Ryan Sheckler

Active - 2004 - 2013  |   Born - Dec 30, 1989 in La Palma, California, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation [nf], Comedy

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  • First took to skateboarding at just 18 months old, when he found his father's old board in the family's garage.
  • Wrote Tony Hawk a letter inviting the skateboarding legend to his 7th birthday party; Hawk actually came and showed Sheckler some moves.
  • Won a number of California Amateur Skateboarding League state titles before turning pro.
  • Broke through as skateboarding's then-youngest ever professional in 2003, winning top honors at the X Games, Gravity Games, Vans Triple Crown and Slam City Jam.
  • Developed a signature move called the "Sheck-lair," which Sheckler describes as an "indy kickflip flyout."
  • Landed his own MTV reality show, Life of Ryan, in 2007.