September 1, 2021
Brighton Zeuner and Her Relationship with Skateboarding
The Olympic athlete speaks on skateboarding, fashion, and creative expression
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Vans is proud to present a look inside the world of skate team rider and Olympic athlete Brighton Zeuner. Competing on the world stage in Tokyo last month was a milestone in Brighton's career, but for the 17-year-old, having fun will always be the most important part of skating.
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"For me, it's just something I express myself though," Brighton said. "Skateboarding definitely molded who I am today."
Brighton's relationship with skateboarding has shifted over the years since she first picked up a board at a young age and started skating with her brother, Jackson. Along the way, she honed her skateboarding style through influences from skate legends like Jeff Grosso, further developed her eclectic eye for fashion - seen through her latest vintage-inspired Vans collection - and owned the contest circuit, becoming a 2x Vans Park Series champion and X-Games gold medalist all before she was old enough to drive.
She views skateboarding as an outlet to tap into your individuality. For her, that's meant standing out with her distinct style, which comes to life through a love of thrifiting and partnerships with brands like Frog Skateboards, and is reflected in her hopes to go to school to become a fashion designer.