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Ponce no longer skating under the radar

Updated: February 19, 2009, 3:44 PM ET
By Mike Grimala | ESPNRISE.com

Gaby Ponce is just like any other teenage girl, except when she's flying through the air.

Ponce is a shy, soft-spoken junior at Tenafly (N.J.) High School, but when she grabs her skateboard and hits the ramp, she's anything but ordinary.

That much was evident last summer, when the then-15-year-old prodigy was invited to X Games 14. As one of the youngest competitors in the vert finals, Ponce attacked her run with no fear and finished fifth overall. The performance gained ...

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