• Golden Boy: Oakley’s Shaun White Reclaims Skateboard Vert Glory at X Games 17

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Gold Medals can’t evade Shaun White for too long. Oakley’s multi-sport superstar, fresh off yet another Superpipe Gold at Winter X, finally reclaimed the elusive Skateboard Vert Gold on Saturday – snatching the victory from the three-year grasp of Pierre-Luc Gagnon. But this one was far from being over…until the very last second. Incredible drama unfolded as the Final heat smashed into action – with the two favorites battling head to head. Shaun’s early run – racking up a solid 89.33 – was quickly clipped by a few huge runs from PLG, who quickly claimed the lead and held it for most of the session. It seemed insurmountable for many of the global fans watching the action on the broadcast and the nervous bunch on hand at Nokia Center. Then again, when is it ever a good idea to doubt Shaun White?

  • Going For GOLD: Shaun White Charges Into X Games 17 for Vert Glory, Inspired by Gold Holbrook Collection

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    There’s no surprises here. Shaun White is going for Gold. Oakley’s multi-sport superstar is dropping into X Games 17 in Los Angeles on the heels of yet another glorious Winter X Games Superpipe Gold. And there’s absolutely no doubt that he’s aiming to power himself back to the top of the Skateboard Vert podium in the summertime. Although he will definitely be keeping it fun, as he does always, his ultimate goal is that shiny Gold medal. And if his past Vert Golds weren’t enough motivation for him, his brand new Oakley Gold Holbrook collection should do the trick.

  • Airbrake Action: Shaun White Shines in Oakley’s One Icon Magazine-Issue 2

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    This past Snowboarding season was as epic as they get. And Oakley’s Global Action Sports Icon Shaun White was one big reason for it. On or off his board, Shaun brought the buzz. Big Time. From the Oakley & Shaun White Present: Air + Style Beijing event in China – which saw the industry’s first major push into the Chinese Market with a world class big air event – to Shaun’s unveiling of the revolutionary Oakley Airbrake Goggles at Winter X 15 – to his own continuing domination of the SuperPipe in Aspen, he sent shockwaves through the industry and beyond as an ambassador and as one of the best athletes anywhere. Read about Shaun’s impact this season and step into Oakley’s culture and spirit by checking out the latest edition of Oakley’s One Icon Magazine.

Shaun White

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www.shaunwhite.com

Date of Birth:
September 3, 1986
Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Sponsors:
Oakley, Burton, Target, GoPro, Stride, Shaun White Supply Co.
Hobbies:
Guitar, surfing, being ridiculously good looking.

Career Highlights

    • 15x X Games Gold Medalist (6 Consecutive Superpipe Gold Medals)
    • 2x Winter Olympics Gold Medalist
    • 8x Dew Tour Winner
    • 8x U.S. Open 1st Place Podiums
    • 10x ESPY Award Winner
    • 2x TWS Rider of the Year
    • 2x Most Outstanding Athlete of Winter X Games
    • First Athlete to win a Gold Medal at Summer and Winter X Games
    • First Athlete to Sweep Snowboard U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe Season
    • First person to pull back-to-back double cork variations in competition
    • 2012: X Games – Scored First Winter X Snowboard Superpipe Perfect Score
    • 2009: Developed video game with Ubisoft: Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (2008) and Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage
    • 2001: 1st, Arctic Challenge (at Age 15)