Wake Schepman: Drawing Lines

Introduction by Adam Killgore
Photography by Sam DeAngelis
Filmed and edited by Sam DeAngelis and Trent Olans

My name is Wake Schepman

Age: I am 14 years old

Hometown: My hometown is Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania. I was born in Utah and lived in Florida for 5 years.

Occupation: Student and Pro Rollerblader

Best lines-spot you know: One of the best spots I have ever skated is the town square in downtown Willkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. I like this spot because there are many ledges to skate and they are all practice height so I learn new tricks every time I go there.

Worst encounter while skating: I’ve been lucky, only broke my wrists a few times

Best moment in rolling… ever: My best moment in rolling ever was probably when they called my name at the awards ceremony at the AIL World Championships and said I placed 4th and that qualified me to be AIL pro when I was 12.

If you had a time machine, when and where would you travel? If I had a time machine and I was able to travel at any point in time I would probably travel back to the time when the Spartans were alive and just live with them for a few years to see how intense their training was. I would also visit the future to see when the world actually ends to where I know how much time I have left in my life and how much longer I can skate.

Favorite kitchen utensil and why: Spatula and frying pan because I like to make scout eggs and bacon for breakfast.

What would you do for $10,000? I would work hard for it, I would skate

Weirdest thing you’ve ever seen: I saw a UFO when I was filming for the Razors video

Worst date you’ve ever been on: I had just broken up with my girlfriend and went to a county fair with another girl and saw my ex there, terrible.

Top 3 places you want to visit next: I want to visit and skate in Australia. I want to visit the Amazon and I want to go to Germany.

What do you not like about yourself? One thing I don’t like about myself is when I get an idea and I start to talk about it and I will keep talking because I think that I am saying everything but I am only talking about bits and pieces of my idea.

Your plans for the future: My plans for the future are to keep rolling, work hard in school, just enjoy life to its fullest and I will hopefully be going to a lot of competitions around the world. Rollerblading has always been my life and I want to continue to improve myself to be the best Rollerblader I can be.