Nyjahs Road to Perservererance

Nyjah Huston's struggles and triumphs

Nyjah Huston's Growing Pains - ESPN X Games

Nyjahs Early life

Nyjah Huston loved his childhood. His dad loved him, but also loved skateboarding. His Dad encouraged Nyjah to try skateboarding, of course Nyjah loved it. Unexpectedly Nyjah started to get better very quickly. People started to record Nyjah as he was at rural skate-parks. Soon skateboard companies started asking if Nyjah was sponsored, at that moment he wasn't. Element, a popular and good skateboarding company asked Nyjah if he wanted to be sponsored. Nyjah accepted the sponsorship. Nyjah was 11 Years old when he was first sponsored. That means his dad controlled his sponsorship. Nyjah's Dad Adeyemi became strict on Nyjah while he was skateboarding, basically making him skate every single day for about 8 hours. Which was not needed because Nyjah loved skating anyways. His dad made Nyjah become home schooled because if he was sponsored he did not want to get in trouble with any girls or just doing dumb things. Nyjah lived in California, he loved it there. Nyjah's dad bought a farm in San Lorenzo Puerto Rico with Nyjah's earnings. Nyjah's whole family moved there. Nyjah's dad Adeyemi abused Nyjah and his siblings. Since Nyjah was sponsored, he had to do a lot of autograph signings and his dad never let him show up to them. Element gave the Huston family a warning. Otherwise Element would have to let go of Nyjah's sponsorship because of that. Loosing Nyjah's sponsorship would have been bad because Nyjah and his whole family were making money off of Nyjah's sponsorship. The Huston family had other problems, Nyjah's mom, Kelle Huston needed a break from Adeyemi because they were having issues. Kelle told Adeyemi that her and Nyjah's siblings are going to move back to California while Adeyemi and Nyjah go to Barcelona for Nyjah's S.L.S competition (Street League Skateboarding). Apparently Adeyemi did not like that idea, matter of fact he was furious. Adeyemi wouldn't drive them to the airport, Kelle had to rent a van to get to the airport. Nyjah and his mom knew that they were not going to see each other for a long time. Nyjah had to stay in Puerto Rico. Nyjah hasn't seen his mom in about 2 years. Finally, Kelle Filed a divorce with Adeyemi and had full custody over Nyjah. Meaning Kelle had full control over Nyjah's career. Rob Dyrdek invited Nyjah to S.L.S. Kelle had no idea how to get there because Nyjah's earnings were wasted by his dad. Rob volunteered to help Nyjah and his mom go to S.L.S and paid for them. Nyjah won 1st place in S.L.S, Nyjah also won 150,000 dollar. Kelle regained trust with nyjah's career. Nyjah hasn't seen his father since the divorce. Nyjah said" I would definitely allow Adeyemi back into my life because if it weren't for him I would have never made it this far".

Nyjah's winning triumph's and his winning career

Nyjah won a lot of trophies, take a look at them



CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1st Place – Street League Pro Open Barcelona – 2015
  • 2nd Place – Tampa Pro – 2015
  • 1st Place – Street League Super Crown New Jersey – 2014
  • 1st Place – Street League Los Angeles – 2014
  • 1st Place – Street League Chicago – 2014
  • 1st Place – X Games Austin – 2014
  • 1st Place – SLS Monster Pro Open – 2014
  • 1st Place – Tampa Pro – 2014
  • 1st Place – Kimberley Diamond Cup South Africa – 2013
  • 2nd Place – Street League Super Crown New Jersey – 2013
  • 1st Place – X Games Los Angeles – 2013
  • 1st Place – Street League Kansas City – 2013
  • 1st Place – X Games Barcelona – 2013
  • 1st Place – X Games Brazil – 2013
  • 1st Place – Street League Championships New Jersey – 2012
  • 4th Place – Street League Glendale – 2012
  • 1st Place – Street League Ontario – 2012
  • 1st Place – Street League Kansas City – 2012
  • 1st Place – X Games 17 – 2011
  • 2nd Place – Street League Championships New Jersey –2011
  • 1st Place – Street League Glendale – 2011
  • 1st Place – Street League Kansas City – 2011
  • 1st Place – Street League Seattle – 2011
  • 2nd Place – Tampa Pro, Street – 2011
  • 1st Place Overall – Street League Overall Champion – 2010
  • 3rd Place – Street League Las Vegas – 2010
  • 3rd Place – Street League Ontario – 2010
  • 1st Place – Street League Event – Glendale – 2010
  • 2nd Place – X Games 16, Street – 2010
  • 2nd Place – Maloof Money Cup Orange County – 2010
  • 2nd Place – Tampa Pro, Street – 2010
  • 2nd Place – X Games 15, Street – 2009
  • 3rd Place – Maloof Money Cup Orange County – 2009
  • 2nd Place – Maloof Money Cup Orange County – 2008
  • 7th Place – X Games 14, Street – 2008
  • 2nd Place – Team Goofy – Goofy vs Regular – 2007
  • 8th Place – X Games 12, Street – 2006
  • 4th Place Overall – Dew Action Sports Tour, Park – 2006
  • 4th Place – Dew Action Sports Tour Portland, Park – 2006
  • 2nd Place – Dew Action Sports Tour Denver, Park – 2006
  • 2nd Place – Dew Action Sports Tour Louisville, Park – 2006
  • MVP Award – Team Goofy – Goofy vs Regular – 2006
  • 1st Place – Team Goofy – Goofy vs Regular – 2006
  • 4th Place – West 49 Canadian Open, Street – 2005
  • 3rd Place – West 49 Canadian Open, Rail – 2005
  • 2nd Place – Global Assault, Street – 2005
  • 2nd Place – Vans Downtown Showdown – “Big 6” Stair Best Trick – 2005
  • 1st Place – Krew Am Event, Street – 2005
  • 1st Place – Tampa Am, Street – 2005
  • 1st Place – Zoo York Am Getting Paid, Street – 2005
  • 4th Place – Volcom Damn Am, Street – 2004