I started off by asking Jereme Rogers about how it feels to be at huge skateboarding competitions like the Dew Action Sports Tour. Ginning, he said, “Oh, it’s such a rush! No, I’m kidding! Um, it’s fun. I don’t know… whatever. I don’t really do too much thinking about it. I do some praying, and that’s about it.”
I asked him a little about being a Christian, and Jereme explained that he was, “Sorta non-denominational, but I follow God and Jesus. I reach to Him for the anointing, and call it a day.” I asked if that was where he got his drive, and he smiled and said, “It gives me my confidence!”
I asked Jereme what tricks give him a hard time, and he said, “It depends. Tricks are on and off. One day it could be your kickflips, and another day your heelflips. It’s sorta out of your control.” And what does he suggest to do to push through? “You leave it alone for the day, come back to it later.”
Jereme Rogers started skating when he was 13, and is now in his early 20’s. I asked how he got 13 to winning huge contests, and he announced, “God! I believe he strategically placed me here, so I could try to put out a message, you know? Use this stuff for good.”
I asked Jereme is he had any advice for other skaters out there. “You just gotta know you can do it. You gotta believe, and not doubt yourself. It’s up to you to believe - everyone else is going to doubt you anyway. If you doubt yourself you are only going to pull yourself down.”
At the end, Jereme Rogers added, “I just want to thank Jesus and give him the glory!”
Jereme Rogers is a skater on a mission. He has two large tattoos on his neck that sort of sum it all up - "I Fear No Man" on the right, and "In God I Trust" on the left (see Jereme Rogers' tattoo up close in the Dew Tour Photo Gallery).