Ryan Sheckler

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Ryan Sheckler has taken the world by storm in recent years. The pro skateboarding phenomena has been ripping it up on a board since he could stand and has kept pushing his skills since. His smash hit TV show “Life of Ryan” give a candid look into the ups and downs of being a young pro skater. The show has been a wildly popular hit with skaters and non skaters alike and is one of   MTV’s top shows!
Ryan was born on December 30th 1989 in San Clemente California.

In The Beginning

According to Sheckler he began riding his 1st skate board at the young age of only 18 months old. Obsessed with his fathers old Alva board with 10 inch wheels hanging in his parents garage, this motivated Ryan to get on a board at a very young age. By the age of 6 Ryan Sheckler was taking skateboarding very seriously and was practicing an average of 22 hours a week on his own backyard ramps. His favorite skater Tony Hawk came to his 7th birthday party and took time to show the ropes to Ryan. This helped launch his future into the skateboarding world even further.

The Start of a Career

Sheckler began to enter and win the CASL skateboarding championships and at the age of 10 he got his 1st sponsor. He turned pro in 2003 after winning the X Games and also in that year he was named Dew action sports Athlete of the Year. In 2004 Ryan was named National street Champion in the World Cup of Skateboarding. In 2006 he won Australians Global Assault contest.

Ryan Sheckler’s commitment to skateboarding is 100% and he has the broken bones to prove it. Of his many breaks and injuries Ryan says his worst was on a failed smith grind attempt down a large handrail. This result in him breaking his foot in 2 places and is his worst injury to date.

Despite his injuries and risk to life and limb Sheckler stays committed to his sport. ”Skateboarding is my life and I do it because I love it” as he says….although he does also say if he wasn’t involed in skateboarding then motocross would for sure become his new passion.

Other Interests and Other Projects

Besides Skating and Motocross Ryan is very into Snowboarding and Surfing. He is also a big time music fan and his favourite bands are Guns and Roses and The Cure.
His favorite skaters are Paul Rodriguez Rodney Mullen and Jereme Rogers, to name a few.He has 2 younger brothers who also like to skate, Shane and Kane.
His sponsors include Etnies, Volcom, Oakles, Red Bull and Panasonic.
Besides TV Ryan Sheckler has gotten into movies as well. MVP, Grind and Dishdogz are a few films he’s been in. Recently Ryan has been seen on Donald Trumps hit reality show” Pageant Place” he was also recently seen on the Ellen Show.

One Comment

  1. Marcelino Keanum

    on 20th Dec, 10 09:12am

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