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Sebo Walker

Sebo Walker (born April 28, 1988) is a professional skateboarder and artist living in Venice, Los Angeles who is best known for winning the Red Bull Manny Mania Amateur U.S. Championships in 2011[1][2] and for living in his Chrysler Town and Country van[3] in West LA from 2010–2015.

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Early lifeEdit

Sebastian Alvin Walker is the youngest of three children born to Ron and Delight Walker in Salem, Oregon. He was a star club soccer team member for Salem's Cascade FC[4] as well as an avid participant in tennis and basketball. He began skateboarding at the age of 13 and after pressure from his coaches and parents to stop skateboarding, he quit organized sports altogether to focus on skating.

CareerEdit

Walker was first noticed by the shop Exit Real World in 2004 and completed his first full video part in Exit's shop video "Pieces"[5] in 2007 and "Count It?!"[6] in 2009. With influence from local friends/professionals Tyler Bledsoe and Brent Atchley, Sebo began to receive product from Element Skateboards in 2007. After being contacted by professional skateboarder Reese Forbes[7] and, ex-Global Design Director for Nike, Michael Leon[8] in 2010, Sebo joined Commonwealth Stacks skateboards.[9] He debuted as the first AM with an introduction video[10] in 2010 and later a full feature video titled "SEBO"[11] in 2011. This was Forbes and Leon's second attempt at creating a skateboard company following Rasa Libre.[12]

Sebo began receiving product from Lakai Limited Footwear in 2008 and was officially added to the team[13] as an AM in 2012. His first shoe commercial for Lakai [13] debuted in 2012.

On Jan. 31st 2014 Krooked Skateboards (Deluxe Distribution) added Sebo to the team in a turf killer video titled "Krooked Welcomes Sebo Walker".[14] On Jan. 7th, 2016 Krooked Skateboards and Mark Gonzales turned Sebo pro.

AwardsEdit

  • 1st Place; 2011 Amateur Red Bull Manny Mania U.S. Championships[2][15]
  • 4th place; 2011 Amateur Red Bull Manny Mania World Finals.[16]
  • Best Trick; 2012 Nike US Open Damn AM, Huntington Beach, CA.[17] with a 360 shove-it to smith grind down the big hubba.
  • 2nd Place; 2012 Above the Line Contest - Relentless - Bright, Berlin, Germany[18]
  • 12th Place; 2014 (1st Place qualifier); Phoenix AM 2014[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jason Rogers (2011). "Red Bull Manny Mania 2011". Jason Rogers. skateboardermag.com. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ben Karniski (2011). "Red Bull Manny Mania U.S. Am Finals". Ben Karpniski. ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Unknown (2011). "Sebo Walker lives in a van". unknown. skateboardermag.com. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cascade FC". 
  5. ^ "Exit Real World Pieces". 
  6. ^ "Exit Real World Count It?!". 
  7. ^ "Reese Forbes". 
  8. ^ "Michael Leon". 
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Stacks". 
  10. ^ "Introducing Sebo Walker|https://vimeo.com/13739299". 
  11. ^ "Sebo". 
  12. ^ "Rasa Libre". 
  13. ^ a b "Lakai Team". 
  14. ^ "Krooked Welcomes Sebo Walker". 
  15. ^ "Red Bull Manny Mania 2011". 
  16. ^ Jake Espinoza (2011). "Red Bull Manny Mania 2011 World Finals New York City". Jake Espinoza. weoutthere.net. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  17. ^ Unknown (2012). "Nike US Open Best Trick Contest". skateboarding.transworld.net. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  18. ^ Unknown (2012). "Above the Line Skateboarding Contest". tribaspace.com/news. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  19. ^ Unknown (2014). "Phoenix AM 2014". Phoenix AM. phxam.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 

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