MALOOF MONEY CUP ANNOUNCES TOP 36 STREET SKATERS
World’s Greatest Skateboarding Event to Showcase Most Impressive Group of Street Skaters Ever Assembled –Sheckler, P-Rod, Koston, Johnson, Reynolds, Rowley and more

The Maloof Money Cup the world’s greatest skateboarding competition airing on NBC and MTV2 this July ? announces the top 36 street skaters who will compete in the 2009 event taking place July 10-12 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., during opening weekend of the OC Fair.

Presented by etnies and Monster Energy, the Maloof Money Cup is the largest pursed event in the history of professional skateboarding with more than $450,000 in cash and prizes awarded in three professional U.S. Championship Competitions, including the Carl’s Jr. U.S. Pro Vert Championship, the Zoo York U.S. Pro Street Championship, U.S. Women’s Pro Street and the World Industries Amateur Street and Vert Championship. New this year, Tech Deck will award $10,000 to the skater with the “Best Trick” of the street contest.

“This is an unbelievable list of competitors,” said Joe Maloof.    “We’ve got some of the most respected skaters in the industry, some who haven’t competed in years, along with some of the greatest contest skaters out there. We’re so grateful to the skateboarding community that has embraced us and worked with us to create something truly remarkable. This year’s event is really unprecedented in regards to the level of talent assembled and the course designs.  It’s going to be a spectacular competition, and I hope it’s one that people will be talking about for years.”

TOP 36 STREET SKATERS*

Mark Appleyard

Brian Anderson

Zered Bassett
Silas Baxter-Neal
Brandon Biebel
Dennis Busenitz
Mike Mo Capaldi
Mike Carroll
Chris Cole
Nick Dompierre
Corey Duffel
Jake Duncombe
Erik Ellington
Chris Haslam
Bryan Herman
Nyjah Huston
Stefan Janoski
Marc Johnson
Josh Kalis
Terry Kennedy
Heath Kirchart
Eric Koston
Greg Lutzka
Sean Malto
Alex Olson
Chaz Ortiz
Peter Ramondetta
Andrew Reynolds
Paul Rodriguez
Jereme Rogers
Leo Romero
Geoff Rowley
Omar Salazar
Ryan Sheckler
Darrell Stanton
Braydon Szafranski

*12 additional Wild Card skaters TBA

SELECTION COMMITTEE
The 2009 skater selection committee included some of the industry’s most widely respected experts and pro skaters: Chris Cole, Jereme Rogers, Geoff Rowley, Erik Ellington, Paul Rodriguez, Adam Sullivan, Jimmy Astleford, Jim Thiebaud, Ryan Kingman, Remy Stratton, Dave Duncan, Don Bostick, Heath Brinkley, Rob Brink, Tim Gavin, Mike Sinclair, Seamus Deegan, Eric Stricker, Sam Smyth and Mark Waters.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements including the 2009 Vert Skaters and the 2009 Course Design.