Sunday, October 31, 2010

Skateboarding Hall of Fame first woman Inductee

Skateboarding Hall of Skate inductees.

Big congrats to Patti McGee. It would of been nice if the women had more categories like the men's did last year. From the 1960's, 70's, 80's. 90's and 2000 it wasn't quite even but I guess one is better than none. Some things never change. They didn't list skaters like Cara-Beth, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Elissa Steamer, Amy Caron, Vanessa Torres and a host of others that should of been listed like some of the younger skaters on the men's side.

I should just be happy we got one woman in. That is the most important thing. I don't want to take away from that. It is truly a great thing. So many skaters that pushed the sport like Cindi Whitehead, Leilani, Terri Lawrence, Terry Brown, Peggi Oki, Kim Cespedes, Laura Thornhill, Robin Logan, Ellen Oneal, Ellen Berryman, Jana Payne, Karrie Cooper and now the next generation.

Six skateboarders have been announced as new inductees into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. The honored skateboarders are Torger Johnson, Stacy Peralta, Steve Caballero, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist and Patti McGee. McGee is the Hall of Fame's first female inductee.

The first skaters welcomed into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, in October 2009, were Bruce Logan, Tony Alva, Tony Hawk and Danny Way. This year marks the second annual induction, which is put on by the International Association of Skateboarding Companies and Skatelab.


todd said...

I had many people hate on me last year for no Women being inducted (the ballots were set before they asked me to be involved last year) now this year we induct an awesome Women Patti McGee and you still have to complain. Why take away from Patti's moment? I have been a Skateboarder for 40 years and have owned and worked at the front counter of a Skateboard park for the past 13 years and everyone knows the ratio of Women to Men in skateboarding is something like 100 to 5. At least in my park so it made no sense to induct a Women from each decade. Sorry you do not like the way we are doing things but until last year I spent thousands of hours and dollars to honor the Legends and I just could not do it alone any longer so I partnered up with IASC.
Todd Huber

Judi Oyama said...

Todd, I'm not taking away Patti's moment. I voted for Patti. I wanted to see more women in more decades then one. IASC is pretty much an all male Southern Cal dominated group. Skateboarding started all over the World as I recall.