2003 Xbox World Championships of Skateboarding
Stop #3 of the 2003 Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding
Presented by Mountain Dew and Vans

September 25-28, 2003
Oceanside Pier & Amphitheater
Oceanside, CA

Information | Schedule | Invited Riders | Format
Mens Street Results | Mens Vert Results
Ladies Street Results | Ladies Vert Results

Sunday September 28th,

The final day started out with the Ladies Vert Jam. Missing was Jen O'Brien, but the rest of the top ladies were here to make for a great contest. Holly Lyons stayed consistent enough to lock down 3rd place and take home $500. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins earned another 2nd place after her Street performance yesterday and recieved another $800 for her efforts. Cara-Beth Burnside showed everyone she is still the best female vert skater, ruling the ramp and taking $1,700 and the 1st place trophy.

Street Best Trick was next and results will follow shortly. Immediately after was Vert Finals and the level of skating was intense. Jake Brown was on fire today and stomped a 720 as well as everything else he threw down on his way to 3rd place and $7,500. 2nd went to Pierre Luc Gagnon, who didn't hold back anything. He had such a big list of tricks, including a 720 of his own. It was tough to say if 2nd place was really what he deserved, but he ended up 2nd though and earned $10,500 in the process. 1st place and $18,500 went to Bob Burnquist with a crazy first run, most of it switch stance as only Bob can do. Andy Macdonald pulled off a solid 4th place which was enough for him to win the Triple Crown Overall Vert Title and a bonus $10,000 check and was also just enough for him to beat out Ryan Sheckler for the Triple Crown Overall Points Title. This title included a brand new Ford Truck as an added bonus!

The evening ened with Vert Best trick and here are the results...

1st place went to Paul Zitzer who won with a perfect kickflip backside lipslide revert
2nd place went to Mathias Ringstrom for his innovative 360 flip to lean air over the channel
3rd place went to Max Dufour with an amazing double kickflip tail grab


Saturday September 27th,

The vert prelims had 19 riders battling for 10 spots to the finals. The first run of the day was Bucky Lasek and it was the score to beat for the first heat. The second heat stepped up though and Mathias Ringstrom and Pierre Luc challenged Bucky's run to qualify 1st and 3rd, with Bucky finishing 2nd. The top 10 move on to meet Andy Macdonald, Anthony Furlong and Bob Burnquist, pre qualified from last years rankings.

Next was Street finals. Canadian Josh Evin was killing it all weekend with amazing speed lines and huge transfers. He continued through the finals and grabbed 4th place. Fellow canuck Paul Machnau threw down a solid first run to secure 3rd place and $7,500. The story of the day though was Kyle Berard and Carlos de Andrade. Carlos didn't have a very good first run but came back on his second and killed it. This run tied Kyle's first run score of 86 which was tied for the lead. Kyle had one more run which would decide the tie breaker, he needed to beat a 74.5 to take the win. He could only manage a 73.75 with falls in his run, which gave the win to Carlos. Kyle earned a well deserved 2nd place and $10,500 and Carlos de Andrade took the win and the $18,500 paycheck.

Ryan Sheckler finished 9th this time, but with wins at both Slam City Jam and the New Jersey Triple Crown, it was enough to secure the Triple Crown Street Overall Title and a bonus check of $10,000.


Friday September 26th,

Today started off with Ladies Street. 10 girls competed for 5 money spots. Brazilian Patiane Freitas came out of no where (well Brazil actually) to amaze everyone with a 3rd place finish and took home $500, with her smooth style and technical abilities. Lyn-Z Hawkins had a great first run that was solid enough to keep her in 2nd place and earn $800. Taking home 1st place and $1,700 was Vanessa Torres with her usual casual style and difficult bag of tricks.

The Triple Crown overall Street Title goes to Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins with consistent finishes at all 3 Vans Triple Crown events.

Then came Mens Street prelims. 36 skaters fought for 23 places. The top 3 got spots straight to the finals to meet the 3 pre qualified skaters (Chris Senn, Austen Seaholm and Rodil Junior), the other 20 move on the the semis tomorrow. Ryan Sheckler just snuck in to the top 3 behind Kyle Berard and Chris Haslam. Just missing the golden ticket straight to the finals were Greg Lutzka and Wagner Ramos by just half a point.

Tomorrow is the Street Semi Finals and Vert Prelims. Check back for more results and photos...