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Ryan Sheckler in the Skateboarding World


By Andres Pachon

A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.


This skate legend was born on the 20th of December in 1989 in San Clemente, U.S. Sponsored through the years by many brands like Red Bull, Oakley, CCS, Etnies, etc. Ryan Sheckler is a name that represents much for every skater around the world. He is the face of that first generation that grew up literally before our eyes.


Ryan, The Skater and the Person

Photo: Jason Lee (Unsplash)

Sheckler have mastered street and transition like any other since the beginnings of his career when he won his first gold medal in the X Games at age 13. He was even known by non-skaters because of the MTV show ‘Life Of Ryan´, which was broadcasted from 2007 to 2008, making Ryan's name bigger in action sports. But everything started to fall apart when his lifestyle turned completely away from his passion: Skateboarding. He cancelled the show and wanted to regain focus on skateboarding. The thing is that his popularity was still an issue, and the hardcore partying ultimately didn’t allow him to qualify for the Oslo X Games in 2016. After that Ryan entered into a rehab facility in Malibu, California. He is now more than a year sober and he is fully commited to health and his skateboarding, feeling better than before.






A Legendary Resume

Photo: Jason Lee (Unsplash)

Ryan has won 6 X Games medals, 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. In addition with his almost 20 times first places, all between 13 and 20 years old. His first official skate video was in the ‘Digital Skateboarding #10 Everyday’ at 14 years old, being an introduction to his most impactful part he recorded for ‘Almost Round Three’. Nowadays he is also known by his part with David Reyes called Etnies, which kept him in the eyes of the skate world. Ryan also have the Sheckler Foundation, managed by him, his mother Gretchen and other assistants. The foundation is an organization dedicated to help kids with serious diseases and action sport athletes with heavy injuries. It has been making many benefical events since it’s establishment in 2012.

As you can see, Ryan Sheckler has been one of the most influential skaters in the culture, being involved not only in competitions but also in the lifestyle. Maybe he hasn’t been too popular these past years, but we think everyone can acknowledge Ryan to be in the conversation of skateboarding legends, and for some, he is already one.




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