“Young Gun” Josh Fields

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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.

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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.

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Back Royale-SLC

 

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180 over the gap-Provo

 

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Mizou to 180-SLC

3. How is the Provo/Orem skate scene? Do you prefer to come to SLC?

I hear it used to be a pretty strong scene back in the day, there isn’t many of us out here now. Recently I have been running into a lot of younger bladers just getting into it, and I always look for any chance I can to help them out or just introduce myself. I love skating in Utah Valley. I do like that there is a lot to skate in SLC, but the main reason I’d prefer to go up there is to blade with the homies.

4. Do you feel like part of the Utah blade scene?

I sure do. Everyone was pretty welcoming and willing to give me pointers. I’m grateful that there is a scene to be apart of.

5.Who is playing a part in making sure you progress and keep on skating?

Well, first off, I wouldn’t have gotten back into blading if it wasn’t for my older brother, Jake. Second, my uncle Mike for always keeping me rolling on the best skates. Third, my amazing girlfriend Jessie for her endless amount of patience with me. Forth, Sean Kelso, nuff said. Fifth, really just all the guys from the scene.

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Air over the rail-Cottonwood Heights


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