Erik Lundberg on his way to qualifying #1 in 09. Photo Bob Ozman
San Dimas, California- The IGSA U.S. National Championships begin today at Frank g Bonelli Park in San Dimas. A strong international field of downhill skateboarders have assembled to battle it out on the .6 mile (1km) race course at speeds approaching 50 mph. 2009 IGSA World Cup Series Champion and new World Speed record holder Mischo Erban from Canada leads the list of entries. Other notable racers include 2007 IGSA World Cup Series Champion Erik Lundberg from Sweden, 2009 IGSA Junior World Champion Evren Ozan from Laguna Beach and last years U.S. Nationals runner up finisher and defending National Champion Micah Green from Salt Lake City.