King Of The Road 2012: Team Profiles


Which team is going to take King of the Road in 2012? Check the stats...



Tony Trujillo
Follow on instagram @antihero_wakebladez

aka: TNT

Age: 30

Hometown: San Francisco

Status:  Pro

Sponsors: Antihero, Indy, Spitfire, Vans, Four Star

KOTR experience: 3X KOTR participant, 2003 KOTR winner

Strengths: SOTY 2002, ATV, badditude

Weaknesses: Pee drinking

Verdict: Make or break

AntiHero_AndrewAllenAndrew Allen

aka: Pork Chop

Age:  26

Hometown: San Juan Capistrano

Status:  Pro

Sponsors: Antihero, Indy, Sptifire, Vans, Vans Apparel

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Switch rail pioneer, switch hill bombs

Weaknesses: Aches and pains

Verdict: As tech as AH gets


AntiHero_FrankGerwerFrank Gerwer 

aka: Frank

Age: 35

Hometown: San Francisco

Status: Pro

Sponsors: Antihero, Thunder, Spitfire, C1rca Combat

KOTR experience: Built the downhill karts

Strengths: Switch hardflips, front boards, downward dog

Weaknesses: Multiple personalities

Verdict: the Great Gonzo


AntiHero_RobbieRussoRobbie Russo 

aka: Lil' Robbie

Age:  20

Hometown: San Pedro

Status: Am

Sponsors: Antihero, Indy, Spitfire, Converse, Dickies

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Tight tranny, doesn't take up too much space

Weaknesses: Emotional drinker, first love, manuals

Verdict: Slash and burn

AntiHero_ChrisPfannerChris Pfanner 

aka: Pfanner

Age: 27

Hometown: Nuremburg, Germany

Status: Pro

Sponsors: Antihero, Indy, Spitfire, Vans, Volcom, Nixon

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Biggest 180 in the biz, multilingual, silent P

Weaknesses: New dad far from home

Verdict: Blitzkrieg!

AntiHero_AndyRoyAndy Roy
Team Manager

aka: Snuggle Bandit

Age: 40

Hometown: Santa Cruz

Status: Pro

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: High energy, psychological torture, experience working with kids

Weaknesses: Cop bait

Verdict: Look out

AntiHero_PStonePreston Maigetter
Follow on instagram @PStonebru

aka: P-Stone

Age: 40

Hometown: San Francisco

Status: Lifer

KOTR experience: 2005 with Element, 2007 with Black Label

Strengths: Ultimate road dog, PMA, bluntslides

Weaknesses: Parkour

Verdict: "I got it!"

AntiHero_XenoXeno Tsarnas

aka: Xeno

Age: 33

Hometown: Boston

Status: Rookie

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Unknown quantity

Weaknesses: First time with a tough crew

Verdict: Sink or swim


Creature_DavidGravetteDavid Gravette

aka: Baby Lamb

Hometown: Portland, OR

Age:  24

Status:  Pro

Sponsors: Creature, indy, C1rca, Volcom, bones, bones swiss, blackstar beer

KOTR experience: 2nd place in 2010 with C1rca

Strengths: Rails, tranny, got the KOTR face tatt

Weaknesses: Complaining, broken arm

Verdict: Get it or quit it!

Creature-TaylorBingamanTaylor Bingaman
Follow on instagram @Taylor_Bingaman

aka: Biggs

Age:  23

Hometown: San Diego

Status:  Pro

Sponsors: Creature, indy, bones, bones swiss, Osiris, Brixton

KOTR experience: none

Strengths: Overcrooks and over vert

Weaknesses: Slam dunks

Verdict: Secret weapon

Creature_RyanReyesRyan Reyes
Follow on instagram @Ryrey

aka: Ryrey

Age: 21

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

Status: Am

Sponsors: Creature, Indy

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: ATV shredder

Weaknesses: Rookie status

Verdict: What you got?

Creature_SeanConoverSean Conover
Follow on instagram@srconover

aka: Gary Busey

Age: 22

Hometown: Encinitas, CA

Status: Am

Sponsors: Creature, indy, OJ, Huf shoes, Ambig

KOTR experience: none

Strengths: Rails, hubbas, ginger rage

Weaknesses: Thin lips, the sun

Verdict: To bigspin out

Creature_NavsDarren Navarette 

The Vertical Vampire

Age: 35

Hometown: Ocean Beach, CA

Status: Pro

Sponsors: Creature, indy, spitfire

KOTR experience: Mystery Guest for Girl in 2004

Strengths: Vert, handplants, history

Weaknesses: Garlic, ledges

Elguerial Andrecht revert

AlPartanenPortraitAl Partanen
Team Manager
Follow on instagram @Parts

aka: Parts

Age: 40

Hometown: Portland, OR

Status:  Pro

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: PMA, wig piece, road doggin'

Weaknesses: Skinny jeans

Verdict: Belle E Buttons

Creature_LeeDupontLee Dupont
Follow on instagram @FrekleFace

aka: Lee Dawg

Age: 35

Hometown:Encinitas, CA

Status:  ESP

KOTR experience: 2010 with C1rca

Strengths: Charm, 20+ years behind the lens, violence

Weaknesses: Diet Coors

Verdict: Watch the eyes!

Creature_RhinoChris Rooney
Follow on instagram @Rtbftr78

aka: Rhino

Age: Younger then Phelps

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Status: Indy TM

KOTR experience: 2007 with Black Label, 2010 with Nike (winner), 2011 with Nike

Strengths: Size, the wagon, experience

Weaknesses: Trackers

Verdict: Cheeseburger in paradise


Alien_GrantTaylorGrant Taylor
Follow on instagram @DownSouthInHell


Age: 20

Hometown: Atlanta,GA

Status:  Pro

Sponsors: Alien, volcom, nike, indy, spitfire, stratosphere, modus, shake junt

KOTR experience: 2010 - winner with Nike, 2011

Strengths: SOTY 2011, ATV destroyer

Weaknesses: Blowing shit up

Verdict: "Skate hard, retard!"


Gilbert Crockett

aka: The Body

Age: 23

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Status: Pro

Sponsors: Alien, indy, vans, vans apparel, venue

KOTR experience: MVP 2011 with Vans (still hasn't gotten the check)

Strengths: That tech shit, grasshopper pop

Weaknesses: Residual PTSD from Black Box program

Verdict: Switch, bitch!

Alien_JakeJohnsonJake Johnson

aka: Jaaaaake

Age: 24

Hometown: Pittsburg, PA

Status: Pro

Sponsors: Alien, gravis, autumn skateshop, oj wheels, bottoms up

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Wallrides, rough ground, weird spots

Weaknesses: The invisible voices

Verdict: Meet you on the astral plain

Alien_JohnFitzgeraldJohn Fitzgerald
Follow on instagram @JohnnyFitzgerald

aka: Big John

Age: 22

Hometown: West Covina, CA

Status: Am

Sponsors: Alien, Vans, Spitfire, Pawnshop

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Stick-to-it-iveness

Weaknesses: The heavy foot

Verdict: MVP

Alien_OmarSalazarOmar Salazar
Follow on instagram @OmarSalazar

aka: Ozar

Age: 28

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Status: Pro

Sponsors: Alien, nike, indy, spitfire, powell swiss, huf skateshop

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Hills, walls, collabs

Weaknesses: The emotional rollercoaster

Verdict: Whoo-hoo!

Alien_ChadBowersChad Bowers
Team Manager 


Age: 29

Hometown: Cincinatti

Status:  From Ohio

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Highly organized, second angle

Weaknesses: Vert, Mega, Mini-Mega

Verdict: Transferred to Irvine

Alien_BennyMaglianoBenny Maglinao

aka: Benny

Age: 26

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Status:  Best and brightest

KOTR experience: 2010 with Etnies

Strengths: Secret genius

Weaknesses: Introverted

Verdict: Scorcese

Alien_JoeBrookJoe Brook
Follow on instagram @PhotoJoeBrook

aka: Fat Back

Age: 40

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Status:  Road dog

KOTR experience: Winner in 2011 with Lakai

Strengths: PMA, the Edge

Weaknesses: Hernia, vert

Verdict: Cover contender


ToyMachine_LeoRomeroLeo Romero
Follow on instagram @Cuates

aka: Leo

Age:  25

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Status:  Pro

Sponsors: Toy machine, indy, neff, eswic, emerica, pig, powell swiss, bro style, pharmacy

KOTR experience: Mystery Guest for Nike in 2011

Strengths: Skater of the Year 2010, nihilism, rails

Weaknesses: Flan, old timey music

Verdict: Either first or Last

ToyMachine_DanielLutheranDaniel Lutheran
Follow on instagram @RaisedByCoyotes

aka: Dan Lu

Age: 22

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Status: Am

Sponsors: Toy machine, indy, vans and vans apparel, pig, ashbury, beach zone, bro style

KOTR experience: 2011 with Vans

Strengths: Rails, Roger Daltrey looks, beaver pictures

Weaknesses: Early mornings, the devil's lettuce

Verdict: Lip Lock

ToyMachine_CollinProvostCollin Provost
Follow on instagram @Bakedmophead

aka: Spider

Age: 21

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Status: Pro

Sponsors: Toy machine, emerica, spitfire, thunder, volcom, bro style, active

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: ATV shredder, milf bait

Weaknesses: Carcass tossing

Verdict: All the tranny tricks in one session

jeremy-leabresJeremy Leabres 

aka: Lee - Ahh - Bres

Age: 18

Hometown: Corona, CA

Status: Flow

Sponsors: Toy machine, Pig, Fallen, Active, LRG

KOTR experience: none

Strengths: Fresh legs

Never been out of California, or his Mom's house

Verdict: Smoke or choke

ToyMachine_BlakeCarpenterBlake Carpenter
Follow on instagram @BlakeCarpenter

aka: Who?

Age: 20

Hometown: Flagler Beach, FL

Status: Flow

Sponsors: Toy machine, dekline, pig, thunder, rip n dip, bro style

KOTR experience: None

Strengths: Hella hungry

Weaknesses: Rookie moves

Verdict: Secret weapon?

griffin_collins2Mike Sinclair
Team manager
Follow on instagram @Carmelcreeper

aka: Pig Pink

Age: 40

Hometown: Encinitas, CA

Status: Ex-street pro for Zorlac, road dog

KOTR experience: 2011 with Dekline (last place)

Strengths: PMA, multi-tasking

Weaknesses: Empty carbs, shitty AC, never ate an orange

Verdict: "We got this!"

ToyMachine_JaredLucasJared Lucas

aka: Luke Duke

Age: 29

Hometown: Oceanside, CA

Status: Bones TM out on loan

KOTR experience: 2011 with Dekline

Strengths: Killer smile

Weaknesses: Bad Tats and prank calls

Verdict: Won't get fooled again

ToyMachine_DanZDan Zaslavsky
Follow on instagram @FuckIfYouCare

aka: Dan Z

Age: 29

Hometown: Couch surfing

Status: Go getter

KOTR experience: 2011 with Dekline

Strengths: Tenacity, Photoshop

Weaknesses: Too intense for some

Verdict: Make it or naked

  • Enjoi Turns 15

    Enjoi Turns 15
    Enjoi celebrates their 15 year anniversary with a bunch of their homies. Check out the photos here.

  • Santa Cruz's "East Coast Tour" Blog

    Santa Cruz's "East Coast Tour" Blog
    Out Of Step, Santa Cruz hits the road and destroys everything in sight from New York to Raleigh.  Here are some extra photos from the article in the October 2015 issue.
  • Anti Hero's Fall Drop 2

    Anti Hero's Fall Drop 2
    Join Frank Gerwer and Andrew Allen this week for The Conversation and the newest Fall '15 Drop 2 release from Antihero. 
  • GX1000: Chile

    GX1000: Chile
    The crew heads to the Southern Hemisphere with Chilean ambassador Danny Fuenzalida. This edit is so ill you might just call in sick for the next two weeks.