There’s no way to exaggerate Nyjah Huston’s place in street skateboarding: He’s the most important athlete in the discipline. The 22-year-old wins most contests he enters, including 6 of the past 7 X Games Street comps he’s entered. He’s medaled in his past 11 XG Street starts; no one else approaches that success. A silver medal, just .33 points behind Ryan Decenzo on the rainy course at XG Austin ’16, left him fired up and ready for redemption (it was his first time off the top spot since 2012, with the exception of the XG Munich ’13 event he missed due to injury). Hot to start 2017, with two Street League victories and a win at the Red Bull Hartlines event.
We wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.