Tony Hawk Biography

Tony Hawk Biography
Tony Hawk (born May 12, 1968 in Carlsbad, California) is often regarded as the most skilled and best-known skateboarder today.

Biography

Tony Hawk Biography

Tony Hawk is sometimes compared to Michael Jordan for his dominance of the sport. Among the areas he dominates in the sport is the vert ramp.

Tony Hawk owned his own halfpipe made by his dad when he lived in his first house with his first wife, Cindy, and his first son, Riley.His house was considered a complete playland.

In 2000, Tony Hawk struck a deal with Activision to license his name and likeness for use in a video game called Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. The game has since spawned four popular sequels, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, and Tony Hawk's Underground.
Hawk has also starred in commercials for a variety of companies, including Apple computer and Domino's Pizza.

Tony Hawk has also cameoed in 2 eps of animated series: Rocket Power and The Simpsons.and Max steel
Tony has accomplished historic tricks and holds a title of 80 competitions won. He landed the 900 at the 1999 X Games after 11 failed attempts. Now, he is known as the birdman of skateboarding.

Contests

  • 1st in 2002 X Games: vert doubles (with Andy MacDonald)
  • 3rd in 2002 X Games: vert best trick
  • 2nd in 1988 Vision Skate Ecape: vert
  • 1st in 1986 Transworld Skateboard Championships (Vancouver, BC): vert
  • 1st in 1984 NSA-Del Mar Skatepark (California): vert
  • 1st in 1983 Del Mar Spring Nationals (California): vert
  • 1st in 1982 Rusty Harris Series final contest: vert
  • Placed in top 5 in 1980 Van's/Offshore Amateur State Finals (California) in boys 11-13 year old division




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