Greg Lutzka Basic Bio Information:
- Name: Greg Lutzka (LUTS-ka)
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6'
- Weight: 140 lbs
- Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
- Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Date of Birth: April 20, 1984
- Family: Jeff and Lori (dad and mom), and Andy (brother)
- Occupation: Pro Skateboarder
- Began Skating: 1997
- Started Competing: 1998
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Favored Discipline: Street
- #1 Sponsor: Globe shoes
- Stance: Goofy
- Setup: Almost deck, Independent trucks, FKD bearings, Bones wheels, Globe shoes
Greg Lutzka Skateboarding Style and Strengths:
Lutzka is a technical skater, who likes to incorporate kickflip combos into his runs - runs that usually seem to hit most everything on the course. Greg Lutzka loves to try new things and challenge himself, and this style shows in his skateboarding.
Greg Lutzka Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:
"I just pretty much love to skate everything. I love to go out and ride my skateboard, pools, vert, street, stuff that's out of the ordinary. I like to try everything because it builds your skill around the whole ballpark. I don't want to be categorized in one particular way or moment." (EXPN)
Greg Lutzka Skateboarding Career Highlights:
2003 - Took first in Street at Globe World Championships in Dortmund, Germany
2004 - Won silver in Street at Gravity Games
2004 - Ranked third in world and 4th in North America in World Cup Skateboarding's year end rankings for Street
2004 - Placed second in the Vans Triple Crown year end rankings for Street
2005 - Won silver at X Games in Street
2005 - Featured in video "Almost Round 3"
2006 - Won first at Slam City Jam
2006 - Won first at Toronto West 49
2006 - Ranked first in street for world rankings for World Cup Skateboarding
Greg Lutzka Personal History:
Greg Lutzka grew up playing hockey in Milwaukee. After 9 years of hockey, in 6th grade, Lutzka came home from a hockey camp and simply decided to ride a skateboard instead. He was in competitions by age 13, and in 2004 he and a couple of friends moved out to Huntington Beach, California. The move allowed him to skate with other pros, and get into more magazine photo shoots. His career has exploded over the last few years, as he has rocketed into first place over and over. But, he still likes to go back to Milwaukee each Christmas because he says, "I gotta have the snow!"
Greg Lutzka Interesting Facts:
Australia is one of Greg Lutzka's favorite places to visit - he calls it, "The clean America."
Greg Lutzka Quote:
About his approach to big skate contests, Greg Lutzka says, "I pretty much just go out there and think of it as skating and having fun with my friends. When I start thinking too much about it being a contest, it gets to be too much for my head. If I'm having fun I'll do a lot better than if I stress to do well." (EXPN)
Other Greg Lutzka info:
Check out the Greg Lutzka Pro Skater Photo Gallery.