My name is Michael Anthony Ruiz Jr, better known as Mikey. I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and by the time I was able to walk, my parents strapped skates to my feet. I have been skating for nearly 16 years now and out of those 16 years, I have skated competitively for 4 years. The first time I competed, I was 6 and I fell in love with the sport. By my second year of competitive skating, I had become a 2007 silver medalist for USARS. Due to some unforeseen troubles that occurred at my parents business, i was unable to compete in the coming years, but i never stopped skating. Fortunately, after a 10 year hiatus, I was able to return to my true passion and skate competitively. In 2018, I returned to the Texas Speed Team with Sonny Felter and my father as my coaches. In my first year back, I became the Junior Men’s Overall silver medalist in quads at the USARS National championships. Along with a national title, I became Skater of the Year for the US South Central Region. In my second year back, I became the Junior Men’s Overall Gold Medalist on quads and also received a gold medal for the 100m Time Trial on quads at the US American Championships. In addition, I also set 4 new overall records in all races for the Junior Men Division, as well as a silver medal in the time trials for the 100m Time Trial on inline for the US American Championships. I was also honored to qualify for the Race of Champions Finals against some of the top skaters in the US. Entering my 3rd year back, I was honored when Mota Skates asked me to represent their brand. However, due to the Pandemic, I have not been able to compete this year, but I look forward to growing and accomplishing greater things alongside Mota Skatesand Gold Medal Company.