2017

Class of 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

Gregg Weaver - 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Gregg Weaver

Find Gregg on Social Media Born on January 9, 1961 in San Jose, California, Gregg Weaver aka the Cadillac Kid, was one of the biggest stars during skateboarding’s re-emergence in the mid 1970s. He was featured in some of the very first Cadillac Wheels ads (the urethane wheels responsible for skateboarding’s rebirth), appeared on the […]

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Daewon Song - 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Daewon Song

Find Daewon on Social Media Born on February 17, 1975 in Seoul, South Korea, Daewon Song exploded onto the scene in 1992 via World Industries’ third video, Love Child, and has essentially been the leading technical skateboarder on the planet ever since. Undeniably in a class of his own, Daewon grew up in Gardena, California

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Mike McGill - 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Mike McGill

Find Mike on Social Media Born on September 2, 1964, Mike McGill spent his early years in Florida before making his first trip out to California in 1978 alongside fellow Floridian Alan “Ollie” Gelfand. Through Gelfand’s connection to Powell Peralta, Mike was initially flowed some product by Stacy Peralta. After landing a centerfold in Skateboarder

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Russ Howell - 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Russ Howell

Follow Russ on Facebook Born September 1, 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Russ Howell rose to become one of–if not the–top freestyle champions of the 1970s, in addition to becoming arguably skateboarding’s most recognizable ambassador during the course of that decade. Appearing far and wide in films, magazines, books and TV shows, as well as

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Eric Dressen - Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Eric Dressen

Find Eric on Social Media Eric Dressen was born on September 16, 1967 in Los Angeles, California and got his first skateboard at the age of eight. Only a year later, Eric was discovered by Laura Thornhill while skating a pool in Torrance. Impressed by his obvious natural talents, she introduced him to Skateboarder magazine

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Sonja Catalano - 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Icon Award

Sonja Catalano

Founded in 1982 by Frank Hawk (Tony’s dad and the then National Skateboard Association president), the parents of Jeanne Hoffman, and the parents of Sonja Catalano, the California Amateur Skateboard League (CASL) has been an outright cornerstone of the sport. CASL has acted as a launching pad for thousands of competitive, fun-loving skateboarders and countless

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