Tony Trujillo

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Tony Trujillo
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Quicksilver Bowlriders, 2005: Marseille, France
Born Tony Trujillo
August 23, 1982
Santa Rosa, California
Residence San Francisco, California
Occupation Pro Skater

Tony Trujillo (born August 23, 1982) is a Mexican-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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