Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Canada flagPierre-Luc Gagnon
Canada
Ranking: 29
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
DOB: 05/02/1980
Age: 36
Height: 5' 10''
Weight: 165
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Pierre Luc Gagnon received his first skateboard at the age of 9. At the time, it just seemed like something fun to try, little did he know how far it would actually take him. Pierre's father opened the only skatepark in Montreal, which allowed him to ride everyday. In 1996 after having traveled all over Canada and the east coast of the US, he entered and won the Vans Warped Tour amateur contest. This earned him a spot in the amateur finals, which he won and thus began his professional skating career. After winning the 2002 X Games Vert and Vert Best Trick events, Pierre-Luc finished the year with a world ranking of 2nd place. His gold medal collection includes Tampa Pro, Globe World Championships and the Canadian Open, as well as back-to back wins at the 2005 Paris and Munich LG Action Sports World Tour stops. In 2005 Pierre won the X Games and the LG Action Sports World Championships. Pierre is one of only 15 skaters in the world who are talented enough to compete in Danny Way's Mega Ramp contest series. PLG is perhaps best known for his consistency and his ability to throw back to back flip tricks. When he is not skating, he spins music and lifts weight to stay in shape in Carlsbad, California.

 

 


History:
  • 2013 X Games Los Angeles - SKB Vert: 2nd
  • 2013 X Games Munich - SKB Vert: 2nd
  • 2012 X Games Los Angeles - SKB Vert: 1st
  • 2011 Kia Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Mini-Mega: 1st
  • 2011 Kia Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Vert: 6th
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour - Skate Vert Dew Cup Champion
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Las Vegas, NV - Vert: 2nd
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 2nd
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 3rd
  • 2010 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, CA - Overall: 1st
  • 2010 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, CA - Mini-Mega: 2nd
  • 2010 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, CA - Vert: 3rd
  • 2010 X Games 16, Los Angeles, CA - Best Trick: Gold
  • 2010 X Games 16, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Gold
  • 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Boston, MA - Vert: 1st
  • 2010 Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Vert: Gold
  • 2010 Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Mini-Mega: Gold
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 5th
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 4th
  • 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, King's Island, OH - Vert: 2nd
  • 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Chicago, IL - Vert: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 1st
  • 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Minneapolis, MN - Vert: 1st
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Boston, MA - Vert: 2nd
  • 2009 X Games 15, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2009 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, CA - Vert: 2nd
  • 2009 Alli Dew Tour, China - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships, Seattle, WA - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour Overall Standings 1st
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Tour, Cincinnati, OH - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 2nd
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 2nd
  • 2008 X Games 14, Los Angeles, CA - Big Air: 6th
  • 2008 X Games 14, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2008 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, Ca - Vert: 1wd
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 2nd
  • 2008 AST Dew Tour, China - Vert: 1st
  • 2008 Tampa Pro, Tampa, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 X Games, Dubai - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2007 Dew Tour Overall Standing - Vert: 3rd
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 2nd
  • 2007 T-Mobile Extreme Playground, Berlin, Germany - Vert: 3rd
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Action Sports World Tour, San Diego, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 X-Games Mexico, Mexico City - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Action Sports World Tour, Phoenix, AZ - Vert: 1st
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 2nd
  • 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Big Air: Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Cleveland, OH - Vert: 9th
  • 2007 Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 5th
  • 2007 Asian X Games, Shanghai - Vert: 6th
  • 2007 Tampa Pro, Tampa, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 5th
  • 2006 Action Sports US Vert Championship, San Diego, CA - Vert: 6th
  • 2006 Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 3rd
  • 2006 Dew Tour, Denver, CO - Vert: 5th
  • 2006 Dew Tour, Louisville, KY - Vert: 6th
  • 2006 Action Sports World Tour, Richmond, VA - Vert: 2nd
  • 2006 Globe Assault, Melbourne, Australia - Highest Air: 3rd, Best Trick: 1st
  • 2006 Tampa Pro - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 Dew Tour Overall: 2nd
  • 2005 Dew Tour, San Jose, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Championship, Manchester, England - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 LG Action Sports US Championship, Pomona, CA - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: Gold Medalist, Big Air: Silver Medalist, Best Trick: Bronze Medalist
  • 2005 Gravity Games, Vert: 4th, Best Trick: 2nd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour, Munich, Germany - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour, Paris, France - Vert: 1st
  • 2005 Globe World Cup - Vert: 2nd
  • 2004 West 49, Canadian World Cup - Best Trick Vert: 2nd
  • 2004 Tampa Pro, Vert: 1st
  • 2004 LG Action Sports Championship - Vert: 2nd
  • 2004 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Mega Ramp: Silver Medalist, Best Trick Vert: Silver Medalist, Vert: Silver Medalist
  • 2004 Gravity Games - Best Trick: 3rd, Vert: 3rd
  • 2003 Globe World Championship - Vert: 1st
  • 2003 Slam City Jam - Best Trick Vert: 1st
  • 2003 Canadian Open - Best Trick Vert: 1st, Vert: 1st
  • 2003 Vans Triple Crown - Vert: 2nd
  • 2003 Armageddon Cup - Vert: 3rd
  • 2003 Global X Games - Vert: 5th
  • 2003 X Games - Vert: 5th
  • 2002 X Games - Vert: Gold, Best Trick Vert: Gold Medalist
  • 2002 Gravity Games - Best Trick Vert: Gold, Vert: Silver Medalst
  • 2002 Canadian Open - Best Trick Vert: 1st, Vert: 1st
  • 2002 Globe World Championship - Vert: 1st
  • 2002 Slam City Jam - Best Trick Vert: 1st, Vert: 2nd
  • 2002 EXPN Invitational, Vert: 2nd
  • 2002 Tampa Pro - Vert: 2nd
  • 2000 X Games - Vert Doubles: Silver Medalist, Vert: Silver Medalist

Notable:

Skating Since: 1989

Turned Pro: 1996

Currently Resides: Encinitas, CA

Favorite Food: Steak and fries, sushi

Favorite Music: Kayne West - "Stronger"

Favorite Movie: Carlito's Way, Paid in Full, Borat, Snatch, Old school, The Anchorman

Favorite TV Show: The Wire

Favorite Rider: Danny Way

Favorite Trick: Whatever feels good

Favorite City: Montreal

Worst Injury: Broken arm twice, ended up with a metal plate and 6 screws

Activities Other Than Skating: Traveling, gym, movies, and partying

Knew he was going to make skating a career: I was in love with skating and was a natural transition... it just happened!

Career Highlight: 3 X Games Gold 2002 vert, 2002 best trick, and 2005 vert, 2nd overall in 2005 Dew Tour, 2005 LG Championship 1st place + 5 wins at LG stops that year

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