Bob won the 2001 X-Games Gold Medal being rewarded with a 98, the highest score ever given in skateboard vert.
Bob suffers from asthma.
He is the owner/creator of Burnquist Organics.
He was the first person to successfully do The Loop.
He has heavy asthma, and yet is still a very successful pro skateboarder.
June 25, 2006- He took 1st place at the Panasonic Open Skate Vert Finals.
He is sponsored by Activision, Hurley, Nixon Watches, Oakley,Ricta, and Flip.
He is mainly a vert skater.
He's featured in the Tony Hawk video games except for Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3.
He started skateboarding at the age of 11.
He went pro at the age of 14.
2nd in 2002 X Games: vert doubles (with Bucky Lasek)
1st in 2001 Slam City Jam: vert.
1st in 2000 Slam City Jam: vert.
1st in 1995 Slam City Jam: vert.
Thrasher magazine named him the 1997 Skater of the Year, the same year he won the overall Triple Crown vert award.
He skated in the 1998 X-Games with a fractured wrist, not getting a cast on until after the prelims were over.
He was one of Rolling Stone magazine's athletes of the year for 1999.
Other than skateboarding, he surfs and snowboards, and he loves soccer.
He lives in Carlsbad, California.
He is fluent in Portuguese (his native language).
His girlfriend is skater Jen O'Brien, and they have a child together, named Lotus.
His first sponsor was Momento Angular.
He is 6' 2".
Bob: Skateboarding was so fun that no matter if I had asthma or not, I was going to try and skate.
Bob: Skateboarding might not last forever -- professionally only a few people make money doing it, and in Brazil it was unheard of, so I had to make a decision of moving out and trying it, taking a shot at the US, chance it and try and make it happen over here.
Bob: When I first got approached by a small company in Brazil to get sponsored, it was just to get some free clothes or whatever. I was like, to me I made it! I mean wow man, this is insane! I'm skateboarding and I'm getting free stuff, and then I started getting free boards, and all of a sudden you start getting hooked up, and you don't have to worry about talking to your parents and asking for a new board and asking for stuff, so I had made it right then, you know? There I am, getting free stuff. But then as time goes by you start to grow and mature and you realize, "I have to make a decision here."