Santa Fe Springs, CA (September 13, 2002) The Xbox World Championships ofSkateboarding bring the top skateboarding athletes to Oceanside, CaliforniaOctober 3-6 for the third and final stop of the Vans Triple Crown ofSkateboarding. Free to attend, the Xbox World Championships are a chanceto catch skate’s biggest names including 2001 event champions BastienSalabanzi and Bob Burnquist plus such names as Eric Koston, Geoff Rowley,Tony Trujillo, Bucky Lasek and Andy Macdonald. Those who can’t make it outto the Oceanside Pier and Amphitheater to see the world’s best going for ashare of the $150,000 purse and a Ford Ranger FX4 can watch the telecast on

NBC Sports on
December 21 at 3 pm EST.

“We’re really looking forward to bringing the Xbox World Championships ofSkate back to Oceanside,” said Steve Van Doren, Vans’ vice president,events & promotions. “Last year, Southern California showed great supportfor skateboarding as 60,000 fans came out.”

Xbox World Championships of Skateboarding Schedule:
Thursday, Oct. 3
Vert, Bowl & Street Practice 10:00 am ? 5:30 pm
Women’s Bowl Finals 4:00 pm ? 5:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 4
Vert, Bowl & Street Practice 9:00 am ? 5:00 pm
Men’s Street Prelims 2:30 pm ? 5:30 pm
Women’s Street Finals 10:00 am ? 11:30 am
Young Guns Bowl Finals 11:30 am ? 2:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 5
Vert, Bowl & Street Practice 9:00 am ? 1:00 pm
Men’s Vert Prelims 11:00 am ? 1:00 pm
Men’s Street Semi-Finals 1:30 pm ? 4:30 pm
Men’s Street Finals 4:30 pm ? 5:30 pm
Master’s Bowl Finals 12:00 pm ? 1:30 pm

Sunday, Oct. 6
Vert & Street Practice 10
:00 am ? 2:00 pm
Men’s Street Best Trick 1:00 pm ? 2:00 pm
Men’s Vert Finals 2:00 pm ? 3:00 pm (Best Trick 3:00 ? 3:45 pm)

Current Overall Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding Standing:
Street Vert Women’s
1. Austin Seaholm 1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon 1. Amy Caron
2. Pat Channita 2. Anthony Furlong 2. Vanessa Torres
3. Rodil de Araujo, Jr. 3. Chris Gentry 3. LaurenPerkins
4. Tony Trujillo 4. Danny Mayer 4. Alexis Schempp
5. Eric Koston 5. Sandro Dias 5. Jessica Krause
6. Paul Rodriguez 6. Renton Millar Laura Webb
7. Andy Macdonald 7. Neal Hendrix 7. Lyn-Z AdamsHawkins
8. Omar Hassan 8. Andy Macdonald Rhea Butcher
9. Dayne Brummet Bucky Lasek 9. AlexandraWhite
Colt Cannon 10. Buster Halterman Susan Bishop

2002 Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding Prior Results:

Vans Slam City Jam ? Vancouver, BC (May 2-5, 2002)
Men’s Street Purse Men’s Vert Purse
1. Rodil de Araujo, Jr. (BRA) $15,000 1. BuckyLasek (USA) $15,000
2. Eric Koston (USA) $8,000 2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon(CAN) $8,000
3. Paul Rodriguez (USA) $5,000 3.Sandro Diaz (BRA) $5,000

Ladies’ Street Purse Ladies’ Vert Purse
1. Amy Caron (USA) $2,000 1. Jen O’Brien (USA) $1,000
2. Vanessa Torres (USA) $1,000 2. Jessica Starkweather (USA) $600
3. Lauren Perkins (USA) $600 3. Heidi Fitzgerald (USA) $400

Mountain Dew National Championships of Skate – Cleveland (May 30 ? June 2,2002)
Men’s Vert Purse
1. Andy MacDonald $14,000
2. Chris Gentry $7,000
3. Anthony Furlong $4,000

Men’s Street Purse Ladies’ Street Purse
1. Austin Seaholm $14,000 1. Vanessa Torres $500
2. Pat Channita $7,000 2. Amy Caron$300
3.. Tony Trujillo $4,000 3. Alexis Schempp $200

The Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding and the Xbox World Championships ofSkateboarding presented by Mountain Dew are also made possible through theproud support of these additional partners: Vans, the Xbox? video gamesystem from Microsoft, Right Guard Xtreme, Transworld SKATEboarding, Fox

Sports Net and NBC Sports. The Vans Triple Crown Series features theworld’s top athletes participating in premier venues throughout NorthAmerica for the top prize purse in each of six Core Sports disciplines:Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, BMX, Freestyle Motocross, Surfing andSnowboarding.