Name: John Thurmon
Nickname: The Beast
Marital Status: Married
Have been skating for how long: 20-plus years.
Equipment Brand and Type: Bont
Life Philosophies: You don't know if you will like it unless you try it.
Favorite Time of Day to Skate: ANY time.
Favorite Skating Event: A2A, North Shore, Indoor Nationals, Texas Road Rash
Awards/Competitive Wins: Many - both Indoor and Outdoor.
Most Memorable Incident: Breaking an ankle at Athens-to-Atlanta roadskate (A2A).
What do you get from Skating: A lot of exercise, travel, and meeting cool people and making new friends.
Would like to do this Year in Skating: Do well at Indoor Nationals and place at Outdoor Nationals and maybe a road race or two.
Coolest Accomplishment: Placing several times at Indoor Nationals and winning several outdoor races.
Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Cycling, fishing, and just about any other sport.
Favorite skating gadget/tool: Slide board.
Mentors: Paul Hedrick, Chad Hedrick, Derek Downing, Derek Parra and many more who I learned from and trained with over the years.
Helpful advice to other skaters/ Beginners: Never give up! It takes time but it will be worth it in the end.
Favorite Quote: "NO PAIN, NO GAIN!"