Jagger Eaton Gets the Star Treatment Post-Olympics

He’s on the rise after winning the bronze
POSTEDBYCHRIS MORGAN

We assumed that skateboarding debuting at the Olympics would help create some new stars, including among people who aren’t necessarily big skating fans. Heading into the Olympics in Tokyo, Nyjah Huston was getting most of the attention among Americans. That makes total sense, because he was already a well-known skater. Oh, and also he’s great at skateboarding. Huston fell just short of a medal, though. Instead, American Jagger Eaton took home a medal, finishing with a bronze. In the wake of that, Eaton is already starting to get some more attention. 

He gave a full press conference, which you can watch in the video above. NBC checked in with Jagger to see what he was listening to during his bronze-winning run. Hell, even in Arizona the local news interviewed Jagger’s dad Jeff Eaton.

Get ready to see a lot more of Jagger Eaton the next couple of years. If he doesn’t have a new signature shoe on the shelves by 2022 we will be shocked.

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