Role Models By: Abel Rodriguez
- Born in Gainesville, Florida
- University of Florida, Biomedical Engineering, Entrepreneur and author.
- Started skating at age 10, promised his father he would stop after his first serious injury.
- Sponsored by Bruce Walker
- In 1980 14-year old Rodney Mullen entered the Oasis Pro Competition defeating world champion Steve Rocco.
Rodney Mullen’s background
- People liked him and he won many important competitions.
- Mullen won the first free style contest he entered.
- Began World Industries with Steve Rocco
- Created Almost Skateboard Company
- Won Transworld Readers choice award for skater of the year.
- Wrote “The Mutt: How to Skateboard and not kill yourself”
- “ Do what you love and try not to look at what other people occupy themselves with”
- I admire Rodney Mullen because he is a very good skater and I like to skate as well.
Why I admire this person?
- He has done good things and is liked by many people .
- born in Rosario , Argentina .
- Has played soccer since he was little.