By Andres Pachon
A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.
10. Brighton Zeuner
That’s right! The number 10 ranked skater in the US is a dudette! And she is only 15 years old, born in Encinitas California in July 2004. She is one of the most promising figures in the US skateboarding scene.
She currently has 2 X Games gold medals and was the youngest champion in this competition and also the youngest to participate. Her first chance was when she was just 11 years old! Most noted from her recurrent appearances and achievements in the Vans Park Series, Brighton is known for her air time while doing tricks and overall clean performance in park style skateboarding.
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9. Tristan Rennie
Born in June 1998 in Fontana, CA. Got the skateboarding vein from his father receiving his first skateboard at the age of 2, he grew up with older skaters and started skating bowls and empty pools at the age of 6 making which is his current strength in the park skateboarding style.
He won the Vans Am Pool contest two years in a row (2013 and 2014) and the pro-Vans Pool Party, making him one of the most noted names in this particular style in the US, he also got a silver medal in 2018 X-Games.
8. Dashawn Jordan
From Chandler Arizona, Dashawn has become one of the most noticeable performances in the X Games getting his first medal in this events edition in Shanghai 2019. He mentions on his X Games profile video how skateboarding took him to places all over the world and how the discipline changed his life for the better and gave him the opportunity to meet new people while traveling and having fun!
He is beloved by his peers just for the energy he exudes whenever he enters a room or rides his board.
7. Jake Ilardi
Sponsored by some of the biggest names of the skateboarding industry such as Nike SB and Bones wheels to name a few, Jake Ilardi from Sarasota FL has stood out for his amazing level and skills at a very early age. He is known for mixing very technical tricks with custom moves and for his strengths on the street skateboarding style and the mini-ramp.
Winner of the Red Bull Rollercoaster event in 2018 and a 2nd place at Tampa Pro in March 2019, He is standing out as one of Florida’s best.
6. Jordyn Barratt
Another one of our dudettes waving the femmes flag in US skateboarding! Born in December 1998 and raised in her early days in Hawaii, she moved to California where she graduated high school and where she currently lives and works.
She obtained the Bronze medal at the age of 17 at the Skateboard Park field at the X Games 2016, was the first junior pro to compete in both skateboarding and surfing at the VANS US Open and won the Vans Girls Combi Bowl pool classic.
Jordyn will also be competing to qualify and be a part of the U.S.A Skateboarding National Team and compete in the next Olympic Games!
5. Jagger Eaton
Born in February 2001 in Mesa AZ, Eaton was called by Transworld Skateboarding magazine as “the future of vert skating” he has been competing on the Mega Ramp since 2013 making a name for himself in this field.
He is also known for his tv appearances and even had his own reality TV series on Nickelodeon called “Jagger Eaton's Mega Life” among other TV appearances. In February 2015, Eaton won the BoardrAm, in Houston, Texas.
4. Cory Juneau
Professional skateboarder from San Diego, CA. Born in June 1999 and started skating at age 7, he is known for his abilities skating parks, pools, and bowls which gave him the skills to get 3rd place in Dew Tour Ocean City Bowl and Vans Pool Party Pros Division.
He is currently a member of the USA Skateboarding National Team that will represent the USA in the upcoming Olympic Games and he is also scheduled to compete in Vans Park Series Jams Test this year.
3. Tom Schaar
Born September 1999, Schaar was the first skateboarder to land a 1080 and is know for setting records! The “big air” prodigy pulled off a 900 and a 1080 in the Mega Ramp and also has the world record for being the youngest ever competitor to win a gold medal at the X games at age 12!
Tom will also be competing for a spot to represent the USA at the upcoming Olympic Games.
2. Alex Sorgente
Goofy skateboarder born November 1997, Alex is also one of the prominent figures of Florida skateboarding scene having not one but two gold X-games medals he obtained in 2017 and 2018.
A very complete skater in most disciplines such as street, pool, vert and big air standing out in most competitions.
Signature trick: Ollie 540.
1. Nyjah Huston
Not only in the USA but WORLDWIDE number 1 skateboarder today, Nyjah Huston started skating at the age of 4 and is currently one of the best-paid skateboarders in the world.
Focused on street skateboarding, Nyjah has proven to be the best in the world by the number of contests and medals won over the years which will be too many just to mention in this article.
He also has his own shoe called the “Nyjah Free” Talk about dreams come true huh?!
He is surely going to be one of the most wanted skateboarders for years to come.