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By Mike Kettelberger and For The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek won his third gold medal of the year in skateboard vert at X-Games Munich on Thursday, continuing what has been one of the best seasons of the skater's career. Lasek did not complete a full run during his first three attempts, leaving the crowd in suspense and forcing him to pull a spectacular run on his fourth and final attempt, which gave him the win. “I could have easily [played it safe and] done a run I've done before,” Lasek said during his post-run interview.
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By Cody Goodwin and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
The X Games are set to kick off Thursday in Austin, Texas, the 20th year of the summer action-sports event. Of all the athletes who will be competing through Sunday, two hail from the Baltimore area: Bucky Lasek (Dundalk) and Travis Pastrana (Annapolis). The Baltimore Sun recently caught up by phone with the 41-year-old Lasek, who will be competing in his 21st X Games (a total that includes trips to international X Games competitions in Europe and South America). Lasek will compete in the men's skateboard vert and rallycross events.
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By Rachael Pacella, For The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2013
Baltimore native Bucky Lasek took first place in the Dew Tour's skateboard vert competition, handily winning Saturday afternoon in Ocean City as the extreme sports event took center stage on Maryland's shore.   Lasek, who also took first in the skate bowl semi-final on Friday, with last year's winner Pedro Barros right behind him, said yesterday that he planned to focus on the vert before getting to work on the skate bowl finals, which take place Sunday. “I gotta concentrate on vert, where Pedro can come over here and concentrate on bowl all day [Saturday]
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By Mike Kettelberger and For The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek won his third gold medal of the year in skateboard vert at X-Games Munich on Thursday, continuing what has been one of the best seasons of the skater's career. Lasek did not complete a full run during his first three attempts, leaving the crowd in suspense and forcing him to pull a spectacular run on his fourth and final attempt, which gave him the win. “I could have easily [played it safe and] done a run I've done before,” Lasek said during his post-run interview.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2002
PHILADELPHIA -- For years, people have called Fabiola Da Silva one of the best female in-line skaters in the world. They're still doing it this week at the ESPN Summer X Games, but now they're taking gender out of the equation. She's simply one of the best in the world. Period. Da Silva will be competing against men in the aggressive in-line vert competition - where skaters perform tricks inside a halfpipe and are scored by judges - and she's certainly not doing it as a novelty act. She's got a shot at winning the thing.
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By Chris Branch and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 30, 2011
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek, skateboarder and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, BMX icon Ryan Nyquist and skating legend Bob Burnquist are among the top performers scheduled to take part in the Pantech Open in Ocean City, the Dew Tour announced Thursday. The Pantech Open will take place July 21-24 and will be the first ever stop in Ocean City for the Dew Tour in its six-year history. It will have four events: BMX Park, BMX vert, Skate vert and Skate bowl. The Open will be the first time the bowl is used in competition.
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By Danielle Rumore | June 29, 1997
Baltimore native Bucky Lasek finished fourth overall in the 10-man skateboarding men's vert finals at the third X Games in San Diego.Lasek, 24, finished with 90.75 out of a possible 100 points, falling out of medal contention in his first X Games.Tony Hawk, the owner of Birdhouse (a skateboard manufacturer), one of Lasek's main sponsors, won the event to take home the gold medal with a score of 97.50.Hawk, 29, has been one of the best skateboarders in the world this decade. He was the vert champion in the inaugural X Games and finished second last year.
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November 28, 2006
Art Children's work in `Beauty I' Sri Lankan children, victims of the 2004 tsunami, have made inspiring, beautiful drawings that are on display with artwork from Baltimore Freedom Acad emy students. The exhibit, called Beauty I, opens today at the Current Gallery, 30 S. Cal vert St. A reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to day. The exhibit runs through Thursday. Information: arton purpose.org. FYI Susan Reimer is on assign ment. Her column does not appear today.
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By STEFEN LOVELACE | June 23, 2008
The highlights of the weekend's Dew Tour at Camden Yards: Sheckler the star Ryan Sheckler, 18-year-old Skateboard Park competitor and MTV celebrity, again took first place in the event. The three-time Dew Cup winner had droves of fans filling the stands in hopes of just getting a glimpse of him, making the Skateboard Park event the most packed of any this weekend. Other activities For those wanting to take a break from seeing crazy tricks, the festival offered a great alternative. Sony had a truck filled with PlayStation consoles for free gaming, and booths from national and local businesses were set up with activities and giveaways.
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By James Giza and James Giza,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2000
Brian Robinson throws his skateboard over the four-foot-high metal fence behind his Bero Street house in Lansdowne. His hands now free, the 10-year-old, clad in a sleeveless, black T-shirt with the likeness of pro wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin on the front, jean shorts and black sandals, climbs over the fence and lands softly in the grass on the other side. Brian, like most of the 16 other boys at the Lansdowne skate park, knows about Bucky Lasek, the best skateboarder to come out of Baltimore -- and one of the best in the world.
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By Rachael Pacella, For The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2013
Baltimore native Bucky Lasek took first place in the Dew Tour's skateboard vert competition, handily winning Saturday afternoon in Ocean City as the extreme sports event took center stage on Maryland's shore.   Lasek, who also took first in the skate bowl semi-final on Friday, with last year's winner Pedro Barros right behind him, said yesterday that he planned to focus on the vert before getting to work on the skate bowl finals, which take place Sunday. “I gotta concentrate on vert, where Pedro can come over here and concentrate on bowl all day [Saturday]
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By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
Half-way through the Dew Tour's Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, all eyes were on the skateboarding events Saturday afternoon. Thousands of fans were on the beach at Dorchester Street as defending champion Pierre Luc-Gagnon won the skate vert finals, with Baltimore native Bucky Lasek taking second place, followed by Sandro Dias in third. Lasek was leading going into the finals, but he fell on his last run. "I never got around to doing the round I wanted to because I kept falling toward the end of my run," Lasek said, adding that he loves bringing something new to the competition, like the boneless to invert maneuver that he pulled off after inventing it just last week.
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By From Sun staff reports | July 25, 2011
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek made history Sunday night, winning his Dew Tour-record 10th skateboard vert final. The 38-year-old bested some of the biggest names in vert skating, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Shaun White, in front of the largest skate vert crowd in Dew Tour history at the Pantech Open on the beach in Ocean City . "Words can't explain how I feel right now. I went all last year without a win. To come back this year to win the first...
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By Sports Digest | July 1, 2011
Varsity lacrosse Wells Stanwick of Boys' Latin was named Reebok Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year on Thursday in voting conducted by the National Lacrosse League and LaxGator.com. Stanwick, who has committed to Johns Hopkins, accumlated 33goals and 56 assists in his senior season, helping lead the Lakers to the MIAA A Conference semifinals, where they fell to Gilman, 7-6, in overtime. He was named an All-American for the second straight season. "Wells was our team captain and a complete player," Boys' Latin coach Bob Shriver said.
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By Chris Branch and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 30, 2011
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek, skateboarder and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, BMX icon Ryan Nyquist and skating legend Bob Burnquist are among the top performers scheduled to take part in the Pantech Open in Ocean City, the Dew Tour announced Thursday. The Pantech Open will take place July 21-24 and will be the first ever stop in Ocean City for the Dew Tour in its six-year history. It will have four events: BMX Park, BMX vert, Skate vert and Skate bowl. The Open will be the first time the bowl is used in competition.
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By STEFEN LOVELACE | June 23, 2008
The highlights of the weekend's Dew Tour at Camden Yards: Sheckler the star Ryan Sheckler, 18-year-old Skateboard Park competitor and MTV celebrity, again took first place in the event. The three-time Dew Cup winner had droves of fans filling the stands in hopes of just getting a glimpse of him, making the Skateboard Park event the most packed of any this weekend. Other activities For those wanting to take a break from seeing crazy tricks, the festival offered a great alternative. Sony had a truck filled with PlayStation consoles for free gaming, and booths from national and local businesses were set up with activities and giveaways.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2003
At first glance, this weekend's Thrash at Rash might look like a miniature version of the X-Games. But event planners said the skateboarding and rock 'n' roll event at Rash Field is more than just another summertime mish-mash of extreme sports and music. Festival organizer Lee Corrigan said a variety of interactives will ensure that event-goers become part of the action. "The idea is to keep everybody active for a while," said Corrigan, whose company, Corrigan Sports Enterprises, also organizes the Baltimore Marathon.
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,Sun Reporter | June 19, 2008
Six days. That's all it takes to turn the parking lot at Camden Yards Sports Complex into an action sports fan's dream. That's all it takes to build towering ramps, steep rails and huge mounds of dirt for athletes to perform gravity-defying tricks on. The Dew Tour's Panasonic Open starts today in Baltimore and will feature some of the best athletes on skateboards, bikes and motorcycles from around the world, battling for points and prize money....
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By Stefen Lovelace and Patrick Gutierrez and Stefen Lovelace and Patrick Gutierrez,Sun reporters | June 22, 2008
Baltimore native Bucky Lasek delighted the hometown crowd, winning the Skateboard Vert event last night. Lasek's second run was strong, earning him a score of 93.75. Lasek, a two-time Dew Cup winner, was largely responsible for getting the Dew Tour to come to Baltimore. In last year's Panasonic Open, he took third while skating with an injured knee. Winning in front of his hometown fans was Lasek's dream. "This is huge redemption," he said. "It means a lot to me to come to my hometown and to put it down the way I did and to represent Baltimore the way it deserves to be represented.
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,Sun Reporter | June 19, 2008
Six days. That's all it takes to turn the parking lot at Camden Yards Sports Complex into an action sports fan's dream. That's all it takes to build towering ramps, steep rails and huge mounds of dirt for athletes to perform gravity-defying tricks on. The Dew Tour's Panasonic Open starts today in Baltimore and will feature some of the best athletes on skateboards, bikes and motorcycles from around the world, battling for points and prize money....
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