Skateboarding is in Ryan Sheckler's blood. He first stepped onto his father's board when he was just 18 months old, and he took that board with him everywhere he went for the next three years. When Ryan was four, he got his very own skateboard for Christmas. A few years later, he tackled his first quarter pipe at a friend's house in his native San Clemente, Calif., and the rest is history. By the time Ryan was 13, he was a pro skater.
Despite his young age, Ryan immediately put an end to any uncertainty about his ability to dominate competitions with wins at the Gravity Games, Slam City Jam, Vans Triple Crown and X Games. In 2005, 2006 and 2007 he claimed the overall AST Dew Tour title, and, to this day, Ryan is the undefeated AST Dew Tour skateboard champion. Ryan's success in the skateboarding world has gotten him sponsorships from numerous companies, including Oakley, Red Bull, Volcom, Etnies, Plan B and Panasonic. Ryan also launched his own line of merchandise and is pursuing other business opportunities.
When he's not riding his board, Ryan loves motocross racing, music and anything having to do with cars. In fact, he's just an average teenager -- looking for the right girl, struggling to find his footing in life and spending all of his free time with his close-knit group of friends. Ryan Sheckler's just a normal guy trying to balance his many roles as a pro skater, son, brother and friend.