Tom Schaar’s skateboarding career is just getting started, but he’s already accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. In 2011, at age 11, he became the youngest skateboarder to land a 900. In March 2012, on a MegaRamp at Woodward West, he earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records when he became the first skateboarder ever to land a 1080.
He landed the 1080 again in competition at X Games Asia in May of 2012, earning him a gold medal in Mini Mega and becoming, at age 12, the youngest person ever to win gold at an X Games event. His debut appearance at X Games LA in July 2012 saw him compete against many of his skateboarding idols and rack up two top-10 finishes. “Just being invited to X Games in the first place was really cool,” he says. “Then actually being able to do well added on to how great that was.”
So what’s next for Tom Schaar? “In terms of tricks, we’ll see,” he says. “But I have a lot of goals of making it to some of these bigger contests... I want to compete in all four X Games. It’ll be cool to travel around to the whole world and go to new places. I want to keep doing better, so I can prove I deserve to be there.”
Many would say Tom has already proven that to be true.Read more