A guest of honor at this year’s Jackalope, Pedro Barros may only be 28, but he’s already a legend in Brazil and internationally. A world champion, he has won numerous trophies and medals at major competitions, including a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
He’s renowned for being a nuclear bomb of energy on his skateboard, and the louder the crowd, the higher his intensity level. Barros won the 2019 Vans Park Series competition in Montreal in spectacular fashion. Everything looks set for a storm of aerial tricks and full-speed grinds from the athlete who grew up on a skateboard. Although he had to make do with the small facilities available to him during his childhood on the island of Florianopolis in Brazil, he developed a talent for skating the highest vertical ramps.
It will be a great privilege to see him skate and shake the Olympic stadium floor! We asked him a few questions to find out how he’ll be feeling when he arrives in Montreal for the JACKALOPE.