What You Missed Last Week... Jordyn, Alexis, Brighton, Jordan, + UK Nationals!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Women's Park & Women's Street Podium at the UK National Championships... Big congrats to all the ladies for skating their hearts out - awesome to see!

Watch the complete replay above!


 USA National Team member for Women's Park Skateboarding, Jordyn Barratt, showed off the new Team USA Olympic Closing Ceremony uniform designed by Ralph Lauren.  Jordyn also appeared on the TODAY Show modeling the new RL uniforms along with USA teammate Heimana Reyonolds.


USA National Team member for Women's Street Skateboarding, Alexis Sablone, appeared on The Today Show showing hosts Hoda and Jenna how to skateboard. These ladies had no skateboard skills, yet Alexis has the ladies up and skating pretty quickly!


USA National Team member for Women's Park Skateboarding, Brighton Zeuner, was featured in an extensive article on Elite Daily - read it all HERE


Last but not least, USA Team Member for Women's Park, Jordan Santana, was featured in a HUGE article in the Sunday edition of the Houston Chronicle! See more from this article HERE

USA Skateboarding Introduces The 2021 National Skateboarding Team!

Saturday, April 17, 2021



For the first time in Olympic history, skateboarding will make its debut at the 2020 (now 2021) Tokyo Olympic Games with the addition of Men’s and Women's Park and Street Skateboarding disciplines. With the support of Toyota and sponsors Nike SB, Jessup Griptape, ProTec Helmets, USA Skateboarding (USAS) introduces the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Team. 


Vista, Calif. (April 14, 2021) — Together with Toyota and sponsors Nike SB, Tech Deck, Jessup Griptape and ProTec Helmets, USA Skateboarding—the U.S. governing body for skateboarding—announced the 22 members of the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Team. The national team skateboarders qualified based on performance in international-level and national championships events during the Olympic Skateboarding qualifying process that began in 2019. The national team will receive resources and support from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and USA Skateboarding on their journey to qualify for the Tokyo Games — the official Olympic Skateboarding team will be named in July following the conclusion of the qualification process. 

“The national team announcements are one of our most fun events of the year,” said Josh Friedberg, CEO, USA Skateboarding. “The chance to gather as a team to celebrate all of our skaters’ accomplishments is especially meaningful this year as they gear up for the most important stretch of Olympic Qualifying ahead of skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo this July.” 

 Dedra DeLilli, group manager, sponsorship, integration, & auto shows, Toyota Motor North America said: “As a proud partner of USA Skateboarding, we excitedly congratulate all the athletes who were named to the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Team, including our own Team Toyota athlete, Jordyn Barratt. We wish them all the best of luck at the remaining Olympic qualifying events and look forward to their continued success in their journey to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.” 


The skaters named to the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Team include: 

Women’s Park 

Arianna Carmona (Buena Park, CA) ,  Brighton Zeuner (Encinitas, CA) ,  Bryce Wettstein (Encinitas, CA),  Jordan Santana (Houston, TX),  Jordyn Barratt (Haleiwa, HI),  Minna Stess (Petaluma, CA)

Women’s Street 

Alana Smith (Mesa, AZ),  Alexis Sablone (Old Saybrook, CT), Mariah Duran (Albuquerque, NM), Samarria Brevard (Riverside, CA)


Men’s Park 

Alex Sorgente (Lake Worth, FL),  Cory Juneau (San Diego, CA), Heimana Reynolds (Honolulu, HI), Jagger Eaton (Mesa, AZ), Tom Schaar (Malibu, CA) , Tristan Rennie (Rialto, CA),

 Men’s Street 

Dashawn Jordan (Chandler, AZ), Jake Ilardi (Osprey, FL), Jamie Foy (Deerfield Beach, FL),  Louie Lopez (Hawthorne, CA),  Maurio McCoy (Reading, PA),  Nyjah Huston (Laguna Beach, CA), 

 Skateboarders will have the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics based on their results in World Skate sanctioned events during two seasons of Olympic qualifying. The first season began in 2019, qualifying was put on pause in 2020, and resumes again with the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Championships presented by Toyota — May 6-9, 2021.

USA Skateboarding’s Journey to Tokyo documentary, presented by Toyota.

Friday, April 16, 2021


In case you missed this when it aired on NBC...

 This special takes you through USA Skateboarding's journey to the Tokyo Olympics - from the pandemic that shut the world down, to the announcement that the 2021 Olympics will happen!

July 25—the day skateboarding was set to make its NBC primetime debut on the biggest stage in sport—the Tokyo Olympic Games. But 2020 had other plans. Skateboarding is more than any single competition—it’s our lives and a way to change the world. Skateboarders embody an incredible, unwavering ability to adapt and persevere—it's in our DNA. And this time it’s no different.

 00:00 - Segment 1 Program Tease / Show Open History of Skateboarding Olympic Event Overview  

05:42 - Segment 2 - 2019 National Team Announcement 2019 - Olympic Qualifying Event Recaps Jordyn Barratt Feature 

 12:14 - Segment 3 Park Skateboarding Overview Heimana Reynolds Feature Bryce Wettstein Feature 

 18:36 - Segment 4 Street Skateboarding Overview Mariah Duran Feature Nyjah Huston Feature 25:06 - Segment 5 2019 National Championships / Adaptive Skateboarding 2020 National Team Announcement Oi STU Brazil Season Two Qualifying Cancellations Begin 

 32:36 - Segment 6 Pandemic / Olympics Postponed Social Justice Feature Samarria Brevard / Dr. Neftalie Williams  

39:45 - Segment 7 Olympic Qualifying On Pause / Skateboarding Flourishes 2020 Team Activity Recap Olympic Inclusion Benefits / Close / Credits

Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Submit Your Video For USA Nationals!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021



If you haven't already - make sure you read the COMPLETE instructions below on how to post and submit your video! 

** Helmets are required in both street and park submissions if you are under 18!

#1 Join USA Skateboarding - via its new membership program!!

The national championships are free to enter this year, however you have to be a member of USA Skateboarding to participate. Memberships are $49 for minors and $79 for adults. You can begin your registration process by purchasing your membership here.

All USA Skateboarding athlete memberships purchased before April 15th, 2021 include:

Free entry into one discipline of the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Championships presented by Toyota, a $49 value

A $25 gift card to the USA Skateboarding online shop

A background check (required for membership if you're 18 or over), a $30 pass-through expense

After you complete your purchase you'll be sent an email with instructions on how to complete the registration process and claim your National Championships entry.


After you've completed your registration then:

1. Post your run to social media and tag #usaskateboarding #usasbnc – must be publicly viewable, non-private profile

2. Complete your registration by submitting the link to your run – form will be provided by USA Skateboarding once your membership information is verified


Stay tuned for the judging of the open qualifying rounds beginning April 16 – good luck!




Apr 9 – Apr 15: Open Qualifying Video Submissions

Apr 16 – Apr 18: Open Qualifying Judging

Apr 19 – Apr 22: 36 Quarterfinalists Announced, Quarterfinals VIdeo Submissions

Apr 23: Quarterfinals Judging

Apr 24 – April 26: 20 Semifinalists Announced, Semifinals Video Submissions

Apr 27: Semifinals Judging

Apr 28: 8 Finalists Announced, 8 days prior to Finals events

May 6 – May 7: Street Finals, In-person, The Berrics – Los Angeles, California

May 8 – May 9: Park Finals, In-person, CA | TF – Vista, California


Starting Your Own Skate Company, A Conversation With Elle Warne.


When a eleven year old skater starts her own online skate related business, geared for kids her age - that's pretty cool. 


We knew we had to sit down with skateboarder and entrepreneur (and one of our Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word team riders!), Elle Warne, and find out more about her company, Just Skate Pads.


If you're not following Elle yet, make sure you do, she's on instagram @elle_warne , also check out her YouTube channel which gives great advice for young skaters!




Cindy: So Elle, what made you want to start your website and business, Just Skate Pads?

Elle: My mom was creating a website and I thought it would be fun to make one as well. Its where I share my stories and videos to encourage others to skate.  We also have an instagram for the company  @justskatepads

My dad and I started Just Skate Pads in response to a lot of friends, parents, and kids at the parks asking me where I got my pads. I wanted to give them good advice. Our local shops didn’t always have kids sizes in stock so online was better but can be confusing especially for beginners and parents that have never skated.

Cindy: Is it mainly kids sizes or do you carry adult pads too? 

Elle: We specialize in kids and youth sizes and offer a fit guarantee on all purchases. 

Cindy:  What have you learned from starting and running your own business at such a young age? 



Elle: Starting a business, applying for a trademark, and opening a bank account if you are under 18 was challenging. We offer free shipping on all U.S orders. I have learned shipping can be expensive. 



We only sell pads and helmets from brands we actually wear ourselves. 


This makes our website less confusing for and helps us manage inventory. 



Cindy:  What do you like best about having your own business?

Elle: I like helping new skaters and being able to refer them to our website. I know they are going to find quality pads and a helmet and will be taken care of. 

Cindy:  Is there a message you'd like kids and parents to know about skateboarding safely?

Elle: Wearing safety equipment has made skateboarding more fun for me. I get fewer cuts and scrapes and I am able to learn tricks quicker. I definitely recommend all beginner skaters wear pads and a helmet. No matter what ability, I always wearing a helmet.




Just Skate Pads is an authorized dealer for 187 Killer Pads,  Triple Eight Helmets and S1 Helmets - in fact you can even purchase our new S1 x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word collab helmet from them - the same one Elle wears!

** And they offer FREE shipping! 💗