Ivan Frederico is an 18 year-old that hails from Turin, Italy. He is the 18th overall ranked skater in the world and in Park, he is ranked 9th. Ivan is looking for his first qualification to the X Games and hopes Boise brings him that opportunity.
Ivan won the Hastings Bowl competition as part of the Van’s Park Series, earning him a nice $20,000 paycheck this past summer. In the finals, he placed third.
In his homeland, the papers are writing about how excited they are for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Even though skateboarding is considered a niche sport, locals are starting to take notice with their own Italian superstar skater. In fact, in the World Qualifying Series in Malmo, Sweden, he was the only European to make the finals. What a story it would be if he could indeed bring home that historic first gold medal to Italy in 2020.
In order for that to happen, he’ll need to compete with the best the world has to offer. And that means the qualifier in Boise is key to him making his first appearance in the X Games.
Here is his winning run from the Van’s Park Series:
Ivan is sponsored by Mob Grip, Independent, 187 Pads, and Vonmises Socks.