An X-Games Gold Medalist, Lizzie has won over 30 skateboarding titles in her career. Humble and unassuming, she serves as a role model to young skateboarders worldwide--both male and female. She skates with the grace of a dancer and toughness of a fighter.
The One X Ten Interview:
1. Where are you from and where do you currently call home?
Santa Monica, California
2. How did you get started in your sport and when did you realize you wanted to pursue it professionally?
I started in 2007. My younger brother was interested in skateboarding and I decided to try out with him. After that, I was hooked.
3. What is the biggest setback you’ve suffered as an athlete?
In 2013, I was filming at my local park and slammed. I managed to sever my PCL in my right knee. I was also going to school at the time and had to make the decision to fully pursue one of the other. I chose skateboarding.
4. Best piece of advice from women starting out in your sport?
To anyone who wants to start skating, get out and go for it.
5. What’s the biggest misconception people have about being a female athlete?
That we can't take a slam.
6. Whom in your sport do you admire the most and why?
I admire my friends, they are my biggest influences.
7. What’s in your gym/workout bag?
Just the essentials: clothes, shoes, water, and sometimes my phone.
Oatmeal with almond milk and blueberries.
9. Favorite workout or workout tip?
Sleep, water, and mindful eating are all key. Drive and attitude help too. (This applies to everything!)
10. We define “The Wonder” as the state of reaching the truly extraordinary—the achievements that most people, including you at one point, could not fathom. What is your Wonder and what has it taken—or what will it take—to reach it?
In skating there's always those tricks that seem impossible based on where you are at the moment, your skill level. Each time I skate, the gap of where I am versus where my mind wants to be is slowly bridged. When I learned front smiths, I was in shock cause it was the first "real trick" I learned. Before that I could get around the park but this was the first step in to getting around how I wished I could have. There is still plenty of challenges ahead, nobody masters skating and thats one of the reasons I love skateboarding.