There is nothing bad you can say about Utah County blader Josh Fields. The guy is quiet and a little shy but he honestly lets the skating do the talking. I can say without a doubt Josh is one of those young guys that keeps the blading spirit alive in Utah. He’s pretty much always down to drive wherever the session is and does it with a smile on his face. His progression over the last year that I have known him has increased ten fold and I truly believe as long as he keeps going at it like the way he has been he will be one of those guys who will become a staple in the Utah blade scene. Another thing I like about Josh is he does whatever he can to support rollerblading.Whether that’s purchasing the local videos, clothing or skating at We Are One Skatepark all hours of the day he pretty much lives for it. Lets also not forget he comes from a family of bladers. His older brother Jake who is also on the front lines with him in Utah County makes sure he steps up his game wherever they are skating. And most importantly his uncle, the legendary Mikal Moore who I am pretty sure passed on the skate hoarder gene down to him. Either way if you haven’t met Josh or skated with him just know this, if you are looking to blade, he will most likely join you. Even if its a drive for him or if its a spot he wont even skate, he will cheer you on. I believe Josh has a bright future ahead of him and I know you all think so too -Manuel
All photos by Manuel Rodriguez and Omar Prestwich.
1. First off, tell me a little about yourself and how you started rollerblading?
My name is Joshua Thomas MatoWi Fields, I am 22 from Orem, Utah in Happy Valley USA. I live to roll. Ever since I can remember I was at least riding rollerblades, whether it was playing street hockey or building crazy ramps onto my front lawn with my brother. It wasn’t till about 3 years ago that I started really pushing it and getting comfortable in my blades.
2. Do you have any goals when it comes to blading?
Obviously I want to try to see how good I can get and refine my style, but one of my
biggest goals is to show everyone how fun blading can be.