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BOB BURNQUIST SECURES 2011 MEGARAMP© WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

November 17, 2011

Burnquist celebrates MegaRamp World Championships and Harvest of the Chipotle Community Garden at his own personal Dreamland

Vista, CA – The Bob Burnquist Dreamland MegaRamp Invitational was held November 11th – 13th in Vista, California at the private residence of pro skateboarder, Bob Burnquist. Some of the best skateboarders in the world were in attendance as well as over 100 hungry guests who gathered on Sunday afternoon ramp-side at the Chipotle Community Garden for catered organic cuisine courtesy of Slow Food San Diego, Temecula Valley Slow Food, E.A.T. Marketplace and Murray Farms.

Saturday’s event schedule was thrown off due to the rain but that wasn’t a problem for Burnquist. In true Dreamland mode, Bob put on his rain gear and picked up his surfboard which he had drilled on to a skateboard and dropped into the 30 foot quarterpipe.

Sunday morning the sun was shining, the ramp had dried up and the contest was on. In keeping with the backyard feel the contest format was unique and fun – the best setting for progression. The highlight of the day was watching Burnquist bust out a jaw dropping switch 540 to indy 720. Other highlights included Edgard “Vovo” Pereira’s body varial 360 over the gap to heel flip body varial 540 on the quarterpipe and Elliot Sloan’s ollie 360 over the gap to tail grab 540. Bob ended up walking away with top honors from the weekend’s event taking first place in all four disciplines.

Bob also dominated this year’s MegaRamp Series, taking home wins at all four events. This marks Bob’s fifth career MegaRamp Championship title. Bob also holds two vert World Cup Skateboarding titles; this latest achievement makes for a total of seven career titles making him the first skateboarder to hold world titles in two disciplines in the sport.

“The Bob Burnquist Dreamland Mega Invitational was a dream come true, and not just because of all the amazing skateboarding that went down, but the people that came together to make it happen for all the right reasons. Thank you skateboarders, chefs, family, friends, neighbors and sponsors. My backyard was invaded by progressive energy!” Burnquist stated with appreciation.

The skaters judged each other in four different disciplines; gap, quarterpipe, combo run and best trick on the rail. Following the session the skaters sat down in a tribal council setting chaired by legend Christian Hosoi and discussed what tricks went down and came up with the final results. “The format was unique and it felt awesome to skate a contest with a backyard vibe. It was an overall skill event and everyone’s skating was amazing”, added Bob.

The groms were on fire and had their own amateur contest on Sunday. Tom Schaar dominated the contest by landing a backside 360 over the gap to a 900 on the quarterpipe. Jett and Jagger Eaton and Trey Wood were also on deck throwing out an arsenal of impressive tricks. The future is bright for MegaRamp skateboarding with this super crop of young rippers.

After the awards had been presented to the skaters, Burnquist had another presentation to make on behalf of the Chipotle Community Garden. Portions of the crops from the garden will be donated to local elementary schools in the area for education. Susan La Vorgna and Vail Elementary schools were two of the schools honored at the event, where they will focus on creating a farm to plate lunch for the entire student body once a semester. The afternoon consisted of Chipotle burritos along with an amazing spread of organic food and fresh juices straight from the garden. The A.S.E.C. solar powered bus was onsite throughout the day powering the iPads and iPhones for a sneak preview of Bob’s new app Bob Burnquist Dreamland The Game which will launch in January 2012. You can catch a sneak here http://skateboard.tv/video/7698

MegaRamp Championship Series Final Results:
1 Bob Burnquist
2 Adam Taylor
3 Edgard “Vovo” Pereira

Dreamland Overall Event Results:
1st Bob Burnquist, 2nd Edgard “Vovo” Pereira, 3rd Elliott Sloan

Dreamland Individual Event Results:
Gap: 1st Bob Burnquist, 2nd Edgard “Vovo” Pereira, 3rd Mitchie Brusco
Quarterpipe: 1st Bob Burnquist, 2nd Edgard “Vovo” Pereira, 3rd Elliott Sloan
Combo: 1st Bob Burnquist, 2nd Edgard “Vovo” Pereira, 3rd Mitchie Brusco
Rail: 1st Bob Burnquist, 2nd Elliott Sloan, 3rd Mitchie Brusco

Bob would like to thank the following sponsors who helped make the Bob Burnquist Dreamland MegaRamp Invitational possible: Hurley, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Oakley, Sambazon, Toyota, Flip Skateboards, URGH, MegaRamp, CA RampWorks, A.S.E.C., Slow Foods San Diego, Slow Foods Temecula Valley, Murray Farms, E.A.T. Marketplace, Skateboard.tv

“I would like to thank my wife Veronica and my daughters for making it all worth going for. My whole family and all my friends – I love you. I would also like to thank Scott Murray and the Murray Family for their Green thumb and huge hearts, and of course all the great people who made this event possible. Thank you.” – Bob Burnquist

About MegaRamp:
The MegaRamp Championship Series features four contests taking place on full-sized MegaRamp structures. Athletes accumulate scores based on their results at each stop. In each discipline, both skateboarding and BMX, the athlete with the highest overall score will be crowned the overall winner of the MegaRamp© Championship Series in their sport. The series launched in June with the MegaRamp Open at Woodward West, Brazil in July for the Nescau MegaRamp Invitational, X Games 17 in Los Angeles and concluded at Bob Burnquist Dreamland Mega Invitational in San Diego. 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. For more information visit: www.megaramp.com

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