|2015 Thumper won the Hawaii Shred Skate Parks Competition.
In 2012 Thumper moved back to Hawaii.
In 2011 he came in 4th in the King of Warriors Vert Competition in Barcelona
2010 Thumper came in 5th in The Moscow Invitational on vert.
7th LG World Championships
5th LG Action Sports Tour San Diego
Featured in rollerblading film Barely Dead.
Featured in Highrollaz trailer on Barely Dead DVD
Wrote a story for One magazine
Featured on Ballistic TV: Woodward East Segment, Gravity Games Segment, Cincinnati Segment.
World Championships Manchester England aired world wide on major networks. FSN and OLN in America
aaaaaaplus foreign networks around the globe.
Featured Celebrity in “10 Years Later” movie premiere with clips in the opening Ballstic TV Movie special.
Outdoor Life Network (OLN), and networks in Austrailia, and the Extreme Channel in the UK.
Commercial for the YOU-MESSE, Europe’s biggest youth sports expo and featured interview for the event.
MSS Pro Tour Sacramento,
MSS Pro Tour Cincinnati,
Ballistic TV Profile.
Xterra Planet Profile (aired over a hundred times across the country on verious networks including ABC and CBS)
European Challenge, Berlin Germany 3rd Place (highest placing American) held at the YOU-MESSE the biggest European sports expo.
World Championships, Manchester England 7th Place (highest placing American)
LG US Championships 8th place (even though it’s US the event had riders from 6 different countries)
Mobile Skatepark Series (MSS) Pro Tour Sacramento, 5th Place
Mobile Skatepark Series (MSS) Pro Tour Cincinnati, 4th Place.
Print and other exposure:
Cover of the Mobile Skatepark Series (MSS) Holiday Card.
Maui News, mention as one of Maui’s “best of the best.”
“Got Milk” Demos at the LA Country Fair to promote tobacco-free kids.
6 weeks at Camp Woodward East and 1 week at Camp Woodward West (the biggest actions sports camp)
doing demos, hanging out and skating with campers. Camp Woodward has 10,000 campers per summer.
Picture in Fluid magazine.
Picture in Woodward West brochure.
Article in Hawaiian Airline’s in-flight magazine, called Hana Hou. Over 1 million people read Hana Hou Magzine.
Profile on e-hawaii.com http://e-hawaii.com/stars/index/thumper_nagasako/default.htm
*Uncountable website profiles and articles
Activities beyond skating:
In an interview with Hawaii’s major newspaper, ASA (Aggressive Skate Association) president Rick Bratman said Nagasako put himself in elite company by qualifying for the X Games and Gravity Games in his first season. “It’s a tremendous honor, especially for a rookie,” said Bratman, who has traveled on the pro tour for seven years. “There are a very few rookies in the history of the sport who have qualified for the X Games and Gravity Games in their first year….Thumper is one of the bright young stars on the horizon.(and is a) wonderful ambassador” for the state. I think it’s great for Hawai’i to have an individual who has been born and raised there to go and travel the world and to represent Hawai’i,” Bratman said. “Not only is he a good skater, he’s a terrific kid, too. He’s always extremely polite and courteous. He’s definitely a joy to work with.”
Sports writer, Chris Mitchell, writing of the 2002 Amateur World Championships, which Thumper won, “ But his run was bested by the Hawaiian legend Thumper Nagasako….”
Michael Brackenhofer, professional photographer, in a letter, “We appreciated your work on our photo shoot not only because you are an excellent skater, but also because you have such a positive attitude and professional style.”