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August 5, 2007 | Pete Thomas
Jake Brown was groggy from all the medication, but he knew where he hurt. "My wrist is pretty sore and my back and neck feel like I've been through a car accident," he said Saturday morning during a phone interview. "I guess I've got a fracture in one of my vertebras, but it's pretty minor supposedly, so I came out all right." Brown, 32, is fortunate to be alive after crash landing from more than 45 feet during Thursday night's skateboarding big air competition.
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March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout junior quarterback Jake Browning from Folsom has committed to Washington. He has been the top quarterback in California statistically the last two seasons. As a junior, he passed for 5,737 yards and 75 touchdowns.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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July 31, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
It has been six years, but fans still ask Jake Brown the same questions: "How did it feel? What was going through your head? How are you still alive?" It's understandable, but how Brown walked away from a 45-foot free fall really isn't. It has become the main part of his legacy in the skateboarding big air event - not landing the first ollie 720, winning a gold medal after years of trying or skating on two broken ribs in Barcelona earlier this year. "I haven't really seen too much of that change.
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July 31, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
It has been six years, but fans still ask Jake Brown the same questions: "How did it feel? What was going through your head? How are you still alive?" It's understandable, but how Brown walked away from a 45-foot free fall really isn't. It has become the main part of his legacy in the skateboarding big air event - not landing the first ollie 720, winning a gold medal after years of trying or skating on two broken ribs in Barcelona earlier this year. "I haven't really seen too much of that change.
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July 29, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Bob Burnquist had one shot Thursday night. Sitting in second place behind Jake Brown, the man who beat him for an X Games gold medal last year, Burnquist settled on a 900-degree spin, 2 ½ full air rotations — skateboarding's most difficult trick. Burnquist tore down the 80-foot ramp that launched him across the 70-foot gap, then sped up the 27-foot high quarterpipe. He went into the spin as he and his skateboard skied past the lip of the pipe. All looked good, but he failed to nail the landing, giving Brown gold again in the skateboard big air event, this one at X Games 16 in the Coliseum.
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July 31, 2009 | Pete Thomas, Baxter Holmes, Lauren Goldman and Mario Aguirre
Two years ago at the X Games, Jake Brown made headlines by becoming the first skateboarder to free-fall from 46 feet -- and live to tell about it. On Thursday night during the same big-air competition at Staples Center, the diminutive skateboarder from Oceanside proved that lack of confidence is no issue. Brown, 34, edged two-time gold medalist Bob Burnquist to win his first gold medal at an X Games. He and Burnquist posted best scores of 94.00, but Brown also had a second-best run of 91.
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July 31, 2008 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
A year ago, skateboarder Jake Brown proved from which height a man must plummet, onto an unforgiving wooden platform, to have both shoes fly from his feet on impact. Answer: 46 feet. Or about 4 1/2 stories. That's the vertical drop the skateboarder endured during his fifth and final run of the big-air competition on the mega-ramp at the 2007 X Games.
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July 29, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
After 17 X Games and 21 medals, it makes sense that Bob Burnquist would know what it takes to win gold. Burnquist proved that again Friday night in the Skateboard Big Air competition, landing two 540-degree turns in his fourth run to earn a score of 92.66 points. "It feels great," Burnquist said. "It's a dream. I never thought I'd be holding it down this long. " Burnquist landed two of the only six runs to include two successful tricks. Defending gold medalist Jake Brown failed to land a single run as he attempted a backflip over the 70-foot gap, and 14-year-old sensation Mitchie Brusco never even got to attempt his famed 900. In Brusco's final four runs, he failed to land his jump over the gap preceding the quarterpipe.
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March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout junior quarterback Jake Browning from Folsom has committed to Washington. He has been the top quarterback in California statistically the last two seasons. As a junior, he passed for 5,737 yards and 75 touchdowns.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 1, 1994 | GERRY PRICE
Rosamond 28, St. Bonaventure 19--Junior tailback Topi Sanchez rushed 31 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns for St. Bonaventure (1-3) at Rosamond. With his team trailing, 21-13, entering the final quarter, St. Bonaventure quarterback Teohua Sanchez capped an 80-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jake Brown.
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July 29, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
After 17 X Games and 21 medals, it makes sense that Bob Burnquist would know what it takes to win gold. Burnquist proved that again Friday night in the Skateboard Big Air competition, landing two 540-degree turns in his fourth run to earn a score of 92.66 points. "It feels great," Burnquist said. "It's a dream. I never thought I'd be holding it down this long. " Burnquist landed two of the only six runs to include two successful tricks. Defending gold medalist Jake Brown failed to land a single run as he attempted a backflip over the 70-foot gap, and 14-year-old sensation Mitchie Brusco never even got to attempt his famed 900. In Brusco's final four runs, he failed to land his jump over the gap preceding the quarterpipe.
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July 29, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Bob Burnquist had one shot Thursday night. Sitting in second place behind Jake Brown, the man who beat him for an X Games gold medal last year, Burnquist settled on a 900-degree spin, 2 ½ full air rotations — skateboarding's most difficult trick. Burnquist tore down the 80-foot ramp that launched him across the 70-foot gap, then sped up the 27-foot high quarterpipe. He went into the spin as he and his skateboard skied past the lip of the pipe. All looked good, but he failed to nail the landing, giving Brown gold again in the skateboard big air event, this one at X Games 16 in the Coliseum.
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July 31, 2009 | Pete Thomas, Baxter Holmes, Lauren Goldman and Mario Aguirre
Two years ago at the X Games, Jake Brown made headlines by becoming the first skateboarder to free-fall from 46 feet -- and live to tell about it. On Thursday night during the same big-air competition at Staples Center, the diminutive skateboarder from Oceanside proved that lack of confidence is no issue. Brown, 34, edged two-time gold medalist Bob Burnquist to win his first gold medal at an X Games. He and Burnquist posted best scores of 94.00, but Brown also had a second-best run of 91.
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July 31, 2008 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
A year ago, skateboarder Jake Brown proved from which height a man must plummet, onto an unforgiving wooden platform, to have both shoes fly from his feet on impact. Answer: 46 feet. Or about 4 1/2 stories. That's the vertical drop the skateboarder endured during his fifth and final run of the big-air competition on the mega-ramp at the 2007 X Games.
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August 5, 2007 | Pete Thomas
Jake Brown was groggy from all the medication, but he knew where he hurt. "My wrist is pretty sore and my back and neck feel like I've been through a car accident," he said Saturday morning during a phone interview. "I guess I've got a fracture in one of my vertebras, but it's pretty minor supposedly, so I came out all right." Brown, 32, is fortunate to be alive after crash landing from more than 45 feet during Thursday night's skateboarding big air competition.
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October 17, 1993 | JOHN KLIMA
Carpinteria 21, St. Bonaventure 14--Damian Ryan rushed for the deciding touchdown midway through the third quarter and quarterback Benjy Trembly threw two touchdown passes to lead Carpinteria (4-2, 1-0) in a Tri-Valley League game at Ventura High. Brad Burnett completed 19 of 22 for 141 yards and one touchdown for St. Bonaventure (2-4, 0-1). Burnett threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Jake Brown and Topi Sanchez scored from two yards. St. Bonaventure's Chris Mendez caught 10 passes for 87 yards.
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