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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sam Beckett at DC Ramp

Sam Beckett's stateside session at the Monster Energy / DC Ramp
Sam Beckett's stateside session at the Monster Energy / DC Ramp. Monster Energy Skateboarding's Sam Beckett spent a little time at the Monster Energy/DC Ramp recently before returning home to the UK after a long contest season. With tricks like this you are gonna be seeing a lot more of Sam!

Sam is considered one of the UK's top new school vert skaters, and he's just 19 years old. He made the top 3 in XG Vert Ams in 2008 & 2009. In 2009, he became the first skater from Great Britain to land the 720 on vert. He's got back-to-back 540s and is a technical skater who loves to do kickflips and backside Smith grinds. The nearest ramp is 2 hours from his house, so he only gets to skate vert two times a week when he's not traveling.

Sam's victory and silver medal at the LG Action Sports and X-Games Ams respectively, have catapulted him onto the world stage, and if early signs are anything to go by, he seems very ready.

Under the protective wing of professional skate veteran Pete King, Sam has served the perfect apprenticeship, growing mentally and physically from pursuing a demanding schedule of contests and demonstrations around the World.

Sam Beckett CPH Skate PRO 2011 (Copenhagen) photo Ioneanu.

More mature than his years suggest, Sam has a natural aptitude for performing and entertains crowds and the media with the same assured ease. The vert skate world is at this young man�s feet and we look on with increased anticipation as it becomes a potential Olympic inclusion.

Career Highlights:
1st place, Independent Series 2008.
1st place, LG Action Sports Am 2008.
2nd place, X-Games Am 2008.
3rd place, Boardmasters 2008.

Favorite Quote:
"Fail to plan, you plan to fail."

Sam Beckett is sponsored by:, Monster Energy Drinks, Independent Trucks, Blind Skateboards, Oakley Clothing, Oakley Eyewear, Ride Skate Shop, Shiner Distribution, Skull Candy Headphones, TSG, Type S, Vans Footwea

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