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(Adam Taylor, Bob Burnquist, Mitchie Brusco on the podium)


Bob Burnquist three-peats in Brazil and 14 year old Mitchie Brusco lands four 900s in 3 days

Results in from NESCAU MegaRampa, the second event in the inaugural  MegaRamp Championship Series.

Los Angeles (July 11, 2011)—The best MegaRamp athletes from around the world converged on Sao Paulo for what turned out to be three days of historic MegaRamp competition.

Results in skateboarding:

1st    Bob Burnquist            6th    Jake Brown
2nd    Mitchie Brusco        7th    Elliot Sloan
3rd    Adam Taylor            8th    Robert Lorifice
4th    Edgard "Vovo" Pereira    9th    Martin Andre
5th    Ronnie Gomes            10th    Marcello Bastos

Lincoln Ueda went out to injury on the Friday.  Dropping 15 ft thigh first to coping to flat, saw Lincoln out with the mother of all bruises and a fractured wrist.

Bob Burnquist confirmed his status as the best MegaRamp rider out there with his second win in this year’s MegaRamp Championship Series (he also won the MegaRamp Open at Woodward West). This was also his third straight Brasil event win in front of 12,000 screaming Brasilian fans. The event was also seen live on Sport TV and GloboTV in [x million households].  Bob Burnquist was even a trending tag on Twitter on finals day.  Bob’s Christ Air Backflip across the gap was possibly his insanest trick. 

The real story in skate was teenage phenom Mitchie Brusco.  Four 900s across three days, two of them in contest and the first one coming off a 50-50 boardslide on the insane MegaRail.  Mitchie came second and  has won himself a spot at X Games Big Air on July 29.  He wasn’t that far off nailing a kickflip 3 across the gap before hitting the 9.  If he pulls that one at X Games he might well be looking at a gold medal in LA.

About MegaRamp: The MegaRamp structure is the brainchild of Danny Way and was unveiled to the world in The DC Shoes Video in 2004. The first MegaRamp skateboarding contest debuted at the X Games in 2004 with the BMX event following in 2006. The world’s best athletes ride MegaRamp structures and continually push the boundaries of athletic excellence. MegaRamp is a registered trademark of MegaRamp Events LLC who controls rights in all things MegaRamp. MegaRamp Productions produces MegaRamp live events. For more information visit: www.megaramp.com

About Zoo Bam Boo Do Brasil:  An action sports company created by professional skater athlete Bob Burnquist, Jorge Kuge, legend of the industry and founder of URGH, and Valter Vale, former professional skateboarder and current brand manager of Hurley in Brazil. Zoobamboo is the Brasilian license consultant for Hurley, Flip and Burnquist.  ZBB is also an consultant on events including: Gas Festival, Nescal Street Skate and Megarampa. 
About NESCAU MegaRampa:  The MegaRamp event in Brasil is being run for the third time at Sao Paulo’s Sambadromo. The event is produced by Brasil 1, Max Sports and MegaRamp Productions.  The event is televised by Globo TV and Sports TV    Official event website:  HYPERLINK "http://www.nescaumegarampa.com.br" www.nescaumegarampa.com.br

About BrasilOne: Brazil1 Sports & Entertainment is a company based in Rio de Janeiro. Our main events include UFC Rio, Volvo Ocean Race (Brazil Stopover), LPGA Tour Brazil, Megaramp, Match Race Brazil, Elton John and The Police Tour. Our main clients are HSBC, Nestl√©, UBS, Motorola, Nokia, Rolex, Oi and Vivo. “Brazil1 specializes in delivering first class production, valuable customer experience and unique branding platforms”, said the CEO Alan Adler.

About MaxSports: is on of Brazil’s leading event company MaxSports produces events including MegaRampa, King Of the Beach, Oi Vert Jam, FMX Brasil and Brasil Surf Pro For More information www.maxsports.com.br

For press inquiries, contact: Okay!! Okay!!, Luis Calderin, lcalderin@okay-okay.com


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Top 10 finishers:

Pro Division:
1. Rune Glifberg
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Omar Hassan
4. Bob Burnquist
5. Benji Galloway
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Bruno Passos
8. Joshua Borden
9. Lincoln Ueda
10. Sergie Ventura

Masters’ Division:
1.Chris Miller
2. Lance Mountain
3. Steve Caballero
4. Duane Peters
5. Steve Alba
6. Lester Kasai
7. Ben Schroeder
8. Buck Smith
9. Micke Alba
10. Glen Charnoski

Womens’ division:
1.Carabeth Burnside
2. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
3. Mimi Knoop
4. Julie Kindstrand
5. Jodi McDonald
6. Apryl Woodcock
7. Nicole Zuck
8. Holly Lyons
9. Mandy Esch
10. Cressey Rice

Media division:
1: Garret Shigenaka-SK8Session.com
2: Brian Fick-Every magazine under the sun?
3 Scott Taylor-Skateboarder Magazine
4 Jim Murphy-Juice Magazine
5 Buddy Carr-ConcreteWave
6 Dave Swift-TheSkateboardMag
7 Mike Cottrell-SoCalSkateparks.com
8 John Fudala-Fork Burns


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2. Tommy Sandoval
3. Nyjah Huston
4. Torey Pudwill
5. Ryan Sheckler
6. Sean Malto
7. Greg Lutzka
8. David Gonzalez
9. Paul Rodriguez
10. Mark Appleyard
11. Peter Ramondetta
12. Dennis Busenitz



Saturday was a good skateday. All kinds of stuff giong on. Jeff covered the Pedlow contest and I ventured down south for the Clash at Clairemont event. The old (last years) X Games ramp found a home at the Mission Valley YMCA. The vert demo consisted of most the big names. Bucky, Bob, Lincoln, and of course Tony to name a few. You know if Tony shows up the crowds will follow. He and the other skaters went right to work on the beast ramp.

Tony Hawk stalefish

I’ve be lucky enough to cover The X Games and stand on the deck of these huge ramps many times. But it always blows me away when a guy throws a ten foot plus air in front of me.

Lincoln sky master.

The demo moved into the pool and the session raged.

Chris Miller classic FSA.

Bob was on fire.

Mike Rogers got into the mix. Grind For Life was one of the event sponsors. Always cool to catch Mike skating.

Lots of booths , food and give aways. Big Bonus…. Agent Orange played pool side. It was sick!

Good times all around. Big thanks goes out to Laszlo Kelemen and to everyone else who made this event happen.

Check out the gallery for more photos here:
https://www.concretedisciples.com/skate_photos/cate gories.php?cat_id=230