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Cara-Beth Burnside Biography

Birthdate: July 23, 1968
Birthplace: Orange, California

Cara-Beth Burnside was one of the first extreme female athletes. For the past two decades, she has made a name for herself as one of the best female snowboarders and skateboarders is the world! We take a look at this legend's career!

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Skateboarding Career

Cara-Beth Burnside started skateboarding at the age of 10. Every day, she would practice her tricks for six to seven hours! When she was 23, Cara-Beth started competing professionally against men. Throughout the years, she has won two X Games gold medals, five Vans Triple Crown titles and four All Girls Skate Jam titles. At the age of 35, Cara-Beth was named Transworld Magazine's Female Skateboarder of the Year.

 On the Slopes

When Cara-Beth started snowboarding in the early '90s, people suggested she stick to skateboarding. This motivated Cara-Beth to work harder on her snowboarding skills. The hard work paid off as she was ranked second in the world by 1995. She competed in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and regularly placed in the top five at the Winter X Games.

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Iconic Status

Cara-Beth Burnside opened up the door for a lot of female extreme athletes. She has earned various endorsement deals with companies such as Vans, Hurley and Independent. Cara-Beth was also the first female skater to have her own signature shoe. But more importantly than shoe deals, Cara-Beth proved that girls can comptete in sports that were once thought of as too extreme and dangerous for them.

Did U Know?

  • Cara-Beth Burnside has a brown belt in karate.
  • Cara-Beth Burnside went to UC-Davis on a soccer scholarship.
  • Cara-Beth Burnside's nickname is "CB".
  • Cara-Beth Burnside has suffered five concussions and has broken her collarbone.
  • Cara-Beth Burnside's hobbies include surfing and reading.
  • Cara-Beth Burnside's biggest pet peeve is when people litter.

Cara Beth Burnside Says...

"It's nice to have a handful of girls out there who are charging and learning new tricks, it's motivating for me; I like being around that. It hasn't been around for very long."

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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