Get to know the two winners of the Miami Open 2021, Jiro Platt and Shiloh Catori
February 17, 2022 / By audreane
In November 2021, we went to the Miami Open, a skate contest at Lot 11 Skatepark in Miami. Two winners of the JACKALOPE UP NEXT 2021 tour, Johnny Purcell and Jayden Bono, were invited to participate in the contest. So we packed our bags and flew to Miami with them. Against all odds, two of the youngest participants won the 1st place in both men and women categories and no one could contest the jury’s choice. Jiro Platt and Shiloh Catori destroyed everything in the contest. This is how we met them, and as they are heading to Montreal this summer, here are a few things you should know about them.
1. At what age did you start skateboarding and how? I was 7, and starting on a board I got for a birthday. 2.Who are your favorite skaters/influencers?Mark Suciu, Mason Silva, Carl Aikens, Gino Ianucci3. Favorite tricks? Ollie’s, Kickflips, Nollies 4. What is your goal? Become a pro skater, and skate spots all over the world. 5. Which skatepark did you like the most to skate at? I really enjoyed skating at Spin Skatepark. 6. Since you’ve been to Montreal before, what are you looking forward to doing again here? Skating at Spin Skatepark, as well as the Big O, and many other spots at the stadium! 7. If you had one Canadian skater to meet or to compete against who would it be? Rick McCrank! I would be hyped to skate a contest with him because I see so much footage of him killing contests back in the day! 8. Do you have any other interests or anything else we should know about you? I like to play guitar!
Shiloh is a 13 years old skater from Tampa, Florida. As you can see on her IG, her progression is really impressive and she makes tricks look soooo easy. We can’t wait to have her in Montreal at the Jackalope fest and see her progression with our own eyes. Sponsors: Blind Skateboards, Vans, Compound boardshop, Hazard Wheels
1. At what age did you start skating and how? I’ve been around skateboarding since I was 7 because of my brother and right before I turned 10 I started skating. 2. Who are your favorite skaters/influencers?Rayssa, Milton Martinez, Bob Burnquist, Zion Wright3. Favorite tricks? My favorite tricks are Feeble on rails, Front lip on rails, Front 360 on transition, blunt on transition. 4. What is your goal? To become one of the most legendary female street skaters. 5. Which skatepark did you like the most to skate at? Skatepark of Tampa. 6. What are you looking forward to doing in Montreal? I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone at Montreal’s contest other than that I have no idea what there is to do or see I’ve never left the country. We’ll see. 7. If you had one Canadian skater to meet or to compete against who would it be? I want to meet Fay, I love watching her videos. 8. Do you have any other interests or anything else we should know about you? I like drawing a lot.
See both in our Miami Open skate trip video. We can definitely say that the future of skateboarding is in good hands. The new generation of skateboarders is sending big tricks younger and younger. Can’t wait to see the level of skating at the Jackalope Fest 2022.