From: Surrey, BC, Canada
Division: Am Division
Sponsored by: Moonshine Skateboards
Skating: 11 years
Dillanger was introduced to freestyle skating by his good friend Ryan Brynelson, who is also a freestyle enthusiast. Both have been very lucky to have Kevin Harris as their Mentor, who has worked to develop their skating style. Although Dillanger utilizes skating as an outlet for creativity and cardio, he prefers freestyle as it is a more technical and powerful style of skating. Although he currently has a full time job he somehow find time to skate every day. Dillanger recently got picked up by an amazing skate company by the name of Moonshine Skateboard in the U.S. and is in the midst of creating his own custom freestyle skateboard shape.
Skateboarding, especially freestyle, comes with a lot of falls and bruses while learning new tricks. Last year he had a major muscle repair surgery that he is still recovering from but he says, “That won’t hinder my passion for skating.” If that wasn’t enough he fractured his thumb two weeks ago and is having problems practicing his handstand tricks, something he excels in. Besides skating Dillanger likes playing his guitar, keeping fit, and dabbling in neuroscience and quantum mechanics research.
A member of the World Round-Up demo team, he traveled the past two summers putting on skate demos with a few other familiar faces from the World Round-Up Championships, Andy Anderson, Dan Garb, Ryan Brynelson and Kevin Harris. Dillanger says, “The World Round-Up is my yearly vacation, even though I live only 20 minutes away from the event. I look forward to the May long weekend every day of the year as skateboarding has been a huge part of my life and it always will be.” He plans to move to Hope in the fall and continue his education at the University of Fraser Valley taking Computer Software Development.
RECENT CONTEST HISTORY:
2016 World Round-Up: 5th Place Amateur