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Sam Bosworth

Sam Bosworth

Over recent years, young Sam Bosworth has grown into one of the UK’s top halfpipe skateboarders, regularly beating riders twice his age at competitions around the world. Sam made history in 2009 by winning gold at the X Games in Amateur Halfpipe and, in doing so, he became the first ever British champion of an X Games skate contest, an achievement made all the more remarkable by the fact that he was only 14 years old at the time.

He built on that early success with a silver medal performance in the same competition the following year, and has also put in top performances at events such as the 2012 Vans UKSA Vert Championships at Alexandra Palace (where he finished second, picking up a cheque for £2000) and at Boardmasters 2013.

Hailing from the Cornish town of Newlyn, Sam began skateboarding at the age of six, when his grandmother bought him a board. With constant help and support from his parents, he took his first rides at nearby Wherrytown skatepark, and first stepped onto the Vert ramp at Mount Hawke skate park, just outside of Truro.

Skating with a regular stance, Sam never fails to amaze crowds with his incredible bag of tricks, including seven foot airs, back to back mc twists and double kickflip airs. He is currently part of Team Extreme, and has also attracted sponsorship deals with companies such as Plan B, Pig Wheels, Quiksilver, etnies, Independent Trucks, Ride Skate Shop, Mob Grip and Real Skateboards.

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