JOHN JOHN FLORENCE
22/ Oahu, Hawaii
21/ Maresius, Brazil
The Freak Kid
Third overall in '14; won the Quiksilver Pro
World champ in '14; he and Slater only under-21 winners
Tops in Surfer magazine's '14 poll, ending Slater's 10-year run
One of Brazil's biggest TV networks, GLOBO, started covering surfing last August
Barrels; first surfed Pipeline when he was five
Aerials; pulled off arguably the best backflip ever
"The pinnacle of surfing for me is to have a heat against this guy in big barrels."
"He's passed every test. He doesn't really have a weakness."
Implied textual repartee with Taylor Swift
Stormed off after finishing second at the '12 Rip Curl Pro
THEY SAID IT
"I guess I make them mad."
Blue Jackets center after his scrap last Thursday with Sidney Crosby made him the only player in the NHL to fight both the Penguins' star and the Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin.
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