HUSTON Nyjah

30 Nov 1994
26
Male
DAVIS, CA
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
SKB Skateboarding Men's Street  

Schedule

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Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Skate World Championships
YearLocationStreet
2021Rome, ITA2
2019Sao Paulo, BRA1
2018Rio de Janeiro, BRA1

X Games
YearLocationParkStreet
2019Minneapolis, MN, USA-2
2018Minneapolis, MN, USA-1
2017Minneapolis, MN, USA-3
2016Austin, TX, USA-2
2015Austin, TX, USA-1
2014Austin, TX, USA-1
2013Los Angeles, CA, USA-1
2012Los Angeles, CA, USA-3
2011Los Angeles, CA, USA-1
2010Los Angeles, CA, USA-2
2009Los Angeles, CA, USA22
2008Los Angeles, CA, USA-8
2007Los Angeles, CA, USA-11
2006Los Angeles, CA, USA-8

WS SLS World Tour
YearLocationStreet
2021Rome, ITA2
2019London, GBR8
2019Los Angeles, CA, USA8
2019Sao Paulo, BRA8
2018Huntington Beach, CA, USA1
2018Los Angeles, CA, USA1
2018Rio de Janeiro, BRA1
2017Barcelona, ESP4
2017Chicago, IL, USA4
2017Los Angeles, CA, USA4
2017Munich, GER4
2017Tampa, FL, USA4
2016Los Angeles, CA, USA1
2016Newark, NJ, USA1

Dew Tour
YearLocationStreet
2021Des Moines, IA, USA1
2019Long Beach, CA, USA7
2017Long Beach, CA, USA2
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Hiking, cars. (highsnobiety.com, 30 Jun 2021)
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Athlete
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English
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Turned professional in 2008
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In 2012 he bruised his kneecap in a fall, an injury that has affected him ever since. (highsnobiety.com, 30 Jun 2021; nbcolympics.com, 09 Apr 2021)
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He began skateboarding at age four. (dailymail.co.uk, 13 May 2021)
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He was encouraged to start skateboarding by his father. "I literally started skating handrails when I was seven years old, with no helmet on, so I was just bred into this type of skating where you have to be kind of fearless and just go for it. And he [father] was the one pushing me to skate this stuff. A lot of times, I would be scared as shit to go out there and skate these spots, but I feel like it made me into the person I am now and the skateboarder I am today, who is known to be this fearless guy. That's what I enjoy skating nowadays, is big stuff. It gets my blood going." (gq.com, 15 Jun 2021)
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To compete at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. (gq.com, 15 Jun 2021)

General Interest

Preferred stance
Goofy (popsugar.co.uk, 30 Jun 2021)

General
EARLY YEARS IN PUERTO RICO
He was raised in a strict Rastafarian household and was pushed into skateboarding with his four siblings by his father. In 2006 his father moved the family to a farm in Puerto Rico, where the children were homeschooled, lived on a vegan diet and worked on the farm when not skateboarding. They lived 'off the grid' for several years before his parents split up and his mother moved back to California, United States of America with the children, eventually gaining full custody of all of them. "My family never had a lot of money. I was always around my dad growing weed when we grew up, that was his source of income. To this day, I still don't really understand why my dad moved us all there [Puerto Rico]. It felt super random. I would say my dad wanted to keep his kids isolated from social influences like going to school and making friends. We had just started to get into girls and partying a little. But kids have to grow up someday. We actually lived in a normal neighbourhood for the first year and then my dad bought this farm up in the mountains. He built me a few things to skate, thank God. We didn't have friends. It was just our family. Sometimes we had no electricity or water. My brothers and I would go down to a stream to collect water for our house. We lived like that for a few years, and then my parents separated and divorced. Since then, I haven't really had much contact with my dad, but I'm still very thankful for everything he did for me. He was very strict, but that helped me stay disciplined and get to where I'm at today." (rollingstone.com, 01 Oct 2015; highsnobiety.com, 30 Jun 2021)

A LION THAT SHREDS
He is an avid fan of tattoos and says he has around 200 inked across his body, including a symbolic lion. "Probably 90% of my body is covered at this point. I really like the lion on my stomach because the lion has always kind of been my animal. I had dreadlocks growing up, I didn't cut my hair until I was like 16. I had these long dreads and that was like my mane. That was what I was known as a kid, just this little kid that shredded. That's what the lion represents, whole lot of pride in that one." (GQ Sports YouTube channel, 15 Jun 2021)

DISORDER SKATEBOARDS
In June 2021 he launched his own skateboarding brand, entitled 'Disorder Skateboards', which he named after the sport's unique and rebellious stereotype. "Skateboarding has been my life for as long as I can remember. I've always had a dream of starting my own brand and the time has finally come." (hypebeast.com, 29 Jun 2021; blue-tomato.com, 06 Aug 2020)

CHARITY WORK
He and his mother founded the 'Let It Flow' charity, which works to provide water filtration systems to underprivileged families in Cambodia and Thailand. "We came up with the idea together, after visiting places where people don't have access to clean water. We've completed a lot of projects where we've built and repaired broken water wells. A huge percentage of wells in poor countries are just broken and need to be repaired. When they build the wells, they never give the people the parts, tools or training to repair them. So if something goes wrong, the wells get abandoned. It's a really cool thing and a good feeling to be able to help so many people. Everyone deserves to have clean water." (rollingstone.com, 01 Oct 2015)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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