In any conversation about the most influential street skaters of all
time, Chris Cole’s name will undoubtedly come up. Between his passion
for the sport and dedication to strong partnerships, he’s widely seen
as one of the great ambassadors for skateboarding culture.
Cole dominated regional competitions during his teenage years and
landed premium sponsorships before he could legally drive a car.
As an adult, Cole became one of the most recognized faces in action
sports. In 2004, he won Thrasher’s King of the Road competition as
part of Team Zero – a feat the team would repeat in 2005 and 2006.
Thrasher further recognized him as their Skater of the Year in 2005
and 2009. Transworld Skateboarding also honored Cole for Skater of the
Year in 2005, and he received the publication’s Reader’s Choice award
Though widely known for his freestyle work, he’s also impressed fans
around the world in competition. He’s scored multiple X Games gold
medals, won the prestigious Battle of the Berrics, notched podium
finishes in various Street League events, and took home the coveted
Maloof Money Cup prize on three occasions.
Today, Cole still ranks among the top skateboarding professionals and
continues to receive sponsorships from top skating and non-skating
brands. He also frequently hosts exhibition videos for The Berrics and
instructional pieces for the Stomp Sessions series.