United States of America
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Height: 5' 5''
Sports: Half Pipe, Skate
Sponsors: Monster Energy Drink, Volcom, Vans, 187 Pads
When you mention the name Alex Perelson to the mainstream action sports fan, they usually do not recognize the name nor can they associate a face with it. However, to those who have followed skateboarding close enough to make suggestions on who will rule the vert class in the future the consensus is unanimous; Alex Perelson is the future of vert skateboarding.
Not since the coming of fellow skateboarders Shaun White and Ryan Sheckler has there been a young skater who poses such dominant talent in his age group. Alex began competing in the amateur class early in the 2000ï¿½s and quickly rose to the top of the ranks. After capping off an amazing year in 2005 with the LG Action Sports Championships gold medal in the amateur class, Alex continue to show dominance with an impressive win at the Tampa Am vert event. He decided it was time to step up in the ranks to pro in the 2006 Action Sports World Tour San Diego event. While he considered it an event to test the waters in the pro ranks, other skaters felt they had been served notice with his amazing 7th place finish.
Alex has picked up where he left off with impressive finishes for 2007. He has qualified for finals in the Action Sports Dew Tour twice and at the 2007 X Games he narrowly missed the podium, finishing in 4th. He has already distinguished himself as a high flyer who can boost 10 foot airs with ease, but he is also a threat to any best trick contest with his tail grab 720 and 540 variations. At only 16 years old, Alex is already virtually unstoppable in arguably the most competitive field in all action sports.
Although he is shy, soft spoken, and slight in stature (5ï¿½5ï¿½), his skating portrays him as a giant. Alexï¿½s level of talent belies his age. The future is Alex Perelson and believe it that everyone will know his name!
- 2014 X Games Austin - SKB Vert: 7th
- 2013 X Games Los Angeles - SKB Vert: 9th
- 2012 X Games Los Angeles - SKB Vert: 15th
- 2011 Kia Asian X Games, Shanghai, China - Vert: 5th
- 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 5th
- 2009 X Games 15, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: 5th
- 2009 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, CA - Vert: 1st
- 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Chicago, IL - Vert: 3rd
- 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Minneapolis, MN - Vert: 8th
- 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 8th
- 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Boston, MA - Vert: 10th
- 2009 Alli Dew Tour, China - Vert: 5th
- 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships, Seattle, WA - Vert: 8th
- 2008 LG Action Sports World Tour, Cincinnati, OH - Vert: Silver Medalist
- 2008 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Vert: 10th
- 2008 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 8th
- 2008 Copenhagen Pro, Denmark - Vert: 8th
- 2008 AST Dew Tour, China - Vert: 5th
- 2007 X Games, Dubai - Vert: 6th
- 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: Silver Medalist
- 2007 Dew Tour Overall Standing - Vert: 8th
- 2007 Action Sports World Tour, San Diego, CA - Vert: 9th
- 2007 X-Games Mexico, Mexico City - Vert: 6th
- 2007 Action Sports World Tour, Phoenix, AZ - Vert: 9th
- 2007 Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Vert: 5th
- 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Vert: 4th
- 2007 Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Vert: 6th
- 2006 Action Sports US Vert Championship, San Diego, CA - Vert: 7th
- 2006 X Games AM Jam - Vert: 1st
- 2006 Tampa AM - Vert: 1st
- 2005 LG Action Sports World Championship, Manchester, England - Amateur Vert: 1st
Skating Since: 1999
Turned Pro: 2006
Favorite Food: Breakfast cereal any time
Favorite Music: Prodigy - "Firestarter", Daft Punk - "One More Time"
Favorite Movie: Any James Bond movie
Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld, Family Guy, The Office
Favorite Rider: Rune Glifberg and Danny Way
Favorite Trick: Frontside ollie or a 720
Favorite City: San Diego
Activities Other Than Skating: Playing guitar, poker, and making videos
Career Highlight: 2006 X Games Am JaM 1ST PLACE, 2006 Tampa Am 1st Place
Quote: "What evs"