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2003 Los Angeles X Games
Women's Skateboard Events
WOMEN’S SKATEBOARD PARK AND VERT
COMPETITIONS FEATURED AT X GAMES IX
LOS ANGELES ESPN X Games IX athletes are joined by 13
of the world’s best female skateboard athletes as they
compete in the new women’s Skateboard Park and Vert events
held At STAPLES Center August 15 and 17, respectively.
The top names in women’s skateboarding are going head-to-head
for a chance to win a prize purse and X Games medals.
The ninth annual action sports competition will be held
August 14-17 in Los Angeles and features more than 300
of the world’s best male and female athletes competing
in Aggressive In-line Skate, Bike Stunt, Downhill BMX,
Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard.
X Games VIII in Philadelphia marked the debut of women’s
Skateboard Park and Vert in an exhibition Jam Session. The
success of those events sparked the addition of a medalled
event in X Games IX where there will be a judged contest
that results in prize money for each of the athletes
participating. X Games IX Skateboard sport organizing body,
World Cup Skateboarding, will serve as the organizing body
for this contest and will oversee judging and format.
Women’s Skateboard Park will take place on August 15 from
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The format is that each of the
eight athletes has 15 minutes to "jam" on three different
sections of the park course. Each section is scored
separately. At conclusion of third section, the ladies
points are added together to determine a final leaderboard.
Women’s Skateboard Vert will take place August 17 from 6 p.m.
to 6:45 p.m. just following the Bike Stunt Vert competition.
The format for this contest is that each athlete will have an
intro run in the running order of the five athletes, then a
10-minute jam session, and concluding with one final run.
Each of the 13 women who are participating in the Skateboard
contests is ranked at the top of their sport. The contests are
a display of the progression in women’s skateboarding featuring
women who have been pioneers in the sport such as Cara Beth
Burnside (Orange, California USA) and the youth and future in the sport
such as 13-year-old
Lyn Z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California USA).
The five athletes that will be participating in the Skateboard
Vert Women’s Jam Session are:
Jen O’Brien (Vista, California USA); Cara Beth Burnside;
Lyn Z Adams Hawkins; Holly Lyons (California USA) and Mimi Knoop (Penn.)
The eight athletes that are participating in the Skateboard
Park Women’s Jam Session are:
Amy Caron (San Francisco, California USA);
Karen Feliosa (Sao Paulo, Brazil);
Lauren Perkins (Huntington Beach, California USA);
Jamie Reyes (New York City, New York USA);
Monica Shaw (Pymble, New South Wales Australia);
Elissa Steamer (Huntington Beach, California USA);
Jessie Van Roechoudt (San Francisco, California USA)
Vanessa Torres (Anaheim, California USA)
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