Oceanside, CA (October 6, 2002) – The Xbox World Championships ofSkateboarding concluded on Sunday with sixteen-year old Anaheim nativeAusten Seaholm taking home the keys to a Ford Ranger FX4 as the 2002 VansTriple Crown of Skateboarding Champion. Seaholm followed up his 10th placefinish at the Slam City Jam in Vancouver in May and win at the Mountain DewNationals in Cleveland in June with a third place finish in the Street onSaturday. In addition to the Ford Ranger FX4, Seaholm won $17,500including Best Trick in Street on Sunday with a frontside flip to late 180.In his first year as a pro, Seaholm won the Vans Amateur WorldChampionships just this past February.

In the day’s highlight event, several thousand witnessed Bob Burnquist pull off a crazy final run on the mammoth Triple Crown Vert rampto hold off San Diego native Andy Macdonald and Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD)and claim his second straight Vert title at the Xbox World’s.

Anthony Furlong took the Vert overall points award and a check for $10,000,edging out Pierre Luc Gagnon.

Results

Men’s Vert Competition (Sunday, October 6) Men’s Street (Saturday,October 5)

Name Purse Name Purse
1. Bob Burnquist (Vista, CA) $18,000
2. Andy Macdonald (San Diego, CA) $10,000
3. Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD) $7,000

Overall Vert Champion – Anthony Furlong

2002 Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding Champion ? Austen SeaholmOverall Vert Champion – Anthony Furlong

Street

1. Chris Senn (Grass Valley, CA) $18,000
2. Rodil de Araujo, Jr. (Curitaba, BRA) $10,000
3. Austen Seaholm (Anaheim, CA) $7,000

Overall Street Champion – Austen Seaholm

Young Guns Men’s Bowl (Friday, October 4)
Name Purse Name Purse
1. Omar Hassan (Costa Mesa, CA) $3,500
2. Chris Gentry (Houston, TX) $2,000
3. Brian Patch (Bloomington, IN) $1,500

Master’s Bowl Competition(Sat., October 5)

1. Mike McGill (Encinitas, CA) $2,000
2. Tony Magnusson (San Diego, CA) $1,000
3. Eddie Elguera (Loma Linda, CA) $600

Ladies Street (Friday,October 4)

1. Amy Caron(San Francisco, CA) $2,000
2. Jaime Reyes(Honolulu, HI) $1,000
3. Lauren Perkins(Huntington Bch, CA) $600

Ladies Bowl Jam (Thursday, October 3) Name Purse Name Purse
1. Cara-Beth Burnside (Orange, CA) $1,000
2. Jen O’Brien (Vista, CA) $600
3. Jessica Starkweather (Portland, OR) $200