More Than 160 of the Biggest Action Sports Stars Vie for Titles in the U.S. and World Championships of Skateboarding, BMX, Freestyle Motocross and Inline Skating
LOS ANGELES (September 2, 2004) – The second annual LG Action Sports Championships is set to take place September 10 – 12 at Fairplex in Pomona during the LA County Fair. The action-packed event will feature the season’s U.S. Championships for skateboarding and freestyle BMX and the World Championships for aggressive inline skating and freestyle motocross (FMX). The largest per-sport purse in action sports history will be given out, totaling more than $625,000 in cash and prizes.
Athletes qualify for this invitational event based on their worldwide results from the 2004 contest season. Only the top 50 pros from each sport globally will qualify for the event except for FMX where only the world’s 15 best will make the cut. For complete qualifying criteria in each discipline, please visit the LG Action Sports Championships website at www.lgactionsports.com.
The adrenaline-pumping action begins on Friday, September 10 at 2:00pm with the preliminary rounds of aggressive inline park skating and skateboarding vert. The finals for the World Championships begin at 7:15pm. Qualified athletes competing include: Stephane Alfano, Jaren Grob, Richie Velasquez, Frankie Morales, Clark Kirkman, Jeff Stockwell, Blake O’Brien, JC Rowe, Bobby Tateishi, Ross Anthony, Randy DeLand, Brian Murphy, Ben Weis, Jon Murakami, Cameron Card, Brian Shima, Borja Fernandez, Marc Englehart, Lukas Fridrich, Gil Vasquez, Blake Dennis, Brian Aragon, Chris Haffey, Sven Boekhorst, Randy Spizer, Carlos Pianowski, Alex Broskow, Bruno Lowe, Nick Wood and Wilfried Rossignol.
The evening continues at 9:00pm with the vert finals of the U.S. Skateboarding Championships. Athletes expected to compete include: Bucky Lasek, Sandro Dias, Bob Burnquist, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Chris Gentry, Rodrigo Menezes, Andy Macdonald, Mike Crum, Renton Millar, Rune Glifberg, Lincoln Ueda, Jake Brown, Anthony Furlong, Danny Mayer, Tas Pappas, Omar Hassan, Mathias Ringstrom, Shaun White, Neal Hendrix and Phil Hajal.
Competition resumes on Saturday at 2:00 pm with BMX and inline vert preliminaries. The finals for the U.S. Championships of freestyle BMX on the park course begins at 7:30pm. Qualified athletes include: Dave Mirra, Ryan Nyquist, Mike Aitken, Morgan Wade, Steven McCann, Alistair Whitton, Gary Young, Cory Martinez, Jay Miron, Sebastian Keep, Scott Cranmer, Josh Harrington, Tom Haugen, Chris Doyle, Allan Cooke, David
Dillewaard, Mike Laird, Colin Mackay, Ryan Guettler, Jeremiah Jones, Koji Kraft, Jeremy Fanberg, Chad Kagy, Rob Darden, Ronnie Suridge, Scott Wirch, Ben Snowden, Mike Escamilla, Dave Osato and Van Homan.
The World Championships for aggressive inline vert skating concludes the evening with the finals beginning 9:15pm. Athletes set to vie for the title include: Eito Yasutoko, Shane Yost, Takeshi Yasutoko, Fabiola da Silva, Marc Englehart, Elmer Pillon, Borja Fernandez, Jaren Grob, Marco de Santi, Thumper Nagasako, Nel Martin, Vinicius Rosa, Patrick Zimmermann, Nicolas Mougin, Cesar Mora, Sam Fogarty, Cesar Andrade, Ayumi Kawasaki, Taig Khris and Sven Boekhorst.
Sunday’s action kicks off at 12:30pm with the preliminary rounds for skateboarding park and BMX vert. The weekend ends with the first of two finals beginning at 5:45pm. Qualified athletes in the U.S. Championships of skateboarding park include: Daniel Vieira, Chris Senn, Ryan Sheckler, Ronnie Creager, Rick McCrank, Tosh Townend, Kyle Berard, Greg Lutzka, Rodil Jr, Wagner Ramos, Ricardo Chaves, Carlos De Andrade, Dayne Brummet, Paul Machnau, Jo Lorenz, Avi Luzia, Jereme Rogers, Paul Rodriguez, Andrew Reynolds, Austen Seaholm, Tony Trujillo, Chri