Cara-Beth Burnside

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Cara-Beth Burnside, nicknamed "CB" (born July 23, 1971 in Orange, California, United States), is a professional skateboarder and snowboarder and ranks amongst the top female athletes in these sports in the world. She was the first president of the Action Sports Alliance.

As a skateboarder, Burnside has won more than 16 titles in competitions such as the X Games, All Girl Skate Jam, Vans Triple Crown, Slam City Jam and Soul Bowl, and in 2004 she was named Female Vert Skater of the Year by World Cup Skating.[1]

As a snowboarder, she was on the first United States Olympic snowboarding team at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, where she placed 4th.[2] She has also won titles at the snowboarding Grand Prix, the X Games and the Vans Triple Crown.[1]

In 1998 she received gold medals for both the snowboarding halfpipe event in the 1998 Winter X Games and the skateboard vert event at the 2003 Summer X Games.

She is the first woman to have a signature skate shoe.[2]

She is featured in the beginning and end titles for the documentary film Not Bad for a Girl.

Burnside is a vegetarian.[3]

Burnside is a playable character in the video games Grind Session and Tony Hawk: Ride.


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