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Leo Baker
Personal information
Born (1991-11-24) November 24, 1991 (age 29)
Covina, California
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg)
Sport
Country United States
SportSkateboarding
Medal record
Summer X Games
Representing  United States
Gold medal – first place 2014 Austin Street
Silver medal – second place Norway 2018 Street
Silver medal – second place 2013 Los Angeles Street
Silver medal – second place 2013 Foz do Iguaçu Street
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Los Angeles Street
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Austin Street

Leo Baker (born November 24, 1991; they/them[1]) is a goofy-footed American professional skateboarder from Covina, California,[2] now based in New York City.[3]

Skateboarding

Leo Baker (who is nonbinary[3]) began skateboarding at the age of 5, but only started focusing on it at the age of 11.[4] Baker lists their proudest moment as the first time they landed a kickflip.[5]

In the March 2007 edition of The Skateboard Mag, Baker is featured in two photo sequences showing them perform a 360 flip and a hardflip down 8 stairs. This was part of the magazine's article "Killer Kids."[6]

In 2006, they placed first in street competitions at both the Canadian Open in Toronto and the Slam City Jam in Calgary.[7]

They are the child of guitarist Marshall Rohner (who played for The Cruzados, T.S.O.L., and Dino's Revenge).

In 2016, Baker won the Street League Skateboarding Super Crown World Championship.[8]

In 2017, Baker was the only skateboarder to be nominated for an ESPY Award in the "Best Female Action Sports Athlete" category.[8]

As of 2020 Baker is sponsored by Nike SB, Glue Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Independent Trucks, Bronson Speed, Mob Grip, and Pawnshop Skate Co. in Covina, CA.

In 2020, Baker, Cher Strauberry, and Stephen Ostrowski founded Glue Skateboards.[9]

Creative/Design

Prior to turning pro and moving to New York, Baker worked as a graphic designer in Los Angeles, an environment they found unfulfilling;[3] however, Baker continues to pursue creative projects, including a collaboration with fellow NYC skateboarder Brian Anderson resulting in the release of Cave Homo (“Human Beware” in Latin, a pun on Cave emptor, or “Buyer beware”) Volume II in which they were featured (Volume I featured Anderson), a limited-run zine whose inverse side features original works by queer artists, and a portion of whose proceeds goes to support The Trevor Project.

Skateboard videos

Baker is shown briefly on the Tampa Am 08 DVD.

They were also on Fuel T.V.'s, " The Captain & Casey Show" in late 08 for a couple of tricks.

Their first full part, entitled "Bombshell," was released (in April 2013) on the video section of Thrasher Magazine's website, on which Thrasher described their part as "one of the best female street/tech parts [they've] seen."[10]

Competition history

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2010

2008

2007

2006

References

  1. ^ Stu, Gomez (2020-03-07). "THE RISE OF LEO BAKER". The Berrics. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  2. ^ Ryan, Maggie (2020-01-11). "Pro Skater Leo Baker Pushes For Equality and Amplifies LGBTQ+ Voices in an Inspiring Nike Ad". POPSUGAR Fitness. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  3. ^ a b c Pappalardo, Anthony (2018-09-18). "Leo Baker is the skate hero we've all been waiting for: New York state of mind". Huckmag.com. Huck Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-09.
  4. ^ [1] Archived March 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Element Europe | Skateboards, Shoes, Clothes, Events, Videos, Online Store Mens & Women's Apparel, Skateboards & Footwear". Elementskateboards.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  6. ^ "Welcome to SPoT Skate Shop at Skatepark of Tampa". Theskateboardindustry.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  7. ^ Pro Rider/Driver (2011-01-02). "ESPN Action Sports: The Worldwide Leader In Action Sports – ESPN". Expn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  8. ^ a b "Olympic Skateboarding Hopeful Lacey Baker Takes Silver In Street At X Games Norway". Team USA. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  9. ^ "Queer-Centric Skateboarding: The Story of Glue Skateboards". www.thrashermagazine.com. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  10. ^ "Lacey Baker's Bombshell Full Part".
  11. ^ Meronek, Rob. "World Skate OI STU Open Womens Street Open Qualifiers". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  12. ^ Meronek, Rob. "USA Skateboarding National Championships Womens Street Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  13. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Street League World Championships Sao Paulo Womens Quarter Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  14. ^ Meronek, Rob. "X Games Minneapolis Womens Street Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  15. ^ "Minneapolis 2019 womens-skateboard-street". X Games. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  16. ^ Meronek, Rob. "World Skate Street League Pro Tour Los Angeles Womens Street Semi Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  17. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Dew Tour Long Beach Womens Street Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  18. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Street League World Skate London Womens Semi-Final Street". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  19. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Street League World Championships Rio de Janeiro Brazil Womens Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  20. ^ Meronek, Rob. "X Games Minneapolis Women's Street Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  21. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Street League Pro Open at London Women's Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  22. ^ Meronek, Rob. "X Games Norway Womens Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  23. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Skate Like a Girl Wheels of Fortune Pro Final". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  24. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Street League Super Crown Women's Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  25. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Wheels of Fortune Advanced Division". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  26. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Exposure 2016 - Pro Street". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  27. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Street League Super Crown Women's". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  28. ^ Meronek, Rob. "X Games Women's Street Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  29. ^ "Austin 2016 Women's Skateboard Street". X Games. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  30. ^ Meronek, Rob. "X Games Oslo Women's Street Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  31. ^ "Oslo 2016 Women's Skateboard Street". X Games. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  32. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Exposure Pro Street". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  33. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Kimberley Diamond Cup Women's Street World Championships". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  34. ^ "Kimberley Diamond Cup Results 2015". Girls Skate Network. 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  35. ^ Meronek, Rob. "Street League Chicago Women's Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  36. ^ Meronek, Rob. "X Games Women's Street Finals". TheBoardr. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  37. ^ "Austin 2015 Women's Skateboard Street". X Games. Retrieved 2020-04-09.

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