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2010 OFFICIAL GUIDE

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2010 IGSA WORLD CUP SERIES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Jun 30-Jul 4

Maryhill Festival of Speed

Goldendale, WA, United States

Jul 14-17

Almabtrieb / World Championships

Hungerzell, Germany

Jul 21-24

The Graveyard Call

Argonay, France

Jul 31-Aug 1

Padova Grand Prix

Teolo, Italy

Aug 11-14

Kozakov Challenge

Kozakov, Czech Republic

Nov 12-14

Malarrara Pro Teutonia

Teutonia, Brazil

Nov 26-28

Newton’s Nation

Bathurst, Australia

Dec 10-12

Hot Heels Africa

Kogelberg, South Africa

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Birthday: September 28, 1983 Country: Canada / Czech Republic Resides: Vernon, BC, Canada Sponsors: GMR Skateboards, Seismic Wheels, Ronin Trucks, Knucklenuts IGSA World Cup Series Ranking 2009: 1 2008: 2 2007: 2

Mischo Erban had his best ever season in 2009. After finishing second in the Series the past two years, Mischo was finally able to put it all together to finish number one. His three World Cup victories, numerous number one qualifying efforts and capturing the Official IGSA World Speed Record of 113.02 km/h (70.23 mph) made hime the most dominant racer of 2009. His dedication to the sport is unmatched. For the 2010 season he is moving away from his longtime sponsors to ride for GMR Skateboards, Ronin Trucks and Seismic Wheels.

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SCOOT SMITH

Birthday: February 11, 1987 Country: Canada Resides: Madeira Park, BC, Canada Sponsors: Landyachtz Longboards, Abec 11 Wheels, Coast Longboarding IGSA World Cup Series Ranking 2009: 2 2008: 1 2007: 5 2008 WORLD CHAMPION

After being the most dominant racer of 2008 winning both the World Championship and World Cup Series Championship Scoot seemed to struggle a lot in 2009. His win in Peyragudes was his only victory in 2009. As the season went on, Scoot seemed to gain momentum. His fight for the championship never let up. Anyone who witnessed his daring 110+ km/h pass on Martin Siegrist and subsequent crash would attest to that! He had strong second place showings in both England and Australia leaving him in contention for the Championship until the very end. Scoot has been training hard all winter and seems hungrier than ever. Look for the green haired man from British Columbia to make another strong run for the World Cup Series Championship in 2010.

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2009 IGSA TOP 16 DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDERS

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Birthday: July 14, 1987 Country: Canada Resides: Vancouver, BC, Canada Sponsors: British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Orangatang Wheels, Fullbag Skates, Kahalani Trucks, Vicious Griptape

2009 IGSA TOP 16 DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDERS

PATRICK SWITZER

IGSA World Cup Series Ranking 2009: 3 2008: 95 2007: 296

Patrick Switzer was certainly one of the big stories of 2009. After finishing a lowly 13th at Peyragudes, Switzer’s year took off. In the subsequent World Cup races he finished 4th at Graveyard Call, 2nd at Padova, 3rd at Eastbourne and capped it all off with a huge win at Maryhill. He was leading the points series after Maryhill but unfortunately that was the end of his season. Switzer is an enginering student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology who support his racing efforts. Unfortunately his school commitments precluded him from competing in Brazil, Australia and South Africa. Expect another solid year from Switzer in 2010. He has both the speed and racecraft to win it all. He just needs to make it to a few more races!

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Birthday: November 19, 1980 Country: Switzerland Resides: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sponsors: Airflow Skateboards, Abec 11 Wheels, Beat Engel Speed Design, Magun Trucks, IXS, Daihatsu IGSA World Cup Series Ranking 2009: 4 2006: 36 2003: 42 2008: 6 2005: 2 2007: 3 2004: 3 2007

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WORLD CHAMPION

WORLD CHAMPION

WORLD CHAMPION

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Martin Siegrist

2009 marked the 7th year of competition for Martin Siegrist in IGSA World Cup competition. The three time World Champion had a great year with a World Cup win in Italy and also a European Championship victory in the Czech Republic. Siegrist finished his studies in 2009 receiving a degree in Industrial Design. With time between school and starting his career, Siegrist traveled to Brazil where he finished 4th and Australia where he crashed while leading Kevin Reimer in the Semi’s and ultimately finished 6th. During the off-season he took a job and moved to Malaysia. Expect the downhill skateboarding scene to pick up speed in Kuala Lumpur! Siegrist will only run a limited schedule as his new work schedule permits. When he does show up at a race, expect him to be an instant contender.

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IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 5 2008: 77

Louis Pilloni attended his first World Cup competition in Europe this past summer and immediately made everyone stand up and take notice by winning. Pilloni is fast wherever he goes and always a threat for the podium.

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Birthday: December 25, 1988 Country: Canada WORLD CHAMPION Resides: Vancouver, BC, Canada Sponsors: Rayne Longboards, Daddies Board Shop, Orangatang Wheels, Aera Trucks, Venom Bushings, Coast Longboarding, Colabo Innovations IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 6 2008: 3 2007: 54 2006: 216

Kevin Reimer sometimes complains that race courses aren’t challenging enough to test the top pro’s skills. When Reimer won the World Championship on the incredibly challenging course in Australia, no one was suprised. Many consider him the world’s most talented racer.

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KEVIN REIMER

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Birthday: January 5, 1986 Country: United States Resides: Los Angelas, California, United States Sponsors: Sector 9, Skatehouse Media

JAMES KELLY

Birthday: March 18, 1990 Country: United States Resides: Los Angeles, California, United States Sponsors: Loaded Boards, Randal Trucks, Orangatang Wheels, Venom Bushings, Skatehouse Media IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 5 2008: 52 2007: 58

James Kelly epitomises the laid back California attitude and lifestyle. He is turning the world on to the “No hands down” style of riding that features incredible stand up slides at full speed. Kelly is and incredibly fast and incredibly talented racer who is feared by many.

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2009 IGSA TOP 16 DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDERS

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LOUIS PILLONI

Birthday: January 8, 1982 Country: Switzerland Resides: Grenchen, Switzerland Sponsors: Beat Engel Speed Helmets, Magun Trucks IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 8 2008: 12 2007: 10 2006: 11 Stefan Rűefli is a fast and solid skater from Switzerland who will often make it to the round of eight and on occasion get a great result. In 2009 he took his skating up another notch by finishing the year 8th in points. The highlight of his season came in Italy where he finished on the podium behind only Siegrist and Switzer. Expect another strong season from Rűefli.

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STEFAN RÜEFLI


OLIVER NIELSON

Birthday: June 13, 1989 Country: Denmark Resides: Copenhagen, Denmark Sponsors: Infamous Bombsquad, Life On A Boardshop IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 12 2008: 40 2007: DNS 2006: 16

RAMÓN KÖNIGSHAUSEN Birthday: May 17, 1988 Country: Switzerland Resides: Samstagern, Switzerland Sponsors: Airflow Skateboards, GOG Trucks IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 13 2008: 102 2007: 46

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Birthday: November 25, 1986 Country: Germany Resides: Cologne, Germany Sponsors: Pavel Skateboards, GOG Trucks IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 14 2008: DNS 2007: DNS

2006: DNS

Country: Australia Resides: Burleigh Heads, Australia Sponsors: Landyachtz Longboards, Aera Trucks IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 15 2008: 91 2007: DNS

2006: DNS

Country: United States Resides: Madrid, New Mexico, United States Sponsors: Timeship Racing IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 16 2008: 320 2007: 103

2006: DNS

SEBASTIAN HERTLER

ADAM YATES Birthday: June 20, 1981

WILLIAM BRUNSON Birthday: October 31, 1977

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2009 IGSA TOP 16 DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDERS

Birthday: March 23, 1989 Country: Australia Resides: Sydney, Australia Sponsors: Hopkin Racing, Rayne, Orangatang, Kooky Trucks, Skatehorde.com IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 11 2008: 10 2007: DNS 2006: DNS

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JACKSON SHAPIERA

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Birthday: April 7, 1981 Country: Switzerland Resides: Brugg Switzerland Sponsors: Magun Speedboards, Magun Trucks, Beat Engel Speed Helmets IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 10 2008: DNS 2007: 12 2006: 17

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CHRISTOPH BATT

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2006: 2

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Birthday: April 8, 1987 Country: Sweden Resides: San Diego, California, United States Sponsors: Sector 9, Kahalani Trucks, Quicksilver IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 9 2008: 5 2007: 1

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ERIK LUNDBERG

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Birthday: April 5, 1986 Country: Canada / Ukraine Resides: Toronto, ON, Canada Sponsors: Airflow Skateboards, Infamous Bomb Squad, Cult Wheels IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 1 2008: 3 2007: 54 2006: 216

Birthday: October 18, 1984 Country: Switzerland Resides: Bern, Switzerland Sponsors: Fibretec Skateboards, Black Kross Skateboards, Number.One Boards & Bikes, Die Nomadisierenden Veranstalter, Dakine Bags IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 2 2008: 7 2007: 6 2006: DNS 2008

2009

Birthday: May 12 WORLD CHAMPION WORLD CHAMPION Country: Canada Resides: Vancouver, BC, Canada Sponsors: Rayne Longboards, Daddies Boardshop, Abec 11 Wheels, Colabo Innovations, Coast Longboarding IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 3 2008: 1 2007: 9 2006: DNS

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BRIANNE DAVIES

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REBEKKA GEMPERLE

KRISTINA ENGSTRAND Birthday: May 5, 1988 Country: Sweden Resides: Oslo, Norway Sponsors: King Of The Hill Boardshop IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 4 2008: 14 2007: DNS

2006: 17

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2009 IGSA TOP 6 WOMEN’S DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDERS

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DASHA KORNIENKO

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KATIE NEILSON

Birthday: June 5, 1987 Country: Canada Resides: Langley, BC, Canada Sponsors: Sector 9 Skateboards, Underworld Skateshop, Venom Bushings, Timeship Racing, Coast Longboarding IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 5 2008: 12 2007: DNS 2006: DNS

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CHRISTIN GREGERSON

Birthday: July 9, 1986 Country: Canada Resides: Vancouver, BC, Canada Sponsors: Sayshun Longbords, Skatera Clothing, Timeship Racing, Boulevard Skateshop IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 6 2008: 26 2007: DNS


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Maryhill Festival of Speed June 30-July 4, 2010 Goldendale, Washington, USA

2009 Winner Patrick Switzer goes through Cowzer Corner on his way to victory. Photo Marcus Rietema

Qualifying Records

DH Skateboard: 2009 Mischo Erban (CAN) 3:07.193 Women’s DH Skateboard: 2009 Brianne Davies (CAN) 3:15.193 Street Luge: 2009 Andy Lally (USA) 3:01.908 Classic Luge: 2009 Andy Lally (USA) 3:11.802

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2009 Winners

DH Skateboard: Patrick Switzer (CAN) Women’s Skateboard: Brianne Davies (CAN) Street Luge: Andy Lally (USA) Classic Luge: Andy Lally (USA)

TRACK FACTS Course Length: 3.5 km (2.2 mi) Top Speed: 75 km/h (47 mph)

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With three solid years under its’ belt, the Maryhill Festival of Speed has firmly established itself as one of the can’t miss events of the year. Race day in 2009 was hit with a crazy series of rain showers followed by sunshine. The cycle repeated itself throughout the day and created havoc for the racers. In the end it was Patrick Switzer earning his first ever World Cup victory over Brazilian Douglas Silva in 2nd and James Kelly in 3rd. For 2010, the event moves to Independance Day weekend. It should ensure dry but possibly very hot weather. Maryhill isn’t the most difficult course in the world to ride, but finding a fast line, posessing good drafting skills strong physical endurance are the keys to success. Maryhill is quite possibly the most difficult race in the world to win .

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Almabtrieb World Championships July 14-17, 2010 Hungerzell, Germany

2009 Women’s World Cup Series Champion Dasha Kornienko is hoping to add the World Champion title to her resume in Hungerzell. Photo LongboardZ.de

Qualifying Records

DH Skateboard: Not Established Women’s DH Skateboard: Not Established Street Luge: Not Established Classic Luge: Not Established

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DH Skateboard: None Women’s Skateboard: None Street Luge: None Classic Luge: None Since 2003, the Almabtrieb crew have been organizing some of the world’s best races. Their first events were held in Auerberg, Germany from 2003-2004. The first event in 2003 was such a success, that the organizers were granted the World Championships the following year. In 2005 the event moved to Jungholz, Austria where it hosted the

TRACK FACTS Course Length: 3.5 km (2.2 mi) Top Speed: 90 km/h (55 mph)

World Champonships in both 2005 and 2007. The last Almabtrieb World Cup race was held in 2008. After a year off Almabtireb returns with an all new race course in Hungerzell, Germany. The track is long, technical and fast and is going to challenge the riders on every corner. Almabtrieb is back and better than ever!

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The Graveyard Call July 21-24, 2010 Argonay, France

Scoot Smith doing everything possible to beat Mischo Erban across the line in the Graveyard Call 2009 Final. Photo Bob Ozman

Qualifying Records

DH Skateboard: 2009 Louis Pilloni (USA) 2:08.451 Women’s DH Skateboard: 2009 Rebekka Gemperle (SUI) 2:33.097 Street Luge: 2009 Kevin Bouaich (SUI) 2:08.888 Classic Luge: 2009 Kevin Bouaich (SUI) 2:07.100

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2009 Winners

DH Skateboard: Scoot Smith (CAN) Women’s Skateboard: Rebekka Gemperle (SUI) Street Luge: Peter Eliot (GBR) Classic Luge: Michael Serek (AUT) When The Graveyard Call was held for the first time in 2009, people really didn’t know what to expect. It was the first time that the narrow and short D173 course would be mated to local roads that brought the finish line into the center of town. As it turned out the course was awesome! Many of the top riders felt it was the best TRACK FACTS

heats. In the end the Final was a showdown between Scoot Smith and Mischo

Course Length: 1.6 km (1.0 mi) Top Speed: 75 km/h (47 mph)

tain. Scoot nearly crashed within sight of the finish but recovered to earn the

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victory. In the Consolation Final it was newcomer Nicolas Robert winning over Patrick Switzer to earn 3rd. Expect another great battle in Argonay this year!

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Padova Grand Prix July 30-August 1, 2010 Teolo, Italy

GRAND PRIX

2007 IGSA World Cup Series Champion Erik Lundberg negotiates Teolo’s tight bottom section. Photo Bob Ozman

Qualifying Records

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DH Skateboard: 2009 Martin Siegrist (SUI) 1:58.276 Women’s DH Skateboard: 2009 Dasha Kornienko (CAN) 2:14.519 Street Luge: 2009 Peter Eliot (GBR) 1:58.053 Classic Luge: 2009 Michael Serek (AUT) 2:00.339

PADOVA GRAND PRIX Teolo, Italy

2009 Winners

DH Skateboard: Martin Siegrist (SUI) Women’s Skateboard: Dasha Kornienko (CAN) Street Luge: Yvon Labarthe (SUI) Classic Luge: Craig Deltour (FRA) For the second consecutive year, the IGSA World Cup Series will be heading to Italy for the Padova Grand Prix. The course has two distinct parts, the straight top section where riders reach their highest speeds and the tight technical section. The trickiest part is negotiating the tight right left combination at the end of the straight. If they get it right, the riders will carry good speed throught the tight lower section.

TRACK FACTS Course Length: 1.6 km (1.0 mi) Top Speed: 80 km/h (50 mph)

If they get it wrong, the result will be a heavy, high-speed impact with the straw bale walls. Spectators can view all the action from top to bottom on a giant screen television near the finish line. Martin Siegrist scored a dominnt victory over

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Canadian Patick Switzer last year. Stefan Ruefli finished in third and 2008 IGSA World Cup Series Champion Erik Lundberg was 4th.

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GRAVITY SPORTS EXPLAINED DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDING Competitors stand upright on longboards and ride in an aerodynamic “tuck” position at speeds in excess of 110 km/h (68 mph). Downhill Skateboarding is also known as “Speedboarding” and “Stand up”. The skater’s hands are used as outriggers to help them maintain balance and stability while cornering. Hard plastic pucks are attached to their gloves so they can place their hand on the pavement incurring only minimal friction. Braking is accomplished by either dragging one foot on the ground, or pitching the skateboard sideways in a controlled slide. Decks are typically 34”- 48” in length and constructed from materials including wood, carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, aluminum, titanium and structural foam. Racing trucks are typically machined or cast aluminum. Wheels are made from advanced polyurethane formulas to provide low rolling resistance, vibration dampening, traction, and are typically between 70-90mm in diameter.

STREET LUGE

Street Luge has its’ roots firmly in skateboarding. In the 1970’s there was a downhill skateboarding competition in Signal Hill, California that featured highly modified, fully enclosed skateboards known as “Skatecars”. They proved so dangerous that they were essentially abandoned after the 1977 Signal Hill event. Rising from their ashes came increasingly sophisticated “Lay Down” skateboards that were used on the twisty, mountain roads of Southern California. After remaining underground for nearly two decades, ESPN adopted the sport for the inaugural 1995 X Games and renamed it “Street Luge.” Competitors lay in the supine (feet first) position and control the oversize skateboard by leaning their bodies. Braking is accomplished by dragging the shoe soles on the pavement. Today’s street luge is a highly sophisticated vehicle constructed from a variety of materials including carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, aluminum, titanium, steel, structural foam, and other exotic materials. Between two and four trucks are typically made of aluminum. Four to eight wheels made from advanced polyurethane formulas provide low rolling resistance, vibration dampening, traction and are typically between 70-90mm in diameter. Speeds at Teutonia Brazil reach 129 km/h (80 mph)!

CLASSIC LUGE

Soon after the first skateboard was invented, its’ creator likely sat down on it and realized that it worked well that way too. This is how Classic Luge or “Buttboarding” got its’ start. In the late 80’s a group of Austrian snowboarding enthusiasts began riding their skateboards down from the Kaurnatal Resort after a day of snowboarding. Over time their hobby grew into a fully organized race known as Hot Heels Kaurnatal. To maintain the spirit of those early days, this class is the most restricted IGSA racing category. Boards must be constructed of wood and wheels cannot exceed 70mm in diameter. The trucks must be commercially available. The idea behind Classic Luge is to keep technology minimal so that the rider skill is the determining factor. Top speeds in Classic Luge tend to only be marginally slower than those achieved in Street Luge.

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IGSA CHAMPIONS 2009

Mischo Erban (CAN) Dasha Kornienko (CAN/UKR) Yvon Labarthe (SUI) Michael Serek (AUT)

Kevin Reimer (CAN) Brianne Davies (CAN) Nick Duffield (AUS) Andy Lally (USA)

2008

Downhill Skateboard Women’s DH Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Scott “Scoot” Smith (CAN) Brianne Davies (CAN) Leander Lacey (RSA) Michael Serek (AUT)

Scott “Scoot” Smith (CAN) Brianne Davies (CAN) Matthias Lang (GER) Michael Serek (AUT)

2007

Downhill Skateboard Women’s DH Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Erik Lundberg (SWE) Sarah Hodel (SUI) Sebastian Tournissac (FRA) Michael Serek (AUT)

Martin Siegrist (SUI) Jolanda Vogler (SUI) Gautier DeKyndt (FRA) Jonathan Blottier (FRA)

2006

Downhill Skateboard Women’s DH Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Fredrik Lindstrom (SWE) Bettina Luginbühl (SUI) Beni Weber (SUI) Beni Weber (SUI)

Martin Siegrist (SUI) Jolanda Vogler (SUI) Loic Zaccaro (FRA) Loic Zaccaro (FRA)

2005

Downhill Skateboard Women’s DH Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Thomas Edstrand (CAN) Bettina Luginbühl (SUI) David Dean (USA) David Dean (USA)

Cedric Burel (FRA) Angelina Nobre (FRA) David Dean (USA) David Dean (USA)

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Andy Lally

Downhill Skateboard Women’s DH Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Bassi Haller (GER) Not Contested Rian James (USA) Rian James (USA)

Martin Siegrist (SUI) Angelina Nobre (FRA) Leander Lacey (RSA) Gregory Martin (FRA)

Downhill Skateboard Women’s DH Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Stuart Bradburn (RSA) Not Contested Richard Knaggs (RSA) Jeremy Gilder (GBR)

Clement Carne (FRA) Anne Semay (FRA) Brent DeKeyser (USA) Michael Serek (AUT)

Downhill Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Werner Bucherl (AUT) Peter Eliot (GBR) Jeremy Gilder (GBR)

Yvon Labarthe (SUI) Olivier Wagner (SUI) Leander Lacey (RSA)

Downhill Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

Chris Chaput (USA) Dave Rogers (USA) Dave Rogers (USA)

Not Contested Not Contested Not Contested

IGSA OFFICIAL WORLD SPEED RECORDS Mischo Erban (CAN) 113.02 km/h (70.23 mph) Downhill Skateboard Chris McBride (USA) 129.87 km/h (80.70 mph) Street Luge Chris McBride (USA) 122.97 km/h (76.41 mph) Classic Luge

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Downhill Skateboard Women’s DH Skateboard Street Luge Classic Luge

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Nick Duffield

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Brianne Davies

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Kevin Reimer

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2009 WORLD CHAMPIONS

WORLD CUP SERIES CHAMPION

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Kozakov Challenge August 11-14, 2010 Kozakov, Czech Republic

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DH Skateboard: 2009 Christoph Batt (SUI) 2:26.602 Women’s DH Skateboard: 2009 Dasha Kornienko (CAN) 2:46.550 Street Luge: 2009 Yvon Labarthe 2:23.777 Classic Luge: 2009 Michael Serek 2:23.084

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KOZAKOV CHALLENGE Kozakov, Czech Republic

2009 European Championship Winners DH Skateboard: Martin Siegrist (SUI) Women’s Skateboard: Dasha Kornienko (CAN/UKR) Street Luge: Yvon Labarthe (SUI) Classic Luge: Michael Serek (AUT)

Last year, Kozakov organizer Jan Profus and his staff made history when they organized the first major downhill event to ever be held in a former Eastern Bloc country. The Kozakov Challenge was granted IGSA Continental status and hosted the 2009 European Championships. Most of the top racers attended and the race course received universal acclaim as one of the best in the world. Martin Siegrist beat Christoph Batt, Sebastian Hertler and native Czech Mischo Erban in the final. This year Kozakov joins the World Cup circuit and is shaping up to be one of the best races of the year.

TRACK FACTS Course Length: 3.4 km (2.1 mi) Top Speed: 97 km/h (60 mph) FINISH

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Malarrara Pro Teutonia November 12-14, 2010 Teutonia, Brazil

Mischo Erban leads Kevin Reimer in front of a massive crowd at Teutonia 2009. Photo Alexander Maia

Teutonia is different from any other track on the World Cup circuit. The speeds are something that cannot be described. Although the track is relatively straight, the pavement is slightly uneven resulting in bumpiness that is amplified by the high speeds. The track also rolls up and down giving the riders a sense of weightlessness akin to riding a rollercoaster. Two-time Teutonia winner Kevin Reimer describes it as a straight, technical hill. There is one smooth line down the track so if a rider wants to pass, they need to bravely do so on rougher pavement. Last year Scoot Smith attempted to pass Martin Siegrist in the Quarter Finals and ended up flipping down the track like a rag doll when he was tossed off his board at approximately 110 km/h (67 mph). Fortunately he was uninjured in the crash. In the Final Mischo Erban won a hard fought battle over Douglas Silva. Kevin Reimer finished 3rd and Martin Siegrist 4th. Official IGSA World Speed Records were also established at the event.

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2009 Winners DH Skateboard: Mischo Erban (CAN) Street Luge: Will Stephenson (GBR) Classic Luge: Chris McBride (USA)

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Qualifying Records DH Skateboard: 2009 Douglas Silva (BRA) 1:17.723 Street Luge: 2008 Denis Araujo (BRA) 1:17.221 Classic Luge: 2009 Chris McBride (USA) 1:21.533

TRACK FACTS Course Length: 2.0 km (1.2 mi) Top Speed: 113 km/h (70 mph) FINISH

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Newton’s Nation November 26-28, 2010

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Kevin Reimer on his way to a decisive victory in the 2009 World Championships at Mount Panorama. Photo Melissa Ransom

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DH Skateboard: 2009 Martin Siegrist (SUI) 1:01.049 Women’s DH Skateboard: 2009 Brianne Davies (CAN) 1:07.364 Street Luge: 2009 Andy Lally (USA) 59.844 Classic Luge: 2009 Andy Lally (USA) 1:01.555

Bathurst, Australia

2009 Winners

DH Skateboard: Kevin Reimer (CAN) Women’s Skateboard: Brianne Davies (CAN) Street Luge: Nick Duffield (AUS) Classic Luge: Andy Lally (USA) Newton’s Nation will welcome over 20,000 revelers on to Mount Panorama and play host to three days and two nights of world class gravity and action sports, featuring competitors from across the globe – all to the tune of some of the best bands and DJ’s in the country. Over 300 top action sport competitors will compete and demonstrate their skills across four dedicated sports zones on some of the most epic tracks and ramps ever experienced. Showcasing the best of skate, BMX, mountain biking, wake, luge, scooter and parkour, this unique event will focus heavily on spectator participation. Alongside the action, Newton’s will have an impressive lineup of top Australian acts over the threeday festival. Live rock, hip hop, dance and Indie artists will feature on the main stage and five DJ towers spread throughout the site.

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Hot Heels Africa December 10-12, 2010 Kogelberg, South Africa

Mike Zietsman is always a threat on his home track. He finished 2nd in 2009. Photo Pierre van der Spuy

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DH Skateboard: 2009 Mischo Erban (CAN) 1:49.580 Women’s DH Skateboard: 2009 Dasha Kornienko (CAN) 2:02.870 Street Luge: 2008 Russel Naude (RSA) 1:42.830 Classic Luge: 2009 Russel Naude (RSA) 1:47.830

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HOT HEELS AFRICA Kogelberg, South Africa

2009 Winners

DH Skateboard: Mischo Erban (CAN) Women’s Skateboard: Dasha Kornienko (CAN/UKR) Street Luge: Russel Naude (RSA) Classic Luge: Russel Naude (RSA)

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For the seventh consecutive year, the IGSA World Cup Series Finale will be held in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve near Cape Town. Summer is just beginning in the Southern Hemisphere when the event takes place so those who live in colder climates always enjoy the trip to Cape Town. Throughout the years many championships have been decided in Kogelberg including last years nail biter between Mischo Erban and Scoot Smith that wasn’t put to rest until the final heat had been run. Mischo won last years race to put an exclamation point on his fine season and leaving no doubt that he was consistently the fastest skater of 2009. Local Mike Zietsman put in another solid performance to finish in 2nd follwed by Scoot in 3rd and Oliver Neilson in fourth. Dasha Kornienko also wrapped up the Women’s Downhill Skateboarding Series title with her win over Rebekka Gemperle.


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Photo Marcus Rietema

Birthday: January 11, 1974 Country: Switzerland Resides: Geneva, Switzerland Sponsors: RPP Skateboards, Yvonvite.ch IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 1 2008: 3 2007: 10

2009 IGSA TOP 6 STREET LUGE COMPETITORS

YVON LABARTHE

Birthday: June 1, 1974 Country: Great Britain Resides: London England Sponsors: IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 2 2008: 2 2007: 32

2006: 108

Photo Marcus Rietema

PETER ELIOT

Birthday: October 14, 1987 Country: Great Britain Resides: Worcester, England Sponsors: Seismic Skate Systems, STKD.co.uk, Streetluger.co.uk IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 3 2008: 10 2007: 9 2006: 36

Photo Marcus Rietema

WILLIAM STEPHANSON

Birthday: December 11, 1968 Country: United States Resides: Bothell, Washington, USA Sponsors: Chrismcb.com IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 4 2008: 7 2007: 4

2006: 5

Photo Marcus Rietema

CHRIS McBRIDE

Birthday: January 23, 1985 Country: Canada Resides: Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Sponsors: The County Club, Wellington Times, Street-luge.com IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 5 2008: 74 2007: DNS 2006: DNS

Photo Will Condon

KOLBY PARKS

Birthday: January 22, 1982 Country: Malaysia Resides: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Sponsors: Seismic Skate Systems IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 6 2008: 5 2007: 46

2006: 97

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ABDIL MAHDZAN

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By Marcus Rietema

2009 IGSA WORLD CUP SEASON REVIEW

For many 2009 will be remembered as the year of the Great Recession when many around the world suffered through difficult economic times. The sport of Downhill Skateboarding was fortunately able to weather the storm better than most. Sponsors were difficult to come by and some events were canceled, but the organizers tightened their budgets and were able to provide a full IGSA World Cup season. The racers responded by coming out in record numbers. An IGSA record 642 skaters competed in 2009. Participation in IGSA World Cup Series events actually increased by 20%! More top competitors were attending multiple events resulting in the tightest points battle ever.

by Pilloni and Kelly. In the final, Pilloni simply ran away with it. Erban crashed and finished fourth. 2007 Series Champion Erik Lundberg and 3X World Champion Martin Segrist battled all the way down the course. Lundberg eventually prevailed to earn second and Siegrist was third.

Padova Grand Prix July 31–August 2 Teolo, Italy

The IGSA World Cup Series traveled to Italy for the first time in 2009. Qualifying number one in Teolo was Siegrist. Pilloni turned in another solid qualifying performance to start second followed by slalom ace Ramon Konigshausen in third. After a crash filled race day, the Final was set. Siegrist went to the front and never looked back. Switzer rode cleanly into second while Stefan Ruefli and Lundberg had a good battle all the way for the final podium spot. Ruefli eventually prevailed to finish in third.

Mischo & Scoot leaving the line in Argonay Photo Marcus Rietema

The Graveyard Call July 24-26

Argonay, France

Pilloni was stoked to win Peyragudes. Photo Marcus Rietema

Peyragudes 2Luxe Cup July 15-18

Peyragudes, France Traveling to Europe for the first time was the California duo of James Kelly and Louis Pilloni. Both skaters brought speed and a stand up style with them that immediately raised the sport’s level to new heights. Mischo Erban qualified number one followed

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The Argonay track is narrow and technical so the decision was made to run in a one on one, two-man format. Pilloni picked up right where he left off in Peyragudes to qualify number one. Kelly was second followed by Siegrist in third. In the Final, Scoot Smith nearly crashed out 25 meters (75') from the finish line but gathered it back together for the win. He won it the hard way beating Adam Yates, Yvon Labarthe, Kelly, Patrick Switzer and finally Mischo Erban in head to head heats. It was the first win for the reigning IGSA World Champion of the 2009 season. Newcomer Nicolas Robert beat Switzer to earn third place.

Switzer, Siegrist & Reufli comprised the Teolo podium Photo Marcus Rietema

Eastbourne Speed Days August 21-23

Eastbourne, England Coming into Eastbourne, Erban was sitting on top of the point standings. His consistently high finishes were scoring lots of points but he was feeling the pressure to earn his first win. Mischo was the fastest in qualifying followed by Smith in second and William Brunson in third. Sunday’s race was a battle of attrition. The Final came down to Erban, Smith,

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Switzer and Christoffer Sanne. Mischo ran away in the final for the win. Scoot barely beat Switzer in a photo finish for second.

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Kogelberg, South Africa

Maryhill Festival of Speed September 2-6

Goldendale, WA, United States The Festival of Speed featured an intense final qualifying session. Erban came out on top followed by Kelly and Nathan Lang. On race day the weather changed from sun to rain and back multiple times. Everyone was forced to adapt to the ever-changing conditions. After a chaotic afternoon of heats, the Final lined up with Erban, Smith, Switzer, Kelly, Lang and Douglas Silva from Brazil. There were numerous crashes amongst the finalists on the 3.5km (2.2 mi) course but eventually it was Switzer who prevailed. Silva was second, Kelly third and Lang finished in fourth.

Switzer celebrates his Maryhill win. Photo John Ozman

Mischo beats Silva to the line in Brazil Photo Chris McBride

become the seasons first two-time winner. Silva was second, Kevin Reimer third and Siegrist fourth.

Newton’s Playground IGSA World Championships November 27-29

Bathurst, Australia The 8th Annual IGSA World Championships were awarded to Newton’s Playground making it the most important race of the year. Nearly every top downhill skateboarder in the world was in attendance representing 16 different nations. Siegrist qualified number one followed by Erban and Smith. With a good result, Mischo could have wrapped up the Series Championship. Instead he crashed out in the first round. Kevin Reimer won the race was crowned the new World Champion. Scoot finished second keeping his Series Championship hopes alive. Canadian Andrew Chapman was third and Olivier Bareaud fourth

Malarrara Pro Teutonia October 23-25

Teutonia, Brazil Teutonia is the fastest track in the world and commands the highest respect from all who compete there. A special “Speed Run” was held to establish the Official IGSA Speed Record. Erban set the World Record with a speed of 113.02 km/h (70.23 mph). In qualifying it was Silva first, Erban second and Siegrist third. Sunday’s racing action was intense. Scoot was fortunate to be uninjured after crashing at over 110 km/h. Erban was victorious in the end to

Mischo Erban came to South Africa hoping to secure his first World Cup Series title. After sustaining a severely sprained ankle a week before Hot Heels it looked like his dream would escape him. Erban proved his tenacity when he overcame the pain to qualify #1. Scoot qualified second and Mike Zietsman third. On race day, the whole season came down to the final heat. Mischo overcame adversity, won the race and the World Cup Series Championship. Zietsman finished second and Scoot third.

Mischo Erban Is World Cup Series Champion When it was all said and done, Mischo had an amazing year. He won three races while nobody else had more than a single victory. Mischo was the number one qualifier on four occasions and also set the IGSA World Speed Record in Brazil. No other skater produced comparable results to Mischo

2009 will go down as one of the best on record for the sport of downhill skateboarding. Participation increased, spectators increased and the level of the events continues to improve. The World Championships hosted by the Australian Skateboard Racing Association (ASRA) set new standards for technology and organization. The 2010 season is just around the corner. It’s going to be exciting watching the sport reach new heights in the coming year.

2009 IGSA World Cup Series Final Results

Reimer leads Scoot, Chapman & Bareaud in the Newtons Final. Photo Melissa Ransom

1. Mischo Erban 2. Scoot Smith 3. Patrick Switzer 4. Martin Siegrist 5. Louis Pilloni 6. Kevin Reimer 7. James Kelly 8. Stefan Ruefli 9. Erik Lundberg 10. Christoph Batt

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Newton’s 2009- Reimer leads Scoot, Chapman and Bareaud in the World Championship Final. Photo Melissa Ransom

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HISTORY OF THE IGSA The International Gravity Sports Association was founded in 1996 when a group of street luge and downhill skateboarding enthusiasts recognized the need for fair, unbiased leadership for the sport. Since its inception, the goals of the association have been to foster strong and fair competition, to provide reasonable rules, to administer the competition program with impartiality, and to reduce the hazards associated with the sport. The first IGSA event was held in May 1997 in San Bernardino, California. A few months earlier, IGSA Founder Marcus Rietema had been awarded the “Street Luge Sport Organizer” contract for the 1997 ESPN X Games to be held in Oceanside, California. The San Bernardino Grand Prix served as the open qualifying event for the 97’ X Games. In the early years, the IGSA events featured Street Luge only. In 2000, the IGSA added classes for Downhill Skateboarding, Classic Luge, Inline Skating, and Gravity Bike. This brought more competitors to each race and for the first time organizing races became financially viable for event organizers. 2001 was a pivotal year in the IGSA’s history. It was the year the IGSA World Cup Series was born and included big events in South Africa, Austria, Utah, and the X Games in Philadelphia. For the first time the organizers on different continents were working together under the common sanction of the IGSA. At the end of the year the IGSA suffered a serious blow when ESPN decided to exclude street luge from future competitions. The IGSA spent the next few years in survival mode. Many of the established street luge stars abandoned the sport with the demise of the X Games. 2002 started off with the huge Red Bull DHX event in Cape Town, South Africa. Later that year, Hot Heels in Kaurnatal, Austria hosted the first IGSA World Championships. The sport continued to grow in Europe with the Hot Heels event, but everywhere else it was limping along. By 2003, Hot Heels was the last surviving mega event and was canceled the following year. In December 2003, the first Hot Heels Africa event rose from the ashes of DHX. The race continues today as the longest running event on the IGSA World Cup schedule. 2004 was the year that Downhill Skateboarding became the prominent category of the sport for the first time. Red Bull Almabtrieb in Germany replaced the now defunct Hot Heels Kaurnetal, hosting the 2004 World Championships. For the first time, the number of Downhill Skateboarding entries exceeded those in Street Luge. In 2005 the Are Mountain Games in Sweden were paired with the Almabtrieb World Championships in Jungholz, Austria over a two-week period. This proved to be very popular with the international riders; with two first class events being held back to back. 2006 saw the IGSA World Cup Series expand into South America for the first time with the RDH Rio Downhill. A few months later the Are Mountain Games returned, followed by the World Championships in Switzerland. The World’s were especially significant because 100 entrants were achieved in Downhill Skateboarding for the first time. In 2006, the IGSA World Cup Series had events on four continents (Africa, Europe, North America and South America). Although the IGSA had hosted World Cup events in North America, none

of them were able to attract significant numbers of downhill skateboarders. There were big scenes in both the US and Canada, but the skaters weren’t supporting the races. Everything changed with the advent of the Maryhill Festival of Speed in 2007. For the first time there was a multiday festival type of race modeled after those in Europe and it was a huge success. Large numbers of top racers from Europe also attended the event. With the inclusion of all the top racers in North America, the World Cup Series took off. 2008 was the year the IGSA World Cup came of age. The season started off with a first ever visit to Australia on the famous Mount Panorama motor racing circuit. Events followed in France, Germany, Austria and England. Maryhill hosted the 2008 World Championships and they were featured on NBC’s “Jeep World of Adventure Sports.” event sold out of 200+ entries in only seven hours! Teutonia, Brazil was also added to the tour in 08’ increasing the IGSA’s global reach to five continents (Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America). 2009 built on the success of 2008 and despite the severe global recession, total entries actually increased by 19% over the previous year! New events were added in Argonay, France and Teolo, Italy. Maryhill and Teutonia were big success stories once again. The Australian Skateboard Racing Association (ASRA) took over the promotion of Newton’s Playground and produced the best World Championship event in the IGSA’s history. The IGSA World Cup culminated for the seventh consecutive season with the finale in Kogelburg, South Africa. The IGSA World Cup Series will continue to gain momentum in 2010. New World Cup events in Germany and the Czech Republic will broaden the Series’ appeal in both Western and Eastern Europe. Newton’s Nation in Australia has an aggressive new promoter who intends to take the sport to higher levels while working alongside the highly efficient ASRA crew. 2010 will mark the 10th anniversary of the IGSA World Cup Series and the IGSA’s 14th year of competition. To commemorate the occasion, new IGSA, IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Cup Series and IGSA Street Luge World Cup Series logos have been created. Be sure to catch all the action at www.IGSAworldcup.com, www.SilverfishLongboarding.com, and in Concrete Wave Magazine.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Each year the IGSA designates one (1) event as the IGSA World Championships. The competitor who wins their respective class at this race is awarded the title of IGSA World Champion. Past host cities include Kaurnetal, Austria (2002, 2003), Auerburg, Germany (2004), Jungholz, Austria (2005, 2007), Scheid, Switzerland (2006), Goldendale, WA, USA (2008) and Bathurst, Australia (2009). The 2010 IGSA World Championships will be held July 14-17 in Hungerzell, Germany.

WORLD CUP SERIES CHAMPION All IGSA sanctioned events are designated Regional, National, Continental or World Cup. World Cup races award the most points and Regional’s the least. From the time period of January 1st – December 31st each competitors four (4) best results are tabulated to achieve their World Cup points total. If a competitor races in more than four races their lowest point scoring races are dropped. On December 31st, the competitor with the most points is declared the World Cup Series Champion.

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Photo Marcus Rietema

Birthday: April 1, 1974 Country: Austria Resides: Vienna, Austria Sponsors: Longboardalm.at, Fame Boardshop, Endless Eyewear, Abec 11 IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 1 2008: 1 2007: 1

Birthday: October 14, 1987 Country: Great Britain Resides: Worcester, England Sponsors: Seismic Skate Systems, STKD.co.uk, Streetluger.co.uk IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 2 2008: 9 2007: 10 2006: 24

Photo Marcus Rietema

WILLIAM STEPHANSON

Birthday: January 11, 1974 Country: Switzerland Resides: Geneva, Switzerland Sponsors: RPP Skateboards, Yvonvite.ch IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 3 2008: 2 2007: 11

2006: 31

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YVON LaBARTHE

CHRIS McBRIDE

Birthday: December 11, 1968 Country: United States Resides: Bothell, Washington, USA Sponsors: Chrismcb.com IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 4 2008: 3 2007: 8

2006: 6

Photo Marcus Rietema

2009 IGSA TOP 6 CLASSIC LUGE COMPETITORS

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Dr.MICHAEL SEREK

2006: 108

Photo Eliot Family

PETER ELIOT

Birthday: June 1, 1974 Country: Great Britain Resides: London, England Sponsors: IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 2 2008: 2 2007: 32

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ABDIL MAHDZAN

Birthday: January 22, 1982 Country: Malaysia Resides: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Sponsors: Seismic Skate Systems IGSA World Cup Series Ranking: 2009: 6 2008: 4 2007: DNS


IGSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Photo Yorck Dertinger

MARCUS RIETEMA PRESIDENT

Country: United States Resides: Petaluma, California, United States

BOB OZMAN Photo John Ozman

VICE PRESIDENT

Country: United States Resides: Phillips Ranch, California, United States

Photo Marcus Rietema

ALEXANDRE MAIA

SOUTH AMERICAN DIRECTOR Country: Brazil Resides: Florianopolis, Brazil

Photo Marcus Rietema

CYRILLE “KOMAKINO” HARNAY EUROPEAN DIRECTOR

Country: France Resides: Bourdeaux, France

Photo Erin Eckstein

HAGGY STROM

AUSTRALIAN DIRECTOR Country: Australia Resides: Sydney, Australia

JOHN OZMAN

International Gravity Sports Association 509 2nd Street Petaluma, CA, 94952 United States Phone: +1 951 532 6378 www.IGSAworldcup.com

Photo Pierre van der Spuy

Photo Bob Ozman

NORTH AMERICAN DIRECTOR

Country: United States Resides: Long Branch, Washington, United States

JUSTIN BOAST

AFRICAN DIRECTOR

Country: South Africa Resides: Cape Town, South Africa For contact go to www.IGSAworldcup.com

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