Tom Schaar

The first skater to officially land a 1080... at 12 years old!

Tom Schaar performs on the red and curvy structure of Red Bull Skate Space.
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Hi, my name is Tom Schaar. My discipline is skateboard vert. My friends call me Tom. I was born on 14 September 1999 in Malibu. My special talent is landing the first 1080 EVER. The most important person in my life is my mom.


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.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: X Games Austin - Skateboard Big Air

      Austin, Texas, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: X Games LA - Skateboard Big Air

      Los Angeles, USA

    2. 3rd Place: X Games Munich - Skateboard Big Air

      Munich, Germany

  3. 2012
    1. 1st Place: KIA X Games Asia - Mini MegaRamp

      Shanghai, China

    2. 3rd Place: Dew Tour Semi Final - Bowl

      Ocean City, Maryland, USA

    3. 6th Place: X Games - Big Air

      Los Angeles, USA