United States of America
Hometown: Tarzana, CA
Height: 5' 8''
Sponsors: Nike, Plan B Skateboards, Silver, FKD, Active Ride Shop, Boost Mobile, InCase, Nixon, Mountain Dew
I'm sure you've heard the name Paul Rodriguez. The 27-year-old Paul shares his name with his father, a famous Comedian and TV star. But, Paul is just as well known in skateboarding, as his father is in his profession. He goes by the name Paul Rodriguez, without the "Jr" and is also referred to by the nickname "P-Rod" which was given to him by his older cousin.
Rodriguez excels in the genre of street skating, which uses environmental objects such as stair rails, benches and curbs as launching pads for tricks. He is well respected, however, for his technical mastery on a skateboard. Paul has been called "one of those few skaters who were born to skate."
P-Rod is so highly regarded as an athlete that he is the face of Plan B Skateboards and is one of only five people in the world with a shoe named after him by Nike. In 2005 Nike SB released it's first signature model skateboard shoe, the Zoom Air Paul Rodriguez. He also has the distinction of being the only Hispanic to receive a pro model shoe with Nike as well as the first skateboarder to receive this honor.
When he's not out skating the streets or his own private training facility, he may just be hanging at the mall or seeing movies with friends. Paul enjoys shooting videos, but loves spending his time just skating around with his friends at his favorite local spots. For having achieved success at such a young age, Paul remains very focused and grounded.
- 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Street: 4th
- 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 1st
- 2010 Alli Dew Tour, Boston, MA - Park: 7th
- 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 2nd
- 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 9th
- 2009 X Games 15, Los Angeles, CA - Street: Gold Medalist
- 2009 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, CA - Street: 9th
- 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 3rd
- 2009 Alli Dew Tour, Boston, MA - Park: 5th
- 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships, Seattle, WA - Street: Gold Medalist
- 2008 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Park: 2nd
- 2008 X-Games, Mexico - Street: 4th
- 2008 AST Dew Tour, Salt Lake City, UT - Park: 8th
- 2008 AST Dew Tour, Portland, OR - Park: 2nd
- 2008 X Games 14, Los Angeles, CA - Street: Silver Medalist
- 2008 Maloof Money Cup, Costa Mesa, Ca - Street: 1st ($100,000)
- 2008 AST Dew Tour, Baltimore, MD - Park: 2nd
- 2007 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Street: 6th
- 2007 Tampa Pro, Tampa, FL - Street: 3rd
- 2006 AST Dew Tour, Orlando, FL - Street: 3rd
- 2006 X Games, Los Angeles, CA - Street: 7th
- 2005 AST Dew Tour, Louisville - Park: 3rd
- 2005 AST Dew Tour, Portland - Park: 5th
- 2005 AST Dew Tour, San Jose - Park: 5th
- 2005 AST Dew Tour, Orlando - Park:10th
- 2005 Slam City Jam, Vancouver - Street: 1st
- 2005 X Games Street Gold Medalist
- 2003 Transworldï¿½s Rookie of the Year Award
- 2003 X Games Street Bronze Medalist
- 2002 Vans Triple Crown Overall Street Ranking: 6
- 2002 Slam City Jam Vancouver Street 3rd Place
- 2002 Tampa Pro Street 5th Place