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Encyclopedia > Ryan Sheckler
Ryan Sheckler
Born Ryan Allen Sheckler
December 30, 1989 (1989-12-30) (age 17)
Flag of the United States La Palma, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Shecky
Known for Skateboarding
Education Homeschool
Occupation Professional Skateboarder
Height 5 ft. 8 in. (1.73 m)
Website RyanSheckler.com

Ryan Allen Sheckler (born December 30, 1989) is an American professional skateboarder. He is also the star of the MTV reality show, Life of Ryan. [1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about one of the Canary Islands. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A skateboarder in the middle of a trick Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or interacting with a skateboard. ... Homeschooling (also called home education) is the education of children at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution such as a public or parochial school. ... This article is about people called professionals. ... A skateboarder in the middle of a trick Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or interacting with a skateboard. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... A skateboarder in the middle of a trick Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or interacting with a skateboard. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Life of Ryan (also known as The Life of Ryan) is an MTV reality/scripted [1] show following the life of pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. ...

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Biography

Early life

Sheckler was born in La Palma, California, to Randy and Gretchen Sheckler. He has two brothers, Shane and Kane. At the age of 18 months, Sheckler found his dad's old school skateboard. Sheckler taught himself to push it around by using one knee, and eventually stood up on the skateboard. Since the age of 6, he spent up to 22 hours a week practicing tricks in his backyard - which includes a half pipe, table tops and several grind rails. He developed his own trick called the Sheck-lair - an indy kickflip flyout. [2] He turned professional in 2003 after winning in the X Games, Gravity Games, Vans Triple Crown and Slam City Jam. [3] Location Location of La Palma within Orange County, California. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN X Games logo The X Games is an annual multi-sport event with a focus on action sports. ... Gravity Games is a multi-sport competition, broken down into Winter and Summer versions, which feature a variety of extreme sports such as skateboarding and BMX freestyle (during the summer) and snowboarding (during the winter). ... Slam City Jam, the North American Skateboard Championships, returns to Vancouver, BC in May 2008. ...


Career

Sheckler's career took shape during the summer of 1995, when Sheckler's dad built him and his friends a new quarter pipe along with a few other additions making it a small skate park. A few years later, he joined the CASL (California Amateur Skateboarding League) and entered one of their contest and won. He idolized Tony Hawk and wanted to invite him to his 7th birthday party. Hawk attended the party and took some time to practice with Sheckler. [3] During 1997-2001 Sheckler was winning the CASL state championships. He picked up his first eye wear sponsor from Arnette. The same company was sponsoring Tony Hawk. In 2004 he was named the World Cup of Skateboarding’s National Street Champion. In 2005, he was named the World Cup of Skateboarding’s National Street Champion and the Dew Action Sports Tour Athlete of the Year. In 2006, he won the Global Assault in Australia and finished 5th at the Tampa Pro in Florida. [3] Ryan has had roles in the movies Grind and MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate, and and stars in his own MTV reality show "Life of Ryan". Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the American skateboarder. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grind is a 2003 film about four young aspiring amateur skaters: Eric Rivers (Mike Vogel), Matt Jensen (Vince Vieluf), Dustin Knight (Adam Brody), and Sweet Lou Singer (Joey Kern) are all trying to make it in the world of pro skateboarding by pulling insane stunts in front of pro skater... The Life of Ryan is an MTV reality show following the life of pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. ...


Personal life

Upon turning pro, he states "Haters come out of the wood work! They spread hate about you, your family and your friends like mad. That is very new to me. I just can’t figure out why people hate on people they don’t know". If skateboarding had not worked out for him Sheckler states "I would definitely have been deeply involved in motocross". His other passion is cars, "Hot rods, sports cars, trucks, exotics, it doesn’t matter". At 17, he is still finishing high school in homeschool. [3] Homeschooling (also called home education) is the education of children at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution such as a public or parochial school. ...


Contest history

  • 2003
  • Gravity Games, first place (street discipline)
  • Slam City Jam, first place (street discipline)
  • United States Skateboarding Championships, third place (street discipline)
  • Vans Triple Crown, overall first place (street discipline)
  • World Cup of Skateboarding, overall first place (street discipline)
  • 2004
  • Gravity Games, third place (street discipline)
  • United States Skateboarding Championships, first place (street discipline)
  • Vans Triple Crown, Vancouver event; third place (street discipline)
  • Vans Triple Crown, Cleveland event; third place (street discipline)
  • World Cup of Skateboarding, overall second place (street discipline)
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • Globe World Cup,Melbourne event; first place (street discipline)

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Filmography

Year Title Notes
2002 MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate
2003 Grind
2005 Dishdogz
2007 Life of Ryan Television

The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Grind is a 2003 film about four young aspiring amateur skaters: Eric Rivers (Mike Vogel), Matt Jensen (Vince Vieluf), Dustin Knight (Adam Brody), and Sweet Lou Singer (Joey Kern) are all trying to make it in the world of pro skateboarding by pulling insane stunts in front of pro skater... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... When Kevin looks for a way to escape his backbreaking summer job, he enlists in the kitchen at an extreme summer camp with the hopes of spending his breaks on the half-pipe. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Life of Ryan is an MTV reality show following the life of pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. ...

References

  1. ^ MTV's "Life of Ryan". "Show Summary". Retrieved on September 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Ryan Sheckler Skateboarder. "Ryan Sheckler biography". Retrieved on July 21, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d Ryan Sheckler. "Ryan SHECKS Sheckler bio". Retrieved on July 21, 2007.

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Ryan Sheckler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (690 words)
Sheckler was born in La Palma, California to Randall Sheckler and Gretchen Walsh.
Sheckler finished the 2003 season ranked first in the world in the street discipline, having taken first place in the event at the Gravity Games and third place in the event at the United States Skateboarding Championships.
In skateboarding circles, Sheckler is known for the eponymous “Shecklair” move, a combination of a kickflip, stiffy and an Indy air completed with the legs fully extended.
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