a frontside flip to late 180.
In his first year as a pro, Seaholm won the Vans Amateur World
Championships just this past February.
In the day's highlight event, several thousand witnessed an unconscious Bob
Burnquist pull off a crazy final run on the mammoth Triple Crown Vert ramp
to hold off San Diego native Andy Macdonald and Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD)
and claim his second straight Vert title at the Xbox World's.
Anthony Furlong took the Vert overall points award and a check for $10,000,
edging out Pierre Luc Gagnon.
Men's Vert: Bob Burnquist, Andy Macdonald, and Bucky Lasek in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Young Guns Men's Bowl: Omar Hassan, Chris Gentry, and Brian Patch in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Ladies Bowl Jam: Cara-Beth Burnside, Jen O'Brien, and Jessica Starkweather in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
The Xbox World Championships of Skate coincided with the Vans BMX
Championships to bring the world's best skaters and BMX riders to Southern
California. For those who couldn't make it out this weekend, the Xbox
World Championships of Skateboarding will air on NBC Sports on Saturday,
December 21 at 3:00 pm EST and the Vans BMX Championships will air on FOX
Sports Net this fall.
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