Jhancarlos Gonzalez

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Jhancarlos Gonzalez is living proof that if you put your mind to it, and work really hard, nothing in life is impossible. Growing up in the barrios of Bogota, Colombia, it would have been easy for him to be influenced by his surroundings and fall into an illegal lifestyle. Jhancarlos had other plans though, and after witnessing skateboarding in his neighborhood in 2009, he found his way to a better life. As his skills progressed, "Jhanca" bought a bicycle and started riding to other towns around Colombia to search out more skateable terrain. After gaining support from the local shop "On Board," he was picked up by Volcom and other global skateboarding brands. Now, as a member of the Colombian National Team, Jhancarlos is traveling and representing his country at events like Street League, while also pushing himself to film legit video parts in the streets. When he isn’t skating, Jhancarlos enjoys riding motorcycles, outdoor adventures, and perfecting his English to better communicate with his skateboarding friends around the world.