Bob Burnquist

Brazil flagBob Burnquist
Brazil
Ranking: 9
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DOB: 10/10/1976
Age: 40
Height: 6'2
Weight: 165
Sports: ,
Sponsors: Hurley, Oakley, Flip, Sambazon, Toyota, Chipotle, Nixon, Independent, Ricta, Skateboard.TV
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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 life time. 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, he has also been recognized by the mainstream sports community, including the ESPY nomination for Action Sports Person of the Year which was presented to him by his hero Michael Jordan.

Although Bob is 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 has 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 of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED fo Kids, featured in ESPN The Magazine and many of Skateboarding magazine covers.

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


History:
  • 2014 X Games Austin - SKB Big Air: Silver Medal
  • 2013 - Broke record for all time most X Games medals
  • 2013 X Games Los Angeles - Big Air: Bronze Medal
  • 2013 X Games Germany - Big Air: Gold Medal
  • 2013 X Games Spain - Big Air: Gold Medal
  • 2013 X Games Bazil - Big Air: Gold Medal
  • 2012 Dew Tour, Ocean City, MD - Mini Mega: 3rd
  • 2012 X Games Asia - Mini Mega: Silver Medal
  • 2012 Rio Vert Jam - Vert: 1st
  • 2011 Megaramp World Champion MRE - Ranked 1st
  • 2011 Dreamland Invitational - Megaramp: 1st
  • 2011 X Games Asia - Mini Mega: Silver Medal
  • 2010 - Landed the first 900 on the Mega Ramp
  • 2010 Maloof Money Cup - Vert/ Mini Mega Complex: Silver
  • 2010 X Games - Big Air/Megaramp Rail Jam: Gold Medal
  • 2010 Rio Vert Jam - Vert: Gold Medal
  • 2009 Maloof Money Cup - Vert: 3rd
  • 2009 Eco Cup Santa Rosa, Ca - Mini Mega: 2nd
  • 2008 WCS World Ranked - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 Dew Tour Overall Ranking - Vert: 3rd
  • 2008 Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - 3rd
  • 2008 Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 X Games - Big Air: Gold Medal
  • 2008 Dew Tour, Cleveland, OH - Vert: 4th
  • 2008 Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 3rd
  • 2008 X Games Brazil - Vert: Gold Medal
  • 2008 Rio Vert Jam - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Transworld Skate Vert/Mega Skater of the Year
  • 2007 Dew Tour Overall Ranking - Vert: 4th
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Cleveland, OH - Vert: 3rd
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 2nd
  • 2006 X Games - Big Air/Megaramp: Bronze Medal
  • 2006 X Games - Best Trick: Bronze Medal
  • 2006 X Games - Vert: Silver Medal
  • 2006 Dew Tour, Louisville, KY - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 Grand Canyon Mega Grind - Megaramp/B.A.S.E
  • 2005 Rio Skate Jam Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Vert: 1st
  • 2004 Triple Crown Finals, Huntington - Vert: 2nd
  • 2004 Latin X Games Rio de Janeiro - Vert: 1st
  • 2003 Oceanside Triple Crown Finals - Vert: 1st
  • 2003 Vans Triple Crown, Vert: 1st
  • 2003 X Games - Vert Doubles (with Bucky Lasek): Gold Medal
  • 2002 Crail World Cup - Vert: 2nd
  • 2002 Van's Triple Crown - Vert: 1st
  • 2002 X Games - Vert: Silver Medal, Vert Doubles: Silver Medal
  • 2002 Gravity Games - Vert: Silver Medal, Vert Best Trick: Gold Medal
  • 2002 Laureus World Sports Award - Alternative Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2002 Transworld Rider's Poll Awards - Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
  • 2002 Voted OP "King of Skate"
  • 2001 X Games - Vert: Gold Medal, Vert Best Trick: Bronze
  • 2001 Van's Triple Crown - Vert: 1st Place
  • 2001 Red Bull Skate Pro, Brazil - Vert: 1st
  • 2001 B3, Anaheim, CA - Vert: 2nd
  • 2001 Skate Pro of Tampa, FL - Vert: 3rd
  • 2001 Transworld Rider's Poll Awards - Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
  • 2001 NEA Awards, Munich, Germany - Best Skateboarder of the Yea
  • 2000 Van's Triple Crown - Vert: 1st, Best Trick: 1st
  • 2000 Slam City Jam, Vancouver, Canada - Vert: 1st, Vert Best Trick: 1st
  • 2000 B3, Louisville, KY - Vert: 1st
  • 2000 B3, Havasu, AZ - Vert: 1st
  • 1999 Gravity Games - Vert: Gold Medal
  • 1999 X Games - Vert Best Trick: Bronze Medal
  • 1999 Czech Republic Best Trick Contest: 1st
  • 1999 Germany Best Trick Contest: 1st
  • 1998 X Games - Vert Doubles: Bronze Medal
  • 1998 Grand Prix - Vert 1st
  • 1998 Van's Triple Crown - Vert: 1st
  • 1997 England Best Trick Contest: 1st
  • 1996 X Games - Vert: Bronze Medal
  • 1996 Grand Prix - Vert: 1st
  • 1995 Slam City Jam, Vancouver, Canada - Vert: 1st
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