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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cocorico at Dew: a Frenchman is #1!

Results for the International vert qualifier at the Dew Tour/ISF World Championships in Boston, MA - July 23: 1. Jean Postec - France 2. Lincoln Ueda - Brazil 3. Marcelo Bastos - Brazil 4. Rune Glifberg - Denmark 5. Elliot Sloan - USA 6. Zach Miller - USA 7. Rob Lorifice - USA 8. Pal-Luc Ronchetti - GBR The above skates advance to the prelims on Saturday.

Jean Postec Biographical Information: •Name: Jean Postec
•Gender: Male
•Hometown: Annecy, France
•Date of Birth: January 29th, 1985
•Began Skating: 1995
•Turned Pro: 2003
•Favored Discipline: Vert
•#1 Sponsors: Monster, Right Guard, Tracker Trucks, Birdhouse
•Style and Strengths: Jean Postec approaches skateboarding with a deep love and passion, combined with a strong awareness of what he is doing. He doesn't just throw himself at the ramp and hope for the best –
•Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks: 720.

Career Highlights:
2001 - 7th in vert at European X Games
2002 - 6th in vert at European X Games
2004 - 2nd at the FISE in Montpellier, France
2006 - 6th in vert at the Denver stop of the Dew Tour
2006 - 3rd in vert at the LG Action Sports World Tour in Paris, France
2006 - 3rd in vert at the Portland stop of the Dew tour
2006 - 5th in vert in the overall Dew Tour standings

Personal History:
Jean Postec was born in France.
When he was 9 years old, while was watching The Simpsons, he saw Bart Simpson riding his green skateboard in the opening to the show and that’s what pushed him into skateboarding. He says he had a hard time learning how to skate without magazines and good ramps, but he slowly started to meet more people and get better and better. At 14 years old he started taking trips to Canada to skate with Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Max Dufour every summer. Eventually, at 16 he started taking trips to San Diego. He now lives in San Diego, and skates 5 days a week, taking the weekend off to surf. (thanks Kingpin). He did gymnastics when he was younger, and credits a lot of his skateboarding skill and fast progression to being good at it.

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