Skateboard phenom Ryan Sheckler stepped onto his first board when he was just 18 months old. He took that board with him everywhere he went for the next three years. When Ryan was in elementary school, he came across his first quarter pipe at a friend's house in his native San Clemente, Calif., and the rest is history. At 13, Ryan became a pro skateboarder.
Despite his young age, Ryan immediately put an end to any uncertainty about his ability with wins at the Gravity Games, Slam City Jam, Vans Triple Crown and X Games. He took the overall title at the Dew Action Sports Tour two years in a row. Ryan's success in the skateboarding world has gotten him sponsorships from numerous companies, including Oakley, Red Bull and Volcom.
When he's not riding his board, Ryan loves motocross racing, music and anything car related. In fact, he's just an average 17-year-old boy -- looking for the right girl, struggling to find his footing in life and spending all of his free time with his close group of friends. He's just a normal guy. But watch out because when you give this kid a skateboard he becomes a superhero on four wheels!
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