Eric Koston :: Biography
Eric Koston is a renowned professional skateboarder of America. Koston was born on April 29, 1975 in Bangkok, Thailand. Eric celebrates his birthday each year April 29. He spent his childhood in San Bernardino, California, U.S. He carries both Thailand and American nationality. Eric started skating from 1986. His father, Bob was an employee of ‘American Air Force’. He was just nine months old when he was transferred to United States.
Koston realized his potentiality as a professional skater after he met with ‘Eddie Elguera’ at the MI Stake Camp. He was first sponsored by the ‘H-Street Company’. After working with certain period with the company, he parted his ways and joined the ‘Girl’ team. While he was in the ‘Girl’ team, he make appearance in the several videos ‘Goldfish’, ‘Mouse’, ‘Yeah Right’ and ‘Pretty Sweet’. He was selected as leading team rider for ‘eS brand’ and an ‘Eric Koston eS Game of Skate’. Koston joined the ‘Lakai roster’ after he left ‘eS’. He filmed a part for the video ‘Fully Flared’ while working in the company. After a departure from the company, he was recruited to the ‘Nike SB’s team with a signature shoe ‘Eric Koston 1’ model. The brand launched ‘#thelegendgrows’ with the released of Eric’s second signature show model ‘Eric Koston 2’. Considering his popularity, he has been sponsored by the various companies like ‘Nike SB’, ‘Independent Truck Company’, ‘Spitfire Wheels’, ‘Diamond’, ‘Fourstar’, ‘Supremen’, ‘The Berrics’, ‘Jessup’, ‘Oakley’ and ‘Skullcandy’. Besides being a supremely talented skateboarder, he also established himself as a successful entrepreneur. In the year 1996, he became the co-founder of the clothing brand named ‘Fourstar’. He is also a part owner of ‘Lakai Shoe brand’. Till date, he has participated in various skateboard events. Eric has been the winner of “Summer X Games 1, ‘park’”, “Summer X Games 5, ‘park’”, “Summer X Games 6, ‘street’”, ‘Summer X Games 6, ‘park’”, “Melbourne Global World Cup, ‘street’”, “Cleveland Gravity Games, ‘street’”, “Summer X Games 8, ‘best trick’”,’ and many more events. Eric has been given a nickname of ‘Michael Jordan of skateboarding’ by his teammate and a renowned professional skateboarder ‘Brandon Beibel’.
Significance to his personal life biography, this supremely talented professional skate boarder is a married man. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend ‘Ashlee Koston’. After being in a relationship with each other for long period, they finally got married in the year 2007. It has been seven years of marriage and there is still no news of divorce with his wife. It seems they shares same love and bond with each other like they used to feel when they were dating. From being in a martial relation with ‘Ashlee’, he is blessed with one children, June Marie Koston. Besides his relationship news with Ashlee, he never came into limelight of the media with his extra affairs. He has been successful to maintain his marriage life without falling into any controversy.
This talented skate boarder is a handsome man with great personality. He stands with an exemplified height of 5 feet 11 inches and weight of 75 kg. With his charming and dashing personality, he has been the central part of attraction to all the young girls. Especially to those who love skateboarding, he stands as an idol. He is near reaching age bar of 40, but despite of that he looks much younger and fitter than his real age.
Eric surely deserves huge recognition and appreciation since he has achieved a lot with his skateboarding career. In most the skateboarder events, he has come out as the winner. He has appeared in many interview programs sharing his experience as a professional skateboarder. From his skateboarding career, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $15 million dollars. Apart from being a god gifted skateboarder, he has also appeared in various video games, several television shows and videos as well. More information about him can be gathered from the wiki and reading his bio on IMDb. He can also be followed in twitter @erickoston.