USA Skateboarding Announces 2022 National Team at Toyota-Sponsored Event

April 11, 2022

USA Skateboarding Announces 2022 National Team at Toyota-Sponsored Event

Front L to R: Minna Stess, Gavin Bottger, Zion Wright, Bryce Wettstein, Mariah Duran, Nyjah Huston, Jordyn Barratt Back L to R: Poe Pinson, Jordan Santana, Paige Heyn, Heimana Reynolds, Dashawn Jordan, Jagger Eaton, Jake Ilardi, Samarria Brevard, Cory Juneau. Photo: Chris Ortiz

USA Skateboarding Announces 2022 National Team at Toyota-Sponsored Event

Sixteen Skateboarders Named to National Team Including Thirteen Returning, Three New Members with Olympian Alexis Sablone as the New Women’s Head Coach

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 12, 2022) — Together with Toyota, USA Skateboarding - the U.S. governing body for skateboarding - announced that 16 members would join the 2022 skateboarding national team to kick off the new season. Skaters named to the national team were based on performance in international level events during the year before their selection for Men’s Park and Street and Women’s Park and Street. The team is led by Andrew Nicolaus, Men’s Head Coach; Alexis Sablone, Women’s Head Coach; and Mimi Knoop, High Performance Director. Skateboarding made its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games, where Team USA earned two bronzes from Cory Juneau (Park) and Jagger Eaton (Street). For the women, Alexis Sablone and Bryce Wettstein made it to the finals earning fourth and sixth place, respectively. In all, nine Skateboarding Olympians will return to the 2022 national team.

Over the past two days, the USA Skateboarding staff and 2022 team members spent time together at The Berrics gathering content, fitting the Nike team kits for the season, and onboarding new members, including Women’s Street skaters Paige Heyn, Poe Pinson, and Men’s Park skater Gavin Bottger.

“It was really fun to get everyone together and celebrate our 2022 national team in person. The level of talent is incredible, and I’m excited to see what our first-time team members are able to do with more opportunities to compete this year,” said Josh Friedberg, CEO of USA Skateboarding. “Huge thanks to our top sponsors Toyota and Nike SB, Dream Hollywood and Tao for the hospitality, and the Berrics for hosting our media day once again.”

“Toyota is proud to continue its sponsorship of USA Skateboarding and congratulates the 2022 National Team” said Dedra DeLilli, Group Manager, Sponsorship Strategy, Integration and Activation “This amazing group of athletes are great ambassadors of their sport. We are excited for the 2022 team and are proud of their incredible efforts on the street, in the park and for their meaningful contributions in their communities.”

The skaters named to the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Team include:

Women’s Park
Bryce Wettstein (Encinitas, CA)
Jordan Santana (Houston, TX)
Jordyn Barratt (Haleiwa, HI)
Minna Stess (Petaluma, CA)

Women’s Street
Mariah Duran (Albuquerque, NM)
Paige Heyn (Tempe, AZ)
Poe Pinson (Fernandina Beach, FL)
Samarria Brevard (Riverside, CA)

Men’s Park
Cory Juneau (San Diego, CA)
Gavin Bottger (Oceanside, CA)
Heimana Reynolds (Honolulu, HI)
Zion Wright (Jupiter, FL)

Men’s Street
Dashawn Jordan (Chandler, AZ)
Jagger Eaton (Mesa, AZ)
Jake Ilardi (Osprey, FL)
Nyjah Huston (Laguna Beach, CA)

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About USA Skateboarding
As the recognized governing body for skateboarding in the United States, USA Skateboarding (USAS) is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of national teams that compete in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and other sanctioned team events. USAS is also responsible for the development of youth skateboarding initiatives. Our Skateboarding for All initiative supports grassroots programs, education, instructor training, and safety. USAS is dedicated to promoting and supporting the sport and culture of Skateboarding, while ensuring that Skateboarding retains the unique characteristics that are important to its participants.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM), creator of the Prius hybrid and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building ve- hicles for the way people live through our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 60 years, we’ve built more than 38 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 47,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold nearly 2.8 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2018 – and about 87 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 16 years are still on the road today.