Christiaan
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Christiaan "Otter" Bailey
Age: 33
Santa Cruz, CA
Well...My name is Christian "Otter" Bailey, and I grew up between Santa Cruz, California a... more
Rank: Pro
Competition: Twice A Year: Since 1998 | Mostly International
Recent Class(es): WCMX
Skateboarding: Since 1998 - Just About Every Day
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Background

Was born in Santa Cruz, California I started skating when I was 4 years old at Derby skatepark...In 1994 I moved to France and grew up skating Paris. When I returned to the states in 2001 I was sponsored by Santa Cruz skateboards, Ricta wheels, Independent Trucks and Vans. Then in 2006 during the filming of a skate video, I launched a boneless 360 wrong and crashed badly, fracturing several vertebrae in my back and paralyzing myself from the waist down as a result...

Shortly after getting out of the hospital, I set out to adapt my skating to my new life in a wheelchair. With the help of my friends and sponsors we modified my wheelchair so that I could continue to do what I love...Since my first drop-in back in 06 it has been a whirlwind of a ride and i've had the opportunity to chair skate all over the world and empower other kids in wheelchairs to push their own limits. I'm blessed to be able to have the opportunity to continue to do what I love and share the stoke...I never forget this!

Highlights

"Team Extreme" WCMX Vancouver Paralympics 2010
Vans Tim Braush Skate Jam 2007, 2008, 2009,2010,2011
Vans Soul Bowl, US Open 2007, 2008, 2009,2010,2011,2012
SMP skatepark Shanghai 2008
Converse Coastal Carnage Tour 2010, 2011, 2012
Sharing the Stoke Tour 2013, 2014
Ranked 2nd - Shoe City Pro WCMX World Championships 2010, 2011, 2013





Goals

Expanding adaptive skate mentorship programs to Australia through my foundation Ocean Healing Group

Media Exposure / Publicity

2014
International Magazine
2014
National Newspaper
2014
International Magazine
2013
National TV
2013
International Magazine
2012
International Website
2012
International Magazine
2011
Regional Website
2011
Regional Newspaper
2008
National Newspaper

Events & Results

Past Events & Results
04/17/14 Rise WCMX Throwdown WCMX 2nd
07/19/13 Shoe City Pro WCMX World Chmpionships WCMX 2nd
07/19/11 Shoe City Pro WCMX World Chmpionships WCMX 2nd
03/10/10 Shoe City Pro WCMX World Chmpionships WCMX 2nd
Upcoming Events
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Current Sponsors / Programs

Volcom
thru 01/01/15
GoPro
thru 01/01/15