Saturday, March 5, 2011

Skateboarding's youngest professional

Basic Bio:
•Name: Nyjah Houston
•Gender: Male
•Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
•Weight: 155 pounds (70 kg)
•Hometown: Davis, California
•Date of Birth: November 30, 1994
•Occupation: Pro Skateboarder, Student (home schooled)
•Started Skating: 1999
•Turned Pro: 2005
•Favored Discipline: grinding, often using stairs and rails
•Sponsors: I&I Skateboards - founded by Nyjah Huston in 1999,(previously element) 2011 back on Element–this time around with a pro board, Silver Trucks, FKD Bearings, Diamond Hardware, eS Footwear
•Stance: goofy

His favorite skaters of all time are Karl Watson, Rodrigo Tx. and P-Rod.

Skateboarding Style and Strengths:
As the youngest pro skateboarder on the circuit, Nyjah has blown away the crowds with his coolness and seemingly effortless street style.

Skateboarding Tricks:
switch heelflip 13
switch heelflip the 16 on maloof
14 stairs nollie heelflip - when he was 13
double kickflip big gap
Kickflip Back Lip
Kickflip Back Tail To Fakie Switch

Skateboarding Highlights:
2005 Goofy vs Regular: 1st (street) [2]
Tampa Am: 1st (street) [2]
Vans Downtown Showdown: 2nd (big 6) [2]
2006 Dew Tour, Denver: 2nd (park) [2]
Dew Tour, Louisville: 2nd (park) [2]
Global Assault: 2nd (street) [2]
Vans Downtown Showdown: 2nd (best trick - stair) [2]
X-Games, California: 2nd (street)
Legend of the ledges: 2nd Open
Cheapskates Nationals: 8th Open and 1st Under 16s
2009 X-Games: 2nd place
2010 Tampa Pro: 2nd
Maloof Money Cup 2010 OC: 2nd (street)
Street League Skateboarding 1st Stop (Glendale, Arizona): 1st (street)
Street League Skateboarding 1st Series: 1st (street)
Summer X Games: 2nd (street)

Other claims to fame: youngest skateboarder ever to start up their own skateboard company.

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