John Cantu is a raised local from the San Diego area. Through middle, high school, and college, he played a wide variety of woodwind instruments over a ten year period as he moved around the country being a military brat. After a year of college, he moved on and joined the navy and is currently active duty in the San Diego region. During his training, he discovered his attraction to pole thanks to his roommate in New York, who just happened to have a pole in the living room everyday. John was then stationed to San Diego late 2013, and then decided to continue his interest in pole to fill the missing void from 10 years of playing music and marching. Realizing that with pole, he could practice on his own and train to any song he wanted. So with pole, he not only discovered new things about himself but also met great people who have always been and will be more than willing to teach and help. To this day, John works on his recovery from an injury that occurred back in August 2014 so that he may one day compete.