Abdiel Colberg (rollerblader)

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Abdiel Colberg
NationalityPuerto Rican

Abdiel Colberg (born 1982), is a rollerblader. He has his own pro-skate brand.[1]

Early years[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Colberg was born and raised in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. There he received his primary and secondary education. According to Colberg his parents were instrumental in developing his interest of sports and spirituality. As a child Colberg was into basketball, baseball and volleyball. When he was 11 years old, his friends were part the new rollerblading fever that was spreading throughout the island. Colberg's father, Puerto Rican television producer, Abdiel Colberg presented him with a new pair of "street" rollerblades. With those skates he learned to jump, roll, ride down hills and to do tricks.[1]

Rollerblade circuit[edit | hide | edit source]

Isaac Oltmans, owner of Eulogy, signed him to a contract and took him to Escondido, California. There he was introduced to the rollerblade circuit and under the sponsorship of Eulogy participated in national and international competitions. Colberg has traveled the world representing Eulogy. Among the places in which he competed are in Ecuador in the Sudaca competition and in IMYTA celebrated in Liverpool, England.[1]

"Abdiel Colberg Brand"[edit | hide | edit source]

Eulogy has released the "Abdiel Colberg Rollerblades" and a "Abdiel Colberg Brand" line of clothes with Colberg's logo and coined phrase "Kill My Ego". Among the rollerblade theme films in which he has participated are "Street Fame", "Esco Zoo's Video", "The USD" and "The Ground Control Team Video". Among his sponsors are USD, Eulogy, Ground Control and UCON.[1]

Currently[edit | hide | edit source]

Currently, Colberg has returned to Puerto Rico to pursue a degree in agriculture from the University of Puerto Rico. The injuries which he has suffered as a result of his 10 years as a rollerblader have kept him from actively participating in competitions.[1]

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