Anthony Van Engelen

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Anthony Van Engelen (born November 20, 1978)[1] is an American professional skateboarder.

Early life[edit]

Van Engelen was born in San Diego, California, United States (US).[2]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Van Engelen's first sponsor was Volcom, but his first board sponsor was Channel One Skateboards.[2] He was then sponsored by 23 Skateboards.

Alien Workshop[edit]

Van Engelen attained professional status with Alien Workshop skateboards[3] as his deck sponsor in 1999 at the age of 21. His first full video part was in 411VM. He then shared a part with Jason Dill in Transworld's Feedback in 1999, and then had a full part in 2000 for Alien Workshop's Photosynthesis to the song Search and Destroy by Iggy Pop and The Stooges; In 2003 he released a part for The DC Video. In 2013, it was announced that both Van Engelen, as well as fellow rider, Jason Dill, had left Alien Workshop to start their own skateboard company[4]


Van Engelen was sponsored by DC Shoes, but in December 2005 he quit that team to join Vans.[5] In July 2009 he was named by Transworld Magazine "Best Video Part" for Mindfield Alien Workshop, "Best Team" Alien Workshop.

SOTY 2015[edit]

Van Engelen won Thrasher's 2015 Skater of the Year Award.[6]


His sponsors include Vans, FA, Independent Trucks, and Spitfire.[citation needed]

On May 1, 2013, he left Alien Workshop, along with fellow team rider Jason Dill.


  1. ^ Maloof Money Cup (2012). "Articles". Maloof Money Cup. Maloof Skateboarding. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Steve Olson (1 April 2007). "Anthony Van Engelen". Juice (skateboarding magazine). Juice Enterprises, Inc. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "2010 Maloof Money Cup NYC prelims". ESPN. June 5, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dill & AVE Leave Alien Workshop - TransWorld SKATEboarding". 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "GREEN LIGHT; FOR SPRING '06, DESIGNERS HAVE DEEMED …". Footwear News. Fairchild Publications. September 5, 2005. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Thrasher Magazine - SOTY 2015".