Skateboarding's Popularity Contest Results

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009 by Rob

Most Clicked on Skaters: Last 90 Days

  1. Rodney Mullen (14255)
  2. Paul Rodriguez (6513)
  3. David Gonzalez (3701)
  4. Lacey Baker (3490)
  5. Cory Kennedy (3306)
  6. Lizard King (3265)
  7. Jamie Thomas (3036)
  8. Riley Hawk (2957)
  9. Ryan Sheckler (2891)
  10. Sean Malto (2694)
  11. Chris Haslam (2511)
  12. Nyjah Huston (2496)
  13. Mikemo Capaldi (2473)
  14. Josiah Gatlyn (2342)
  15. Corey Duffel (2335)
  16. Terry Kennedy (2315)
  17. Tosh Townend (1988)
  18. Shane O'Neill (1909)
  19. Dustin Dollin (1895)
  20. Chaz Ortiz (1866)
  21. Arto Saari (1866)
  22. Bryan Herman (1842)
  23. Antwuan Dixon (1794)
  24. Mike Vallely (1761)
  25. Chris Cole (1748)
  26. Curren Caples (1689)
  27. Jimmy Carlin (1625)
  28. Kareem Campbell (1606)
  29. David Loy (1589)
  30. Leticia Bufoni (1577)
  31. Andrew Reynolds (1503)
  32. Nick Dompierre (1500)
  33. Dylan Perry (1496)
  34. Theotis Beasley (1493)
  35. Louie Lopez (1492)
  36. Cody Davis (1486)
  37. Tony Trujillo (1452)
  38. Luan Oliveira (1431)
  39. Greg Lutzka (1430)
  40. Cody McEntire (1387)
  41. Billy Marks (1371)
  42. Daewon Song (1367)
  43. Tom Penny (1357)
  44. Rob Dyrdek (1306)
  45. PJ Ladd (1296)
  46. Nick Trapasso (1285)
  47. Justin Brock (1285)
  48. Stefan Janoski (1253)
  49. Jereme Rogers (1250)
  50. Mike Carroll (1240)
  51. Bam Margera (1234)
  52. Marisa Del Santo (1224)
  53. Tommy Sandoval (1219)
  54. Chad Muska (1217)
  55. Leo Romero (1208)
  56. Eric Koston (1206)
  57. Dennis Busenitz (1201)
  58. Alex Olson (1146)
  59. Kenny Anderson (1137)
  60. Grant Taylor (1133)
  61. Tyler Bledsoe (1128)
  62. Ryan Decenzo (1097)
  63. Jereme Knibbs (1086)
  64. Torey Pudwill (1075)
  65. Dylan Rieder (1074)
  66. Don Nguyen (1048)
  67. Elissa Steamer (1045)
  68. Gilbert Crockett (1040)
  69. Braydon Szafranski (1018)
  70. Taylor Smith (1011)
  71. Collin Provost (1011)
  72. Anthony Williams (1005)
  73. Adam Taylor (1001)
  74. Geoff Rowley (983)
  75. Adam Dyet (970)
  76. David Gravette (963)
  77. Garrett Hill (960)
  78. Mario Saenz (955)
  79. Jake Duncombe (947)
  80. Steve Berra (939)
  81. Dan Plunkett (939)
  82. Christian Hosoi (935)
  83. Brian Slash Hansen (931)
  84. Stevie Williams (925)
  85. Andrew Langi (923)
  86. Shane Sheckler (916)
  87. Felipe Gustavo (915)
  88. Ali Boulala (909)
  89. Sammy Baca (899)
  90. Nick Merlino (897)
  91. Chris Troy (896)
  92. Justin Figueroa (886)
  93. Bastien Salabanzi (882)
  94. Jacob Walder (880)
  95. Darrell Stanton (878)
  96. Abdias Rivera (876)
  97. Chima Ferguson (861)
  98. Mark Appleyard (858)
  99. Eric Fletcher (841)
  100. Kevin Spanky Long (832)

Gone with the Wind

On Captain Corporate's Coverage Patrol (CCCP), skateboarding's top four mags get logged as we read them. Below is a list of skaters who were in the mags at least once prior to 2007 but have not been seen since.

Here are the more interesting ones.
  • Aaron Perko - where did he go? We had some good times over the years at all the am contests he would go to.
  • Consolidated put Alan Peterson in a Thrasher ad in July 2006 then he never appeared in print again.
  • Aquil Brathwaite might not be in the mags, but he's not gone and we see him ripping at our events all the time.
  • Branen Fitzgerald was just on the cusp of crossing over to more coverage and a career but nothing happened. I last remember him telling me somthing about being on some company that was trying to get him to do the tight pants and band shirt wardrobe makeover.
  • Brenden Lai-Wing Leung with Natrual Koncept. Damn, check that fool's headshot which should explain why he has no skate career.
  • Brian Patch has not been in the mags, but he sure has been in the news. Check ID on those little girls.
  • Carlos Ruiz - wasn't he the big jumper on Blind like the Mexican Josh Kasper?
  • Chris Dobstaff disappeared like the D3's he had on.
  • Colt Bowden - about five years ago I remember getting an email from him saying he'd gone Ommish or something. He had some potential for sure.
  • Danny Morrin - I remember him in the Finals of every contest he skated, but somehow no one really cared.
  • Danny Wainright is quoted as saying, "One ollie saved my career." Or, maybe that was a Thrasher quote? Not after 2006.
  • Evan Mirschell - I first saw him at Tampa Am years ago as a frontside boardsliding baby that blew everyone away by making the cut. Nothing much went on after that.
  • Gino Iannucci - come on Gino, let's see more. At least we got a little bit in the Nike video.
  • Graham Bickerstaff - another good friend of ours from all our travels over the years. I think a little too much booze and partying may have held Graham back.
  • Jake Rupp - off Element and out of the mags.
  • Jason Barr - went the "Dew Tour Pro" route. That will guarantee you no love from the legitimate part of the skateboard industry.
  • Jesse Fritsch - no photos in mags, but there was some kind of mention about him being Tony Hawk's assistant.
  • John Barker aka LJ - I believe this may have been another potential skate career derailed by partying and booze.
  • Josh Maready - made quite a splash at Tampa Am 2001 with a huge gap back lip, but wasn't able to ride away with a skateboard career.
  • Mike Maldonado - last seen airwalking in Transworld, October 2006.
  • Rob Meronek (me!) - of course I got a meron grab sequence in The Skateboard Mag, October 2006. I'm too close to 40 to be starting a skateboard career. It's been downhill since then.
  • Ryan Clements (my parnter!) - also with a photo in The Skateboard Mag, July 2006, doing a back tail. Tail blocks and meron grabs rarely make it into the mags so Clem and I are stuck working for a living.
  • Scott Christiansen - I remember first seeing this dude skate and going, "Who dat???" Not sure what his story is.
  • Steffan Attardo - DJ Wade's brother!

Skaters Appearing in Mags in 2006, But Not Since Then

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