Bucky LasekSkateboarder, Rallycross Driver
- Encinitas, CA
- December 3, 1972
With over 30 years as a top skater on the world scene, Bucky Lasek is one of the most enduring figures in the sport.
After his bicycle was stolen in his native Baltimore, Lasek took up skateboarding at age 12. Throughout the late 1980s – a period marked by a surge in skate culture – his incredible abilities led to a series of wins at amateur competitions. He made his first major video appearance at 16 years of age in Powell Peralta’s fourth Bones Brigade video, Public Domain. Lasek turned pro when he officially joined the Bones Brigade in 1990.
Back-to-back gold medal wins at the 1999 and 2000 X Games in vert ramp competition cemented Lasek’s place as the undisputed champion of his discipline. He repeated the feat again in 2003 and 2004, and ultimately won six more gold medals.
To date, he’s taken home a total of 20 X Games medals, making him one of the most decorated action sports athletes in history – including a silver medal in rallycross competition at the 2014 X Games. Lasek also competed in Global Rallycross and Americas Rallycross (ARX) with Team Subaru. In 2018 and 2019, he served as a commentator for live worldwide streaming coverage of ARX.
In yet another motorsport, Lasek placed third in Endurocross (a hybrid of off-road motorcycle sports) at X Games Aspen 2019. At the age of 47, Lasek recently competed against athletes half is age at 2019’s X Games Minneapolis.