Bob Burnquist Basic Bio Information:
- Name: Bob Burnquist (BURN-kwist)
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 174 lbs
- Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Date of Birth: Oct. 10, 1976 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- Family: with Jen O'Brien, 1 daughter (Lotus O'Brien Silva Burnquist)
- Occupation: Pro Skateboarder, Co-Owner of Burnquist Organics
- Started Skating: 1986
- Started Competing: 1989
- Turned Pro: 1992
- Favored Discipline: Vert
- #1 Sponsor: Hurley
- Stance: Regular
- Setup: The Firm deck, Fury trucks, Ricta wheels and Reflex bearings
Bob Burnquist Skateboarding Style and Strengths:
Bob Burnquist is one of the most technical professional skateboarders on the scene today. His competition runs are characterized by complicated, inventive, and sometimes subtle maneuvers that can easily be missed by the casual skateboarding fan. Bob Burnquist is a master of skateboarding switch stance, and embodies progressive and inventive skateboarding.
Bob Burnquist Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:
In an interview for the X Games, Bob Burnquist said he likes to, "Throw down some airs, then some lip tricks. I've always had the backside ollie as a favorite, and it still is. It's just a really light weight and control trick. I like those."
Bob Burnquist Skateboarding Career Highlights:
1995 - Slam City Jam, Burnquist won first in vert (his first international skateboarding event, second Slam City Jam ever held)
1997 - Thrasher Skater of the Year award
2000 - X Games gold (vert best trick)
2000-2002 - TransWorld Best Vert Awards (three years in a row)
2001 - X Games gold (vert)
2002 - Won OP King of Skate competition (using an open hatch loop)
2003 - X Games gold (vert doubles)
2003 - First person to loop a natural full pipe (Nov. 23)
2005 - X Games gold (vert best trick)
Bob Burnquist Personal History:
Bob Burnquist grew up in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Bob and his girlfriend Jen O'Brien live in Vista, California with their daughter Lotus. Bob and Jen are both interested in living naturally in harmony with their environment, and using their influence to help people and the planet. Bob Burnquist thrives on doing new and inspirational things. He is a licensed pilot, and licensed skydiver with over 450 jumps under his belt. Bob also loves film and farming.
Bob Burnquist Interesting Fact:
Bob Burnquist has heavy asthma, and yet is still a very successful pro skateboarder.
Bob Burnquist Quote:
"Im just really excited about life, about everything thats going on, and Im so thankful and blessed in so many different ways, Im just going to keep on moving, and keep on growing, and skating-wise keep on progressing, keep on pushing the skating limits, keep on learning." Read a more in the Bob Burnquist Interview