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September 24, 1995
Shane Beschen of San Clemente was Saturday's big winner on Day 5 of the Body Glove Surfbout at Lower Trestles. Beschen's overall score of 23.59 was tops among men during Saturday's third-round main event competition. Beschen defeated Richie Collins of Newport Beach in six-foot surf to advance to today's quarterfinal round. Others advancing included Jeff Deffenbaugh of Huntington Beach, Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach and Mike Parsons and Cory Lopez of San Clemente.
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September 9, 2002 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shane Beschen surfed so poorly last year that he failed to qualify for this year's World Championship Tour. He called that a "big wake-up call" and has been trying vigorously to ride his way back into the major leagues. On Sunday, in front of more than 1,000 spectators under a mostly sunny sky on three-to four-foot waves at Lower Trestles near San Clemente, Beschen opened everyone's eyes when he showed, during a dramatic showdown with the world's top-ranked surfer, that perhaps he belongs there.
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July 23, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A quick look at his bio in the Assn. of Surfing Professionals media guide and it's obvious Shane Beschen is a man for all seasons. He surfs in the spring, summer, fall and winter: What inspires you--The feeling you get from surfing. Training--Surfing and stretching. Interests outside of surfing--Snowboarding and surfing for fun. Beschen, ranked No. 2 on the ASP World Championship Tour, vividly recalls the moment he devoted his life to surfing.
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August 3, 2002 | Dan Arritt
Lisa Andersen of Florida and Melanie Redman-Carr of Australia, two of the top female professional surfers on tour, were eliminated Friday morning in the round of 32 at the Philips U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Kim Hamrock of Huntington Beach and Erica Hosseini of Newport Beach, the only Southern Californians remaining in the women's round of 32, also were eliminated. The women's semifinals are set for 3 p.m. today and the final will follow at 4:10 p.m.
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July 22, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a dark day for some of the home boys at the Body Glove San Clemente Surf meet. Sixteen surfers gained a spot in today's quarterfinals during Saturday's competition, but a no-show raised more eyebrows than any of the show-offs who were trying to make the most of a weak one- to two-foot southwest swell. San Clemente's Shane Beschen, ranked No. 3 on the Professional Surfers Assn. of America tour, could not get a plane out of Mexico in time to make his morning heat.
SPORTS
September 16, 1993
Gavin Beschen and Chris Ward, both of San Clemente, advanced to the main event of the Body Glove Surfbout VI Wednesday in six-to eight-foot surf at Lower Trestles near Camp Pendleton. The event is the ninth stop on the $200,000 1993 Bud Surf Tour. The trials concluded Wednesday; the main event begins today. Beschen, the 17-year-old brother of 1992 Bud Tour champion Shane Beschen, advanced through the final round of the trials by winning his heat.
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September 27, 1991
San Clemente surfers Matt Archbold and Mike Parsons advanced to the second round of the $35,000 Body Glove Pro Thursday in Atlantic City, N.J. Also advancing were Shane Stoneman of San Juan Capistrano, Pat O'Connell and Vince De La Pena of Laguna Niguel, Shane Beschen and Jim Hogan of San Clemente, Kirk Tice of Huntington Beach and Chris Billy of Dana Point.
SPORTS
July 25, 1998
Finally a write-up on surfing that doesn't make the surfer come across like a total bum! John Weyler did a great job accurately portraying what a real surfer is and does, as well as the demands of the pro tour. Shane Beschen has been surfing great for so long, it's good to see him get some well-deserved press. CHRIS WELLS Manhattan Beach
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September 19, 1993
Shane Beschen, Dino Andino and Matt Archbold of San Clemente each won third-round heats Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Body Glove Surfbout VI in four- to five-foot surf at Lower Trestles near Camp Pendleton. Also advancing was Todd Miller of Newport Beach who finished second to Andino in his heat. The surf is expected to improve slightly for today's action, which starts at 7 a.m.
SPORTS
March 1, 1998
Shane Beschen of San Clemente, the ninth-ranked surfer in the world, advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's main round in the Clarion-Billabong Surf Tour at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. Joining Beschen today in the quarterfinals will be Nate Acker, Josh Loya, Chris Gallagher, Adam Repogle, Cory Lopez, Brian Hewitson and David Speir. Speir had the high score of the third round with 24.34 points. Beschen's score was unavailable. The surf was five to six feet high for the third round.
SPORTS
July 25, 1998
Finally a write-up on surfing that doesn't make the surfer come across like a total bum! John Weyler did a great job accurately portraying what a real surfer is and does, as well as the demands of the pro tour. Shane Beschen has been surfing great for so long, it's good to see him get some well-deserved press. CHRIS WELLS Manhattan Beach
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July 23, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A quick look at his bio in the Assn. of Surfing Professionals media guide and it's obvious Shane Beschen is a man for all seasons. He surfs in the spring, summer, fall and winter: What inspires you--The feeling you get from surfing. Training--Surfing and stretching. Interests outside of surfing--Snowboarding and surfing for fun. Beschen, ranked No. 2 on the ASP World Championship Tour, vividly recalls the moment he devoted his life to surfing.
SPORTS
March 1, 1998
Shane Beschen of San Clemente, the ninth-ranked surfer in the world, advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's main round in the Clarion-Billabong Surf Tour at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. Joining Beschen today in the quarterfinals will be Nate Acker, Josh Loya, Chris Gallagher, Adam Repogle, Cory Lopez, Brian Hewitson and David Speir. Speir had the high score of the third round with 24.34 points. Beschen's score was unavailable. The surf was five to six feet high for the third round.
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September 16, 1997 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nope, Bridget Beschen doesn't surf. It's a question everyone seems to ask the 6-foot senior from San Clemente High and it only seems natural, considering her family ties. Yes, she is the younger sister of Shane Beschen, who surfs on the World Championship tour. Her other older brother, Gavin, also surfs on one of the qualifying tours. And yes, her father, Mike, and mother, Sue, surf too. But Bridget never took a big liking to that sport. "Everyone expects me to surf," she said.
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October 14, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taylor Knox proved to be the winning edge Sunday as the United States won the World Surfing Games title in front of an estimated crowd of 20,000 on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Knox, of Carlsbad, was joined by San Clemente's Shane Beschen as the two U.S. surfers took on Australia's Todd Prestage and Victor Ribas of Brazil in the championship heat. Each man's performance would determine the outcome of their country's finish.
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September 23, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an all-Orange County final, Shane Beschen was able to take advantage of near-perfect conditions Sunday to pull out a victory on the final day of competition at the Body Glove SurfBout at Lower Trestles. Beschen, ranked second on the World Tour, was up against defending event champion Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach, Shea Lopez of Dana Point and Newport Beach's Richie Collins.
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August 3, 2002 | Dan Arritt
Lisa Andersen of Florida and Melanie Redman-Carr of Australia, two of the top female professional surfers on tour, were eliminated Friday morning in the round of 32 at the Philips U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Kim Hamrock of Huntington Beach and Erica Hosseini of Newport Beach, the only Southern Californians remaining in the women's round of 32, also were eliminated. The women's semifinals are set for 3 p.m. today and the final will follow at 4:10 p.m.
SPORTS
July 14, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY
Shane Beschen has felt the pressure of being a favorite on the Professional Surfing Assn. of America this year, so playing the underdog role at the Life's A Beach surfing competition Friday was a welcome relief. Beschen of San Clemente, seeded 31st, upset second-seeded Dave Maccaulay of Cowaramup Bay, Australia, 99.8 to 88, in the second round at the Oceanside Pier.
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August 8, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surfing's top men took their turn in the first round of the main event of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and for those willing to play the waiting game, the payoff came in the form of decent waves and high scores. Shane Beschen of San Clemente won his heat and advanced to the third round. "The tide dropped a little when I was out there, but I stayed patient and waited for the right wave to come along," said Beschen, who had one of the highest wave scores of the day, an 8.7.
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June 7, 1996 | ERIK HAMILTON and WENDY WITHERSPOON
Shane Beschen is on a roll and it doesn't look as if he's ready to slow down. Beschen, of San Clemente, moved into the top position of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour two weeks ago by winning the Marui Pro surfing contest at Torami Beach in Chiba, Japan. And he continued his outstanding surfing at G-Land in Grajagan, East Java, defeating Australian Gary Elkerton Wednesday at the Quicksilver Pro.
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