In honor of the upcoming 2018 Blading Cup, we are asking a handful of individuals throughout the industry about their past experiences with the staple competition and what their expectations are of this year’s event. For this installment, we chat with talented skater and USD rider Joey Lunger. Portrait by Zeke Kubinski MY FIRST BLADING CUP WAS… I went to Blading Cup for the first time in 2016, shortly after I moved to Cali… MY FAVORITE BLADING CUP WAS ( YEAR ) AND ( IT WAS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE ) Last year was my favorite because of the Feet Premiere. I’M GOING TO THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I’m going this year to wrestle Jeremy Soderberg I LOOK FORWARD TO ( X ) AT THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I’m looking forward to skating and hanging with everyone. I THINK ( X ) IS GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. Jalord Santos is taking the W… Joey Lunger lives and works in Lawndale, California. He currently rides for USD, Undercover Wheels, Feet and Rudy New York. You can follow Joey on Instagram here. The 2018 Blading Cup will take place November 2nd and 3rd in Downtown Santa Ana, CA. You can learn more about the event here. You can read more of the My Blading Cup features here.