One of the most promising Brasilian talents in skateboarding, 17-year-old Yuri Facchini, is the newest addition to the Nike SB team.
Yuri is from Curitiba, one of the most well known skateboarding cities in Brasil, and currently resides in California. He began skateboarding at the age of six and has been doing so with more passion every year.
Facchini's résumé includes second place in Best Trick at Damn Am Los Angeles 2013 and major results in the Tampa Amateur, the world's leading amateur competition.
Rodrigo Gerdal was thrilled by the news.
About the future, Facchini says: "I want to keep having fun, seeing new places, and perfecting my moves. The key in any sport is never to be satisfied and to go after new challenges."
Facchini was recently in Los Angeles to attend a special street skating event at the X Games.