Daniel Trujillo

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From: Henderson, Nevada, USA
Division: Am Division
Sponsored by: Open Source Skateboards, Revive Skateboards, Broken Fingers Freestyle Skateboarding Quarterly, Cakemuscle
Age:  30
Skating:  20 years

I was born and raised in the Las Vegas area, contrary to popular belief a lot goes on here other than gambling. I started skating when I was 10, but really got into freestyle when I saw the Globe Opinion video of Matt Mumford who was my favourite skater. Was totally blown away. Immediately after I saw Mullen’s part, my mental universe exploded. I became a fully fledged freestyler when I saw The Casper Video and learned that there are more weirdos out there than I thought. My mentors are my peers. Everyone at the Round-Up that I am skating with, and many others who couldn’t make it.

I love skateboarding (weird right), but i’ve been known to tinker with electronics and art projects till I fall asleep. I even have a painting in the Nevada State Museum permanent dinosaur exhibit. I love flying remote piloted aircraft, aka ‘drones’ and am a licensed ‘drone’ pilot. The last few years I have been using my 3D printer to make low cost/free prosthetics for people in need of them. I am a filmmaker and occasionally fill in as an actor in short films, in fact I did the cinematography and acted in a feature film in Costa Rica this year. I spend way too much time editing videos for YouTube, love watching crummy movies and playing my Jew’s Harp.

The most important time of the year for me, is the week I spend at the World Round-Up in Vancouver. Seeing and skating with my freestyle family means so much to me.

RECENT CONTEST HISTORY:

2017 Galactic Freestyle Championships: 4th Place
2016 US Freestyle Championships: 5th Place Pro/Am
2016 World Freestyle Round-Up: 12th Place Amateur
2015 World Freestyle Round-Up: 9th Place Amateur
2015 All Japan Freestyle Championship: 9th Place Amateur
2014 World Freestyle Round-Up: 9th Place Amateur
2013 World Freestyle Round-Up: 7th Place Amateur
2012 World Freestyle Round-Up: 6th Place Amateur