• Legends: Oakley’s Bob Burnquist and Eric Koston Inducted Into Skateboarding Hall of Fame

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    They’re known as legends in the sport. But now it’s official. Oakley Skate Team Superstars Bob Burnquist and Erik Koston (past) were inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame on Dec. 4 – joining a truly iconic group of inductees that included the likes of Dogtown legends Steve Caballero and Stacy Peralta. The vibrant ceremony went down at the Cooper Building in Los Angeles – complete with food, music, live auctions and the industry’s biggest and brightest personalities. All to honor some of the skaters that helped shape the sport into what it is today.

  • Ripping Green: Oakley’s Bob Burnquist Takes Over NBC’s “Locally Green” Show

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    When you’re a skateboard legend, people pay attention. That’s why Oakley’s Bob Burnquist is using the spotlight to show his fans and the public that it’s literally cool to go green. With a pile of X Games medals amongst other accolades throughout his storied career – he’s still shredding, hard-core. Owning the youngsters at X Games 16 this past Summer and still killing it on the Dew Tour, this action sports legend is still doing it all…eco-friendly style. NBC in Los Angeles got a first-hand glimpse of it all – as they paid Bob a visit at his Vista, Calif. home. From his Oakley branded Megaramp to his first bamboo competition board to his signature series Oakley Gascans (made of recycled shades) – Bob gives the public a rundown on his environmentally conscious lifestyle.

  • Contest Winners Meet Bob Burnquist

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Tess Weaver

    It’s been a busy day at Oakley Headquarters this Veteran’s Day. It was an especially good day for Bret Price, 19, from San Diego State University, who won an online contest and spent the day with skateboarding legend Bob Burnquist at Oakley Headquarters.

Bob Burnquist

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Date of Birth:
October 10, 1976
Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sponsors:
Hurley, TNT Energy Drinks, Oakley, Flip Skateboards, Toyota, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sambazon, Independent, Ricta, Mob Grip, OGIO, Nixon
Hobbies:
Living

Career Highlights

    • 25x Summer X Games Medalist (11 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze) – X Games Medal Count Record Holder
    • First Skateboarder to Land a Mega Fakie to Fakie 900 (September 4, 2010)
    • Only Skateboarder to Go Over a Gapped Loop Ramp While Riding Switch
    • Co-founder of the Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC)
    • First Skateboarder to Go All the Way Around a Full Pipe
    • Featured in the Hit Video Game Series "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater"
    • Creator of the “Burntwist," Which is a 360 Eggplant
    • Landed the First Christ Air Backflip at the Nitro Circus Demo, Named the "Bob Flip Christ Air" (2010)
    • 4x Gravity Games Medalist (2 Golds, 2 Silver)
    • 6x Winner Transworld Rider's Award
    • 2010: Silver Medal, Maloof Money Cup Vert
    • 2007: "Outsider of the Year," Outside Magazine Brazil
    • 2003 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Vert
    • 2002 - Voted Op "King of Skate"
    • 2002 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
    • 2002: Laureus World of Sports "Alternative Sportsperson of the Year"
    • 2001 - 1st Place - Red Bull Skate Pro Brazil, Vert
    • 2001 - Gold Medal - Gravity Games, Vert Best Trick
    • 2001: "Best Skateboarder of the Year," NEA Awards – Munich, Germany
    • 2001: "Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 2001 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: WCS Award for Highest Points Vert
    • 1999: Gold Medal, Gravity Games Vert
    • 1999: "Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 1999: "Reader's Choice Best Overall Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 1997: Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year