The List: College, Cash and Covers

By: | Wednesday, October 12, 2005 //

I CAN QUIT MY DAY JOB
Nine skaters who’ve earned college degrees

1. Diego Bucchieri, Chemistry
2. Jimmy Gorecki, Communications
3. Alex Klein, English
4. Dan Murphy, Psychology
5. John Rattray, Physics
6. Jeremy Reeves, Culinary Arts
7. Phil Shao, English
8. Olly Todd, Creative Writing
9. Jessie Van Roechoudt, Anthropology

NEWSTAND DARLINGS
Most major American magazine covers earned

1. Jamie Thomas (16)
Big Brother (1)
Skateboarder (3)
Slap (3)
Strength (1)
Thrasher (3)
Transworld (5)

2. Eric Koston (15)
Big Brother (1)
Skateboarder (2)
Slap (1)
The Skateboard Mag (1)
Thrasher (3)
Transworld (7)

3. Steve Caballero (15)
Thrasher (10)
Transworld (5)

4. Tony Hawk (14)
Big Brother (2)
Slap (1)
Strength (1)
Thrasher (5)
Transworld (5)

5. Danny Way (12)
Big Brother (1)
Skateboarder (1)
Slap (1)
The Skateboard Mag (1)
Thrasher (3)
Transworld (5)

6. Mark Appleyard (11)
Skateboarder (1)
Slap (2)
Strength (1)
The Skateboard Mag (1)
Thrasher (4)*
Transworld (2)

7. Christian Hosoi (10)
Thrasher (7)
Transworld (3)

8. Heath Kirchart (10)
Big Brother (1)
Skateboarder (2)
Slap (1)
The Skateboard Mag (1)
Thrasher (1)
Transworld (4)

9. Mark Gonzales (10)
Big Brother (1)
Skateboarder (1)
Strength (1)
Thrasher (5)
Transworld (2)

10. Geoff Rowley (9)
Big Brother (1)
Thrasher (5)
Transworld (3)

*Includes split run (two covers for one issue)

BRINGING HOME THE BACON
Eight highest contest money earners

1. $50,000
Bucky Lasek, Los Angeles X Games, 2004
Paul Rodriguez, Los Angeles X Games, 2004

2. $40,000
Bucky Lasek, Boost Mobile Pro, 2003
Tony Trujillo, Boost Mobile Pro, 2003

3. $32,000
Chris Cole, Hammers vs. Bangers, 2005

4. $30,000
Andy MacDonald, T-Mobile Pro, 2004
Bastien Salabanzi, Globe World Cup, 2004
Bucky Lasek, LG Championships, 2003
Daniel Vieira, LG Championships, 2003

5. $26,000
Rune Glifberg, Gravity Games, 2004
Rodil Junior, Gravity Games, 2004

6. $25,000
Rune Glifberg, Pro-Tec Pool Party, 2005
Bucky Lasek, Los Angeles X Games, 2003
Ryan Sheckler, Los Angeles X Games, 2003

7. $20,000
Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Boost Mobile Pro, 2003
Bob Burnquist, Philadelphia X Games, 2002
Rodil Junior, Philadelphia X Games, 2002
Geoff Rowley, World War 3, 2002

8. $75,000
Taking into account the average contest win at the time was $3,500, Christian Hosoi’s $14,400 win at 1989’s Lotte Cup in Japan would be valued somewhere near $75,000 today.

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