Mitchie Brusco lands MegaRamp 900
Mitchie Brusco, a 14-year-old amateur skateboarder, landed the world's second MegaRamp 900 during practice at the Nescau MegaRamp Invitational in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday.
"Congratulations to Mitchie Brusco with the cleanest 900 to date ... on a MegaRamp," 900 innovator Tony Hawk said on Twitter on Friday morning.
The pulled 900 makes Brusco the youngest person in the world to land a 900 air, as well as the second person in the world to land a 900 air on the MegaRamp, after skate vert legend Bob Burnquist, who landed the MegaRamp 900 in September 2010.
Overall, Brusco becomes the sixth member of skateboarding's esteemed 900 club, behind Hawk, Burnquist, Georgio Zatoni, Sandro Dias and Alex Perelson.
Brusco, from Kirkland, Wash., is in Brazil to skate in the second round of the MegaRamp Championship Series on Saturday, where he will compete against professionals Burnquist, Rob Lorifice, Adam Taylor, Lincoln Ueda, Edgar Vovo and Jake Brown.
Located at the Sambodrome in Sao Paulo, the Nescau MegaRamp quarterpipe is 30 feet high. The Nescau stop is Round 2 of a four-part MegaRamp Championship series, with athletes accumulating scores based on their results at each stop.
The athlete with the highest overall scores from each round will be crowned the overall winner of the MegaRamp Champion Series in their sport. Future MegaRamp Invitational events include X Games 17 in Los Angeles July 28-31, and a final stop at Burnquist's residence in Vista, Calif., in September.
Hawk landed skateboarding's first 900 in July 1999.
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