Joey Jett

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Joey "Jett" Hornish (born June 19, 1998) is a professional skateboarder from Baltimore, Maryland. He lives in St Augustine, Florida and Baltimore.

Experience[edit]

Jett was named a professional and presented with his first pro model skateboard by legendary street skater Mike Vallely for Street Plant Boards on July 28, 2017 at Charm City Skatepark in Baltimore in front of a packed skate park. [1] At the age of six, Jett received a skateboard purchased at the Goodwill. Jett skated in national competitions and was invited to skate at the AST Dew Tour in 2006 - 2009. 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. Jett skated 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. In 2008, Jett was featured in the Washington Post Kid Post section, was on the cover of the Baltimore Examiner and was named Top Ten Athlete Under 25 in Maryland with Michael Phelps, Carmelo Anthony and Terrell Suggs. At the age of ten, Jett stopped skating. Jett starting producing video parts when he became a street skater at the age of 15 and in 2015 - he released his first video part called "The Comeback" which can be found on you tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53SIkiuXMls He is on facebook as Joey Jett and can be followed on Instragram as Joey__jett. Jett's second video, "The Process" was released in August 2016 and can be found at Street Plant youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnNVLYLrlIw. Joey Jett is one of the most watched teen skateboarders on YouTube according to the Boardr. [2] Jett skates with Mike Vallely and Kristian Svitak on the Street Plant team. They continue to travel world-wide promoting the positive aspects of skateboarding. They toured Japan and Europe in 2017. Jett's pro premiere video part, The Dream, was directed, edited and starred in by Jett. Jett helped raise over $20,000 in Baltimore for Jake's skatepark in January 2018. Jake's Skatepark will be in Baltimore's Inner Harbor - the artshow and film premiere was completely sold out and all monies raised went to help build the park named after 5 year old skater [3]Jake Owen who was killed by a distracted driver[4]. The Dream will be released in June 2018.[5]

Influence[edit]

Jett inspired a lesson plan for student writing at the Washington Post. http://www.washpost.com/nielessonplans.nsf/0/9D182435E6894CC6852572820062DB29/$File/People.pdf Jett skates Street Plant Boards, Underground Wheels and Harmony Bearings. He now lives in St Augustine, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland. He plans to attend Daytona State College pursuing a degree in Videography/Photography.

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