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March Skater of the Month

Name: John Thurmon

Nickname: The Beast

Age: 51

Marital Status: Married

Have been skating for how long: 20-plus years.

Equipment Brand and Type: Bont: Vapor Boot, 3, 125 mm wheel set up MPC Wheels

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: Skating with a Great group of people at well organized events and having them be at different places to skate.

Would like to do this Year in Skating: Not be injured, since have had many injuries these past few years.

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.

Your 2 favorite HCIC Events: the Monthly Pace Yourself skates. And the Season celebration - pool party at Nicole's

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: Come to more HCIC events and learn from other Great skaters that are willing to share guidance, tips, techniques freely.

Favorite Quote: "NO PAIN, NO GAIN!"

John Thurmon