Sven Boekhorst

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United States of America
Ranking: 10
Hometown: Den Bosch, Holland
Age: 37
Height: 5' 9''
Weight: 145
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Sponsors: Red Bull, Rollerblade, Shifty, www.SvenBoekhorst.com

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Known as "The Silent Assasin", Sven Boekhorst earned his nickname from his stealthy style and killer instincs. He steadily worked his way up the rankings until 2000 when he picked up seven Gold medals in Park, including the X Games, Gravity Games, and World Championships. He skates with speed and and precision and makes even the most mind-boggling lip trick look effortless. Toward the end of 2002 season, Sven broke his ankle and was forced to stay off his skates for seven months. In 2003, he returned to win the X Games Global Championships park competition. Then, following an even quicker recovery from a broken elbow, he claimed a bronze medal at the X Games. With so much talent on Park, it's easy to overlook his Vert skills, but he consistently surprises his peers by finishing near the top. Sven recently graduated with a degree in Economics.


History:
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships, Seattle, WA - Vert: 5th
  • 2008 Asian X Games, Shanghai - Vert: 4th
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 9th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 8th
  • 2006 Action Sports US Vert Championship, San Diego, CA - Vert: 3rd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Paris, France - Vert: 4th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Berlin, Germany - Vert: 4th, Street: 2nd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Birmingham, England - Vert: 3rd, Street: 3rd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Vert: 5th, Street: 8th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Championship, Manchester, England - Vert: 10th, Street: 9th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Tour, Moscow, Russia - Vert: 8th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Tour, Munich, Germany - Street: 4th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports Tour, Rimini, Italy - Vert: 6th
  • 2005 Asian X Games - Vert: Bronze Medalist
  • 2003 Global X Games Championships - Street: Gold Medalist
  • 2003 ESPN X Games - Street: 3rd, Vert: 5th
  • 2003 ASA Pro Tour, Cincinnati, OH - Street: 5th, Vert: 7th
  • 2002 ASA Pro Tour, Gwinnett County, GA - Street: 1st, Vert: 6th
  • 2002 ASA Pro Tour, Dallas, TX - Street: 5th, Vert: 3rd
  • 2002 Gravity Games - Vert: 11th
  • 2001 ASA World Championships - Street: 4th, Vert: 7th
  • 2001 ASA Pro Tour, Baltimore, MD - Street: 1st
  • 2001 ASA Pro Tour, Rome, Italy - Street: 2nd
  • 2000 Pro Tour - Vert: 1st

Notable:

Skating Since: 1994
Turned Pro: 1998
Discipline: Vert/Street
Favorite Trick: Flatspin 360
Music: The Doors and Dutch Hip Hop
Movie: Borat
Favorite Skaters: When I started skating Chris Edwards and Arlo Eisenberg, now Brian Aragon and Chris Haffey.
Favorite City: Los Angeles, CA
Worst Injury: Broken ankle at the 2002 Gravity Games
Career Highlight: In 2000, Sven swept the pro circuit, winning the X Games, Gravity Games, and ASA Pro Tour
Quote: "Everyday is a new adventure"

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