Vert ramp. Photo: Dan Levy

X GAMES IX

X GAMES IX
August 17, 2003
Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY

X Games. Photo: Dan Levy X Games. Photo: Dan Levy

Crowd. Photo: Dan Levy Crowd. Photo: Dan Levy

Tony Hawk at the X Games. Photo: Dan Levy Tony Hawk at the X Games. Photo: Dan Levy

Koston wall. Photo: Dan Levy Koston wall. Photo: Dan Levy

Tony Hawk: Photo: Dan Levy Tony Hawk: Photo: Dan Levy

Muska signs autographs. Photo: Dan Levy Muska signs autographs. Photo: Dan Levy

Vert ramp. Photo: Dan Levy Vert ramp. Photo: Dan Levy

Chris Senn. Photo: Dan Levy Chris Senn. Photo: Dan Levy

Muska Signs: Photo: Dan Levy Muska Signs: Photo: Dan Levy

Motocross course. Photo: Dan Levy Motocross course. Photo: Dan Levy

Crowd. Photo: Dan Levy Crowd. Photo: Dan Levy

X GAMES IX 2003 – RESULTS AND PRESS RELEASES

PRESS RELEASE – YOUNGEST GOLD MEDALLIST IN X GAMES HISTORY AWARDED AT X GAMES IX – MEN’S SKATEBOARD PARK FINAL – 13-Year-Old Ryan Sheckler Earns His First Gold Medal at X Games IX LOS ANGELES – At only 13-years old, X Games newcomer Ryan Sheckler (San Clemente, Calif.) took top honors at the X Games IX Skateboard Park Final, stunning an energetic crowd of thousands at STAPLES Center. Now the youngest X Games gold medallist in history, Sheckler’s winning run included a backside smith grind, backside 5.0, kickflip railslide, a big kickflip over the gap to a huge kickflip indy grab scoring a 93.33. In Sheckler’s first appearance in X Games competition, he has officially become the youngest competitor to win gold in X Games history. When asked about his success and competing against other professional athletes he said, ‘ I just want to be humble and progress. I’m skating with guys I have looked up to all my life. The fact that I am winning is cool, but just skating with them is the best part.’ X Games IX will air on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC August 16-21, including a live telecast of the Bike Stunt Vert competition on Sunday, August 17 from 7-9 pm ET on ABC — the first time an action sports competition will be aired on a broadcast network in primetime.

X GAMES IX MEN’S SKATEBOARD PARK
Final Results from STAPLES Center on August 17, 2003
Name Bib No. Hometown Score
1. Ryan Sheckler 448 San Clemente, CA 93.33
2. Rodil De Araujo Jr. 414 Curitiba, BRA 92.67
3. Chad Bartie 401 Gold Coast, Queensland AUS 90.67
4. Chris Senn 446 Grass Valley, CA 89.33
5. Carlos De Andrade 413 Costa Mesa, CA 86.67
6. Austen Seaholm 445 Anaheim, CA 85.67
7. Colt Cannon 409 Los Altos Hills, CA 84.33
8. Kyle Berard 402 Virginia Beach, VA 81.33
9. Caine Gayle 422 San Diego, CA 78.33
10. Rick McCrank 435 Vancouver, BC CAN 78.00
11. Greg Lutzka 459 Milwaukee, WI 76.00
12. Caswell Berry 403 San Jose, CA 75.33
13. Dayne Brummet 405 San Diego, CA 73.33
14. Pat Channita 411 Garden Grove, CA 73.00
15. Henrique Candido 408 Belo Horizonte, MG, BRA 73.00
16. Daniel Vieira 454 Curitiba, BRA 72.33
17. Jeff Williams 456 Sydney, AUS 70.67
18. Nilton Neves 437 Sao Paulo, BRA 68.33
19. Rodney Jones 427 Baltimore, MD 64.33
20. Eric Koston 429 San Bernardino, CA 56.67

HAWK MAKES HISTORY AT X GAMES IX BEST TRICK FINAL
Living Legend Tony Hawk Makes First-ever 900 Within Competition Time to Win Gold
LOS ANGELES – Before the X Games IX Skateboard Vert Best Trick final, Tony Hawk had landed the 900 twice at X Games competition. However, both of those 900s came after the allotted competition time. Hawk (Carlsbad, Calif.) landed the first post-buzzer 900 at X Games V in 1999, again in 2001, but today he landed the trick for the first time ever within official competition, winning the X Games gold medal atop an elite field of skateboarding’s best athletes. In dramatic fashion, Hawk busted out the 900 with seven seconds left on the clock. The crowd at STAPLES Center erupted as Hawk, making history once again, landed the flawless 900 smooth. As the clock hit zero, Hawk tossed his helmet to his ecstatic fans and walked off the ramp with first place honors in Vert Best Trick for the first time since X Games V. Hawk has won more medals than any athlete in X Games history. Today he won his tenth gold medal and sixteenth medal overall. Hawk expressed his intention to retire from competition and focus on other endeavors. ‘I’m happy to go out with a bang,’ said Hawk. ‘It’s nice to know I went out doing something I love with the 900. I’m just glad I finally got one in legitimately within time. I was happy to land a trick, any trick out there. If I do well, that’s enough.’ Jake Brown (Sydney, Aus.), who finished fourth, came close to landing what would have been a revolutionary tailgrab 900, but was unsuccessful. At a recent competition in New York, Brown broke his tailgrab fingers. When they fully heal, the door could be open for Brown to land the 900 with a grab. ‘Jake’s 900 attempt represents the perseverance that all the guys have when they set a goal,’ said Hawk. ‘It’s the progression of the sport. I’d like to see lots of guys out there doing 900s.’ Hawk landed two other major tricks, contributing further to his legacy as the sport’s most important modern innovator. Before his 900, Hawk landed a stalefish fakie to fakie 540 and a frontside cab aerial revert, two tricks never seen before in X Games history.

X GAMES IX WOMEN’S SKATEBOARD VERT
Final Results from STAPLES Center on August 17, 2003
Name Bib No. Hometown
1. Cara-Beth Burnside 407 Orange, CA
2. Jen O’Brien 438 Vista, CA
3. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins 400 Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA
4. Mimi Knoop 438 Vista, CA
5. Holly Lyons 431 Walnut Creek, CA

X GAMES IX SKATEBOARD VERT DOUBLES
Final Results from STAPLES Center on August 16, 2003
Name Bib No. Hometown Score
1. Lasek/Burnquist 96.67
2. Glifberg/Crum 89.33
3. Hendrix/Halterman 86.00
4. Furlong/Fritsch 86.00
5. Dias/Mateus 86.00
6. Ringstrom/Dufour 75.33
7. Zitzer/Horrwarth 74.33
8. Ueda/Pappas 65.00
9. Brown/Gagnon 64.67
10. Gentry/Mayer 62.67
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X Games IX SKATEBOARD VERT
Final Results from STAPLES Center on August 15, 2003
Name Bib No. Hometown Score
1. Bucky Lasek 430 Carlsbad, CA 94.67
2. Andy Macdonald 432 San Diego, CA 92.67
3. Rune Glifberg 424 Copenhagen, DEN 92.33
4. Sandro Dias 415 Santa Ana, CA 92.33
5. Pierre-Luc Gagnon 421 Carlsbad, CA 90.33
6. Shaun White 455 Carlsbad, CA 89.67
7. Jake Brown 404 Sydney, AUS 89.00
8. Bob Burnquist 406 Carlsbad, CA 85.33
9. Chris Gentry 423 Houston, TX 83.67
10. Buster Halterman 457 Wellsville, PA 74.67

PRESS RELEASE – X GAMES IX – WOMEN’S SKATEBOARD PARK
Final Results from STAPLES Center on August 15, 2003
Name Bib No. Hometown Score
1. Vanessa Torres 451 Anaheim, CA 82.00
2. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins 400 Cardiff, CA 79.67
3. Amy Caron 410 San Francisco, CA 78.67
4. Karen Feitosa 416 Guaruja, BRA 78.00
5. Lauren Perkins 440 Huntington Beach,CA 76.67
6. Jessie Van Roechoudt 453 San Francisco, CA 70.33
7. Elissa Steamer 450 Huntington Beach, CA 67.67
8. Jaime Reyes 442 Honolulu, HI 58.67

X GAMES IX SKATEBOARD STREET
Final Results from STAPLES Center, August 10, 2003

Name Bib No. Hometown Score
1. Eric Koston 239 San Bernadino, Calif. 93.33
2. Rodil de Araujo, Jr. 414 Curitiba, Brazil 91.00
3. Paul Rodriguez 444 North Hills, Calif. 89.67
4. Chad Fernandez 417 Los Angeles, Calif. 86.67
5. Chad Muska 462 Los Angeles, Calif. 85.67
6. Dayne Brummet 405 San Diego, Calif. 82.33
7. Chris Senn 446 Grass Valley, Calif. 79.67
8. Wagner Ramos 441 Cascavel, Brazil 78.00
9. Mike Vallely 452 Edison, N.J. 75.67
10. Kyle Berard 402 Virginia Beach, Va. 75.00

X GAMES IX SKATEBOARD STREET BEST TRICK
Final Results from STAPLES Center, August 10, 2003
Name Bib No. Hometown
1. Chad Muska 462 Los Angeles, Calif.
2. Rodil de Araujo, Jr. 414 Curitiba, Brazil
3. Wagner Ramos 441 Cascavel, Brazil
4. Chad Fernandez 417 Los Angeles, Calif.
5. Dayne Brummet 405 San Diego, Calif.
6. Chris Senn 446 Grass Valley, Calif.
7. Mike Vallely 452 Edison, N.J.
8. Paul Rodriguez 444 North Hills, Calif.
9. Eric Koston 239 San Bernadino, Calif.
10. Kyle Berard 402 Virginia Beach, Va.

SURFING – THE GAME
Final Results from Huntington Beach Pier on August 9, 2003Team

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Total Score
East 49.45 51.28 56.20 52.13 209.06*
West 48.83 43.81 52.43 43.13 188.20

*East Coast Winners
Breakdown on Competition (Teams and Heats)
Name Bib Color/No. Hometown

EAST
Quarters 1 and 3
Ben Bourgeois Red/13 Wrightsville Beach, NC
Aaron Cormican Blue/14 Orlando, FL
Damien Hobgood Orange/19 Satellite Beach, FL
Shea Lopez Yellow/15 Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Quarters 2 and 4
Taj Burrow Orange/21 Yallingup, Australia
Shane Dorian Blue/21 Kona, HI
Cory Lopez Red/17 Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Kelly Slater Yellow/11 Cocoa Beach, FL

WEST
Quarters 1 and 3
Shane Beschen Blue/7 San Clemente, CA
Taylor Knox Red/3 Carlsbad, CA
Bobby Martinez Yellow/4 Santa Barbara, CA
Dane Reynolds Orange/6 Ventura, CA
Quarters 2 and 4
Tim Curran Blue/1 Oxnard, CA
Rob Machado Red/9 Cardiff By-the-Sea, CA
Pat O’Connell Yellow/5 Laguna, CA
Kalani Robb Orange/2 Hokuwela, HI-30-

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – National Surf League (NSL) Brings an All-Star Line-Up to X Games IX – The National Surf League (NSL) and The Game are excited to announce the all-star line-up for surfing’s first-ever appearance at the X Games. The Game, Brad Gerlach’s revolutionary team surfing format, will also be making its first major debut. The Game is scheduled to take place August 9, 2003 at 10:00am in surf city USA’s Huntington Beach, California and will be broadcast into more than 160 million households around the world between August 16th and 21st. The Game at X Games IX will feature the West Coast of the United States versus the East Coast. Each team has been hand selected by their head coaches, who are surf stars themselves. Mike Parsons for the West and Matt Kechele for the East have chosen the following squads to represent their side of the country: East Coast – Kelly Slater, CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Ben Bourgeois, Shea Lopez, Cory Lopez and West Coast – Rob Machado, Taylor Knox, Shane Beschen, Pat O’Connell – Tim Curran – Chris Ward- Coach: Mike Parsons Coach: Matt Kechele – Asst Coach: Dino Andino Asst Coach: Todd Kline – Asst Coach: Chris Drummy Asst Coach: Todd Morcom – In addition to the already stacked line-up of athletes, the NSL and ESPN have invited four ‘Wild Card’ surfers to the event and they will be chosen at random to surf on either team. Wildcards – Taj Burrow, Shane Dorian, Dean Morrison, Joel Parkinson. www.nslgame.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – COMPETITION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR X GAMES IX – First-Time Venue of Los Angeles To Host Event August 14-17; Some Events Held The Prior Weekend – Tickets for STAPLES Center and LA Coliseum Venues On Sale July 15 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The competition schedule has been unveiled for X Games IX, which will take place for the first time in Los Angeles next month. The primary venue for the world’s premier action sports competition will be at STAPLES Center, which will host events in Bike Stunt, Skateboard, Moto X and Aggressive In-line Skate August 14-17. Additional X Games competitions will be held in and around Los Angeles both prior to and during the main event dates at venues including Huntington Beach (Surfing, Aug. 9), Woodward West (Downhill BMX, Aug. 9 and 10), Los Angeles Coliseum (Moto X Freestyle, Aug. 16) and Long Beach Marine Stadium (Wakeboard, Aug. 16 and 17). ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports will feature coverage of X Games IX August 16-21, while ESPN International will distribute the Games worldwide. The official website for X Games, www.expn.com, will feature competition results, daily coverage and exclusive streaming video of the event. Beginning July 15, tickets will be sold for all events held at STAPLES Center and LA Coliseum. The $5 per person, per day charge will grant admission to all events at that venue throughout the entire day. Tickets for both STAPLES Center and LA Coliseum are general admission and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. At STAPLES Center, admission will include morning through evening competition (generally 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) in a variety of sports both inside and outside the building, as well as the interactive village designed solely for spectators, which includes autograph sessions, an interactive skatepark, sponsor product demonstrations and giveaways, live music and more. Gates at STAPLES Center open daily at 10 a.m. The LA Coliseum will host the Moto X Freestyle competition at night under the lights. All additional X Games’ competitions (at off-site venues): Surfing, Wakeboard, Downhill BMX and Skateboard Street will continue to be free of charge. About the X Games IX Venues The world-class X Games IX venues follow: STAPLES Center and its surrounding area will host competitions in Bike Stunt, Skateboard, Moto X and Aggressive In-line Skate. The LA Coliseum will house the Moto X Freestyle competition. Downhill BMX will be held at Woodward West, the world-renowned action sports camp’s new West Coast location, located north of Tehachapi in Stallion Springs (approximately 120 miles from Los Angeles). Surfing will be held at ‘Surf City USA,’ Huntington Beach Pier (approximately 35 miles from Los Angeles). Wakeboard will be held at the Long Beach Marine Stadium (approximately 24 miles from Los Angeles). Skateboard Street will be held at a location to be determined. X Games IX Skate and Surf Events Competition Schedule*. Saturday, August 9, 2003 – Surfing Final 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Huntington Beach. – Sunday, August 10, 2003. Skateboard Street Final 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Skateboard Street Best Trick Final 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2003. Skateboard Vert Prelims 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. STAPLES Center. Friday, August 15, 2003 – Skateboard Park Women’s Jam 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. STAPLES Center. Skateboard Vert Final 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. STAPLES Center. Saturday, August 16, 2003 – Skateboard Vert Doubles Final 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. STAPLES Center. Sunday, August 17, 2003 – Skateboard Vert Best Trick Final 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. STAPLES Center. Skateboard Park Final 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. STAPLES Center – Skateboard Vert Women’s Demo 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. STAPLES Center. The complete competition schedule and the official telecast schedule can be found on www.expn.com.

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