Teenage skateboarding sensation Nyjah Huston was named the inaugural 2010 Street League Skateboarding champion - his spectacular season included a first place finish in the first ever contest in Glendale, Arizona, and two third places. He won the title again in 2012, but lost out in 2013 to Chris Cole. His Street League titles are thought to have helped him bag more prize money than any other skateboarder in history.
Nyjah has dominated the skateboarding contests at the X Games too. After becoming the youngest ever X Games competitor at the age of 11, he won his first medal in 2009, and his first gold in 2011. He also won Real Street gold at X Games Los Angeles in 2012 and three golds, in Los Angeles, Barcelona and Brazil, at the X Games in 2013.
He was born in Davis, California in 1994, but grew up with his Rastafarian father in Puerto Rico. He learnt to skate at the age of five, and was already attracting attention from sponsors and skateboarding fans by the time he was nine. He won the legendary Tampa Am event when he was only ten years old, and also won the Krew Am event in the same year.
Nyjah’s skills and relentlessness in competition have made him the one to beat throughout his short career. However, his real passion for skateboarding can be seen in his street skating parts, which show off a series of innovative tricks performed on some of the most dangerous stairs and rails in cities throughout the world.
- Age: 19
- Height: 1.75m
- Weight: 66kg
- Nationality: USA