Bucky

Joey Brezinski

Manny Mania's top trickster

Joey Brezinski performs a Nosewheelie nollieflip manual during Red Bull Manny Mania Pro Final in New York, NY, USA, on August 19, 2012.
© Sean Cronan/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Joey Brezinski. My discipline is skateboard street. My friends call me Bucky. I was born on 5 September 1981 in San Bernardino, USA. My special talent is manual two-wheel trickery and the backside tail-slide. My philosophy of life is do what you love every day. My favourite food is burritos, burritos, and more burritos... and sometimes cheesecake. My favourite music is Naughty by Nature.

Bio

When the term “manual” is spoken in skateboarding conversation, the name Joey Brezinski is sure to follow. While many of skateboarding’s most recognisable faces are searching for the biggest and gnarliest rails and gaps to claim their fame, Joey has earned his cred balancing on two wheels. With a calculated and technical style, he has come to be known as the “Manual King.”

The only American skater on the French-based Cliché skate team, Joey was thrown into the spotlight when he was chosen as the featured skater in their 2006 appropriately titled video, Hello Jojo! With Joey at the forefront of their coverage, skateboarding’s Frenchmen—plus one—were awarded Best Team by TransWorld SKATEboarding magazine later that year.

In 2007, Joey brought the contest to him. With the help of Red Bull, he created Manny Mania - the first-ever manual-based contest. After a solid third-place performance in its first year, Joey balanced his way to first place in the contest’s second edition in 2008, and proved he really is the master of the manual. Four years later in 2012, he achieved the first ever back-to-back victory at Manny Mania, sealing his fourth title out of six at the famed annual contest. His victory has ensured that everybody still knows that he’s a force to be reckoned with – on two wheels, especially.

Now Joey's plan is to push his skills to new limits in an attempt to reach new street skate heights (and to take yet another Manny Mania title of course!).

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Career Highlights

  1. 2012
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Manny Mania

      New York City, USA

  2. 2012
    1. The Berrics Battle Commander Video Segment

  3. 2011
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Manny Mania

      New York City, USA

  4. 2009
    1. 4th Place: Red Bull Manny Mania

      New York City, USA

  5. 2008
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Manny Mania

      Venice Beach, USA

    2. 3rd Place: Matix Lord of the Lines

      San Diego, USA

  6. 2007
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Manny Mania

      Venice Beach, USA

    2. 2nd Place: Matix Lord of the Lines

      San Diego, USA