USA Skateboarding is the USOC-recognized National Governing Body for Skateboarding in the United States.
USA Skateboarding (USAS) is formally organized and incorporated as Skateboarding's National Governing Body (NGB). USAS has been established to provide direction and governance for the sport of skateboarding, including, but not limited to, enabling United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American competition and sanctioning competitions resulting in United States National Champions at both the amateur and professional level. USAS is dedicated to promoting and supporting the sport of Skateboarding, while striving to guarantee that Skateboarding continues to provide the unique characteristics important to the sport's participants, and maintaining the integrity and authenticity of Skateboarding as a sport, a passion and a lifestyle.
USA Skateboarding Board of Directors
Chair Audit Committee / Affiliated Member Representative
World Cup Skateboarding
AAC Representative / Athlete Representative / 2020 Men's Street National Team Member
Athlete Representative / 2019 Women's Park National Team Member
Athlete Representative / 2020 Men's Street National Team Member
Paralympic Athlete Representative / Chair - Paralympic Committee
Baltimore City Council - 14th District
Skatepark of Baltimore
Founder / President
Poseiden Foundation, Inc.
Educational Engagement Advisor
SVP / Creative Services Director
VP of Sports and Competitions
Women's Skateboarding Alliance (WSA)
Partner / Owner
USA Skateboarding was founded in 2003 following the International Olympic Committee's request to the skateboarding industry to begin organizing for possible Olympic inclusion. The Founding Members of USA Skateboarding are:
Gary Ream President
Tony Hawk Vice President
Don Bostick Vice President
Jim Fitzpatrick Vice President
John Bernards Treasurer
Mark Waters Secretary
Dave Carnie Member of the Executive Committee
Miki Vuckovich Member of the Executive Committee
Neal Hendrix Athlete Representative, Executive Committee
Buster Halterman Athlete Representative, Executive Committee
Steve Douglas Member
Bryce Kanights Member
Andy Macdonald Member
Chris Miller Member
Peter Townend Member
Charlie Wilkins Member
Jen O'Brien Member
IASC Represented by Tod Swank
As designed, USA Skateboarding lay dormant while the machinations of Skateboarding's inclusion in the Olympic Games proceeded at the international level for the next 13 years. In the lead up to the International Olympic Committee's August 3, 2016, announcement that skateboarding would appear in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, USAS began to modernize in order to meet the new National Governing Body (NGB) standards as described by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
The USOC officially recognized USAS application for recognition as the United States Skateboarding NGB on February 14, 2017. The USOC accepted USAS application for recognition as the United States Skateboarding NGB on June 22, 2018.
The current USAS Board of Directors was nominated by the Founder's Advisory Committee on May 15, 2017.