Mark “Gator” Rogowski could’ve been as much of a household name as Tony Hawk. Gator came along at a pivotal moment for skateboarding — just as the sport was really taking off with kids all across the world. Signed to the #1 skateboard company on the planet, Gator had everything to lose.
And lose it, he did.
Gator Rogowski and Brandi, 1989.
Join Brian and Darien as they tell the story of skateboarding’s humble beginnings, its spectacular rise, and the horrific crime that almost tore it apart.
Skateboarding in 1965.
We’ll get into it — from broken ramps to broken bones, from Club MTV to the lonely streets of Carlsbad — we’ll cover it all.