Bucky Lasek

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Charles Michael "Bucky" Lasek[citation needed] (/ˈlsɨk/ LAY-sək; born December 3, 1972) is a professional skateboarder and rallycross driver.

Bucky Lasek
Personal information
Full name Charles Michael Lasek
Born (1972-12-03) December 3, 1972 (age 41)
Dundalk, Maryland, U.S.
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 155 pounds (70 kg)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Skateboarding

Biography[edit]

Born in Dundalk, Maryland, Lasek started skateboarding at the age of twelve, shortly after his bike was stolen.[1] After entering amateur contests, he was quickly noticed by Powell Peralta talent scouts in 1987. Powell sponsored Lasek, and he made his video debut in the 4th Bones Brigade video, Public Domain (1988).

Lasek attained professional status with Powell in 1990; but, by this time, skateboarding—vert skateboarding (Lasek's discipline) in particular—began to lose popularity and Lasek's career waned. When vert skateboarding was included as part of the X Games by ESPN in the mid-1990s, Lasek's career was revived.

Lasek made a cameo in the low-budget 2003 movie Haggard, in which he hands a skateboard to Bam Margera while he runs from the villain Hellboy. He also appeared in MTV's Viva La Bam and the music video for P!nk's single "Raise Your Glass".[citation needed]

As of May 2009, Lasek owns a backyard concrete skateboarding bowl named "Lasekland".[2]

In May 2012, Lasek was one of three drivers selected by Subaru Rally Team USA to compete in the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship. and was also selected for the 2013 race.[3]

Video game appearances[edit]

Lasek was a playable character in the first seven games in the Tony Hawk series: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater through to Tony Hawk's American Wasteland.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

As of June 2013, Lasek resides in Encinitas, California, in the United States with his wife Jennifer and their three daughters.[4]

Contest results[edit]

As of 2006, Lasek has won ten medals at the X Games, including seven gold medals, and is one of only two vert skateboarders to have won three X Games gold medals consecutively—the other is Pierre-Luc Gagnon.[5] Lasek is also one of only three athletes to compete at every X Games since the series' inception in 1995.[6]

  • 1st 2013 X Games (Los Angeles): Vert
  • 1st 2013 X Games (Munich): Vert
  • 1st 2013 X Games (Barcelona): Vert
  • 1st 2013 x Games (Foz do Iguacu): Vert
  • 1st 2013 Vans Pool Party[7]
  • 2nd 2012 X Games: Vert
  • 3rd 2011 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 2010 Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party: Pro Division
  • 1st 2009 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2009 Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party: Pro Division
  • 1st 2008 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2006 X Games: Vert Best Trick
  • 1st 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2004 Vans Triple Crown
  • 1st 2004 Gravity Games
  • 1st 2004 Slam City Jam
  • 1st 2003 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 2003 X Games: Vert Doubles (with Bob Burnquist)
  • 1st 2002 Slam City Jam: Vert
  • 2nd 2002 X Games VIII: Vert Doubles (with Bob Burnquist)
  • 2nd 2001 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 2000 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 1999 X Games Vert

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bucky Lasek Official Site Bio". Bucky Lasek Website. Bucky Lasek. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "BUCKY LASEK PRO-TEC" (Video upload). Pro-Tec on Vimeo. Vimeo LLC. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Busky Lasek | GRC". Global Rallycross. Global Rallycross. 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lasek family, Dina Perouty-Leone's family". The Baltimore Sun. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Colin Bane; David L'Heureux (27 June 2013). "Bucky Lasek Wins Again". ESPN X Games. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Admin (5 July 2013). "A Retrospective of Bob Burnquist’s 25 X Games Medals Part 1". Backgrinder. Backgrinder. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  7. ^ TWS (12 May 2013). "2013 VANS POOL PARTY RESULTS". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 

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