Tony Trujillo

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Tony Trujillo
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Quicksilver Bowlriders, 2005: Marseille, France
Born Tony Trujillo
August 23, 1982 (age 32)
Santa Rosa, California
Residence San Francisco, California
Occupation Skateboarder, musician

Tony Trujillo (born August 23, 1982) is an American professional skateboarder and musician. Trujillo was awarded the "Skater of the Year" award by Thrasher magazine in 2002.[1]

Early life[edit]

Trujillo was born in Santa Rosa, California, United States (US), and grew up on a farm with 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land. He started skating at the age of seven and Trujillo was often invited to skate on the ramps in his neighbor's barn.[2] Trujillo started competing in skateboard contests in the California Amateur Skateboard League at the age of 12 years.[citation needed]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

At the age of fourteen, Trujillo was first sponsored by AntiHero and he was assigned professional status with the company two years later.[citation needed]

Trujillo has a signature shoe line with Vans and the company produced two commercials, shot by Stacy Peralta, to advertise the shoe (Trujillo appeared in both).[3]

Trujillo appears as a playable character in the video game Tony Hawk's American Wasteland.[4]

Sponsors[edit]

As of 2011, Trujillo is sponsored by AntiHero, Spitfire, Independent, Vans, and Fourstar.[5]

Awards[edit]

On December 7, 2002, Thrasher announced that Trujillo had been voted the magazine's thirteenth annual Skater Of The Year.[1]

Contest history[edit]

In August 2005, Trujillo placed 2nd in San Jose, CA in the Mountain Dew Tour. On August 3, 2008, Trujillo won bronze in X Games 14 Superpark competition.

Music[edit]

Trujillo plays bass and vocals in a band called "Bad Shit", Together with Editor-in-chief of Thrasher magazine, Jake Phelps, and his wife, Ashley "Trixie" Trujillo. The band has toured both in the US and internationally.

Personal life[edit]

As of September 2013, Trujillo is married to Ashley "Trixie" Trujillo and they are parents to their son, Waylon, who was born in December 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2002 Ad". Thrasher Magazine. 2003. [dead link]
  2. ^ Crossfire (4 October 2005). "Tony Trujillo". Caught in the Crossfire. Division Media. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Cassidy, Hilary (July 14, 2003). "The Game: Vans - Better Skate Than Never; Under Armour Takes Over". Brandweek. 
  4. ^ Marcin „Hamster” Matuszczyk (2000–2013). "Downtown #3". GamePressure.com. CraveOnline. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tony Trujillo Skater Profile". SPoT Skate Shop. Skatepark of Tampa. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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