TRI Member George Pappas will be competing in the World Skate Championships in Argentina, October 2022. Read more about him here:
Skateboard racing has been my passion since I won my first race when I was 13. Now I am on track to be the ‘Wayne Gretsky’ of Slalom Skateboarding! In addition to winning the 2009 Overall World Skate Slalom Title, I AM THE CURRENT US SKATEBOARD SLALOM CHAMPION, and I have been absolutely dominating the US race circuit this season, with 2 first overall and two second overall finishes in the four races this summer! I have been training at peak level with my sights on taking home the World Title in Argentina next month. From there I want to elevate and promote the sport and ensure that it becomes an event in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics!
I believe I have an incredible story to tell. It’s the All American comeback! I just got off parole this year after serving 5 years of a 13 year sentence. I am 6 years clean and sober, and running a sober living home in Boulder. On top of that I am absolutely killing it on the skate slalom scene. (for a more granular insight into my story, listen to my podcast on FNRAD snowboard podcasts)
I want to inspire people to believe that no matter how bad things get, there’s always time to turn it around. I want to go to Argentina and prove beyond any doubt that I’m the best slalom skateboarder in the world!
I’ll need some help to get there, I just want a chance to prove that my story is worth getting behind. I’m grateful and humbled for this opportunity.
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