Gagnon wins Maloof Money Cup vert title for 2nd time in 3 yearsBy Bernie Wilson, AP
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Gagnon wins Maloof Money Cup
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Pierre-Luc Gagnon has won the Maloof Money Cup vert skateboarding title for the second time in three years.
The win Saturday night over Bob Burnquist and Andy Macdonald came eight days after the 30-year-old Canadian star won his third straight X Games gold in Skateboard Vert.
Gagnon, who lives in northern San Diego County, won $75,000. Coupled with his X Games win, he’s won more than $100,000 during the last two weekends.
Brazilian Sandro Dias landed a rare 900-degree jump during the mini-mega ramp portion of the finals.
The competition is hosted by Joe and Gavin Maloof, the brothers who own the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
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