Born on January 7, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan, Yuto Horigome, influenced by his father’s legacy, started skateboarding at the age of six.
He has been skating vertical ramps since he was a child, and from his early teens has been in the top ranks of domestic competitions held in Japan.
After graduating from high school, Horigome moved to the U.S., where his talent blossomed further. Within a year of his 2017 debut in Street League Skateboarding (SLS), the world’s top skateboarding competition series, he won 1st place in three 2018 SLS stops and became one of the top skateboarders in the world.
In 2019, he became the first Japanese skateboarder in his discipline to win the X-Games in Minneapolis. Horigome also won the 2019 SLS Los Angeles Stop, and took second place at that year’s World Championships. In 2021, after the season was suspended due to COVID-19, he won the World Championship for the first time.