ZINE / Johnny Atencio Am Spotlight

BY: Ryan Sher / July 20, 2017
Video Johnny Atencio Am Spotlight

I remember the day we met Johnny during the “Subrosa in Albuquerque” team trip a few years back. He had his mind set on a crank arm slide down this rail with a long kink at the bottom. After many, many, many tries, and some very hard slams it looked like it wasn’t meant to be…

With the sun going down, his mom calling him to come home, and the batteries dying on the VX, his heart wouldn’t let it go, and he pulled it so damn clean. The team lost it, high fives and hugs all around, and Johnny rode off into the darkness hoping to not get yelled at by momma bear.

Fast forward a few years later, Johnny is putting in work on Subrosa and Shadow Conspiracy team trips, standing on podiums at contests, and stacking some serious videos and edits. We’re proud of Johnny, and we hope you’re ready to see more from him cause he’s just getting started.

Check out his latest from Ride BMX and Zach Krejmas

Name: Johnny “Ice” Atencio Age: 18 Location: Huntington Beach, CA Sponsors: The Shadow Conspiracy, Subrosa Brand, Vans

Johnny Atencio hails from Albuquerque , New Mexico but made the trek out to Southern California last year and immeiteaely started making noise. Johnny’s got all the tech moves, but what sets him apart is his fearless eye and sheer determination to step up to the big-big setups… Case in point, the ender of this video. Johnny had ridden the Chase Hawk Born and Raised AM Jam all day in the blistering heat, and I’m talking brutal heat, so much so that Johnny’s forearm cramped up on the way to the spot. Johnny couldn’t be fazed though… a few bottles of water and a number of forearm stretches later, Johnny was good to go. After taking a serious digger to the chin i had my doubts, but the Ice Man marched right back up that set to lay claim to his hammer… DETERMINATION.” – Ride BMX