Thrasher celebrates Ishod Wair
Each year, Thrasher Magazine awards one skateboarder that has proven themselves consistently throughout the year with the coveted Skater of the Year title. Winning SOTY isn't easy -- it involves putting out groundbreaking video parts, being involved with multiple events and simply putting everything they've got into skateboarding.
This year, Real Skateboard's pro Ishod Wair took the title.
Ishod Wair is Skater of the Year
Last week, Thrasher Magazine announced the five finalists for the 2013 Skater of the Year, which included Real skateboards pro Ishod Wair (pictured here), Zero pros Tommy Sandoval and Dane Burman, Zoo York pro Brandon Westgate and Element pro Nyjah Huston. Huston released an online video part in coordination with Thrasher and DC Shoes in November, and he seemed to be the favorite leading into SOTY territory. But Brandon Westgate and Ishod Wair were not to be counted out in the final tally.
Wair is the 24th winner of this prestigious award, and without a doubt, he must be proud to be among the elite that have been honored over the years -- Geoff Rowley, John Cardiel, Chris Senn, Eric Koston and Danny Way to name a few.
This past weekend, just before the holidays took focus, Thrasher celebrated Wair's accomplishment. And the party was a great success. The people were in good spirits and the bands were amazing. Thank you to all the Vitello's for throwing this amazing event every year that brings together skaters from all over -- we can't wait for 2014. Let the race begin!