Mesa skateboarder is youngest in X-Games history

Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 15:53:48-04

It's time for Fouhy's Small Stars! This week, we introduce you to a Mesa teenager who's considered one of the top skateboarders in the world.

Meet 15-year-old Jagger Eaton: The youngest competitor in X-Games history.

In 2014, Eaton finished first in the Tampa-AM, which is one of the world's most prestigious amateur skateboarding competitions.

He's appeared on Rob Dyrdek's MTV shows, "Ridiculousness" and "Fantasy Factory" -- and now, he even has his own show on Nickelodeon.

"It wasn't really more when I got good. It was more how much I loved it," Jagger said.

"Skateboarding is what you want it to be, and that's what makes a difference."

Eaton qualified for the X-Games after mastering a backflip over the gap into a 540 on the quarter pipe.

Congratulations, Jagger! You're this week's Small Star.