Joey Jett

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Joey "Jett" Hornish, born June 19, 1998 is a skateboarder from Maryland. He lives outside Baltimore with his mother, Isabella, father, Steve, and brother, Stephen.[1] His mother, Isabel Cumming, came up with the name "Joey Jett", and it stuck as his professional name.

Experience[edit]

At the age of six, Joey received a skateboard from his mother, who bought it at Goodwill. His neighborhood friend had introduced the sport to him, and has loved it ever since. Joey skates in local and national competitions, and has been invited to skate at the AST Dew Tour in both 2006 and 2007. In 2006, he became the youngest skateboarder in the world to perform a 540 at the Dew tour. Also in 2006, at the PlayStation Hook Up, he was named event MVP by Mike Vallely. In 2007, he performed 4 continuous 540's in one run while at the Dew Tour stop in Washington State. Joey skates the same high vert ramps as the pros and has skated with some well-renowned skaters at the Dew Tour, including another Maryland native, Bucky Lasek, and Olympic gold medal winner Shaun White. Joey skates at competitions around the United States and is part of the State of Confusion skate team from Baltimore.

Influence[edit]

Joey inspired a lesson plan for student writing at the Washington Post. http://www.washpost.com/nielessonplans.nsf/0/9D182435E6894CC6852572820062DB29/$File/People.pdf Conformist, a Baltimore skateboarding company, makes a Joey Jett skateboard in several sizes.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ washingtonpost.com