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ClipArt-RussHowell-KickTurnSilhouette-T-109x176.gif Russ Howell

Winner of the Del Mar Ocean Festival Skateboard National Contest in 1975
Two-time World Skateboarding Champion: 1976-1977
World Record for most 360 Spins - 163
Guinness World Record for Longest Handstand on a Skateboard
Author of three skateboarding books
Promoted Skateboarding in: United States (including Hawaii and Alaska), Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, Peru
College degrees in: Mathematics, Physical Education, Computers and Education


Signature Skateboard:
NEW Dusters Russ Howell Cruiser Skateboard

Video:
YouTube - Russ Spinning 97 360's
Biographical Outline

EDUCATION:

*  MASTERS DEGREE - May 1987
      California State University, Long Beach
      Thesis:  Computer Applications for Education
*  TEACHING CREDENTIAL - January 1985
      California State University, Long Beach
      Clear Single Subject Credential
*  BACHELOR'S DEGREE - June 1979
      California State University, Long Beach
      Major:  Physical Education
*  ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE - June 1973
      Long Beach City College - June 1973
      Major:  Mathematics

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

*  Judo:
      1967 Southern California State Championships:
      1st in Division - Member of winning team.
*  SkateBoarding:
      1st Place:  1975 Long Beach City Championships
      1st Place:  1975 California State Championships
      1st Place:  1975 United States National Championships
      1st Place:  1976 World Invitational Championships
      1st Place:  1977 World Open Championships
*  Roller Skating:
      1st Place:  1979 Outdoor National Roller Skating
                  Freestyle Championships
*  World Records:
      Guinness:  1977 - Most Skateboard Spins=35. (Personal Best=163)
      Guinness:  1977 - Longest Skateboard Handstand.
*  Books Published:
      1975: "Handbook of Freestyle Skateboard Tricks"
            Cowboy Star Publications, Wilmington, California
      1975: "Skateboard:  Techniques, Safety, & Maintenance"
            Ure Smith Publishing, Sydney, Australia
      1975: "All You Need To Know About Skateboards
            Ure Smith Publishing, Sydney, Australia

TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

*  Johnny Carson Show             September 1975
*  Tom Snyder Show                June 1976
*  Good Morning America Show      June 1976
*  Ralph Story LA Show            August 1976
*  To Tell The Truth Show         September 1976
*  Movies & Commercials:
      Stuntwork in Three Hollywood Action Films
         "Hard Ticket To Hawaii" by Andy Sidaris (1986)
         "Seven" by Andy Sidaris (1977)
         "Record City" with Michael Callan and Ruth Buzzy
      Pepsi commercial shown in Australia only.
      Chrysler/Plymouth commercial shown in Mid-West only.
      Grentec Skateboard commercial shown nationally
         in United States.
      Appearances in several 1975-1978 Surf/Skate Films
	
Movie Appearances
1979 1977 1987
TRAVEL:

   United States   Hawaii          Alaska          Korea
   England         Germany         France          Belgium
   Canada          Australia       Peru            Japan
   
EXPERIENCE:

1984   Developed and Taught a Computer Skills Class
       for the Long Beach Computer User's Group.
       The course was taught on Commodore-64 machines
       and covered: DOS, Word Processing, Publishing,
       and the use of various Utilities.

1985   COMPUTER EXPERIENCE:  IBM, Apple, Commodore
       Development of training seminars on all systems.
       Consultant for school and teacher computer needs.
       Trained office staff for accounting/record keeping.

1985   SUBSTITUTE TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS:  April 1985 - June 1987
       Long Beach & Los Alamitos School Districts (Grades 6-12)

1986   COMPUTER SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR: July 1986
       Los Alamitos Unified School District
       Developed a computer-applications training program
       for teachers to enhance personal computing skills

1986   Developed and Taught a Computer Seminar for Teachers
       as part of the requirements for my Master's Degree.
       The seminar included lessons on: Word Processing,
       Spread Sheet Analysis, Data Base Management,
       and various Teacher Utilities.

1987   -1988 Taught Computer Elective Classes for
       Calvary Chapel of Downey School.
       Apple IIC-IIe computers were used and the course
       covered: DOS, Appleworks Word Processing,
       BASIC Programming, Graphics Programming, and LOGO.

1987   6TH GRADE & COMPUTER TEACHER:  September 1987 - June 1988
       Taught Math, English, Reading, History, Science,
       Language, and Computer elective
       (BASIC, Word Processing, Logo)
       Calvary Chapel Christian School of Downey (310) 803-6556

1988   COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE SALESMAN:  October 1988 - May 1989
       with various questions relating to their hardware
       and software. Developed reference sheet handouts
       for customer support.
       Electronics Boutique in Lakewood Mall: (310) 634-6354
       
1989   -1991 MATH AND COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR:  September 1989 - June 1991
       Taught Grades 7-10 Math including Algebra and Geometry.
       Also Taught Computer elective.
       Apple IIC-IIe computers were used and the course
       covered: DOS, Appleworks Word Processing,
       BASIC Programming, Graphics Programming, and LOGO.
       Set up Budget Analysis Program for Administration.
       Wrote Teacher Utilities Package.
       Trained Office Personnel on IBM System Use:
          1) Word Perfect 5.0
          2) Q&A Data Base for:
             a) Student Records
             b) Tuition Invoicing
          3) Lotus 1-2-3 for Budget Analysis
       Calvary Chapel Christian School - Downey (310) 803-6556

1991   MATH AND COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR:  September 1991 - June 1992
       Designed Course Content and Taught an Introduction
       to Computer Robotics Class (LEGO/LOGO and Hyper-Studio)
       using Apple IIGS computers.
       Also taught Math for grade 7.
       Also Taught a Teacher In-Service class
       on how to integrate computers into the classroom.
       Bancroft Middle School in Long Beach (310) 425-7461

1992   -1993 Volunteered Training and Support
       within the Boise School District during
       their conversion from Apple to IBM.
       Served consistently at Liberty Elementary
       and White Pine Elementary Schools.
       Helped Administrators and teachers learn
       the PC format.

1995   -2003 Volunteered to teach computer classes for
       Boise's Community Education Program.
       Developed course content and class syllabus for
       DOS 6.22, Windows 3.1, Win95, Win98, Computer Graphics,
       HTML WebPage Design, CD Music Creation.
       Currently teaching these classes with Community Education.
       Community Education Office Phone: (208) 338-3525

2002-  Web Site Design Company Started
       Create and Maintain both Private and Commercial Sites

2003   -2004 ArrowRock Private School
       Taught Computer Course to High-IQ Scoring Children
       September 2003 - June 2004

2003-  Media Presentations
       Set Up Media Shows in the local Boise area
       Hardware Set Up and PowerPoint Presentation Development

2005   Oct-Nov:  Anser Charter School, Boise, Idaho
       Taught Web Site Design Class and Computer Graphics Class



Competition Results


DateCompetition Event
Mar/Apr 1975Huntington Beach Mall
Dyno Championships
1st FreeStyle
Apr 26-27, 1975Del Mar Ocean Festival           (Featured Contest in Dogtown movies)
Bahne/Cadillac United States Nationals
1st FreeStyle
Spring 1975Los Cerritos Mall - Dyno
1st FreeStyle / 2nd Overall
May 17. 1975Santa Barbara City Championships
1st FreeStyle
May 24-25, 1975Huntington Pier City Contest
1st FreeStyle
June 22, 1975Cal State Northridge
2nd FreeStyle
Jul 3, 1975Long Beach Arena City Championships
1st FreeStyle
Jul 20, 1975Steve's South Bay Contest
2nd FreeStyle
Summer 1975?Southern California State Championships
Orange County Fairgrounds
1st FreeStyle
Sept 7, 1975San Diego Stadium World Contest
2nd FreeStyle
Sept 20-21, 1975Los Angeles Sports Arena
World Championships
Top 5 FreeStyle
1975Ventura Skate Palace Contest
(Roller Skating Rink)
1st FreeStyle
Jun 19-20, 1976New York Nassau Coliseum World Contest
1st FreeStyle
Sep 4-5, 1976Long Beach Arena World Championships
Top 5 FreeStyle
1977Long Beach Arena World Championships
1st 360's
1978Canadian Invitational
Calgary Stampede - Skatopia
2nd FreeStyle / 1st 360 Spinoff
Aug 5, 1984NSA Summer Series Contest
Embarcadero/San Diego
8th FreeStyle
1986Canadian World Championship
Vancouver World's Fair
3rd Place 360's
1996?Boise StreetStyle Contest
4th Place StreetStyle
July 2003Long Beach Convention Center
1st Place World 360 Championship





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Russ Howell - 1975 Del Mar Nationals - 1st Place FreeStyle

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Russ Howell - 1975 Del Mar Nationals - 1st Place FreeStyle

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Russ Howell - July 1976 - Anaheim Stadium - Beach Boys Concert Demo

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Russ Howell - July 1976 - Anaheim Stadium - Beach Boys Concert Demo

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Russ Howell - 4'3" High Jump - Belmont Plaza Pool, Long Beach

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Guenter Mokulys, Russ Howell & Rene Shigueto - 2013 World Freestyle RoundUp Contestants

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July 2004 - Guy Grundy Spagnoli, John Hughes, Sam Puccio & Russ Howell

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Russ Howell - SnowBoarding at Bogus Basin, Idaho - March 2000


 

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