Sean Malto Rolls Over To Nike SB

by The Editors on January 2, 2012

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Sole Tech/etnies has lost another one as 2011 Street League champ Sean Malto officially moves over to Nike SB. Says Malto:

“I’ve always been a fan of Eric Koston and Paul Rodriguez. Being on the same team as them is truly amazing. Plus, Nike has always been the leading brand in sports, with the most incredible athletes past and present—including my favorites Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant. It’s just an honor to be associated with a company like Nike. I feel like we can do awesome things in and for skateboarding!”

Funny how long it takes for the rumors to be official. Guess all these contracts are on the calendar year. Follow the jump for the official word from Nike.As 2012 kicks off, Nike Skateboarding proudly celebrates the introduction of Sean Malto as the newest member of our team!

The 22-year-old resident of Kansas City, MO joins us after a banner year, culminating in his overall 1st place title in the 2011 Street League series.

Sean turned pro at the age of 20, backed by highly-esteemed GIRL Skateboard Co. He was crowned Rookie of the Year by Transworld skateboarding magazine his first year as a pro, as well as being voted the Reader’s Choice for best pro by Transworld readers the next year.

When asked about his decision to join Nike SB, Malto had this to say: “I’ve always been a fan of Eric Koston and Paul Rodriguez. Being on the same team as them is truly amazing. Plus, Nike has always been the leading brand in sports, with the most incredible athletes past and present—including my favorites Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant. It’s just an honor to be associated with a company like Nike. I feel like we can do awesome things in and for skateboarding!”

Sean is currently hard at work on the new Girl and Chocolate film and will begin filming for a future volume of The SB Chronicles following its completion. Stay tuned to facebook.com/nikeskateboarding and nikeskateboarding.com for more news from Malto and NIKE SB.

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