Taking home Rookie of the Year at the Burton US Open and winning MVP at the first annual Red Bull Recharged last year, the 19-year-old Luke Winkelmann is one to watch. This kid has got style, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 brings for him.
“In between a couple of the contests, I’ll be doing some filming with the Burton crew for a cool project coming out later in the year!”
We caught up with Luke himself just after this year’s Winter X-Games, which was his first to date.
It’s been quite the year for you. How stoked were you on winning Rookie of the Year?
I was really stoked! I had no idea I’d win that award so when they told me I was chosen for it I was pretty speechless.
You also won the MVP award at the Red Bull Recharged, that must have been sick. Tell us a bit about it?
Recharged was a super cool event. So blessed to be asked to go, let alone win the MVP award. It was rider voted so that made it even cooler!
What’s the plan for this season? Are you going to be fully focused on competing or do you reckon you’ll find some time to film as well?
This season is pretty contest focused for sure. In between a couple of the contests, I’ll be doing some filming with the Burton crew for a cool project coming out later in the year! Super hyped for that.