Introduce yourself, what are you currently up to besides rollerblading?
I’m Coco Sanchez and I just got back from doing shows all summer in Ohio. Right now I’m in the process of getting a place down in southern California. That’s pretty self explanatory but I am just getting the basics of being on my own and figuring out the most important part of my life out, me.
How did you get into skating, are you into anything else (like Kaya Turski and freestyle skis)?
My older brother got me into the scene. I started traveling around the country with my dad and some of the atl crew finding contest and getting our names out. Besides skating is when I concentrate on myself, family and friends. This winter I plan on being in the snow. I have not tried the skis yet, snowboarding is more my thing. Although this winter Ill give skiing a try.
What is your biggest success / contest won?
My biggest success was placing 1st two years in a row at the ASA am world championships. The 2nd year turning pro. The biggest contest was taking 1st at the Supergirl Jam in 2009.
Coco Sanchez is quickly becoming known across the globe in the Rollerblading scene. She is one of the new generation of Ladies to show the boys that she can hold it down with the Rollerblades just as well. Here is a very good read which shows her dedication to Rollerblading. I present to you the 5W’s with Coco Sanchez.
WHO were some of your influences when you first started Rollerblading?
CS: I started skating 6 years ago in Atlanta, GA. Rollerblading was big and the skate sessions were huge. The local skaters took me under their wings and before I knew it, I had a crew to look forward to skating with every weekend. It was the kids that I skated with that pushed me and influenced me to get to the next level. These crazy guys made Rollerblading happen for me…Brian & Carson Starnes, Josh Waggoner ( R.I.P.), Richard Williams, David Sizemore, Chris Smith, Anthony Timmons, and many more.
However, my number 1 influences never put on a pair of skates, and they are my parents’ Kim & Vince Sanchez. My Mom bought me my first pair of Rollerblades and my Dad pushed me more than anyone and is my biggest supporter. When we lived in ATL, my Dad would take the crew to contest after contest in this giant White van getting our names out there. I’m so grateful for having parents who understand how in love I am with Rollerblading and knowing that they will always have my back. [...]
All top 3 woman from the asa amateur world finals were turned pro this year. The judges havent turned any girls pro in the last 4 years but thankfully this year 3 more girls will be added to the pro tour.