Neal Hendrix

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Neal Hendrix (born May 12, 1973) is an American professional skateboarder.

Hendrix grew up in Lewisville, North Carolina, and started skating backyards and parks across the mid-Atlantic in 1986. In 1991 he turned pro for New Deal and two years later moved to southern California,[1] where he resides today.

Career highlights include five X Games medals, earning titles in 2005 at the Skatepark of Tampa Pro Vert Contest and Shanghai Showdown, ranking 2nd in the 2007 World Cup of Skateboarding Vert World Rankings, 11 years skating on the Vans Warped Tour, and skating with Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huckjam.[2]

In 1996, Hendrix skated in the Olympic Games closing ceremonies in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

In addition to skating professionally, Hendrix is a reporter for Fuel TV’s “The Weekly Update”. Neal was the previous skate director at Camp Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA and is now the Woodward brand manager.[2]

Hendrix's current sponsors include: Elephant Brand Skateboards, Vans shoes, Type-S Wheels, Triple 8 Helmets, 187 Pads, and Brixton

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thehouseofsteam.wordpress.com/2007/03/06/390/
  2. ^ a b http://www.boomboomhuckjam.com/athletes2008.html
  3. ^ http://www.allisports.com/athletes/neal-hendrix?type=sport&id=343