At 13 years old, Chaz competed in the Free Flow Tour, where he finished in first for Skate Park. With this he was offered a wildcard entry to the PlayStation Pro prelims where he placed fifth. In the finals, he finished sixth. He also finished first in the 2008 AST Dew Tour, placing ahead of other skaters such as Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, and Austen Seaholm.
He skateboards for Zoo York, eS Footwear, Force Trucks, Diamond, FKD Bearings, Bones Wheels, and Warp Skatepark.
Here are some of Chaz Ortiz results:
· 1st Place, ‘08 Dew AST Tour
· Silver Medal X-Games, Mexico
· Zoo York ‘s newest Am
· 2nd Place, Damn Am, 3rd Lair
· 2nd Place, Phoenix Am
· TOP SHOP, 1st Place
· 6th Place, Tampa Am
· 2nd Place, Damn Am, Costa Mesa, CA
· 6th Place, PRO Finals, ‘07 Dew Action Sports Tour,
· 1st Place, Dew Tour, Amateur Division
· 4th Place, Damn Am at 3rd Lair.
· King of the Groms 2006
· Featured skater on Fuel TV’s “New Pollution”
· Starred in Kellogg’s “Earn Your Stripes” TV commercial
Chaz is known for his smooth riding style. He performs tricks that people ten years older are doing, and he does them with confidence. Many sponsors, athletes and media have taken notice of the next big thing in action sports. He is sponsored by Zoo York, Bones, Diamond, E's Shoes, FKD Bearings, Warp Skatepark and Force Trucks. Ryan Sheckler recently was quoted as saying, "He deserves everything he has coming to him. I think that Chaz has the potential to be the next "it" skater. He has the attitude of a champion, he skates like a champion; he skates like he wants to learn how to do everything that's going on in the skateboard world. I have nothing but good things to say for the kid. I hope he has the most success out of skateboarding, and I’ll help him any way I can."
Check out Chaz's page on Kidzworld:http://www.kidzworld.com/article/14592-chaz-ortiz-biography
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