Mitchie Brusco is unbelievable. He may not be Shaun White focused on land -- yet -- but he may not be far from it, either.
Sure, Prep Rally knows that White is a talented skateboarder as much as he’s a snowboarding phenom. Still, he’s never pulled off what the 15-year-old Brusco accomplished while skating in the X Games in Barcelona; he landed a 1080 during the MegaRamp event (i.e., skateboarding's Big Air), becoming the first skateboarder to ever land the trick in an X Games competition.
That means that neither White, Bob Burnside, Bucky Lasek, Paul Rodriguez Jr. or anyone else has successfully achieved what a 15-year-old from Kirkland, Washington has already done.
To see Brusco fly above the ramp is to watch greatness emerging far faster than anticipated. Action sports have always been a realm where great young talent can rise through the ranks at a pace that stuns. With no minor league circuit or anything similar, when a skater is ready, he or she just gets the push up to the X Games.
That’s precisely what’s happened with Brusco, who has responded with an abundance of confidence. The high schooler earned his two medals at the Barcelona X Games, including a silver for his run that included a 1080.Read More »from 15-year-old Mitchie Brusco is first to nail incredible 1080 in X Games competition