Rolaboi, Renegade Skater

Rolaboi, Renegade Skater

by Jayson Sutcliffe, Lynn Santer

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From finding a pair of rusty roller skates in a garage, Jayson Sutcliffe went on to become three times world champion in his sport, overcoming trial and hardship, bias and sexual abuse and the untimely death of his beloved brother. Jayson was the first artistic roller skater from Australia to win an individual medal at a Word Championship and went on to make history by becoming the first skater ever to win a world title on both roller and in line skates for figure skating. From the Author: When my best friend gave me an autobiography as a gift for Christmas, my first thought was, 'I don't really read much'. Then, after reading only three chapters, I soon found myself at a desk enthusiastically tapping away on a keyboard, recounting my own life story. Not for a second did I envisage having the work published, it was purely an outlet to find clarity in my life at the time. Writing provided many answers to unanswered questions I had as a child, and as an adult. The exploration required to document the past is no easy task. In fact, it has been a combination of both, pain and passion, whilst at the same time being overwhelming, and exhilarating. I soon learnt that my life hasn't been all roses, not at all. Sure, there have been highs, extreme mountain tops in fact, yet there have been considerable lows, lows that have given me guidance and knowledge that only failure can bring. My involvement in a unique and obscure sport, like artistic roller skating, was never questionable when I first took to wheels. It was a sport, like any other, and extremely popular at the time, it was the 80's after all. Being different, on the other hand, was questionable. Was I, or wasn't I different? Who had the answers? And what was so different about me? That was what I was in search of, and about to learn, it was what the sport revealed, a side of me, both my family, and I, had never known or experienced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623098711
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 09/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 416,768
File size: 2 MB

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Rolaboi - Renegade Skater 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz read Brambleblod's Story it is in bunny results 1-5. It i so action packed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is almost as good as the real books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should chabg the title. Something more intriguing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yaa, I get to be the first one to tell you:this chapter,and your whole story,rocks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((First of all, I made a mistake on the last part about Snowpaw's mentor is Tigerstripe. His real mentor is Talonfeather, but it is suppose to be that Snowpaw is Tigerstripe's apprentice. Second of all, I am sorry not continuing the speech on the last part. I was running out of characters and I need to continued on this part. Now, back to the story.)) "What?" Tigerstripe jumped back, but Silvershadow didn't move. "Who needs this clan anyway?" He teased. "I can find a better clan than this piece of fox dung. Come on. Let's go." He signaled his tail to follow him. Tallwing and Tigerstripe followed him into the darkness. Then, Jaypaw saw Splashfeather in the nursery. He is with Ratwhisker's lifeless body. Jaypaw ran over to him when Dovestar called, "meeting dismissed." Jaypaw peeked inside. "Are you alright?" She asked him. "Your mother was brave and fierce in battle, but she hunts in Starclan now, daughter." Jaypaw jumped. 'Daughter?' She wondered. 'But is my dad Silvershadow?' As Splashfeather sit vigil, Jaypaw tan over to the appentices den and looked for Icepaw. She found him lying on the ground. "Icepaw," Jaypaw called to him. "I am really sorry." Icepaw narrowed his amber eyes to her. "Tallwing was a murderer." Icepaw mewed sadly. "She was a brave warrior. But I didn't know she was also evil. It..." his sad vioce trailed off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This beautiful work gives us an open and confrontingly honest view into the life of a world champion in a sport little heralded or even known in his own country. It alows us to share the journey of growth through life, love, sport and sexuality of a man of great character. A must read for all those who searh for honesty and compassion in a world often devoid of both.