Nyjah Huston has been labeled one of the greatest street skateboarders the world over. His list of accomplishments is more than impressive, with two wins in the three year history of Street League, a gold medal in the 2011 X Games and taking home three different Transworld awards for his role in his solo skate video "Rise and Shine", all by the time he was 18. Not only are his accomplishments something to boast about, he also has renowned sponsors like DC Shoes and Apparel, Element Skateboards, Diamond Hardware, Silver Trucks, FKD Bearings and Stance Socks.
Born in 1994 in Davis, California, Nyjah got a young start in skateboarding, at age 6 he was already landing kickflips on his skateboard. By the time he was 7 he started skating with his first sponsor Element Skateboards where at 13 years old he was one of the stars in the Element skateboarding film “This Is My Element”. He now has his own line of Element skateboard decks including models such as the Nyjah Pride skateboard deck and the Nyjah Huston Tastemaker skateboard deck. Nyjah Huston set a new record in the 2006 X Games where at 11 years old he was the youngest participant to ever compete in XG history. In 2010 Nyjah Huston won the first ever Street League pro tour, and then again in the 2012 Street League. In the 3 years of Street League Nyjah Huston has placed in the top four in every stop of the tour, winning 7 out of the 11 total stops and being the first and only skateboarder to do a backslide 270 noseblunt-slide earning a score of 9.9 setting the record for the highest scoring trick in Street League history.
The year 2011 proved to be an eventful year for Nyjah, he became a new member of the DC skate team as part of the DC Rediscover Campaign, competed in his the Battle at the Berrics, as well as released Element’s Nyjah Huston video “Rise and Shine” on iTunes. Following the release of “Rise and Shine” Nyjah Huston won Transworld awards for Best Video Part, Best Street and Readers Choice, and was the second person to win three different award categories.
When it comes to competitions and Nyjah Huston is an unstoppable force dominating nearly everything he does. Representing names like DC and Element Skateboards, as well as staring in roles like "Rise and Shine", Nyjah Huston is not even close to being done. Nyjah says the best part of skateboarding is challenging himself and constantly chasing perfection, and it’s with this kind of mentality that he will continue to innovate and push skateboarding to levels it has never before been.