Women of Skateboarding: Cara-Beth Burnside

Cara-Beth Burnside, also known as CB, was born in Orange, California on July 23, 1971. She has an extremely storied career, achieving high honors for both skateboarding and snowboarding over the years. She is a founding member of Action Sports Alliance (aka The Alliance), a non-profit organization of female pro-level skateboarders and action sports athletes. She also held position as the organization's first president. The Alliance, with Burnside at the helm, notably negotiated significant prize increases for female skateboarders entering the X Games. They also helped negotiate and introduce a women's surfing event to the X Games lineup. In her personal career, she has participated in and won 16 titles, participating in the X Games, Vans Triple Crown, Soul Bowl, All Girl Skate Jam, and more. She was the first female to be on Thrasher Magazine's cover, for their August issue of 1989. In 2008 PETA nominated her as one of the World's Sexiest
Vegetarians.Be sure to follow her on her Instagram and Twitter, links below!

Notable Accomplishments:
– 16 Titles, including 2004 Female Vert Skater of the Year by World Cup Skating
– 4th place on the United States Olympic Snowboarding team, 1998
– Gold medals for Snowboarding Half-pipe Event (Winter X Games 1998) and Skateboard Vert Event (Summer X Games 2003)
– First woman to have a signature skate shoe
– Featured in the credits for the Not Bad for a Girl documentary (1995)
– Playable Character in both Grind Session and Tony Hawk: Ride Magazine cover

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