There are dozens of admirable little guys out in the entertainment world today. Justin Bieber, SHIA LABEOUF, JUSTIN GUARINI, and the list goes on and on and on. With so many role models to choose from, how do you know whom to go with? I guess for me, it’s the one who doesn’t have to try as hard. So we’re glad be on the side of one of the most dominant young athletes from the action sports world in Chaz Ortiz. For everyone who witnessed his greatness this past summer, it’s scary just to think how much better he is going to get. For everyone who missed it, sucks for you.
We’re glad to see that Chaz Ortiz has so many #1 fans across the country. We’re glad to see that from a young fella like him, he has been able to inspire people from all walks of life. We’re talking about young skaters still in middle school, to women who consider themselves cougars! No lie. As you can see, it was pretty difficult choosing the winners of the Chaz Ortiz X Zoo York giveaway. But we chose based on what we felt was the most sincere, authentic, and creative fans out there.
So if your name is listed below, congratulations because you are the winner of a Chaz Ortiz gift pack.
Chaz Ortiz AKA “Chino Ortiz”, AKA “Baby Ortiz”, AKA “Baby Sk8ter”, AKA “Chaz – I’m bout to get rich bitch-Ortiz”, AKA “Manly Farming Fort Employed Fortunate one”.
I knew nothing of Mr. Ortiz until he started skating in contests as a pro. And this past summer, I read the headline “Teen steals the show: Boarder Chaz Ortiz, 14, tops crowd favorite Ryan Sheckler to win first Dew Tour title”. That was a couple years ago.
Like everyone else I too was surprised by Sheckler’s defeat..though the upset was quickly dwarfed by my immediate concern… the little lads name, “Chaz Ortiz”. Having studied Etymology for some time it was clear to me Mr. Ortiz was destined for fortune and fame well prior to his upset on the Dew Tour.
Chaz originated as an English name, one often given to that of a farmers son. The literal meaning of his first name is ‘Manly Farmer’. ‘Ortiz’ originates from the Castilian saying ‘From the mountains of Burgos’ translated: Ordondo (The Fortunate).
Chaz may not be a farmer or manly, but he is fortunate. I too would like to be fortunate… though my last name means ‘Man on cow with ski’…. Tough break I know.
I’m not even sure I still know who Chaz Ortiz is… That said… I sure as hell know who Harold Hunter is… and “Legend Never Die”
By 1stofthe2nd on Nov 10, 2010
Well I KNOW!! that I’m the biggest Chaz Ortiz fan because he gave me a reason to skate. Before, I skated just to skate. Now I skate to become at least half as good as Chaz. He showed me that it doesn’t matter what your background is or how much money you have. Skating is for EVERYONE. I thought that I could never be sponsored and i didn’t even dream about becoming pro. Because I wasn’t good enough. Now I know because of Chaz it dosn’t matter how old you are, anybody can become pro if you just practice and believe in yourself. I was watching the Winter Dew Tour with Chaz,P-Rod, and Sheckler. I saw Ortiz and thought to myself who is this kid. He blew all the other skaters away.I know Chad might not read this, but i wanted to say Thank You Chad Ortiz for showing me skating has no limits.
By Hassan Hanga on Nov 4, 2010
We are the biggest fans of the boy from Chicago.
He’s just sixteen but a skater pro.
Chaz Ortiz can shred the board.
He defied the odds at the Dew Tour!
He can twist his body and create torque
and that’s why he has sponsors like Zoo York.
He’s now in Tony Hawks video game
cause he can put old school to shame.
He has fire in his heart that will take him far
and a future that is bright for this shining star=)
By Kari Meeks on Nov 8, 2010
Thank you to everyone who participated in this Chaz Ortiz giveaway.And here are some of the notable mentions.
Dude Chaz i think you are the best skater out there. I am such a big fan of you, like you have no idea! I watch you on the dew tour, x games and all the competition on videos. You can kick flip into almost every grind! It is sick, especially your kick flip back lips! I wish my back lips would get better. I have seen you a couple of times in person at the bartlett skatepark giving skate lessons to some kids. It was cool and i have been to the warp skatepark in Lake in the Hills. It is an amazing skatepark. I can not wait until i get to go again! Also you were at the Wheaton skatepark and you gave my friend your board which is crazy! I have skated your Chaz Ortiz zoo york boards that are really good. You are such an inspiration Chaz. Before i skate every day if i can i watch some of your videos to get me motivated to skate. One of my favorite skate videos of you is your fkd park project part 3!?From: YOUR #1 FAN!
By Christopher Jabczynski on Nov 8, 2010
have 4 kids ( yeah yeah i was busy,I know ) and normally I like the old school skaters but talent is talent and this kid has got it! My son who is only a few years old than Ortiz when he started ( ortiz got his 1st board at 6 I believe) really idolizes this kids because their on the same wavelength…and anybody who inspire the up and coming generation (that would be my kids lol) in a positive way with out having to condone the shit today (such s rapping about his bitches and hoes or smokin his purp,or “makin it rain in da club)and getting kids physcially moving is alright in my book (andyou all know u wanna be alright in my book) It all might sound cheezy (and I’m not one to kiss ass by no means) andI normally have some kind witty,smartass comment to make (if I say so myself) But tjis is areally chill kid who inspire droves of others (as I stated my kids included) …so I really like him.And there’s nothing smartass about that.
By Natalie Johnson on Nov 10, 2010
My 10 year old daughter is a huge fan and would love to be a skateboarder herself! I am not so much a fan, but he is cute and I have a bit of cougar blood in me:)
By Brenda Faulkner on Nov 8, 2010
Chaz Ortiz is the greatest kid ever. he’s so chill and easy to talk to. He’s not a stuck up kid or thinks he’s better than everyone else. He just does his thing and helps and teaches others to set goals in there lives and go for there dreams. Ever comp he skates any new blog or board comes out im on it. I love skateboarding as much as Chaz. Im his biggest fan by far. I have all 5 of his boards the 3 pro decks and the 2 local decks. I also got his Gatorade bottle, his pro trucks, 2 posters and i wanna be just like him. Chaz is my ideal. Watching him skate gets me pumped up to skate and give it my all cause u only life once go for ur dreams. “Live Life to the Fullest”. Im his biggest fan by far and if i don’t win its cool but at least he knows how i feel bout the kid and what he does to make a difference in my life…. Chaz Ortiz ur the best keep up the good work and beat Ryan Sheckler again!! Keep it real Chaz and don’t forget that im ur biggest fan and how u changed me as a person and my outlook in my life… Later Bro…?Joe
By Joey Kocian on Nov 9, 2010
Chaz is a beast! He has a great future ahead of him. I am the biggest fan because I have
“CHAZ” tattooed across my chest…ok, not really, but it’s a thought!
By Courtney White on Nov 8, 2010